IDA staff at the 2019 IDA Documentary Awards.

IDA is made up of a small but mighty team of individuals dedicated to uplifting documentary storytellers and building an inclusive documentary culture. We are located in the vibrant Koreatown community in Los Angeles but have members working remotely from across the US.

Our Benefits:*

  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • short and long-term disability insurance

  • paid parental and family leave

  • access to contribute to pre-tax commuter benefits

  • flexible spending accounts

  • Cell phone subsidy

  • a 401k retirement savings plan with employer match

  • generous paid time off, including sick days, 15 vacation days in the first year of employment, 14 paid holidays and a paid week off when our office closes from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day

  • a friendly, casual work environment, and flexible schedule and work-from-home opportunities

*Full benefits are available to regular full-time employees. Part-time and temporary/seasonal employees also accrue some more limited benefits. See individual job listings for more details.

To request accommodations for completing an employment application please contact access@documentary.org or call 213-332-1660 x209

The International Documentary Association is an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work, and to building an equitable and just organization that, at every level, reflects the diversity and vibrancy of the community we serve and our society as a whole. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.


Internship Opportunities

Our paid summer internship and year-round credit-based internship opportunities are currently on pause due to the pandemic.


  • Digital Communications Coordinator

    We’re looking for an emerging storyteller who can help develop quality content for diverse audiences, provide support across the organization to promote IDA programs, implement digital advertisements that generate revenue to support our mission, and engage the wider documentary community across multiple channels and platforms.

  • Communications Manager

    We’re looking for a cross-channel storyteller to serve as the key communications point person for advancing IDA’s mission and presence. The successful candidate will develop proactive and reactive data-driven communications strategies, provide support across the organization to promote all IDA programs, implement digital advertisements and engage the wider documentary community. With team members working both onsite and remote, we are looking for someone who is an active virtual and in-office collaborator.