November 19, 2021
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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 30 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:


Vice President, Membership and Outreach

The Vice President, Membership and Outreach oversees all aspects of the Television Academy's Membership department, providing strategic leadership on initiatives for both growing the Academy's membership and engaging and retaining constituencies of existing members. This position will develop and implement programs to identify individuals, productions, production companies, studios and networks to target for membership acquisition to drive a highly diverse and inclusive membership. In addition, this position will develop retention and engagement initiatives to deepen existing members' connection to the Academy and drive inclusion efforts, including the development of programs such as affinity groups, member ambassadors, volunteer opportunities, etc. This position serves as a catalyst to leverage best practices and resources to promote a culture of inclusion where members from all racial and ethnic identities, ages, nationalities, social and economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religious, political and ideological perspectives, and physical and mental abilities are able to thrive and be engaged with the Television Academy.

Position is full-time, exempt, and reports to the President & COO (co-lead with Vice President, Awards).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Membership Department, including member acquisition, member retention and customer service
  • Develop, implement and evaluate programs and initiatives to drive member acquisition that meet the Academy's goals of a highly diverse and inclusive membership
  • Develop, implement and evaluate programs and initiatives to increase member retention by deepening member engagement with the Academy; such retention initiatives should ensure the Academy is a welcome and inclusive environment for all members
  • Integrate diversity and inclusion best practices across all member acquisition and retention initiatives and collaborate with colleagues across the organization to ensure incorporation in all Academy programs and departments
  • Identify opportunities to improve on existing processes and membership requirements, from application to renewal
  • Analyze existing membership value and determine additional areas to enhance member benefits and services
  • Initiate and manage partnerships with other industry organizations and groups, including network and studio partners, agencies and guilds, to aid recruitment and retention of membership
  • Work with the Board of Governors on targeted outreach around specific peer groups
  • Collaborate across the Academy organization on membership-related items including messaging and communications (marketing, digital and publications), mixers and networking functions (event production), collateral materials (design services), dues and billing (finance), and awards voting eligibility (awards)

Specific Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; advanced degree a plus
  • A minimum of 10 years senior management experience
  • A track record of effectively growing, maintaining and engaging a diverse and inclusive membership base
  • Experience in developing and evaluating data-driven initiatives
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, with an innovative approach to membership engagement
  • Experience and/or exposure in the entertainment industry desired

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


Chief of Staff, Executive Offices

The Chief of Staff provides direct support to the Executive Office of the Television Academy, including the President/COO, the Chief Financial Officer, and other executives as assigned. This position serves as the key staff liaison for the Academy's Officers and Board of Governors, contributing to organization-wide strategies and policy deliberations. This position oversees the administrative staff of the Executive Office in conjunction with the Executive team. The Chief of Staff role is part sounding board, part gatekeeper, part problem solver, and part all-around juggling assistant for the Academy's leadership.

Position is full-time, exempt, and dual-reports to the President/COO and CFO/EVP, Business Operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee administrative staff in the Academy's Executive Office; manage schedule and communications for Executives as needed
  • Serve as the key liaison for the Academy's Board of Governors and Executives, ensuring that all organizational and business matters are addressed and communicated appropriately
  • Develop cultivation, engagement and succession strategies and programs for Academy governance -- such as new Board member orientation, education and communication methodologies on key issues and opportunities for the organization, and leadership transition and outreach policies -- to ensure an engaged and informed, prestigious governing body
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings for the Academy's Executive Committee, Board of Governors, and other various committees, including Audit, Budget Review, Bylaws, and Investment; drive development of agendas and compile and distribute meeting materials; assist in developing meeting presentations; transcribe and maintain meeting minutes
  • Assist the Executive Office in streamlining operations by continually evaluating policies and procedures to improve effectiveness; update and maintain relevant governance documentation
  • Coordinate discussions between members, leadership and staff on policy direction, and assist Executive Office in the development of industry-related policy positions
  • Coordinate cross-departmental assistance of all administrative staff, including assistants and coordinators
  • Drive the planning, agenda and notes for Executive Office direct report and all-staff meetings, as well as cross-department project retrospective meetings; ensure learnings from retrospective meetings are revisited as needed
  • Maintain bylaws of the corporation and coordinate bylaw and policy changes and notices of bylaw amendments; coordinate with Academy's legal counsel as needed
  • Oversee archive of all corporate documents
  • Work independently and within a team on special projects as requested by executive leadership, which may include planning and coordinating multiple presentations, disseminating information, and organizing companywide events

Specific Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • A minimum of 8 years experience in organizational administration or in support of high-level executives
  • Strong interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations
  • Organizationally aware and able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional judgement
  • Adept at using presentation, word processing, spreadsheet and video conferencing software and apps
  • Attendance at evening and weekend meetings
  • In-depth knowledge of the entertainment industry
  • Prior Board and/or Non-Profit/Trade Association experience a plus

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.

