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  • published Apply to Harvardwood 101's First Virtual Year in News 2020-10-04 07:55:32 -0700

    Apply to Harvardwood 101's First Virtual Year

    Harvardwood student members:

    Today, the application opens for our first Virtual Harvardwood 101 Program! The application will close October 18th, 2020.

    The Harvardwood 101 career exploration program provides a series of career-related activities in order to demystify Hollywood and educate undergraduates about careers in the entertainment industry. The program began in 2003 and is cosponsored by Harvard University's Office for the Arts and the Office of Career Services.

    This program is open to all current Harvard College students who are Full Members of Harvardwood. Students do not have to demonstrate prior experience in the arts, media, and entertainment—just a genuine interest in pursuing a career in one (or more!) of those fields!

    The application can be found here. Please bear with us for changes to the 101 website, as dates and details are changing in real time.

    Due to the virtual nature of the program, there may be more spaces available than in a typical year. However, 101 slots fill up quickly, so please get your application in as soon as possible!

    Questions? Email us!

    Harvardwood 101


  • published Coordinator, Marketing & Media - NY in Job Listings 2020-10-01 15:14:04 -0700

    Coordinator, Marketing & Media - NY

    Company: Nickelodeon
    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 Coordinator, Marketing and Media plays a key encouraging role on the Consumer Marketing team, with the primary objective of stewarding the execution of paid media campaigns. This role will support our Media Strategy and Content Marketing teams in development and execution of off-channel plans across multiple platforms. This person will be a constant hub of communication to and from our marketing team and external media agencies.

    This role is a phenomenal opportunity for anyone excited to build their career working with and developing marketing campaigns for Nickelodeon’s most iconic brands, as well as research, explore and discuss the most exciting trends in media and marketing every day. This position reports into the Manager, Marketing and Media.

     

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  • published Production Coordinator - LA in Job Listings 2020-10-01 15:10:42 -0700

    Production Coordinator - LA

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

    Job Description: 

    • Processing Daytime, Primetime, LateNight, Saturday Morning, Sports events and CBS All Access originals for publishing to CBS.com & delivery to VOD/SVOD/EST partners.

    • Responding and executing internal asset distribution requests for promos, clips, bonus materials, sneak peaks, etc.

    • Digitization of tape & broadcast formats and transcoding to multiple digital file deliverables.

    • Formatting video content as well as closed captioning and xml metadata

    • Publishing assets by entering accurate metadata and/or triggering the appropriate controls in a CMS tool to control availability of content.

    • Retiming of closed captioning to ensure sync with live broadcast ingests.

    • Assisting in House of Brand projects and launches which include library series from various Viacom brands.

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  • published Designer - Philadelphia in Job Listings 2020-10-01 14:58:25 -0700

    Designer - Philadelphia

    Company: 160 over 90 / Endeavor
    Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: 160 over 90 is an elevated blood pressure. As our name suggests, we aim to make things that elicit an elevated emotional response. It’s all about elevation here. Elevating each other, the work, our clients, and the industry. To do that, we have priorities we live by:

    IDEAS over EXECUTIONS

    PARTNERSHIP over OWNERSHIP

    COURAGE over COMFORT

    CULTURE over EVERYTHING

    If you join us, all we ask is that you live by these priorities. And while you’re at it, come up with big platform ideas that work across all mediums, write effective and impactful copy that makes our clients and our agency famous, and help out whenever and wherever needed. 

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  • published Branded Video Director - NY in Job Listings 2020-10-01 14:55:07 -0700

    Branded Video Director - NY

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

    Job Description: Conde Nast Entertainment Development team is seeking a talented and experienced video director. The Development team director reports into the VP of Creative Development and is responsible for being the driving force behind video creative. This role involves concept ideation, development, and directing remotely and on set. The director must be able to work collaboratively with a producer and the slate of brands at Conde Nast to create new and impactful editorial content with a focus on Youtube.

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  • published Associate Editor - NY in Job Listings 2020-10-01 14:46:12 -0700

    Associate Editor - NY

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

    Job Description: The New Yorker is seeking an experienced editor to support the Articles Editor on the Talk of the Town and Shouts & Murmurs sections of the magazine, and on longer features pieces and special issues. This position will also involve work on web pieces and visual stories, and providing assistance to the Articles editor where needed. The job demands a keen editorial sensibility, a demonstrated sense of humor, and experience with the metabolism and demands of publishing on the Web. We expect the person in this role to be able to synthesize The New Yorker’s distinctive voice and history in this fast-evolving medium and to create content that is insightful and entertaining.

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  • published Executive Assistant - LA in Job Listings 2020-10-01 14:25:22 -0700

    Executive Assistant - LA

    Company: Emmett/Furla Films
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2 years

    Job Description: Emmett/Furla Films, a busy, high-profile independent film and  television Production Company, seeks Executive Assistant. Tasks  include scheduling, arranging travel, errands, and other general duties. Two years of experience on a high-profile agent or executive’s desk required. Strong character, thick skin, and keen  ability to maintain calmness under high pressure are important facets of a good candidate.

