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  • published Producer/Editor, WME Sports - NY in Job Listings 2021-03-19 21:40:39 -0700

    Producer/Editor, WME Sports - NY

    Company: Endeavor
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years

    Job Description: WME Sports is looking for a Video Producer/Editor to create compelling video content across three areas of the business:

    • Production of content that can be delivered directly to WME Sports’ clients for use on their social and digital platforms; this can include hype videos, first-person diaries, day-in-the-life content, stylized features and more
    • Creation of videos for current clients to be distributed on WME Sports social media platforms
    • Development of concepts through to execution, of social and digital content for WME Sports’ properties clients
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  • published Staff Reporter, HWD, Vanity Fair - NY in Job Listings 2021-03-19 21:36:00 -0700

    Staff Reporter, HWD, Vanity Fair - NY

    Company: Condé Nast
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2 years

    Job Description: Vanity Fair seeks an experienced Staff Reporter to cover the film and TV awards beat for its fast-growing entertainment news vertical, HWD. This position reports to HWD’s executive editor.

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  • published Creative Apprentice, Football - Memphis in Job Listings 2021-03-19 21:32:18 -0700

    Creative Apprentice, Football - Memphis

    Company: Creative Artists Agency
    Location: Memphis, TN
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: CAA Football is looking for a highly motivated, creative individual with experience and passion for creating amazing work for a paid Creative Apprenticeship.  In this role you will be in a position to grow your skills and make an immediate impact on our platforms and recruiting efforts.

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  • published VP, Finance and Operations in Job Listings 2021-03-19 21:17:54 -0700

    VP, Finance and Operations

    Company: Connor Schell Productions
    Location:
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Master's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 8 years

    Job Description: The VP of Finance and Operations will be responsible for establishing operational processes, building and scaling the business, and overseeing key relationships to support the sustainable growth of the company over time.

    This person will support the CEO on finance, revenue generation and legal matters. They will also work closely with the VP of Production on standing up and overseeing operational processes for the business at large as well as for individual production projects.

    During this early stage in the company, this will be a generalist role, with the selected candidate running point on a wide range of projects, leading strategic and operational projects to shape the business and also acting as the point person for third party relationships with external HR, IT, Marketing, and PR partners.

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  • published Harvardwood Bulletin Board in Members 2021-03-17 10:53:16 -0700

    Harvardwood Weekly Posting / Bulletin Board

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  • published Executive Assistant, Post Production - LA in Job Listings 2021-03-12 20:58:52 -0800

    Executive Assistant, Post Production - LA

    Company: HBO
    Location: Santa Monica, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: The Executive Assistant will support a Vice President of Post Production. This job is temporarily remote. Candidates must be based in Los Angeles.

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  • published Executive Assistant - NY in Job Listings 2021-03-12 20:52:25 -0800

    Executive Assistant - NY

    Company: CBS News
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: CBS News is seeking an Executive Assistant to support the Executive Producer of CBS This Morning. 

    • Provide administrative support for the executive including but not limited to: answering phones, coordinating schedules/travel and meetings, helping create follow-up lists, managing calendar, and preparing expense reports.

    • Assist with short and long-term projects, research, and presentations

    • Maintaining meeting notes and department files by keeping and updating detailed records as well as track a variety of business documents in a secure manner

    • Helping to compile staff schedules

    • Providing good judgment in monitoring and prioritizing information flow and meetings throughout the day

    • Exercise discretion and judgment with sensitive matters and information

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  • published WME Sports Videographer - NY in Job Listings 2021-03-12 20:48:30 -0800

    WME Sports Videographer - NY

    Company: Endeavor
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2 years

    Job Description: WME Sports is the premier destination for Football, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Coaches, and Action Sports representation. WME is responsible for representing top tier athletes and acting as a key partner to sporting events, sports media, and sales for athletes and leading sports franchises across the globe. WME Sports is looking for a Sports Videographer, the key responsibilities will include:

