Internet Week Names JW Player as One of the 30 Best Places to Work in New York City Tech

Oct 20, 2014, 14:00 ET from JW Player

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JW Player, the world's most popular digital video player, today was named one of the 30 Best Places to Work in New York City Tech by Internet Week. JW Player was among 30 companies selected based on criteria such as hiring practices, benefits packages, salaries, office perks, workplace environment and design, and diversity policies, as well as surveys completed by more than 2,000 employees at the finalist companies.

In addition to a robust set of standard benefits, such as company-paid health care for employees and family members, JW Player has created an open, collaborative environment that fosters constant learning and innovation.

"Since founding JW Player, we have emphasized creating a strong, vibrant work environment," said Dave Otten, CEO and Co-founder of JW Player. "Through company-wide social events, community service and team happy hours, we consider our startup to be a family that works and plays together. Needless to say, we are incredibly proud to be recognized among the best places to work in New York tech industry."

"New York City has become one of the world's top tech cities, where companies are investing in both smart ideas and great workplaces to draw outstanding talent and foster extraordinary performance," said Allison Arden, Managing Director of Internet Week. "Internet Week's Best Places to Work in NY Tech list recognizes the companies setting the standard for creating cultures that allow successful companies and outstanding talent to thrive in one of the most dynamic and exciting tech communities in the world."

"JW Player creates a strong sense of camaraderie and promotes a close-knit culture among employees. Our three resident jellyfish, Peanut, Butter and Jelly, add to a unique and creative atmosphere where all employees are comfortable having a voice and challenging the status quo," said Chris Mahl, President of JW Player. "We also actively give back to the community through quarterly all-company volunteer days. For example, last Saturday over half the company volunteered as part of New York Cares Day to help fix up the PS3 The Bedford Village School, New York City's oldest active public school."

JW Player and other finalists will be celebrated at the Best Places to Work in New York City Tech Luncheon on November 20th in the Great Room at The W Hotel in Union Square. The company receiving the highest overall score will receive a special award and a $2,500 gift certificate from Internet Week partner Design Within Reach. Special awards will also be presented to companies that excelled in areas such as Happiest Employees, Best Perks, Best Work/Life Balance, Best Workplace Culture, Best Small Company, and Best Large Company. 

The 30 Best Places to Work in New York City Tech is presented in partnership with CBRE Group, Inc., the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, Submissions were evaluated by Internet Week research partner Buck Consultants LLC. To be eligible for the competition, companies must have a minimum of 20 employees working full-time in a New York office.

Internet Week New York 2015 will take place May 18-24. More than 45,000 people are expected to attend more than 250 panels, exhibits, screenings and parties at the Internet Week New York HQ, the nerve center of the festival at Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion, and at venues across the city.

About JW Player
JW Player pioneered video on the web and is now innovating for the future. Started in 2008 as the world's first open source video player, today the company's customers span the globe across 193 countries and range from Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers. The company's flagship product, JW Player, is live on more than 2 million sites with 9 billion video streams to 900 million monthly unique viewers across all devices — phones, tablets, and desktops. Nearly five percent of all video streams worldwide are delivered through JW Player. In addition to the player, the company's services include video hosting and streaming, advertising, and analytics. For more information, see

About Internet Week
Internet Week supports New York's vibrant tech-based economy and celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and global impact of technology on business, entertainment and culture. The festival highlights the innovators building the new economy and creating opportunity, while educating and empowering attendees to succeed. Internet Week New York is every week, and the festival is part of an always-on movement in support of the tech community and the industries so important to global competitiveness.

Media Contacts:
Cindy Cao, JW Player 

Hannah Slocum, Grayling 

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