May 26, 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:


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

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, Foundation Programs (Temp)

Position is hourly at $30/hour, from mid-June through December 2022, and reports to the Senior Director of Programs, Television Academy Foundation.

Summary of Position
This position supports the Television Academy Foundation Senior Director of Programs, and coordinates programmatic activities across the Foundation's education program department related to the TVAF's Internship Program, College Television Awards and Summit, Faculty Seminar: The Conference, the Power of TV, as well as other key organization initiatives as assigned. The role provides essential administrative support, plays a vital role in the coordination of major events and programs, as well as conducts target research, database support, as well as coordinate program activities across departments, including Development, Marketing, Design, Event Production, and Sponsorship.

Responsibilities Will Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Provide administrative and organizational support to the Sr. Director of Programs, including scheduling meetings, preparing decks and assets, producing reports, and conducting research
  • Various data projects related to alumni contact updates, faculty, and career service center updates for education program outreach
  • Schedule meetings, communicate deadlines, collect materials, assets and create event logistics sheets to track project timelines and coordinate across departments.
  • At the direction of the Sr. Director, coordinate, troubleshoot and assist in the successfully execution and production of foundation programs and events, such as, the College Television Awards (CTA), Faculty Seminar, Power of TV, The Interviews, Internship and Alumni Programs, as examples
  • Serve as liaison between foundation programs, and Television Academy event production, marketing and digital communication teams.
  • Create effective presentations using PowerPoint and Keynote as directed, and use data metrics and data visualization for education program storytelling
  • Work collaboratively with internal departments including marketing, event production, publicity, and digital to accomplish foundation program objectives and meet departmental deadlines
  • Represent the Television Academy Foundation with professionalism, integrity, honesty at all activities and events where attendance is required
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Sr. Director of Programs

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum education level: Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 2 to 4 years' experience in events, program management or entertainment industry
  • Experience working with event production a plus
  • Strong organizational and project management skills required
  • Strong attention to detail, effective follow-up and follow through required
  • Ability to handle many tasks of varied importance and urgency simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), and Apple Keynote
  • People person: demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of personalities
  • A can-do, positive attitude and total team player

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


Social Media Marketing (Temp)

Position is hourly at $25-$30/hour, from mid-June through September 19, 2022, and reports to the Senior Manager, Marketing and Digital Communications & Creative Producer, Social Media.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Assisting in ideation and strategy planning for all Emmy-related initiatives for the Television Academy and Television Academy Foundation during Emmy. Season.
  • Work alongside digital team on social content capture and creation for Television Academy and Television Academy Foundation events (Nominations Announcement, Nominee receptions, Awards ceremonies, Power of Television public events, Intern seminars/panels, etc.) NOTE: this may involve in-person content capture if CDC and LA Public Health Department guidelines permit.
  • Researching historical television data and facts, archival videos and photos housed within the Television Academy's data asset management tool, as well as social information (such as social media presence for talent and other Academy-specific coverage)
  • Heavy production, ideation and editing of graphics and videos
  • Preparing asset toolkits for corporate partners and telecast network use
  • Copywriting and proofing
  • Preparing and posting social media messaging
  • Community management across all social media platforms: maintaining the highest standards of brand voice and working with the Marketing team to determine appropriate responsiveness to community inquiries

Minimum Requirements

  • 5 years of professional experience working with branded social media platforms
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs and Sheets, Mac and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Premiere)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including interpersonal communication skills
  • Exceptional editorial and proofreading skills
  • Familiar with social media platforms and tools (specifically Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube,)
  • Comprehension of social listening as well as social reporting and analytics with the ability to provide insights and recommendations
  • Experience with social media content creation, including video, photo and story posts captured via a mobile device
  • High degree of self-motivation, ability to make critical decisions, prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment, exceptional attention to detail
  • Works well with a team and with a range of creative people
  • Maintains professionalism at all times both working remotely and should the occasion arise, in person at Television Academy and at Television Academy Foundation events
  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent work experience required

Desired Qualities

  • Entertainment industry experience preferred
  • Familiarity with current television shows and talent preferred
  • Working knowledge of basic HTML and familiarity with browser-based content management systems
  • Ability to take initiative and give direction, is self-sufficient

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


Theatre Assistant

Position is part time, as needed, and reports to Event Production Manager

Summary of Position
The Theatre Assistant serves as a greeter and will manage a check-in process for film screenings. This role will work part time on an as-needed basis, roughly two weekends a month and one Wednesday evening per month. The Television Academy runs a program for Academy members called "Screening Room," where the Academy aims to show premier entertainment in the state-of-the-art Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center. This program is an add-on benefit to the overall Television Academy membership.

Responsibilities Will Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Greet guests and manage check-in upon entry to the venue, answer guest questions
  • Assist with keeping the venue safe, clean, and presentable for attendees
  • Resolve and document guest complaints or any issues that arise
  • Aid guests with special needs, such as ADA assistance
  • Assist guests to exits or provide other instructions or assistance in the case of an emergency
  • Work with on-site facilities team in preparing the venue for the screening and assist with a change-over to ready the venue between screenings
  • Perform other duties as requested or required

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent preferred
  • A minimum of 1 year in a guest services or related role
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Acute sense of judgment, tact, and diplomacy
  • Position requires constant walking, climbing stairs and occasional sitting, lifting, and carrying 25 lbs.+

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


updated 6.22.22

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