    • Preparing recruiting videos for football, baseball and other signing recruits.
    • Branding and producing videos for recently-signed clients.  
    • Creating social media videos to be posted by the clients and across WME SPORTS and IMG TENNIS platform.
    • Following signing targets on campus and once signed through combine/training preparation for the respective sports drafts (consistent with NCAA regulations).
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  • Black Culture Editor, Podcast Editorial - NY / Remote

    Company: Spotify
    Location: New York, NY / Remote
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level:
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: Spotify is looking for a passionate and experienced Black pop culture and content expert to join our Studios team. You will play a meaningful role in defining and executing Spotify’s podcast editorial strategy in the US. The main focus for this role is establishing Spotify’s on-platform tone of voice across Editorial and Originals. You will work in close collaboration with other members of the programming, production, and marketing teams. You will report into the Podcast Editorial, Community Lead.

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  • published Assistant, Video Games - LA in Job Listings 2021-03-12 20:38:43 -0800

    Assistant, Video Games - LA

    Company: Creative Artists Agency
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: CAA is seeking an Assistant to support an agent within its Video Games department. The ideal candidate should have a true passion and interest in the video games world and the business behind the games industry. The individual should possess a familiarity with game consoles, systems, platforms, and genres. This position works hand in hand and supports a video game agent that also works on crossover projects with other departments across the agency including Film, Television, Sports and Business Development. 

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  • published Creative Assistant, Genre - LA in Job Listings 2021-03-12 20:33:35 -0800

    Creative Assistant, Genre - LA

    Company: Amazon Studios
    Location: Culver City, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2 years

    Job Description: Amazon Studios seeks a dynamic, self-motivated Creative Assistant to support two executives on the Genre Series Development team. The ideal candidate would bring a daily passion for tv/film (especially Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, etc.) and a hunger to learn both the business and the creative process. They will need to effectively multi-task, have the ability to complete administrative tasks and projects quickly with little to no guidance, react with appropriate urgency to situations and events that require quick response or turnaround, and efficiently and creatively solve difficult or complex problems that affect people within the group or other related groups. Must have great attention to detail while still meeting tight deadlines, have great organizational skills and have the ability to switch gears at a moment's notice, all the while retaining a proactive and anticipatory focus on priorities.

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  • published Broadcast Associate, 60 Minutes - NY in Job Listings 2021-03-05 15:21:38 -0800

    Broadcast Associate, 60 Minutes - NY

    Company: CBS News
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: 60 Minutes is seeking a Broadcast Associate whose primary job will be to provide administrative and production assistance to the show’s correspondents and producers. The ideal candidate is smart, enterprising, highly organized and able to multi-task. You possess strong communications skills, good knowledge of news and current events, and a keen attention to detail.

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  • published Staff Writer, 247Sports - USA in Job Listings 2021-03-05 15:19:00 -0800

    Staff Writer, 247Sports - USA

    Company: CBS Interactive
    Location: USA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: We are looking for a new team member who is passionate about College football, basketball and athletics. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who works well in a team environment and has strong communication skills. In this role, you play a key part in our College Football coverage - providing content for our fans and our premium subscribers along with interacting with them on our message boards.

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  • published Coordinator, Media - NY in Job Listings 2021-03-05 15:15:30 -0800

    Coordinator, Media - NY

    Company: IMG / Endeavor
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: 

    • Become well versed in the intricacies of the IMG Media organization, processes, systems and clients
    • Support more senior staff with day to day operations within the Media Sales business
    • Create data driven presentation materials and decks for IMG programming clients, partners and potential customers
    • Provide daily sales administration support for all IMG Media clients
    • Fulfil research requests and reporting, organize programming and distribution data
    • Run reports, enter deal terms into CRM
    • Organize and manage business meetings (internal and external), conference calls, etc.
    • Submit expense reports
    • You may also be required to carry out any other duties which are within the scope and purpose of the role
    • Must be prepared to work additional hours as required to meet deadlines
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  • Assistant for a VP, Production and Development - LA

    Company: Paramount Pictures
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level:
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: Paramount Pictures is looking to hire an assistant for a VP,  Production and Development. Responsibilities include reading and providing feedback on submissions and projects in development, as well as scheduling, phones, and general admin. Agency experience preferred.