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  • published Exclusive Q&A With Justin W. White AB '10 in The #HWIRE 2020-09-30 23:44:21 -0700

    Exclusive Q&A With Justin W. White AB '10

    Justin Walker White AB '10 is Harvardwood's new Director of Programs and Business Development! Justin started his career in management consulting, before pursuing his passion of acting more seriously and receiving his MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. After graduating, Justin maintained his consulting career while acting in television and theater, and works on a myriad of projects today.

    Q. What childhood experiences—whether you recognized it at the time or not—influenced your passion for acting?

    A. I certainly didn’t recognize it. I had a few opportunities to act as a young kid and rejected them. Later, a friend at Harvard even asked me to audition for a show, and I shunned that too. I recall saying to them, “why would I memorize lines for no class credit?!?” Funny that I’ve easily spent hundreds of nights up late memorizing lines since 2014. Life's crazy.

    My experiential connection was certainly through watching stand-up comedy. I vividly remember wanting to be a stand-up as a kid — never an actor. I made a (false, some would say) distinction in my head. I also remember being entirely too scared to try it. I finally tried in 2013, just as the acting bug caught me. I started with a stand-up class on Groupon, which should tell you all you need to know about how that went down.

    My deep connection to—and passion for—acting, both dramatic and comedic, became apparent to me as a grown man, swimming around in corporate America.

    Q. Why did you choose Harvard? Did you do any acting on campus?

    A. I chose Harvard for the challenge. I knew the environment would impact me greatly. I visited on my own, and was ready to be done with what I felt at the time was a rough process.

    I did no acting at school whatsoever. If you would’ve told me before my senior year that I’d be an actor 10 years later, I’d have laughed it off. It just wasn’t on my radar. Strangely, though, I wanted to be a sportscaster at the time, even interning at the NBA in Live Production. I didn't pursue it seriously enough, feeling I "had to" go into business. Part of the reason I’m so involved with Harvardwood is because I want to enable young grads and their networks to enter the entertainment industry and truly be set up for success. Or, at least, meaningful exposure, or even informed failure. I’ve experienced all three.

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  • published Issue 189 | October 2020 in HIGHLIGHTS Magazine 2020-09-30 23:43:44 -0700

  • published Digital Production Assistant - LA in Job Listings 2020-09-24 11:21:54 -0700

    Digital Production Assistant - LA

    Company: Cartoon Network Studios
    Location: Burbank, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: High School
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: 

    • The DPA will scan and crop boards, build animatics for the editor, and conform and slug boards after animatic approval.
    • In addition to scanning and prep work, the DPA will also assist other members of the production staff with duties including: photocopying and distributing materials, updating the file systems, managing the art archives and the artwork database and assisting in the preparation of shipping materials overseas and distributing materials to the crew.
    • The DPA works directly under the LP and PC.
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  • published News Writer/Producer - SF in Job Listings 2020-09-24 11:16:01 -0700

    News Writer/Producer - SF

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

    Job Description: KPIX -TV, based in San Francisco, is seeking a News Writer/Producer that can produce compelling, succinct, clear news scripts under tight deadlines. Write stories according to station policies, editorial style and rundown. Research and evaluate news stories and sources. Video edit stories on desktop server system. Assist in the producing of news segments and breaking news special reports. Produce newscasts as needed. Exercise sound news judgment and align with KPIX News editorial standards.

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  • published Market Editor, Vanity Fair - NY in Job Listings 2020-09-24 11:08:54 -0700

    Market Editor, Vanity Fair - NY

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

    Job Description: The Market Editor is a member of the Fashion Network. They are responsible for overseeing the women’s ready-to-wear market for all editorial shoots, videos, celebrity dressing and special projects. They work with the Fashion Director on supporting these initiatives. 

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  • published Licensed TV & Film Publicist - LA in Job Listings 2020-09-24 11:01:28 -0700

    Licensed TV & Film Publicist - LA

    Company: Hulu
    Location: Santa Monica, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2 years

    Job Description: Hulu’s Licensed Publicity team is seeking a Publicist who will be an exceptional addition to our growing team. The Licensed TV & Film Publicist will be primarily responsible for contributing to publicity efforts that drive cultural buzz, awareness of and engagement with licensed film titles on Hulu. The ideal candidate is a true self-starter, willing to roll up their sleeves, dig in and willing to support licensed publicity and marketing initiatives via a variety of different tasks and responsibilities.

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  • US YouTube Platform Manager, Editorial & Publishing - LA

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

    Job Description: In the role of our US YouTube Platform Manager, you will be a part of our Editorial & Publishing team and responsible for the platform growth strategy, publishing strategy and content ideation across our US Youtube channel. To be a successful creative and strategic thought leader you will need to collaborate with our editorial creative development team, brand marketing team, and audience channels to understand each team’s priorities when it comes to brand channel real estate and make recommendations that will help develop our audience and grow key metrics through innovative and targeted best practices and solutions. To be a creative programmer, you’ll need to have a holistic vision around what our biggest YouTube channel should stand for and be a storyteller at heart. Excellent judgement, a strong voice, impeccable taste and an authentic love for the intersection of entertainment, pop culture and YouTube is needed to balance our audience interests with the needs of our business.

