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  • January 2021 | Laura Weidman Powers AB '04

    Award-winning social entrepreneur and author of the new book Unstuck Together

    By Jenny Tram AB '22

    2020 was a year of immense challenge, adaptation, and reevaluation. 

    Our diverse membership touches professions and spaces that span every corner of every industry, all of which have changed immensely due to the global pandemic and its subsequent effects. 

    We at Harvardwood believe we should begin 2021 by profiling a delightful, standout professional who exemplifies purpose-driven passion -- not merely success -- in all of her endeavors. If nothing else, we hope this read shines light on what is a truly stellar creative career. We couldn’t be prouder to introduce Laura Weidman Powers AB ‘04.

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    Powers is an award-winning social entrepreneur, speaker, teacher, coach, consultant, and author. Her journey since Harvard is one to marvel at. 

    Her new book, Unstuck Together, is a non-fiction story about how she and her husband packed up their lives -- and their new baby -- and set off to travel across 11 countries and 48 cities in under a year, in order to reconnect with what makes each of them happy. From spending 2 months in Marrakech, to finding time (and childcare) to go on 100 “dates” while traveling, to having a multilingual child that considered home to be “wherever the three of us were… no matter how long we’d remain”, the book is a fascinating read. It speaks to those who are both ambitious and adventurous, those who have obligations and want new opportunities, and those who are looking at uprooting their lives and creating a new normal for their families. So how’d Laura arrive at this juncture?

    I was way more interested in extracurriculars than academics while I was at Harvard!” said Powers of her time in undergrad. 

    In particular, her passion back then was CityStep, a program in which students at the College volunteered to teach dance at nearby public schools with under-funded arts programs. She had joined the organization during her freshman year, and remained actively involved during the rest of her time in college, even serving as Director during her junior and senior years. Passionate about dance, she spent a great deal of time dancing outside of CityStep as well, performing in several pieces with the Expressions Dance Company most semesters. Powers even considered pursuing her love of travel by studying abroad, but ultimately could not bring herself to leave CityStep. 

    When it was time to graduate, most of my classmates were going into consulting and i-banking -- two things that I had no interest in (to be honest, I didn't understand what either was, just that they were supposedly desirable).

    Upon graduation, Powers decided to lead CityStep professionally. The program had been at Harvard for 20 years then, but it had never expanded beyond Cambridge. She moved to West Philadelphia and spent a year setting up CityStep at the University of Pennsylvania and in the local public school system; by that spring, she and her team had a sold out performance at the main theater on campus, and Powers even had a set of undergrads lined up to run the program the following year. She then handed CityStep off, and today, the program is in its 15th year at Penn and has expanded even further.

    As someone who considered herself to be a "nonprofit person" who is passionate about the arts, Powers also led operations for a public art project in New York City that decorated the city’s yellow cabs with hand-painted art for its 2007 centennial. 

    “But I was convinced that I needed more exposure to different methods of thinking and building if I was going to be effective in the public sector,” said Powers. 

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  • published Part Time Associate Editor - LA in Job Listings 2021-01-01 12:56:03 -0800

    Part Time Associate Editor - LA

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

    Job Description: The Part Time Associate Editor will be primarily responsible for editing and maintenance of ESPN.com's content feeds, mainly including interior content landing pages. On a daily basis, this person will assess content from a variety of sources (includes wire services, partners, ESPN staffers, freelancers, plus interactive elements, social media, audio and video) to determine how it fits into our daily news coverage and programming needs. The editor evaluates all sport page copy and headlines, provides feedback on all art and video, and works to package this content in a manner that is dynamic enough to entice users to delve deeper into the site. Must be an excellent headline writer and able to present and tell stories in a tight space. Must show good judgment in prioritizing all online content for a national audience.

    This position is part time and will require working nights and weekends.