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  • Executive Assistant, Entertainment Networks - NY

    Company: NBC Universal
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: The Executive Assistant, Entertainment Networks will provide full administrative support to the Chairman, Entertainment Networks and Chief Financial Officer, Entertainment as well as serve as liaison with both internal and external constituencies. 

    • Support administrative needs of the Chairman & CFO by professionally answering phones, preparing all correspondence and coordinating calendars, including meetings and appointments
    • Assist in preparation and drafting of documents and presentations
    • Assist in multiple capacities on special portfolio-wide events
    • Track and file departmental invoices and handle departmental purchasing card expenses
    • Coordinate IT and facilities services
    • Prepare expense reports and order supplies as needed
    • Coordinate travel arrangements
    • Special projects as assigned

     

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  • published Harvard-Affiliated Memberships in Join 2021-03-03 18:25:49 -0800

    Harvard-Affiliated Membership Options

    FULL HARVARDWOOD MEMBERSHIP

    This membership option costs only $60/year and is available to all Harvard students, faculty, alumni, and staff. You must be affiliated with Harvard University in order to join Harvardwood as a Full Member. Full Members have access to all Harvardwood programs, events, professional programs, and online resources. Please also use this link to renew.

    JOIN HARVARDWOOD

    HARVARDWOOD & A.R.T. ALUMNI MEMBERSHIP

    This membership option costs $65/year and gives American Repertory Theatre alums membership to both Harvardwood and the A.R.T. You must be an alum of the American Repertory Theatre in order to join Harvardwood as an A.R.T. Joint Member. A.R.T. Joint Members have access to all Harvardwood programs, events, professional programs, and online resources. Please also use this link to renew.

    JOIN HARVARDWOOD & A.R.T. ALUMNI


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  • published Issue 194 | March 2021 in HIGHLIGHTS Magazine 2021-03-01 17:48:08 -0800

  • published March 2021 | Dionne Harmon AB '01 in Alumni Profiles 2021-03-01 17:32:36 -0800

    March 2021 | Dionne Harmon AB '01

    Executive Vice President of Content & Strategy, Jesse Collins Entertainment

    As we were preparing this month’s Alumni Profile of Dionne Harmon (AB’ 01), the news broke that she has just been promoted to Executive Vice President of Content & Strategy at Jesse Collins Entertainment.  Since Harvardwood profiled her back in 2010 (as up and coming DJ Lady Dee), Dionne has rapidly ascended through the ranks at Jesse Collins, just recently becoming among the first Black production team of Superbowl LV in February. 

    Dionne moved to Los Angeles the day after she graduated from Harvard. She quickly found her way to MTV, where she worked in casting for the shows Dismissed, Becoming, Wanna Come In as well as music videos for Usher, Diddy, Busta Rhymes and Alicia Keys. She has won the NAACP Image Award four times, and worked for The Kanye West Foundation, Foxx-King Entertainment and OWN before landing at Jesse Collins to work in Development. Once there, she helped to produce many broadcast events, including CBS’s John Lewis: Celebrating a HeroBET AwardsBET Hip Hop AwardsSoul Train Awards and Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration as well as the comedy specials Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’ on HBO and Leslie Jones: Time Machine on Netflix.

    When asked about last month’s Superbowl, which was considered a success despite the pandemic and reduced live audience, Dionne was reflective. “No matter what the circumstances or limitations may be, you can always find a creative way to execute your vision at a high level. Every previous show has taken place on the field with thousands of people involved both in front of and behind the camera. The challenge for us was figuring out how to still deliver a high production value performance with a significantly smaller amount of people that was not centered around a big stage on the field. We brought together an amazing team in support of The Weeknd and we all worked hand in hand to develop and deliver a show that we all could be proud of. We are thrilled that it was so well-received.”

