April 15, 2022
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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 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:


Senior Director, Policy and Research

Summary of Position
The Senior Director, Policy and Research will drive the creation and refinement of a strategic policy agenda for the Television Academy. This position leads the development, execution, and evaluation of the Academy's policy work, both analysis and advocacy, as appropriate. The role is charged with evaluating potential policies, issues, initiatives and laws on which the Academy might take a public or advocacy position. The role will coordinate with officers, Governors and members on the establishment of public policy positions, developing policy papers and strategizing on communication of those positions. The Senior Director, Policy will explore and recommend potential advocacy and lobbying activities and opportunities for the Academy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop an annual strategic policy agenda in conjunction with Academy leadership and Executive staff that aligns with the Academy's mission to foster and promote the development of the art and science of television, to encourage and promote customs and practices which will be for the best interest of the public and the television industry, and to promote cooperation and understanding among the Academy's members.
  • Research, monitor, analyze and provide recommendations on federal, state and local issues that impact the television industry, both legal and cultural
  • Develop processes to engage and solicit input and feedback from Academy leadership, members and staff on policy perspectives and issues important to Academy membership
  • Organize and host ongoing panels, forums and symposia on key issues impacting Television Academy members, bringing together members, leadership and key industry professionals to foster discussion and influence the Academy's policy agenda and the television industry at large
  • Build relationships with industry partners, including guilds, unions, networks and studios, and represent the Academy in cross-industry policy discussions and initiatives
  • Coordinate with marketing and public relations teams on outreach and communications to promote the Academy's policy agenda, positions, interests and initiatives
  • Develop internal capacity to conduct independent research and policy analysis
  • Draft position papers on policy issues and initiatives
  • Create and manage systems to track and disseminate information about key issues and policymakers

Specific Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; advanced degree preferred
  • A minimum of 8 years experience in public policy, advocacy, government relations, research, social impact, or similar field
  • In-depth knowledge of the television industry
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral; experience as a public spokesperson and advocate; ability to analyze and articulate legal concepts and other complex issues and to communicate them to a variety of audiences; a "quick study" on a dynamic array of issues
  • Proven planning and analytical skills to evaluate complex situations and recommend next steps/solutions
  • Experience representing an organization to a broad range of constituencies

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.

This is a full-time, 6-month contract. Applicants must reside in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Qualified applicants should submit resume with cover letter to: careers@televisionacademy.com


Marketing Manager 

Position is full-time, exempt, salary range $75,000 - $85,000 annually, hybrid in-office and remote.

Summary of Position
Located in North Hollywood, Ca and reporting to the Vice President, Marketing, this position primarily supports the marketing efforts of the Television Academy Foundation's education programs and fundraising initiatives, with additional focus on the Foundation's digital communications, website content preparation, alumni newsletter, social media content and execution as well as marketing partnerships to promote the Foundation's programs and outreach.

