October 06, 2022


The Television Academy, based in the NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood, California, is a nonprofit organization devoted to celebrating and empowering storytellers to push the boundaries of what Television can be. The only major organization fully representing the television and broadband screen entertainment industry, it is made up of nearly 20,000 members, representing 31 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors and various other artisans, technicians and executives.

The Television Academy recognizes excellence among its peers with the Emmy award, culminating in the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast each fall. The Television Academy also produces several other awards shows and a variety of activities and events for its members throughout the year. These events are featured across the Academy's digital platforms and in its award-winning emmy magazine.

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. Through renowned educational and outreach programs, such as The Interviews: An Oral History of Television Project, College Television Awards, Student Internship Program and Faculty Seminar: The Conference, the Foundation seeks to widen the circle of voices our industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society. For more information on the Foundation, please visit TelevisionAcademy.com/Foundation.

As a condition of employment, the Academy will require all employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but reasonable accommodations may be considered. It is the Television Academy's policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Television Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are seeking qualified candidates for these positions:

Director, Talent & Industry Relations 

Position is full-time, exempt, salary range $125,000+ DOE annually, hybrid in-office three days plus remote.

Summary of Position
Reporting to the SVP, Marketing, the Director of Talent and Industry Relations is a key organizational contact to cultivate, steward, and grow Television Academy and Television Academy Foundation relationships with a diverse representation of key talent (broadly defined) and associated industry partners by deepening their connection with the Academy as both potential and current Academy members and leaders in all sectors of the television industry – in front of and behind the camera.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Secure engagement and participation of a diverse representation of talent and talent teams in the Television Academy, both as members and through Television Academy and Foundation-sponsored events, video and editorial content, activations and the like (e.g., member/peer group events, Hall of Fame, Television Academy Honors, College Television Awards, LA Area Emmy Awards, Power of TV events, Foundation Golf Tournament, Emmys).
  • Drive event engagement for talent, specifically but not limited to:
    • Member Events: Partner with Event Production department and Activities Committee to develop "guest/talent" aspect of said Event, inviting and booking guest/talent participation, developing scripts, coordinating event transportation details, etc.
    • Non-Emmy Awards (Television Academy Honors, Hall of Fame): Book talent or assist in booking pre-selected talent; manage host, presenter and special talent needs, transport arrangements, and remarks. Provide talent briefings/program preparation.
    • Emmy Season: Brainstorm with internal teams and secure talent for Nominations Announcements; liaise with telecast and Creative Arts talent bookers/executives regarding talent concepts, bookings, etc.; secure talent as needed for nominee celebrations; work with PR firm to strategize talent movement/red carpet/media center flow at all awards events.
    • Foundation events (e.g., College Television Awards, Faculty Conference, Golf Classic, and Power of TV): Partner with the Foundation and internal teams to identify talent needs and secure participation and manage needs of panelists/presenters/host(s).
  • Build ongoing relationships with active and underrepresented production/industry entities to identify talent, drive engagement and support the organization's goal of increasing inclusion and representation in the Academy and across the industry.
    • Facilitate outreach in conjunction with the membership department for prospective members.
    • Develop annual target lists with KPIs for cultivation of talent from key programs, production companies, etc.
  • Undertake proactive efforts to involve and engage talent and associated industry partners throughout the year, pitching new channels/opportunities to cultivate underrepresented groups and individuals (e.g., In My Opinion, On the Radar, social campaigns).
    • Work with Marketing and Communications team to strategize and procure talent-driven content for posting on website, newsletter and TVA / TVAF social platforms throughout the year. Partner with Publications to additionally leverage magazine content for added exposure.
  • Develop and execute gift and acknowledgement program for talent throughout the year – congratulatory, thank you, birthday, etc. -- including Chairman's congratulatory letter and Emmy photo mailing to winners.
  • Grow and oversee maintenance of industry contact database with an emphasis on increased inclusion.
  • With PR firm, oversee and maintain flow of communication to studio, network, and personal publicists working with talent involved in Events, Emmys and other awards recognition programs.
  • Strategically review, plan and execute an ongoing festival and fan event presence for the Academy (e.g., ATX Television Festival, SeriesFest, New York Television Festival) including panel development and production.
  • Screen, hire and supervise seasonal temps and interns to assist with talent management and logistics throughout Awards Season.
  • Manage and cultivate junior Talent Relations staff.
  • Other projects and initiatives as developed and assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing / Communications or related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years in Talent Relations/Public Relations – in-house or agency.
  • Robust, existing relationships with agencies / management firms or have worked in talent relations in some capacity.
  • Must be experienced, proficient copywriter and nuanced communicator.
  • Team-oriented, multi-tasker.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work with a variety of personalities and management styles.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance short-term and long-term assignments.
  • Excellent verbal presentation skills.
  • Evening / weekend event and talent oversight required.