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  • Summer 2021 Original Series & Program Development Intern - Remote

    Company: CNN
    Location: Remote
    Start Date: June 7th
    Type of Position: Full-Time, Internship
    Minimum Education Level: Participation in the internship program is reserved for students who are currently enrolled in college. Most positions are targeted to upperclassmen and graduate students.
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: The Program Development department is responsible for finding new on camera talent and developing and producing innovative content for all CNN Networks across all platforms. Specifically, this internship enables candidates to work closely with the CNN Original Series and Talent Development teams on a myriad of fronts.

    From recruiting new correspondents and anchors to developing new CNN Original Series programming, this group touches vital aspects of new on-camera talent and original non-fiction content across CNN.

    CNN Original Series and Talent Development interns will be responsible for supporting executives and producers throughout the development process, production of pilots and talent searches.

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  • published Producer, Creative & Strategy - NY in Job Listings 2021-01-01 12:44:33 -0800

    Producer, Creative & Strategy - NY

    Company: ViacomCBS
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 5 years

    Job Description: ViacomCBS is seeking a Producer who brings strong production and post-production experience as well as an excellent creative background. The Producer's primary function is to produce broadcast quality short-form video projects from inception through delivery. They will be involved in all aspects of the production including production set-up, brainstorming, execution and post-production.

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  • Commercial Sport Partnerships Manager, US Sports - NY

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

    Job Description: 

    • Becoming a domain expert and external evangelist for all IMG Arena products and services.

    • Communicating frequently with both existing and potential clients – ideally in person but also via phone or video.

    • Establishing and cultivating a pipeline of partnership opportunities within key sport verticals.

    • Defining and executing against a strategy to expand the IMG Arena portfolio of rightsholder clients in these sport verticals.

    • Management of contract life cycle from initial pitch through to client signature.

    • Project managing new relationships into the business in collaboration with internal stakeholders.

    • Strengthening and maintaining client relationships on a perennial basis.

    • Real-time client problem solving and performance optimization.

    • Adopting and evolving best practices for client account management.

    • Absorbing industry demands and channelling these insights back internally to drive innovation.

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  • published Podcast Content Strategist - LA in Job Listings 2021-01-01 12:23:06 -0800

    Podcast Content Strategist - LA

    Company: Spotify
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years

    Job Description: The Podcast Content Strategist position helps steer the direction of Spotify’s original podcast productions from studios such as The Ringer, Gimlet, and Parcast. By synthesizing data-backed insights into meaningful creative recommendations, the role helps develop both the studios’ holistic podcast strategies as well as more granular best practices.

    This role provides an exciting opportunity to be part of crafting Spotify’s original content strategy, in a pivotal time as we transition from being a music first company to an all-audio company. The position will serve a key role in an exciting mission: Evolve the way the world experiences audio storytelling.
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  • published Music Production Coordinator - LA in Job Listings 2021-01-01 12:15:50 -0800

    Music Production Coordinator - LA

    Company: Universal Music Group
    Location: Santa Monica, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: This position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of new release production, including proof checking and trafficking the final delivery of all print production and audio mastering in a timely manner.

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  • Production Assistant, The Eleventh Hour with Brian Williams - NY

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

    Job Description: 

    • Work closely with producers to research, select and locate required footage for broadcast.
    • Print scripts for anchors and build scrolling crawl daily and maintain with continual updates and breaking news.
    • Assist in compiling research for anchors, maintaining on-air updates during live program.
    • Gather information on breaking stories for anchors to relay on air.
    • Order and coordinate all graphic elements for air.
    • Oversee the airing of all graphic elements in control room during live program.
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  • published Photo Editor - NY in Job Listings 2021-01-01 12:01:15 -0800

    Photo Editor - NY

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

    Job Description: Bravo Digital is looking for a passionate photo editor with experience in the entertainment and lifestyle space.

    Bravotv.com is the number one destination for home & design, food, fashion, beauty, and fitness news from the Bravo universe. In this role, you’ll be working with show producers and editors to compelling promotional imagery that makes our content pop, as well as optimizing images for both web and social.

