June 15, 2021


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.

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:

Senior Director, Programs - Foundation

The Senior Director, Programs is responsible for the strategic and day-to-day operations of the Foundation’s Education and Interviews programs. This role will oversee, integrate, and produce overall program content and assure the success of panels, presentations, conferences, and curriculum. Current projects include the College Television Awards and Summit, Faculty Conference, the Power of TV, intern and alumni programming, and The Interviews oral history archive.

Position is full-time, exempt.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Executive Director and Foundation teams on long-range strategic planning, elevating overall Foundation program content and the use of technology to serve constituents nationwide.
  • Oversee direct reports and their teams: Education and Interviews.
  • Prepare and execute a programming strategy and timeline in accordance with Foundation goals.
  • Produce content, speakers, and panels for the annual three-day College Television Summit, providing information and training for college students nationwide.
  • Produce content, speakers, and panels for the three-day annual Faculty Conference.
  • Develop, formalize, and produce professional development curriculum for Interns, Fellows and Pathway Program participants. Expand programming beyond the summer months and develop a year-round, potentially multi-city approach.
  • Integrate The Interviews into education programming in a more meaningful way, such as developing relevant curriculum with and for college faculty partners across the country.
  • Drive analysis and critical review of all programs to determine opportunities to innovate or modify approach.
  • Working with the Executive Director and Chief Advancement Officer, identify and cultivate industry partners and potential sponsors for Foundation education and public programs.
  • Coordinate with sponsors and partners on Foundation program events and execute sponsor deliverables in collaboration with relevant teams.
  • Coordinate with Academy teams in marketing, publications, event production, and digital departments to ensure cross-promotion opportunities to assure successful communication and workflow on all events.
  • Assist planning and administration of Foundation programming budgets. Perform other duties as required or assigned.


  • BA degree + 8 years minimum experience in professional development training or media education curriculum.
  • Strong knowledge of education best practices and pathways to the entertainment industry.
  • Experience in planning and leading both small and large events, including coordinating with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress to senior managers. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate program components and data to establish and measure key metrics/success
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: Takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current relationships and to forge new ones. Actively conceptualizes new opportunities for partners to engage with the organization and create dynamic programming.
  • Communications: Strong ability in both written and oral communications. Ability to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials. Experience and credibility when presenting materials to external audiences.
  • Influencing: Uses compelling, convincing arguments to sell ideas, creates win-win situations and responds appropriately to key stakeholders.
  • Collaboration: Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives. Experience leading a team.
  • Relationship Building: Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers, across different levels of the organization and externally.
  • Technical Skills: Familiarity with broadband media, Internet formats, and virtual event platforms.
  • Knowledge of the television industry and education trends.


The annual salary range for this position is $130K - $140K depending on experience. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; pension plan, optional retirement plan; health and childcare flexible spending accounts; vacation, sick and personal days; plus more.

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

Executive Assistant - Foundation

The Administrative Assistant provides executive support to the Executive Director, and sometimes the Foundation Chairman, serving as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the office of the Executive Director. Serves as a liaison to the Board of Directors and senior management team of both Foundation and Academy and assures the smooth operation of Foundation office.

Position is full time, non-exempt, at $20-22 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities

Executive Support

  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Executive Director including managing an active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; compiling documents for travel-related meetings; maintaining and updating database of contacts.
  • Collect and consolidate information from staff for annual audit.
  • Maintain and update financial, program and administrative dashboards.
  • Prepare information sheet for BOG meetings on Foundation activities.
  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Executive Director, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
  • Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the Executive Director's office and internal Academy and Foundation departments; demonstrating ability to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff.
  • Works closely and effectively with the Executive Director to keep her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.
  • Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the Executive Director's ability to effectively lead the Foundation.
  • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matter expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, sometimes with deadline pressures.

Board Support and Liaison

  • Serves as the Executive Director's administrative liaison to the Foundation's Board of Directors as well as the Academy’s Board of Governors.
  • Maintains discretion and confidentiality in relationships with all Board members.
  • Adheres to compliance with applicable rules and regulations set in bylaws regarding Board and Board Committee matters, including advance distribution of materials before meetings in electronic/paper format.
  • Maintains spreadsheet of Board officers and directors’ terms and Board members’ current contact information.
  • Maintains current bylaws working with legal counsel on any administrative issues.
  • Prepares minutes of all Executive Committee and Board of Directors meetings.