Applicants must reside in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Qualified applicants should submit resume with cover letter to: careers@televisionacademy.com 

Member Services Manager 

Position is full-time, exempt, salary range $65,000 - $75,000 annually, hybrid in-office three days plus remote.

Summary of Position
The Manager, Member Services, provides support to the Director, Member Services as the department evolves and develops into one Television Academy members recognize as their go-to for Academy-related questions and information.

As an important member of the Awards and Membership Department, the ideal candidate must be able to work collaboratively, possess excellent written and verbal skills, be detail oriented, and understand a range of technology to support and organize the Member Services Department.

With the goal of enhancing the member experience, a 'people-person' will thrive in this role, as engaging with Academy members to provide response and expert guidance via phone, email or in person, will be a primary function. Further, the ability to quickly assimilate information and master protocols will be necessary to ensure accurate and consistent messaging is achieved. Natural traits such as compassion, patience and a sense of humor will serve the role well.

A creative thinker with problem-solving skills will aid in assignments involving research and when working on multiple projects at the same time.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide best in class service to members pertaining to queries about Academy membership, including but not limited to joining, activities and events, policies, and procedures
  • Coordinate responses to member communications pertaining to broad questions about the Academy, including activities and events, policies, and procedures
  • Manage multiple email accounts and promptly respond to resolve member queries with the aim of first touch resolution
  • Integrate diversity and inclusion best practices across all member services initiatives and collaborate with colleagues across the organization to ensure incorporation in all Academy programs
  • Manage FYC member attendance for in-person live events, with oversite by the Director, Member Services. This responsibility includes working with the Event Production team to receive RSVP results and/or member turn-away, input relevant data for each event, excuse absences, create periodic and season-end reports on live FYC Events
  • Supervised by the Director, Member Services, lead preparations for and serve as the key point of contact for the Voter Resource Center, during both the nomination and final round of Primetime Emmy voting. Quickly gain expertise on rules of the competition and members' voting eligibility. Provide input on process, staffing needs, compile daily and comprehensive data for year-over-year comparison. Provide feedback and recommendations for improvements
  • On behalf of members applying for or extending a green card or visa, work with the Director, Member Services to compose letters to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that confirms membership and details the criteria necessary to join our organization and their specific peer group
  • Adept at research, tracking data and creating reports
  • Maintain accurate member records, manage member bounce back emails, and update records as required
  • Assist with special projects and new initiatives, as needed

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS degree preferred
  • 3+ years in member or customer service
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Adept using Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Share Point online), Google Docs and/or other applications that aid in web-based organization, to create sustainable protocols and efficiencies for department files and documents
  • Knowledge operating streaming systems (Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Firestick, Chromecast, etc.) is a plus

Desired Qualities

  • Television industry experience highly desirable
  • Expertise in utilizing data to create reports in Excel, Google Docs or other applications
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Strong organizational, time management and problem-solving skills

Disclaimer: This description should not be construed to contain every function or responsibility. At management's discretion, the employee may be assigned different or additional duties from time to time.

Applicants must reside in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Qualified applicants should submit resume with cover letter to: careers@televisionacademy.com 

Director, Event Production 

Position is full-time, exempt, salary range $110,000 - $120,000 annually, hybrid in-office three days plus remote.

Summary of Position
Reporting to the Vice President, Event Production, the Director of Event Production will manage the planning and execution of various live events directly produced by the Television Academy, including Activities/Panel Events, corporate partner activations that require a high level of project management and event support as well as supporting various event related logistics associated with the Creative Arts and Emmys telecast. This position will also support the Television Academy Foundation public facing events. The role will coordinate and direct all pre-planning and execution of various production elements and event logistics associated with these events. This position will be expected to interact and collaborate with personnel from other Academy and Television Academy Foundation departments and manage other tasks as requested or assigned.