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


Marketing Communications Coordinator

The Television Academy Marketing Department is looking for a talented and experienced Marketing Communications Coordinator to work alongside Social and other Marketing team members, implementing our day-to-day social media and FYC member communications. The Coordinator helps ideate, produce, and implement strong, year-round social content for all owned social media accounts for the Academy and Television Academy Foundation. The Coordinator searches out new and innovative ways to engage current and prospective members, and fans of television through social media; monitors brand chatter throughout the social media ecosystem to help protect the integrity of the brand; and measures and analyzes metrics and functional requirements. In addition, the Coordinator supports the For Your Consideration (FYC) team in the gathering of FYC Partner assets, and the construction and delivery of FYC event email invitations, screening notices, event gifting emails and other related communications as needed.

The position is full time, non-exempt, and is hybrid in-office/remote.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement the organization's social media strategies to drive reach and engagement around the Academy's flagship Emmy Events, member and industry events, partner activations and Foundation initiatives.
  • Produce social content on behalf of Academy/Foundation initiatives and events including social media toolkits for use by third parties.
  • Content planning and ideation of compelling social media initiatives that drive consumer/member engagement in alignment with the Academy/Foundation digital and marketing strategy, promote diversity, equity and inclusion and take advantage of platform-specific opportunities.
  • Brainstorm and collaborate with Marketing staff and Creative Producer on social content executions.
  • Execute assigned deliverables, timelines, and maintain organizational standards for social media campaigns and daily content posting.
  • Work cross functionally with Digital, Design, Talent, and Marketing teams to ensure social media content is executed with suitable graphics/assets, optimized SEO, and in line with the Academy/Foundation's broader promotional calendar.
  • Create and distribute activity reports as required/requested to key stakeholders on consumer engagement, relevant social media activities and issues, and campaign impacts.
  • Analyze engagement metrics measuring the success of social media initiatives, champion audience trends and expectations through audience insights and knowledge of best practices in social media management.
  • Monitor Television Academy social media channels, engaging where applicable with fans/talent in a timely manner, social listening, as well as flagging any trending topics or issues.
  • Keep abreast of trends, technology, emerging platforms, and tactics in social media to ensure the organization maintains the highest levels of engagement and participation.
  • Collect all applicable invitation/comms materials from respective FYC partners, keeping an organized calendar of asset delivery, review schedule and invitation distribution.
  • Build and distribute FYC email invitation for Emmy-voting membership using the program Informz.

Minimum Requirements

  • 3-4 years of proven work experience in a social media and/or digital content role, preferably in entertainment with branded social media platforms.
  • Highly proficient in all social media platforms (specifically Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube with working knowledge of TikTok).
  • Competency in Sprout (or similar web-based social scheduling system), Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Creative Suite (or similar programs), familiarity with Informz or similar Email Marketing/HTML based web software.
  • Experience and understanding regarding the functionality and consumer engagement with the existing assortment of social media platforms for the purpose of brand marketing.
  • Experience with social media content creation, story activation, including video editing.
  • Knowledge of television programs and talent preferred.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, detail-oriented with ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment, while meeting deadlines and multi-tasking, outstanding organization and time management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including editorial; copywriting; interpersonal communication skills with demonstrated ability to interact well throughout organization.
  • Team-oriented and collaborative.
  • Active listening skills and ability to follow directions (hear, process, and understand).
  • Demonstrates maturity, tact and diplomacy; flexible and adaptable.
  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent work experience in digital communications or social marketing required.
  • Full time, non-exempt position with some evenings and weekends required.

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.

Applicant must reside in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Qualified applicants should submitresume, including links to portfolio and/or samples of previous work to: careers@televisionacademy.com


Associate Digital Producer

Reporting to the Vice President, Content & Editor in Chief, the Associate Digital Producer & Editorial Content Assistant provides support to the emmy publications and TelevisionAcademy.com staff. Duties include content production, assistance with editorial, advertising, subscriptions and general administration for print and digital.

