February 02, 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:


Vice President, Membership and Outreach

The Vice President, Membership and Outreach oversees all aspects of the Television Academy's Membership department, providing strategic leadership on initiatives for both growing the Academy's membership and engaging and retaining constituencies of existing members. This position will develop and implement programs to identify individuals, productions, production companies, studios and networks to target for membership acquisition to drive a highly diverse and inclusive membership. In addition, this position will develop retention and engagement initiatives to deepen existing members' connection to the Academy and drive inclusion efforts, including the development of programs such as affinity groups, member ambassadors, volunteer opportunities, etc. This position serves as a catalyst to leverage best practices and resources to promote a culture of inclusion where members from all racial and ethnic identities, ages, nationalities, social and economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religious, political and ideological perspectives, and physical and mental abilities are able to thrive and be engaged with the Television Academy.

Position is full-time, exempt, and reports to the President & COO (co-lead with Vice President, Awards).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Membership Department, including member acquisition, member retention and customer service
  • Develop, implement and evaluate programs and initiatives to drive member acquisition that meet the Academy's goals of a highly diverse and inclusive membership
  • Develop, implement and evaluate programs and initiatives to increase member retention by deepening member engagement with the Academy; such retention initiatives should ensure the Academy is a welcome and inclusive environment for all members
  • Integrate diversity and inclusion best practices across all member acquisition and retention initiatives and collaborate with colleagues across the organization to ensure incorporation in all Academy programs and departments
  • Identify opportunities to improve on existing processes and membership requirements, from application to renewal
  • Analyze existing membership value and determine additional areas to enhance member benefits and services
  • Initiate and manage partnerships with other industry organizations and groups, including network and studio partners, agencies and guilds, to aid recruitment and retention of membership
  • Work with the Board of Governors on targeted outreach around specific peer groups
  • Collaborate across the Academy organization on membership-related items including messaging and communications (marketing, digital and publications), mixers and networking functions (event production), collateral materials (design services), dues and billing (finance), and awards voting eligibility (awards)

Specific Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; advanced degree a plus
  • A minimum of 10 years senior management experience
  • A track record of effectively growing, maintaining and engaging a diverse and inclusive membership base
  • Experience in developing and evaluating data-driven initiatives
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, with an innovative approach to membership engagement
  • Experience and/or exposure in the entertainment industry desired

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


Chief of Staff, Executive Offices

The Chief of Staff provides direct support to the Executive Office of the Television Academy, including the President/COO, the Chief Financial Officer, and other executives as assigned. This position serves as the key staff liaison for the Academy's Officers and Board of Governors, contributing to organization-wide strategies and policy deliberations. This position oversees the administrative staff of the Executive Office in conjunction with the Executive team. The Chief of Staff role is part sounding board, part gatekeeper, part problem solver, and part all-around juggling assistant for the Academy's leadership.

Position is full-time, exempt, and dual-reports to the President/COO and CFO/EVP, Business Operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee administrative staff in the Academy's Executive Office; manage schedule and communications for Executives as needed
  • Serve as the key liaison for the Academy's Board of Governors and Executives, ensuring that all organizational and business matters are addressed and communicated appropriately
  • Develop cultivation, engagement and succession strategies and programs for Academy governance -- such as new Board member orientation, education and communication methodologies on key issues and opportunities for the organization, and leadership transition and outreach policies -- to ensure an engaged and informed, prestigious governing body
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings for the Academy's Executive Committee, Board of Governors, and other various committees, including Audit, Budget Review, Bylaws, and Investment; drive development of agendas and compile and distribute meeting materials; assist in developing meeting presentations; transcribe and maintain meeting minutes
  • Assist the Executive Office in streamlining operations by continually evaluating policies and procedures to improve effectiveness; update and maintain relevant governance documentation
  • Coordinate discussions between members, leadership and staff on policy direction, and assist Executive Office in the development of industry-related policy positions
  • Coordinate cross-departmental assistance of all administrative staff, including assistants and coordinators
  • Drive the planning, agenda and notes for Executive Office direct report and all-staff meetings, as well as cross-department project retrospective meetings; ensure learnings from retrospective meetings are revisited as needed
  • Maintain bylaws of the corporation and coordinate bylaw and policy changes and notices of bylaw amendments; coordinate with Academy's legal counsel as needed
  • Oversee archive of all corporate documents
  • Work independently and within a team on special projects as requested by executive leadership, which may include planning and coordinating multiple presentations, disseminating information, and organizing companywide events

Specific Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • A minimum of 8 years experience in organizational administration or in support of high-level executives
  • Strong interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations
  • Organizationally aware and able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional judgement
  • Adept at using presentation, word processing, spreadsheet and video conferencing software and apps
  • Attendance at evening and weekend meetings
  • In-depth knowledge of the entertainment industry
  • Prior Board and/or Non-Profit/Trade Association experience a plus

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.