This position has an integral role in developing budgets, production timelines and will guide project teams from idea generation through to event execution. This role will manage various cross functional teams and will interact with various Committees and corporate sponsors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in creating and developing new Academy-wide Events
  • Manage the execution of Academy Activities once the event is approved, including pre-production planning, financial responsibility for budgeting and reconciliation and on-site management of the event
  • Communicate and collaborate with various internal and cross functional teams, including the scheduling, planning and management of event development meetings and production meetings
  • Communicate and work with talent relations on the selection of talent as well as the choice and acquisition of clips for Television Academy member Activities as needed
  • Follow Event Production department templates for budget forecasts and reconciliation, production timelines and run of show documents
  • Produce and coordinate staging, lighting, video, catering, and event flow from registration to load out, as well as other event logistics associated with each event
  • Act as primary point of contact for corporate partner activations and manage each activation associated with various Emmy events, assume accountability for paperwork that includes tracking and communications with sponsor as well as internal Corporate Partnership team
  • Support various public facing Television Academy Foundation events including Public Programs executed in the Wolf theatre
  • Participate in supporting the Senior Director, Event Production in the management of Creative Arts Emmys and Emmy logistics as needed, including parking, city service coordination, credentials, and Governors Galas
  • Performs other duties as required and/or requested

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 8-10 years of progressive project and event production management experience in the live event industry
  • Proven experience as an event producer or project leader in a live entertainment environment with a proven track record of producing innovative experiences with high production values
  • Excellent communication skills and possesses a strong ability to manage various teams of vendors and or internal event teams effectively
  • Ability to establish relationships and able to follow through on commitments and decisions with a high level of communication and project management skills
  • Ability to think strategically, conceptually, and creatively
  • Thorough understanding of developing budgets, production timelines and project management communications
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced and frequently changing environment
  • Computer proficient, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Must possess a high level of flexibility and available to work nights and weekends
  • Bachelor's Degree in Production, Communications, Performing Arts or equivalent

Disclaimer: This description should not be construed to contain every function or responsibility. At management's discretion, the employee may be assigned different or additional duties from time to time.

Applicants must reside in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Qualified applicants should submit resume with cover letter describing your customer service background and why you would be a good fit for the Television Academy to: careers@televisionacademy.com 

Senior Designer 

Position is full-time, exempt, hybrid in-office three days plus remote.

Summary of Position
Reporting to the Senior Creative Director, the Senior Designer is a hands-on design role that will produce visually stunning designs from concept to completion under the supervision of theSenior Creative Director. The Senior Designer may lead others on the team, as well as lead the development of creative strategy for a wide range of print, electronic and physical graphic materials for the Television Academy and its Foundation. The Senior Designer shows great problem-solving skills, with the ability to enhance and execute projects under tight timelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handle design projects as assigned by Senior Creative Director from concept to completion. This includes the design, layout and project management for all printed, web and multimedia graphics for the Television Academy and Television Academy Foundation initiatives (e.g., event invitations, award show collaterals, banners and signage, print and online advertising, membership benefit and recruitment materials, infographics, explainer videos and motion graphics)
  • Develop, organize, and supervise photo shoots – from ideation to application - both alone and with the Senior Creative Director
  • Maintains, manages and updates the online design service request submission form and seeks to develop better information management/transfer processes for the Design Services group
  • Create all digital and static artwork for display at Television Academy events, both on and off campus. Solves problems for logistical and design challenges at event venues.
  • Develop organized files and file structures, deliver files to printers/vendors, attend and manage press checks, shop for departmental supplies
  • Work closely with our photography agency and emmy magazine to create graphics and ads that are brand appropriate and innovative
  • Create style guides for new programs that are being developed and oversee its stewardship with assistance from the Production Manager
  • Work closely alongside the Senior Creative Director and Production Manager to assign and track projects as needed
  • Other projects and initiatives as developed and assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Design required
  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in an agency or corporate graphic design department
  • Highly creative, self-motivated, capable of handling multiple jobs at one time
  • Ability to manage other designers, freelancers and agencies
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills
  • Able to work from concept to completion with limited oversight
  • Superior design skills using Adobe applications like InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, XD, Acrobat Pro and Premiere
  • Knowledge of how to send files to print using the above applications; knowledge of other design applications is a plus
  • Working knowledge of Flash, HTML5, CSS a plus
  • Excellent knowledge of press check processes and how to manage a print vendor
  • Illustration and 3D sculptural abilities are a plus
  • Ability to develop, organize and produce photo and commercial shoots
  • Genuine interest in entertainment and television a must
  • Has own transportation and willing to drive as needed
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Must be engaged and comfortable producing a large quantity of work with a limited staff

updated 11.9.22

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