The position is full time, non-exempt, and is hybrid in-office/remote.

Duties and Responsibilities

Publications

  • Editorial
    • Conducts editorial research, fact-checking and proofreading as needed, compiles photo and fashion credits, among other editorial tasks.
    • Conducts photo research, downloads images from networks, AP Invision or other sites as needed.
    • Researches talent representation; contacts publicists and other media reps as needed.
    • Circulates galleys for pre-publication review.
    • Attends editorial planning meetings.
    • Traffics publications department content stored in the Digital Asset Management system. Retrieves content as needed and forwards to those who request it.
  • Advertising
    • Gathers and sends proofs to printer before production of each issue.
    • Tracks ad pages in trade publications during the For Your Consideration season, compiles them in a spreadsheet and distributes the list as requested.
  • Subscriptions
    • Maintains subscriptions for Academy members and nonmembers.
    • Processes subscription sales and single-copy sales of current and back issues.
    • Provides subscription figures to editors.
    • Maintains and updates mailing addresses in member database.
    • Responds to subscriber questions, comments, and complaints via email and telephone.
    • Mails subscription renewal notices.
    • Creates comp list prior to mailing of each magazine issue.
  • Administrative
    • Processes billing and other department documents.
    • Tracks publications invoicing in Excel.
    • Responds to phone and email queries.
    • Sends back issues and complimentary copies.
    • Distributes magazines and programs throughout the Academy as needed.
    • Other general office tasks as needed

Digital

  • Refreshes Homepage Hero image at least twice a week
  • Posts new content daily
  • Reviews top-level landing pages (Videos, Photos, News, etc.) weekly and refreshes as needed
  • Supports content production teams in delivering original and derivative material, such as feature articles and photo galleries and other forms of content as needed. Edits and writes copy across a range of areas: captions, meta descriptions, etc. Adapts emmy magazine content for publication on digital platforms.
  • Stays abreast of trends, technical developments and new tools in the content production arena, in order to maximize resources, optimize workflow, increase productivity and elevate production quality wherever possible.

Other

  • Performs other duties as requested or required.

Minimum Requirements

  • B.A. in English or journalism, or equivalent.
  • 2-4 years of digital content production experience in a creative, fast-paced environment
  • Experience as an editor, content producer or related position with deadline responsibilities strongly preferred.
  • Interest in, and knowledge of, the television industry, including key companies, VIPs and trends in broadcast, cable and digital media.
  • Working knowledge of online content management systems, web authoring software, and exposure to HTML/CSS code required. Hands-on experience and some level of hand-coding skills preferred.
  • Intermediate-level or higher command of photo/graphics content editing software required; prior work with video content a plus.
  • Experience with metadata optimization and digital asset management required.
  • Working knowledge of content preparation differences across platform types required.
  • Proficiency with social-media platforms.
  • Team-development skills and experience training individuals in small groups and one-on-one strongly preferred.
  • Strong writing, researching, reasoning and basic math skills.
  • Detail-oriented and dedicated to accuracy.
  • Self-motivated, with excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Able to work independently and contribute to a team.
  • Excellent customer-service skills, with professional phone and email manner.
  • Available to work evenings and/or weekends if required to participate in or cover Television Academy events.

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.

Applicant must reside in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Qualified applicants should submitresume, including links to portfolio and/or samples of previous work to: careers@televisionacademy.com