    Reporting to the Director of Photography, you’ll have a strong eye for photography and design that reflect Bravo’s visual tone and maintain image standards. You should be interested in out-of-the-box visual solutions to help promote news stories, videos, photo galleries and additional show content across bravotv.com and social platforms. You should have strong time management skills and be familiar with stock image sites and best practices on fair use imagery. You should feel comfortable working across both digital and social platforms. This position will have a strong focus on Bravo’s Daily Dish Instagram account to create style guides and curate both in-feed and stories content.

    The ideal candidate is familiar with the Bravo universe with a deep understanding of Bravo’s visual voice. Experience with both photography and design is preferred. 

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  • TV Creative Affairs Intern, Summer 2021- Virtual / Remote

    Company: Warner Brothers Television
    Location: Virtual / Remote
    Start Date: Summer 2021
    Type of Position: Full-Time, Internship
    Minimum Education Level: Must currently be enrolled in an accredited College/University.
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: Warner Bros. Television seeks a Creative Affairs intern. This is an opportunity for a student from an accredited college to gain an understanding of Television by observing and assisting in Creative Affairs.

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  • published Executive Assistant - LA in Job Listings 2020-12-25 14:17:14 -0800

    Executive Assistant - LA

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

    Job Description: Provide support to Vice President, HBO Programming (Drama Series). 

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  • published Senior Producer, Vogue - NY in Job Listings 2020-12-25 13:49:46 -0800

    Senior Producer, Vogue - NY

    Company: Condé Nast Entertainment
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 5 years

    Job Description: Condé Nast Entertainment is seeking an inspiring Senior Producer to work with the Site Director to produce and manage ground-breaking, innovative, original content.

    The Senior Producer has a strong history of creating and executing documentary, fiction, non-fiction, animation, comedy and entertainment series – and in really understanding what can scale organically on the internet, especially for women. The job is to execute on the vision set by the Site Director on new programs, new genres and to find new ways of engaging audiences cross platform. Hands-on production experience and skills are a plus, whether as a producer, director, editor or writer.

    The Senior Producer will help deliver best-in-class execution, and responsible for managing production resources (internal and external), timelines, budgets, and final product delivery.

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  • Coordinator, Major Studio Film Licensing - LA

    Company: Netflix
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2 years

    Job Description: Netflix is looking for an experienced Coordinator, Major Studio Film Licensing. Ultimately based in the company’s Los Angeles office, the Coordinator will be a key member of the team licensing film from major studios for digital streaming for the global Netflix service. S/he will report to the Manager, Major Studio Film Licensing providing critical support in deal negotiation, execution and management.

    This role requires keen attention to detail, strong contractual understanding, and significant initiative. The ideal candidate will have an interest and experience in contract administration, project management, and the willingness to evolve with Netflix. 
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  • published Film/TV Music Intern - LA in Job Listings 2020-12-25 13:40:31 -0800

    Film/TV Music Intern - LA

    Company: Amazon Studios
    Location:
    Start Date: June 2021
    Type of Position: Full-Time, Summer Internship
    Minimum Education Level: Must be a current student seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: Amazon Studios is seeking bright, multitasking, dynamic and self-motivated interns to work hard, have fun and make history with us this summer. Amazon Studios Internship Program, gives interns hands-on experience working with the studio behind award-winning shows such as The Boys, Fleabag, Man in the High Castle and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and critically-acclaimed films Borat 2, Big Sick, Life Itself and Love & Friendship. In addition to working closely with executives in our Santa Monica and Culver City offices, interns have the opportunity to participate
    in guest speaker sessions, networking events and screenings.

    Our summer internship class will take place from June through August 2021. Internships are paid opportunities. Credit is not required, however we will provide documentation if necessary. An Amazon Studios team member will contact you should your experiences and interests match an open internship position.

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  • Senior Manager, Content Planning and Release - LA

    Company: IMDb TV
    Location: Culver City, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: We are seeking a Senior Manager, Content Planning and Release to be a part of Amazon Studios’ IMDb TV Content & Programming team. The Planning and Release vertical is part of the Content Strategy & Audience Development team. Together, the team owns the strategic perspective on overall programming and scheduling across originals and licensing. This position will be the cornerstone between creative development, content acquisition, content strategy, production, post, marketing, publicity, and ad sales to drive the most customer obsessed schedule and be the main driver of the US release calendar.

