IDA Staff at the Red Carpet of the 38th IDA Documentary Awards, December 10, 2022, Paramount Theatre, Los Angeles.

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.

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.

To request accommodations for completing an employment application, please contact or call (818) 635-1090.

Internship Opportunities

With generous support from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, IDA is excited to offer eligible undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in a paid Summer/Fall internships. 2022 Arts Internship positions will be open to currently enrolled undergraduate (2 or 4-year) and community college students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County. Recent graduates may apply as long as they have completed their degree between May 1 - December 1, 2022. 

The Documentary Magazine Intern will work approximately 30-40 hours per week from June 2022 through September 2022 under the supervision of IDA editorial staff to undertake research, analysis and writing that will support a thriving national documentary community. The Intern will have opportunities to learn about DA, understand the essential elements of producing a leading arts publication, and understand the national documentary landscape as well as some of the issues that are most important to filmmakers.


Open Positions


  • HR & Office Manager

    We are seeking a part-time, 32 hours/week Office Manager & HR Assistant. Read more and apply below.