Social Media Creative Producer

The primary responsibilities of the Social Media Creative Producer begin with the strategizing, production and posting of creative assets for the Television Academy Social Media team's content rollouts on various owned-social platforms for Academy/Foundation initiatives. Additionally, the role will capture content and talent Q&A at various Television Academy related events such as Hall of Fame, College Television Awards, Emmy Nominee Receptions, Emmy Awards ceremonies and telecasts, as well as other related events and red carpets during the For Your Consideration (FYC) season to subsequently post on owned social media accounts for the Television Academy and Television Academy Foundation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ideating and producing highly-engaging visual assets and branding for various social media campaigns and content pieces including but not limited to:
    • Templates for standard posts for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Instagram Story
    • Infographics and Listicles
    • Wallpapers
    • Memes
    • GIFs/Instagram Story stickers and filters
    • Style guides
    • Social Media toolkits
    • Videos/Clips
  • Shooting and capturing content and talent Q&A video at various Academy and industry-related events and award shows to post in real-time or as part of ongoing rollouts, with an eye on organization's social media strategies to drive reach and engagement.
  • Video editing and packaging inclusive of clipping and/or adding visual effects and music as needed.
  • Video production utilizing existing and new content.
  • Ensuring all content is optimized for the various social platforms and adheres to overall brand voice and strategy.
  • Work cross functionally with Digital, Design, Talent, and Marketing teams to ensure content is produced with suitable graphics/assets, optimized SEO, and ensure all assets are consistently on-brand and adhere to Academy guidelines.
  • Copywriting and proofing.
  • Assisting in creative content development initiatives for Television Academy, Television Academy Foundation and Emmy-related marketing efforts, with an eye towards new and innovative content styles/trends, driving consumer/member engagement, promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and taking advantage of platform-specific opportunities.
  • Producing additional supplementary and creative content as needed.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent work experience required.
  • 3-4 years of professional experience in content creation and producing creative assets preferably for a brand or entertainment client.
  • Extremely proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, especially in video editing and effects.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and tools (specifically Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and working knowledge of TikTok) and experience with social media content creation.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment, while meeting deadlines and multi-tasking; outstanding organization and time management skills, exceptional attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates maturity, tact and diplomacy and maintains professionalism at all times, especially at events and red carpets, with talent and talent representation; flexible and adaptable.
  • Experience in consistently shooting/interviewing celebrities or similar level of talent/individuals.
  • Competency in Sprout (or similar web-based social scheduling system).
  • Act as liaison between talent representation and Television Academy as needed.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, including editorial, copywriting, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Works well with a team and with a range of creative people.
  • Some evenings and weekends required.

Desired Qualities

  • Familiarity with motion graphic elements preferred but not required.
  • Entertainment industry experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with current television shows and talent preferred.

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.

Applicant must reside in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Qualified applicants should submit resume, including links to portfolio and/or samples of previous work to: careers@televisionacademy.com


Development Manager

The Television Academy Foundation is seeking a dynamic and creative professional to serve as Development Manager, reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer. The ideal candidate is an energetic, positive team player who will serve as a key member of the Development team and contribute strategies, leadership, and fundraising skills to expand philanthropic support for the Foundation. The position is full time, exempt, based in North Hollywood, California (hybrid remote), with salary range $65,000-$75,000.

Primary responsibilities include:

  1. identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a small pool of individual and corporate donors
  2. identification of foundation prospects and management of outreach and grant applications process
  3. coordination of donor engagement efforts and fundraising initiatives, including annual appeals, digital fundraising campaigns, donor stewardship, and key fundraising events.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner with the Chief Advancement officer to set priorities and goals for the department and contribute to the overall strategy to generate revenue, create public excitement for the Foundation, and advance relationships with key partners.
  • Establish and achieve set targets for individual and corporate donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities and keep accurate engagement records.
  • Coordinate donor appeals, including direct/mail/email appeals and digital fundraising efforts.
  • Identify sources of foundation support and manage grant writing, proposal process and preparation of follow-up reports.
  • Manage development-related communication efforts, including donor acknowledgment letters and funder reports.
  • Execute year-round strategies to solicit corporate contributions and sponsorships for the Foundation, including but not limited to educational and archival programs, professional conferences and seminars, and annual events including the Golf Tournament and College Television Awards.
  • Manage all aspects of key fundraising events, including auctions, in-home events, online campaigns, and other associated fundraising activities.
  • Develop and steward corporate sponsors through multiple gift vehicles, including event-based sponsorships, restricted giving, and endowment/capital funds.
  • Work with Development Coordinator to prepare sponsorship decks and assets, produce reports, conduct prospect research and more.
  • Use Raiser's NXT database to manage gift cycle for all assigned prospects.
  • Collaborate with other departments, including Event Production, Marketing, Design, and Finance on sponsor and event needs.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and minimum 3-5 years of progressive experience in individual giving, corporate and foundation relations, and/or business development preferred.
  • Experience developing and maintaining strong relationships with donors, volunteers, and administrative staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate across teams to accomplish department goals.
  • Experience with donor database platforms (Raiser's NXT experience a plus).
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced and frequently changing environment.
  • Strategic, creative, innovative thinker and positive team player who is eager to offer creative solutions to problems.
  • Computer proficient, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Qualified applicants should submit resume with cover letter to: careers@televisionacademy.com


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