Office Support, Communications, and Outreach

  • Ensures that the Executive Director's bio is kept updated and responds to requests for materials regarding the Executive Director and the organization in general.
  • Edits and completes drafts for written communications to external stakeholders.
  • Handles confidential documents and legal documents appropriately and consults with legal counsel to obtain information as necessary on behalf of the Executive Director and/or Chairman.
  • Assures that supplies and materials needed for the Foundation office are ordered, in supply, and well organized.
  • Helps prepare agendas and materials for Foundation meetings and keeps office space in good order.

Strategic Initiatives

  • Works with the Strategic Partnerships & Marketing team in coordinating the Executive Director's outreach activities.
  • Follows up on contacts made by the Executive Director and supports the cultivation of ongoing relationships.
  • Edits all and creates acknowledgement letters from the Executive Director to donors.
  • Conduct research, compile data, and prepare papers for consideration and presentation by executives, committees and Boards of Directors.


The hourly pay rate for this position is $20 - $22 depending on experience. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; pension plan, optional retirement plan; health and childcare flexible spending accounts; vacation, sick and personal days; plus more.

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

In lieu of a cover letter, please provide brief written responses to the following questions:

  1. Please tell us briefly about your prior administrative experience and your non-profit experience (If any)
  2. Are you proficient In recording executive meeting minutes.
  3. What Interests you about a role with Television Academy?


Digital Archivist - The Interviews

To support the digital archival needs of the Television Academy Foundation Interviews department. Manage digital assets, prepare assets for digitization, create and edit descriptive, technical, and preservation metadata, enter and edit data in our content management system, assist with ongoing preservation work, perform checksums on digital video source material and files, and create additional content as needed. This position will begin remotely but will be based in North Hollywood, CA once offices reopen.

Position is part-time, non-exempt, 20 hours per week at $31.25 per hour.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Capture, create and edit descriptive, technical, administrative, and preservation metadata and enter data into The Interviews' Drupal-based content management system (CMS).
  • Assist Digital Projects Manager in monitoring quality control for all digital assets.
  • Ensure all cataloged content meets standard style, grammar, and titling requirements. Assist in re-naming of all files to adhere to ISO standards for dates (eg- YYYY-MM-DD).
  • Alert supervisor to any problems with the content management system and note where additions/ modifications to the system are needed.
  • Identify raw digital camera file format and codecs and analog tape assets and prepare data, tapes, and files for digital preservation and digitization partners.
  • Quality-check all video files delivered to/received from digitization partner, perform checksums, virus scans, assist in preparing files for digitization.
  • Assist in the creation of a database matrix to capture file name schema and metadata, and track delivery dates. Maintain day-to-day records of digital preservation projects and maintenance.
  • Upload and QC videos for the website as needed.
  • Assist in cataloging interviews and editing record metadata in the CMS.
  • Assist with hierarchical storage management procedures and policies.
  • Assist in file re-organization of physical tapes and other assets.
  • Edit and apply watermarks to interview footage in Adobe Premiere, edit files, and update project files as needed.
  • Create collection-level MARC records for enhanced access to collections.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Masters in Library and Information Sciences from an accredited institution
  • Demonstrable knowledge of digital video file formats and codecs
  • Strong familiarity with metadata schema, best standards, and practices, eg. MARC, PREMIS, or PBCore
  • Strong Familiarity with digital asset collection assessment preferred
  • Strong Familiarity with large-scale video preservation efforts preferred
  • Strong Familiarity with television and media history preferred
  • Experience with, or studies in Digital Video Archives preferred
  • Detail-oriented with strong attention to accuracy
  • Excellent copy-editing skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Experience editing in Adobe Premiere or similar non-linear editing software

Physical Requirements

  • Close vision, hearing/listening, and clear speech.
  • Manual hand/fingers dexterity.
  • Walking, lifting, and carrying up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to utilize office equipment such as computers and copiers
  • Combination of sedentary work, kneeling, stooping, bending, sitting, squatting, standing, etc.
  • Works with/around and has verbal and face-to-face contact with others.
  • Works indoors in an office environment majority of the time.
  • Simple to complex reading, writing, clerical, and math ability.
  • Analysis, perception/comprehension, and judgment/decision-making ability.

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

updated 7.21.21

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