    In terms of how her previous experience with live events will translate into her brand new role: “It’s all connected. Live events fall under the umbrella of unscripted content, and I did casting for music videos, which is a key part of pre-production for scripted content. In fact, there’s a lot of overlap in the development and production of unscripted and scripted content. Whether it’s an award show performance or a scripted series, everything starts with a vision, and as a producer, it’s my job to execute that vision – through budget, directors, art department, wardrobe, special effects, music/score… all of these elements exist on both sides.”

    Harmon majored in African-American Studies at Harvard, but jokes she wishes she could go back and switch her concentration to Romance Languages and Literature as she tries to master French and Italian in her downtime. Upon graduation, she found many Black graduates pursuing careers in entertainment, and “we were each other’s support system through all of the ups and downs as we tried to find our places in this industry. It was also helpful to have organizations like Harvardwood where you could meet and network with other alumni in entertainment. It’s funny, because I had no idea I would end up on this path, but nonetheless, my time at Harvard gave me the confidence to be open to new possibilities and to recognize and capitalize on the opportunities that are set in front of me. Most importantly, I learned not to shy away from challenges; rather, to keep my head up and to face them head on."

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  • published Exclusive Q&A With Daniel Rogers AB '12 in The #HWIRE 2021-02-28 15:44:38 -0800

    Exclusive Q&A With Daniel Rogers AB '12

    Daniel Rogers AB '12 is an award-winning writer, producer and actor. He's currently a TV staff writer, is developing his own series, and won the 2019 Harvardwood Writers Competition. 

    Q. When did you know you wanted to get into writing? Can you explain the journey from the first light bulbs, to any light practice, to now?

    A. I think I first knew I liked writing in elementary school. I always had a knack for telling stories, and actually won some writing competitions at my school and in some regional events. I dabbled here and there throughout middle school and high school, but fell off during college (though I did take a creative writing class about poetry!). But the real lightbulb moment came when I was in grad school and took my first screenwriting course with Ken Lazebnik in USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program. Up until that point, I knew I wanted to work in the entertainment industry, and was still figuring out exactly what my niche would be. That class helped me rekindle my love for writing, and now almost five years later, I guess it’s working out!

    Q. How did your time at Harvard (Acting, Glee Club, etc.) play into that story?

    A. I studied English at Harvard, which obviously involved a lot of reading novelists and playwrights in the Western canon. Spending so much time with Byron and Shakespeare and George Eliot, plus the poetry writing course, definitely lends my writing a classical (dare I say musical?) bent. My time in the Glee Club inflamed my passion for music, and these days I think every other project I take on is about musicians, whether rockstars, choral singers, conductors, or whatever. In addition, being Manager of the Glee Club gave me a firm foundation in running an arts organization with a large budget and dueling creative and administrative goals. As an aspiring showrunner, that background is crucial. I know how to be creative, and I also know how to keep the trains running. You’d be surprised how rare that combination is!

    Q. Can you speak about Writing vs. Producing and your MFA journey? How did you pursue both career-wise, to the point where you now produce content while operating in a writer's room?

    A. 
    People say “Film is a director’s medium, while television is a writer’s medium,” and it really is true. While at USC, I learned that most (or at least, a large chunk) of the producers on TV shows are writers. These folks have significant creative control over the direction of a series, in a way that most film screenwriters simply don’t. When I realized this, the choice between film and TV was easy. These days, as a member of a writers’ room, writing an outline or script or breaking story is basically second nature, though of course I’m always improving. But producing is its own beast. I was lucky enough to be a producing writer on set for an episode of “In the Dark” in 2019, and the hours we kept and the decisions I had to make were overwhelming. I had a say in everything from costumes to props to actor’s notes to set design to lighting to… well, the list goes on and on. That’s the kind of work I got into this business to do. Someday I’ll be able to separate the two, so I can produce the writing of younger writers I believe in. But for the moment, my focus is on producing for TV shows that I write for.

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