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Posted
May 21, 2021
Full Time
Anywhere
Remote

Imagine a world where you only have ONE shot to find product/market fit. That’s the world that storytellers live in. Tales provides creators the data to find story/market fit and the economics to scale ideas into massive franchises.

Tales is making the modern book. Our platform enables writers to add visuals, audio, choices, analytics, and monetization to any story. Creators are making everything from visual novels to RPGs on our platform. Imagine Roblox but for fiction writers.

Join us and together we’ll connect storytellers with consumers, cut out the gatekeepers, and build the next Netflix powered by creators in the process.

About You

Developers at Tales will do a little bit of everything to deliver great experiences to our readers and writers. We expect you to have launched multiple web apps and touched a large variety of systems. We’re looking for leaders who can clear the way for their colleagues. Responsive web clients? Piece of cake. Data-driven systems? Obviously. Tools that empower the team? You’ve lost track of how many things you’ve built to help others or yourself save time. You have your choice of which companies to work for but you’re strongly driven by mission and values.

Your Responsibilities

  • Content Authoring Tools: Pioneer tools that allow writers to add visuals, audio, interactivity, and monetization to stories.
  • Asset Library: We have the largest asset library in fiction today and your job is to expand it further and improve the fidelity at the same time.
  • Publishing: Develop systems that allow writers to publish content, collect insights, and improve monetization. You’ll be giving writers perspectives they’ve never had before.

Your Skills

  • Language: Fluency with React/ES6 and Python.
  • Intuition: Understanding of when to hack-n-ship vs. when to build robust systems.
  • Experience: Must have shipped live web/mobile apps and worked with cloud services like AWS.
  • Bonus: Experience with UI/UX and empathy for creators.

Top Five Reasons You Should Join Tales

  • Mission. Only 5% of published fiction is from POC. We’re building the platform that changes the voices and stories that are heard and amplified. Diversity isn’t an afterthought, it’s core to our business.
  • Innovation. You’ll be building mixed media and interactive content creation tools creatives have never seen. This is why veteran interactive writers around the world (TellTale, BioWare, Ubisoft, EA, Blizzard, PocketGems, etc) have already started creating original franchises on our platform.
  • Impact. You’ll be the hero of creators who will be able to make a sustainable living by reaching their fans directly on our platform. When they succeed in creating household names, you’ll know you had an integral part in bringing that to life.
  • Upside. Being an early team member means you get to shape our journey in meaningful ways. You’ll also enjoy the fruits of labor for building a more engaging and democratized version of Kindle or Netflix.​
  • Fun. You’ll be working in the intersection of media and technology. You will be building an innovative storytelling platform to empower new stories and authors that you would love to read!

Important Information

  • Location: Remote, North American time zones preferred. Authorized to work in the US.

Application Details

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