Codirects the work of the Digital Communication Coordinator and Social Media Coordinator, in cooperation with the Sr Manager, Digital Communications and Marketing.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with marketing team and Foundation program leads to develop marketing strategy and execute marketing campaigns including brand marketing, effective email and social media communications strategies for:
    1. The College Television Awards, College Television Seminar, and Faculty Seminar including the development of marketing materials, outreach to students and universities, submission, and deadline reminders, soliciting judges, promoting the Nominee Symposium and the Awards Celebration.
    2. Student Internship program, including outreach to students, colleges, universities, and Academy members regarding applications, deadlines and assembly of judging panels.
    3. The annual Emmys Classic Golf Tournament
    4. Quarterly Foundation newsletter, FOCUS
    5. Public-facing Foundation events (e.g., Power of TV event series)
    6. Foundation Alumni programs, invitations, and outreach
    7. Fundraising initiatives including auctions, grants, etc.
  • Coordinate logistical marketing needs to support key programs, including liaising with photographers, partner organizations, and vendors as needed.
  • Work with program leads to create and supply weekly email newsletter content and social media posts for Foundation programs and events.
  • Maintain and distribute the editorial/marketing collateral calendar for the Foundation.
  • File Design Services Requests, create copy and schedule barter ads promoting Foundation initiatives.
  • Assist in the creation of solicitation mailings and fundraising collateral, as well as complementary website content.
  • Participate in PR strategy development, helping secure and distribute informational updates on Foundation initiatives to PR firm and securing internal approvals for press releases and other materials.
  • Support and staff Foundation events including partnering with Talent Relations and Event Production teams.
  • Asset management to efficiently work with Digital team to update and maintain Foundation website content.
  • Co-Direct and guide the Digital Communications Coordinator and Social Media Coordinator to meet Foundation objectives.
  • Other assignments and tasks as needed and directed, including occasional support of Academy marketing initiatives.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent work experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years working in digital content, PR and / or marketing capacity
  • Minimum of 2 years Supervisory experience required
  • Excellent writing skills – writing clearly and concisely with correct grammar and punctuation
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with Informz or similar Email Marketing/HTML based software
  • Knowledge of basic HTML preferred
  • Familiarity with Photoshop
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail while multi-tasking in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work well in a team and with a range of personalities, diplomacy and patience a must
  • Some required evenings and weekend hours

Desired Qualifications

  • Non-profit or Education experience highly desirable
  • Product and/or brand management experience 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.

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


Production Coordinator, The Interviews

Position is full-time, non-exempt, salary range $45,000 - $50,000 annually, and reports to the Director, The Interviews.

Summary of Position
This is an exciting time for the Television Academy Foundation's Interviews Team (formerly the Archive of American Television). We are currently undergoing a historic preservation of our entire collection. Because of this, our key staff roles have shifted to support immediate preservation needs and a reduced production schedule this year. The Interviews Production Coordinator position will therefore change in its primary function over the next few years as the roles adjust back to accommodate a more robust interview production schedule in the future.

Under the supervision of the Director of The Interviews: An Oral History of Television, the Production Coordinator will be responsible for managing the office, files, and correspondence related to the Interviews program. While this role primarily will initially serve to coordinate several large organizational projects in the first year, the plan is to transition the role in years 2 and thereafter.

In Year One, the Coordinator's primary function will be to implement an organization strategy for our contact database, and work with the Academy's legal team to register copyright in interview videos. The Coordinator will also coordinate the shipment and delivery of our legacy tape collection between preservation partners.

In Year Two, the Coordinator will transition back to daily production coordination in addition to the duties listed below.

Duties and Responsibilities

Foundation Interviews Functions

Clip Licensing: Respond to queries and negotiate license agreements for Interview assets for use in clip licensing ventures. Prepare invoices, collect client information, manage file delivery, and track clip licensing information.

Contacts Database Project: In Year 1, manage the creation of a single contact database and locate legacy interviewees' contact information in conjunction with Academy Talent Relations and Membership departments.

Office management functions: Answer all incoming Interviews main line phone calls and general query emails. Maintain and update Interviews contact information. Continue to update legacy interviewees' contact information. Process and file all invoices, follow-up with the Accounting department. Make sure invoices are properly tagged and place copies on the server.

Video asset management: Manage all Interviews' video assets and has responsibility for on-site and off-site media vaults. Oversee the pulling and shipping of physical and digital video assets as needed. Responsible for master sign-out forms of Interviews tape library assets. Oversee the vaulting and re-vaulting of the camera masters for the collection at UCLA. During the Preservation project In Year 1-2, will also facilitate requests for tape retrieval and return from UCLA to the digitization partner. Administer any dubbing needs.

File Management: Maintain and update internal interview lists, including chronological, First Name Alphabetical, Interviews to Date and other lists as required.

