We believe in the Power of Stories to Change the World.

We are a team of eclectic StoryTellers, Marketers, Film-Makers, Developers, and Artists from across the world. 



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Our Mission: Help the world's greatest teachers Change People's Lives by telling Powerful Stories that inspire their audience to believe in a better future.

Our Vision: James Cook Media becomes the world's hub for the world's greatest teachers to develop their stories with our StoryMatters Academy, put them online with our StoryFunnel Software, and receive all the support they need to become successful with our world-class customer support.

Our Company Values:

Claire & Tyron Smiling w/ Chris Kolena

Diversity

Our team comes from all around the world. We speak more than 10 languages. But diversity means more than just nationality and language. We cherish the diversity of opinion and creativity and recognise that it makes us all stronger.

Mateusz on set behind the Camera

Initiative

We move fast. Our team love the fact that they can take the initiative and make things happen. When it goes well, we learn. When it goes wrong, we learn. Initiative at all levels of our business is essential to our growth. 


Paddy, Konrad, & Valeriya smiling

Solidarity

We cherish team spirit at James Cook Media. No matter what division of the business you’re in, you’ll find yourself supporting and working with everyone else. Counting on your colleague is more than just a responsibility, it’s something we’re proud to do. 


Mateusz and Kacper on set at Rory's Filming

Creativity

Marketing is both an art and a science. We bring creativity to both. Here, you’ll be able to play with concepts and ideas that most businesses would put firmly back in the box. Our team loves the ability to be creative and work together with clients to take risks. 


Paddy talking to team at Chopin Room in Bristol

Openness


We prize openness. Our team doesn’t always get it right. When we recognise that’s OK, we’re able to start fixing things. We have the freedom to be open to new ideas. We also benefit when we’re open with each other. 


Rory looking down at notes in front of the camera with Kacper out of Focus Behind

Passion

Because we only work with clients whose products or services we’d actually buy (and frequently do) we’re invested in their success. As experts in our chosen fields, we’re dedicated to mastering our craft. As creatives working on projects we care about, we bring passion to our work. 


Konrad working in the Kiepura room at the Bristol

Ownership

Each team member is critical to a project’s success. So every one of us owns what we do. That means taking both responsibility AND accountability. Because we own what we do, it means more to us. We learn quicker. 


Kacper showing Rory something w/ Dawid & Chrissy Looking On

Loyalty

We’re growing fast and trying new ideas every day. But when the chips are down, what binds us together is loyalty. There isn’t a day that goes by where we don’t go the extra mile for each other. 


Anastasiia teaching Valeriia w/ Eva looking on

Opportunity

Breaking new ground means all sorts of opportunities. We get to try new concepts and approaches. We do things differently from everyone else. This means we learn more. 


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Culture Matters


Culture is not some empty slogan for us. We spent 1 day every 2 months working on our team culture with outside facilitators.

 

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A Growing International Company with Offices in Poland and Ukraine.

Kyiv

Kyiv,
Ukraine

Warsaw

Warsaw,
Poland

Why work with us?

Amazing Team & Culture

Exciting Work

Competitive Salary

Business Trips

Great Social Events

Personal Development

Freelance English subtitle editor

  • Kyiv
  • Full time

Junior Project Manager - Coach

  • Kyiv
  • Full time

A Short History of James Cook Media



In 2012, Samuel P.N. Cook founded a media company while he was finishing his last of 13 years of active services as U.S. Army Officer.

A Cavalry Officer who served two tours in Iraq, Sam saw the power of stories to make history.

In his last five years in the Army, Samuel studied and taught Russian and Ukrainian history at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Raised by teachers, and a teacher himself, Sam decided to give up a secure career to pursue his life's work.

To help the world's greatest teachers change lives around the world with the power of digital StoryTelling.

James Cook Media is named after his late brother, James, who was the first member of the team.

James died unexpectedly in August of 2013.

October of 2013, Sam left the Army and traveled the world for a year.

The original team Sam built was based in Manila, Philippines. 


During that year, Sam circled the world three times. 


In October 2018, Sam decided to set up a physical location in Krakow, Poland.

In May 2015, Sam hired James Cook Media's CTO and Chief Designer to start development of the StoryFunnel Software.

In January, 2016, James Cook Media's headquarters moved to Warsaw, Poland where he set up a video team.

In August, 2018 the James Cook Media moved it's Headquarters to Kiev, Ukraine. 


The expanded Office in Ukraine is to become the headquarters for James Cook Media's rapidly growing technical support and coaching team.

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of Stories to Change Lives

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