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


Editoral Content Associate

Reporting to the Vice President, Content & Editor in Chief, the Editorial Content Assistant provides support to the emmy publications and TelevisionAcademy.com staff. Duties include content production, assistance with editorial, advertising, subscriptions and general administration for print and digital.

The position is full time, non-exempt, and is hybrid in-office/remote.

Duties and Responsibilities

Publications

  • Editorial
    • Conducts editorial research, fact-checking and proofreading as needed, compiles photo and fashion credits, among other editorial tasks.
    • Conducts photo research, downloads images from networks, AP Invision or other sites as needed.
    • Researches talent representation; contacts publicists and other media reps as needed.
    • Circulates galleys for pre-publication review.
    • Attends editorial planning meetings.
    • Traffics publications department content stored in the Digital Asset Management system. Retrieves content as needed and forwards to those who request it.
  • Advertising
    • Gathers and sends proofs to printer before production of each issue.
    • Tracks ad pages in trade publications during the For Your Consideration season, compiles them in a spreadsheet and distributes the list as requested.
  • Subscriptions
    • Maintains subscriptions for Academy members and nonmembers.
    • Processes subscription sales and single-copy sales of current and back issues.
    • Provides subscription figures to editors.
    • Maintains and updates mailing addresses in member database.
    • Responds to subscriber questions, comments, and complaints via email and telephone.
    • Mails subscription renewal notices.
    • Creates comp list prior to mailing of each magazine issue.
  • Administrative
    • Processes billing and other department documents.
    • Tracks publications invoicing in Excel.
    • Responds to phone and email queries.
    • Sends back issues and complimentary copies.
    • Distributes magazines and programs throughout the Academy as needed.
    • Other general office tasks as needed

Digital

  • Refreshes Homepage Hero image at least twice a week
  • Posts new content daily
  • Reviews top-level landing pages (Videos, Photos, News, etc.) weekly and refreshes as needed
  • Supports content production teams in delivering original and derivative material, such as feature articles and photo galleries and other forms of content as needed. Edits and writes copy across a range of areas: captions, meta descriptions, etc. Adapts emmy magazine content for publication on digital platforms.
  • Stays abreast of trends, technical developments and new tools in the content production arena, in order to maximize resources, optimize workflow, increase productivity and elevate production quality wherever possible.

Other

  • Performs other duties as requested or required.

Minimum Requirements

  • B.A. in English or journalism, or equivalent.
  • 2-4 years of digital content production experience in a creative, fast-paced environment
  • Experience as an editor, content producer or related position with deadline responsibilities strongly preferred.
  • Interest in, and knowledge of, the television industry, including key companies, VIPs and trends in broadcast, cable and digital media.
  • Working knowledge of online content management systems, web authoring software, and exposure to HTML/CSS code required. Hands-on experience and some level of hand-coding skills preferred.
  • Intermediate-level or higher command of photo/graphics content editing software required; prior work with video content a plus.
  • Experience with metadata optimization and digital asset management required.
  • Working knowledge of content preparation differences across platform types required.
  • Proficiency with social-media platforms.
  • Team-development skills and experience training individuals in small groups and one-on-one strongly preferred.
  • Strong writing, researching, reasoning and basic math skills.
  • Detail-oriented and dedicated to accuracy.
  • Self-motivated, with excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Able to work independently and contribute to a team.
  • Excellent customer-service skills, with professional phone and email manner.
  • Available to work evenings and/or weekends if required to participate in or cover Television Academy events.

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.

Applicant must reside in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Qualified applicants should submit resume, including links to portfolio and/or samples of previous work to: careers@televisionacademy.com


updated 2.14.22

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