    The Senior Planning and Release Manager will draw on cross functional business and technical skills, assess and manage risks, measure and report on progress, anticipate and resolve bottlenecks, provide escalation management, and anticipate and make tradeoffs.

    This position will be based in Los Angeles and will require frequent collaboration with Amazon Studios and Amazon Seattle stakeholders.

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  • Creative Executive, Franchise Content & Strategy - SF

    Company: Lucasfilm
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 5 years

    Job Description: We are looking for a Creative Executive who reflects the innovative spirit, creative talent, production excellence, collaborative mindset and passion for great filmmaking that define Lucasfilm.

    The Creative Executive, Franchise Content & Strategy, will be responsible for partnering with the VP and Director, Franchise Content & Strategy to liaise with production & development teams across the company and create franchise deliverables from shared materials. Also, when opportunity arises or there is help needed, they will support the team in providing feedback on creative direction and narrative continuity across the franchise.

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  • published A&R Admin Analyst - NY in Job Listings 2020-12-18 12:55:32 -0800

    A&R Admin Analyst - NY

    Company: Sony Music Entertainment
    Location: New York, NY
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: The A&R Admin Analyst reports to the Associate Director of A&R Admin, Masterworks.  This position will liaise with the various departments within the Sony Music Masterworks Worldwide Division and Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Inter-Company Accounting, Release Planning, Royalties and Copyrights departments as well as Label Artists, their management and recording studios.

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  • published Coordinator, Content Strategy - LA in Job Listings 2020-12-18 12:50:36 -0800

    Coordinator, Content Strategy - LA

    Company: CBS Interactive
    Location: Burbank, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2 years

    Job Description: CBS Interactive is looking for a Coordinator to join the Content Strategy team. The Content Strategy Coordinator will provide administrative, research, and digital content planning support for two SVPs. The ideal candidate has strong organizational skills (planning and prioritizing) with great attention to detail.

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  • Administrative Assistant, Current Programs - LA

    Company: CBS
    Location: Studio City, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: 

    CBS Entertainment is seeking an Administrative Assistant to support two executives in Current Programs.

    • Answer phones and roll calls.

    • Schedule meetings and calls.

    • Draft memos and reports.

    • Read scripts, watch cuts and provide coverage.

    • Complete expense reports.

    • Additional projects and duties as assigned.

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  • Post Production Intern, International Scripted - LA

    Company: Amazon Studios
    Location: Santa Monica, CA
    Start Date: June 2021
    Type of Position: Full-Time, Internship
    Minimum Education Level: Must be a current student seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: Amazon Studios is seeking bright, multitasking, dynamic and self-motivated interns to work hard, have fun and make history with us this summer. Amazon Studios Internship Program, gives interns hands-on experience working with the studio behind award-winning shows such as Small Axe, Fleabag, Truth Seekers, and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and critically-acclaimed films Borat 2, Big Sick, Life Itself and Love & Friendship. In addition to working closely with executives in our Santa Monica and Culver City offices, interns have the opportunity to participate in guest speaker sessions, networking events and screenings.


    This role will get the opportunity to work with Post Production Executives and Coordinators in Los Angeles, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris and Tokyo and our show-side partners around the world. Over the course of the summer this position will learn the end-to-end steps of post production working backwards from all the master deliverables that are needed to launch on Prime Video. This role will get visibility into the pre-greenlight and pre-production post production budgeting and scheduling process, and they will get a unique view into the editorial and post finishing; including the creative notes process, picture finishing and audio finishing. This position will learn about UHD, HDR, cloud-based workflows and other Amazon Studios' tech-forward initiatives.
    Our summer internship class will take place from June through August 2021. Internships are paid opportunities. Credit is not required, however we will provide documentation if necessary. An Amazon Studios team member will contact you should your experiences and interests match an open internship position.

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