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, Talent & Industry Relations 

Position is full-time, exempt, salary range $125,000+ DOE annually, hybrid in-office three days plus remote.

Summary of Position
Reporting to the SVP, Marketing, the Director of Talent and Industry Relations is a key organizational contact to cultivate, steward, and grow Television Academy and Television Academy Foundation relationships with a diverse representation of key talent (broadly defined) and associated industry partners by deepening their connection with the Academy as both potential and current Academy members and leaders in all sectors of the television industry – in front of and behind the camera.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Secure engagement and participation of a diverse representation of talent and talent teams in the Television Academy, both as members and through Television Academy and Foundation-sponsored events, video and editorial content, activations and the like (e.g., member/peer group events, Hall of Fame, Television Academy Honors, College Television Awards, LA Area Emmy Awards, Power of TV events, Foundation Golf Tournament, Emmys).
  • Drive event engagement for talent, specifically but not limited to:
    • Member Events: Partner with Event Production department and Activities Committee to develop "guest/talent" aspect of said Event, inviting and booking guest/talent participation, developing scripts, coordinating event transportation details, etc.
    • Non-Emmy Awards (Television Academy Honors, Hall of Fame): Book talent or assist in booking pre-selected talent; manage host, presenter and special talent needs, transport arrangements, and remarks. Provide talent briefings/program preparation.
    • Emmy Season: Brainstorm with internal teams and secure talent for Nominations Announcements; liaise with telecast and Creative Arts talent bookers/executives regarding talent concepts, bookings, etc.; secure talent as needed for nominee celebrations; work with PR firm to strategize talent movement/red carpet/media center flow at all awards events.
    • Foundation events (e.g., College Television Awards, Faculty Conference, Golf Classic, and Power of TV): Partner with the Foundation and internal teams to identify talent needs and secure participation and manage needs of panelists/presenters/host(s).
  • Build ongoing relationships with active and underrepresented production/industry entities to identify talent, drive engagement and support the organization's goal of increasing inclusion and representation in the Academy and across the industry.
    • Facilitate outreach in conjunction with the membership department for prospective members.
    • Develop annual target lists with KPIs for cultivation of talent from key programs, production companies, etc.
  • Undertake proactive efforts to involve and engage talent and associated industry partners throughout the year, pitching new channels/opportunities to cultivate underrepresented groups and individuals (e.g., In My Opinion, On the Radar, social campaigns).
    • Work with Marketing and Communications team to strategize and procure talent-driven content for posting on website, newsletter and TVA / TVAF social platforms throughout the year. Partner with Publications to additionally leverage magazine content for added exposure.
  • Develop and execute gift and acknowledgement program for talent throughout the year – congratulatory, thank you, birthday, etc. -- including Chairman's congratulatory letter and Emmy photo mailing to winners.
  • Grow and oversee maintenance of industry contact database with an emphasis on increased inclusion.
  • With PR firm, oversee and maintain flow of communication to studio, network, and personal publicists working with talent involved in Events, Emmys and other awards recognition programs.
  • Strategically review, plan and execute an ongoing festival and fan event presence for the Academy (e.g., ATX Television Festival, SeriesFest, New York Television Festival) including panel development and production.
  • Screen, hire and supervise seasonal temps and interns to assist with talent management and logistics throughout Awards Season.
  • Manage and cultivate junior Talent Relations staff.
  • Other projects and initiatives as developed and assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing / Communications or related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years in Talent Relations/Public Relations – in-house or agency.
  • Robust, existing relationships with agencies / management firms or have worked in talent relations in some capacity.
  • Must be experienced, proficient copywriter and nuanced communicator.
  • Team-oriented, multi-tasker.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work with a variety of personalities and management styles.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance short-term and long-term assignments.
  • Excellent verbal presentation skills.
  • Evening / weekend event and talent oversight required.

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


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 


updated 9.27.22

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