Copyright Registrations: Facilitate Library of Congress yearly registered copyright paperwork and send official Interviews copy to Washington D.C. In Year 1, this will include registering 100 legacy interviews for copyright registration.

Oral History Production Functions

Pre-production functions: Creates production folders, handles crew scheduling, books all locations including reserving Academy and remote-location spaces, creates crew call sheets and maps, prepares, executes, and file release agreements and production reports, prepares production bags (any production supplies).

Production functions: Attend interviews on-site if required. Serve as office liaison on the day of shoot.

Post-production functions: Process all completed interviews, including adding the metadata, prepares dub orders, barcode tapes, vault (on-site and off-site) the dubs, enters the production report data into database, process all accounts payable production invoices, maintains signed release agreements, does quality control check on each new dub, distributes an interview copy and follow-up to interviewees, sends out transcription orders and places transcriptions on Foundation Interviews server.

Academy Clip-Licensing/Media Management Functions

Video asset management: The Coordinator will work cross functionally with the Academy Digital and Awards Departments to send and retrieve tapes from onsite and offsite vaults (including the Primetime Emmys camera masters) as necessary.

Copyright Registrations: Facilitate Library of Congress yearly registered copyright paperwork and send official Academy Beta copy to Washington D.C. of Primetime and Creative Arts televised footage.

Clip Licensing: Working with the Academy Marketing department, will administer all clip license materials, files and billing.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA Degree Preferred
  • 2+ year's office management or production experience equivalent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail, effective follow-up and follow through required
  • Strong organization and time-management skills
  • Must possess proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of legacy programs such as File maker Pro database software is crucial
  • Experience managing and preparing invoices and budgets strongly preferred
  • An interest in television and television history is strongly preferred
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team is necessary

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


Summer 2022 Talent and Public Relations Intern

Full-time position from June-September
Start and end dates are flexible based on student's school schedule

The Talent and Public Relations Intern will be responsible for the following.

Provide support for the Director of Talent and Industry Relations as well as the Talent Relations Coordinator for event-based talent needs, including:

  • Coordinating talent check list upon arrivals, red carpet preferences, social media handles, script clearances, and additional event-based needs
  • Creating transportation grids for talent pick up and drop off
  • Red carpet assistance as applicable, based on the event
  • Administrative tasks as necessary (scheduling, copying, faxing, filing, note taking, and taking phone calls)
  • Assist the social media team with preparation for talent-based projects

Support the Director and Coordinator for upcoming event needs including:

  • Research talent personal/social interests to help select appropriately for specific asks
  • Draft and track talent invitation letters; assist in follow up
  • Prepare talent invites for pre-Emmy events

Talent Relations Database:

  • Work closely with the Director and Coordinator to build and grow the Television Academy Talent Relations Database
  • Manage database to accurately reflect talent and event histories with the Television Academy
  • Accurately transcribe previous talent and representation interactions
  • Prepare database for upcoming events to accurately track talent asks as applicable

What You'll Learn:

  • How to use Excel to efficiently organize transportation arrangements for talent, time their arrivals, organize hosting assignments, etc.
  • The importance of back-timing, working in advance, to invite, schedule and host on-camera talent, executives and industry leaders for Television Academy events; how to lay out a timeline for these activities and stick to it.
  • Balancing time and priorities
  • Succinct, clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Appropriate and professional interaction with celebrities/executives and their representatives
  • How to develop and maintain professional, working relationships with a variety of people working in multiple disciplines, with varying degrees of information and expertise, and with different orientations to the tasks at hand.

Qualifications:
MUST be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
MUST be receiving college credit for internship work hours.
Excellent writing and communication skills
Highly organized multi-tasker
Self-starter who can take direction and work independently
Comfortable communicating via email and phone with talent representation
Comfortable maintaining composure and professionalism while communicating with talent
Ability to perform proficiently in a fast-paced, high-pressure work environment
Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
Comfortable with or ability to learn database software
Research skills a plus

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


updated 4.15.22

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