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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.

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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

Compensation

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


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


Senior Manager, Accounting

As a senior member of the Finance department, the Senior Manager, Accounting prepares financial reports for monthly and annual reports and oversees various duties in the areas of accounts payable, receivables, analysis, and payroll processing. The Senior Manager, Accounting is expected to provide guidance and coaching to the department's more junior staff and may be given formal managerial oversight.

This position is Exempt, reports to the Controller, is based in North Hollywood, and is hybrid eligible (remote and in-person).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Draft internal financial reports and supporting analytics for senior management
  • Payroll Processing on a bi-weekly basis
  • Draft monthly bank reconciliations and cash forecast as needed
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and forecasts
  • Maintain Fixed assets register
  • Manage annual audit/tax preparation and liaise with external auditors
  • Support special project and process improvement initiatives
  • Oversee all duties of Accountant
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in Senior Staff role
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Attention to detail and high-quality execution of work
  • Strong critical, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Mathematical and deductive reasoning
  • Requires a highly motivated and efficient individual who can set priorities, meet deadlines, and constantly adapt to changing conditions in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Working knowledge of Dynamics Software, Microsoft Word and Paycom payroll
  • CPA designation a plus

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


Coordinator, Education Programs

The Education Programs Coordinator supports the Education Team including coordination of the Friends and Alumni Networking Platform (FAN), Student Internship Program, Alumni Program, College Outreach, and Student Fellowships, in addition to education events such as Faculty Seminar: The Conference, and the College Television Awards (CTAs), and any other new initiatives.

The Coordinator position is full time, non-exempt, and reports to the Director, Internships and Alumni.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and administer the Friends and Alumni Networking platform (FAN)
  • Assist with administration of Student Internship Program, Fellowships, Alumni communications and events, and other programs or initiatives as needed
  • Collect and track alumni and participant data
  • Zoom event hosting, as needed
  • Support Development team with grant reporting
  • Coordinate with Academy teams to assure successful communication and workflow
  • Maintain and update university contact lists
  • Maintain and update Alumni database (Raiser's Edge NXT)
  • Fulfill requests for Education Programs materials
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

Qualifications

  • College degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 years related experience preferred
  • Experience in database management and data ecosystems required
  • Event coordination experience a plus
  • Knowledge of and interest in the television industry
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; can-do attitude
  • Demonstrated skill in working independently and as part of a team, following through on assignments with minimal supervision and exercising good judgment and initiative
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of staff, board members and volunteers in a collaborative manner
  • Strong attention to detail; effective follow-up and follow through required
  • Strong organization and time-management skills; ability to multi-task
  • Proficient in productivity software such as Microsoft Office Suite, Dropbox, Zoom, familiarity with Raiser's Edge software a plus

Compensation

The hourly pay rate for this position is $22 - $24 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


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 9.14.21

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