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  • published Production Assistant - LA in Job Listings 2020-09-24 10:47:56 -0700

    Production Assistant - LA

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

    Job Description: At DreamWorks Animation Television, our General Production Assistant supports the Line Producer, Production Manager and Production Coordinator to meet the various administrative needs of animation production. 
     
    Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:

    • Schedule meetings and maintain calendars
    • Take notes during meetings and distribute in a timely manner
    • Assist in the preparation of screenings and shipments
    • Organize storyboards and designs on the server
    • Distribute and collect timecards
    • Coordinate employee moves
    • Communicate with artists and production staff in a professional demeanor
    • Take on new challenges as-needed in order to have a more detailed knowledge of the department and pipeline
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  • Spring 2021 Late Night & The Tonight Show Internships - Remote

    Company: NBCUniversal
    Location: Remote
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Internship
    Minimum Education Level: Must be currently enrolled in university (sophomore and above)
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: NBCUniversal owns a valuable portfolio spanning across broadcast divisions, cable networks, digital businesses, film, international, local media, Peacock and TV studio productions.

    NBC Entertainment develops and schedules the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime entertainment programming. Spring 2021 Internship opportunities exist within two of the most exciting shows in late night. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is hosted by Emmy Award-winning comedian Jimmy Fallon who brings a high-tempo energy to the storied NBC franchise with his welcoming interview style, spot-on impersonations and innovative sketches. Late Night with Seth Meyers is home to A-list celebrity guests, memorable comedy and topical monologue jokes. It is hosted by Emmy Award-winning writer, Seth Meyers. 
     
    The NBCE Digital Late Night team supports both shows and has additional opportunities available this fall.  

    Internships & Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to): 

    • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - Remote interns will have the opportunity to work in one of the following departments: Research, Social Media, Writers, Music, Talent, or Human Interest.    
    • Late Night with Seth Meyers – Remote interns will have the opportunity to work in one of the following departments: General Production, Social Media, Monologue Research, or Guest research. 
    • NBCE Digital Late Night has internships supporting the NBCE late-night shows available within Digital Graphic Design, Motion Design, and Digital Video Production. Interns will have the opportunity to create assets, develop artwork and marketing designs, perform site & app updates on late night show social channels, assist with general digital production tasks and competitive data analysis.
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  • published Mentorship Program in Career Connections 2020-09-22 19:27:15 -0700

    Harvardwood Mentorship Program

    The Harvardwood Mentorship Program fosters meaningful professional relationships by matching Harvard graduates with more established alums in their fields of interest, for a period of nine months of one-on-one career mentoring.

    The time commitment will be approximately 3-4 hours. Mentors will connect with their mentees in 3-4 meetings over the course of the year, usually October - June. Given COVID-19, virtual meetings are encouraged. 

    Topics to be discussed during meetings can include the following:

    • The mentor's advice for perfecting one’s craft: acting, singing, songwriting, music producing, directing, or writing 
    • The mentor’s current position, what they do, their career progression
    • Career advancement advice
    • How to handle difficult professional situations

    If you are interested in mentoring, please email the Harvardwood Mentorship Program at hmp@harvardwood.org.


  • published Staff Writer, Vanity Fair - NY in Job Listings 2020-09-22 15:37:31 -0700

    Staff Writer, 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 is seeking a smart, savvy pop culture obsessive to cover television, streaming, film, and awards season for HWD, the magazine's online hub for entertainment news and commentary. Our ideal candidate is sharp, self-motivated, and versatile enough to write everything from breaking news stories to reported features and conversation-driving opinion pieces, all while displaying the signature mixture of fierce intelligence and distinct voice that defines Vanity Fair.

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  • published Editor, Tiller Press - NY in Job Listings 2020-09-18 08:59:02 -0700

    Editor, Tiller Press - NY

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

    Job Description: Responsible for the timely development of high-quality commercial books (and other content assets), for Tiller Press, a data-driven imprint at Simon & Schuster. Will oversee the editorial workflow, from ideation and production to distribution and analysis and will collaborate with the Cultural Intelligence, Operations, Marketing and Design teams to generate book ideas and pursue them.

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  • published Production Intern - LA in Job Listings 2020-09-18 08:55:18 -0700

    Production Intern - LA

    Company: Rough Diamond Productions
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Internship
    Minimum Education Level: Must be currently enrolled in college. 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: Production Company seeking Interns. Interns will help with  script coverage, project presentations and social media and generally assisting with the various films we produce. We have our interns involved in workshops and readings on scripts in development. We encourage our interns to actively contribute and be involved as well as ask questions to build their knowledge  base. All applicants need to be in college and able to use the internship as a college credit. 

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