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  • Associate, Content Strategy & Analysis - LA

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

    Job Description: Netflix’s Content Strategy & Analysis team is looking for an Associate to join its team in its Hollywood office. The Content Strategy & Analysis team develops strategic insights to further the company's global content efforts and is primarily responsible for deal valuation, programming strategy, performance/audience insight, and competitive analysis. Executives and senior management depend heavily on the Content Strategy & Analysis team to accurately forecast the business and lead the strategic analysis that is used to inform important business decisions.

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  • published Content Acquisition Manager, US - LA in Job Listings 2021-01-15 13:32:53 -0800

    Content Acquisition Manager, US - LA

    Company: Amazon Studios
    Location: Culver City, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 5 years

    Job Description: We are currently seeking an experienced Content Acquisition Manager to join our Prime Video licensing team in Los Angeles. You will be responsible for helping define and execute US-focused content acquisition strategies with major studios, TV network groups and other niche content partners across a variety of business models, including flat fee licensing, pay for performance, and more. Leveraging your experience in both negotiations and content analysis you will work across US content owners to develop new business models and deliver results for both our stakeholders and costumers.

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  • Executive Assistant, SVP Original Programming - LA

    Company: Showtime
    Location: West Hollywood, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 2 years

    Job Description: Executive Assistant to support SVP of Original Programming. This assistant will perform an array of administrative and project management duties which include, but are not limited to, the responsibilities listed below.

    • Utilizing tools such as Studio System, the assistant is expected to learn of key clients and their relationships with the executive so he may schedule or reject meetings as necessary.

    • Reasonably schedule meetings/calls, ensure that the executive has locations secured for these meetings in advance, place meetings/calls on his calendar, and remind him of upcoming scheduled items.

    • Prepare by confirming external meetings, researching potential projects, researching upcoming meeting participants, and printing or flagging material relevant to meetings in advance

    • Ensure executive is on-time for meetings/calls, manage delays by communicating with affected parties, and create contingency plans for issues that may arise due to their high-volume schedules.

    • Coordinate table reads and screenings on behalf of programming and the executive.

    • Answer Phones, roll calls, and prioritize calls as necessary.

    • Maintain up-to-date, informative call and email logs throughout the day

    • Keep submission logs as necessary, which track: project name, date received, auspices, longline, and sender/submitting agent and prepare submission logs for submission before creative.

    • Track submissions and maintain a list of emails which need responses from the executive. Follow-up with the executive as necessary regarding emails which require responses

    • Review new submissions, scripts and revisions, and provide comprehensive feedback as necessary

    • Arrange travel as needed from departure from office/home to return including arranging and confirming ground travel, air travel, and lodging

    • Circulate confidential and timely information and materials to the appropriate parties

    • Maintain an excel spreadsheet of current limited series/special events in development at other networks

    • Work directly with the directors, writers, producers and post production team on projects in development and/or filming in various capacities as necessary

    • Complete and submit expense reports

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  • published Catalogue Coordinator - LA in Job Listings 2021-01-08 17:17:37 -0800

    Catalogue Coordinator - LA

    Company: Spotify
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: As a part of the Catalog Artist & Label Partnerships, North America team, you’ll support the team of passionate music fans who partner with key artists, managers and label partners focused on advocating, educating and innovating through unlocking internal and external opportunities such as marketing, program and strategic initiatives.

    You will work closely with a cross-functional team on strategic initiatives as well as your international counterparts on aligning globally, while also acting and focusing on local artist and cultural initiatives. You will also work closely with a global working group, focusing on communication and coordination of catalog priorities, and leverage relationships to further Spotify’s marketing and partnership initiatives, to the mutual benefit of Spotify and its industry partners. 
    For this role, we seek an outstanding candidate who is an enthusiastic music fan who is collaborative, highly organized, detail-oriented, a problem-solver, and has the ability to multitask and prioritize to ensure the team is optimally functioning. At the core, you are an enthusiastic music fan and you are willing to collaborate and multitask in a fast paced, detail oriented environment with a knack for operational excellence.
    This position is based in Los Angeles and reports to the Head of Catalog, Artist & Label Partnerships North America.
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  • Agent Training Program - LA / NY / Nashville

    Company: United Talent Agency (UTA)
    Location: Los Angeles, CA or New York, NY or Nashville, TN
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's
    Minimum Years of Experience: 

    Job Description: During the program Trainees are exposed to a wide spectrum of talent agency business practices and are given hands-on training necessary to become successful agents in all areas of entertainment. UTA is known for its illustrious client list, which includes many of Hollywood's leading actors, directors, writers, producers, recording artists, content creators, and influencers, as well as some of the world's largest and most recognizable corporations and brand names. 

    All trainees begin their agency experience working in the UTA Mailroom. During this initial phase, trainees learn the fundamentals of the agency business and build relationships that will last a lifetime. There will be curated training sessions via our best in class curriculum, UTA University. These classes will equip you with the necessary skills needed to operate on an agent's desk and thrive in an agency. Over the course of the program, trainees will be performing basic administrative tasks, covering desks for assistants and be exposed to client service procedures. Trainees will have the opportunity to work for agents and executives of all levels across all departments based on business needs.

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  • Original Movies Creative Development Intern - LA

    Company: Amazon Studios
    Location: Culver City and 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 The Boys, Fleebag, 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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  • Freelance NBA & College Basketball Content Creator - Stamford, CT

    Company: NBC Sports
    Location: Stamford, CT
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 3 years

    Job Description: The PEP NBA Content Creator will be responsible for providing original content regarding the key NBA news and events of the day as well as selected columns. 

    • Write original and insightful posts on all of the key NBA news and events of the day
    • Cover breaking NBA news stories with quick, concise analysis
    • Provide analysis for NBA news video, both for live streams and video on demand. Distribute video via stories and social media.
    • Be available for appearances on the Rotoworld NBA podcast and help create content plans for thrice-weekly podcast. Distribute podcast via stories and social media.
    • Monitor the conversation on the site by the community of fans commenting on news
    • Work closely with additional Rotoworld writers and contributors on the site to ensure near around-the-clock coverage
    • Work with other writers on the free site, premium sections and big events (Free Agency, NBA Draft, playoffs, etc.)
    • Contribute to our premium products in the form of articles, rankings and other analysis
    • Be available for regularly scheduled live Q&As on our Twitch platform
    • Maintain an active social media presence, promoting the relevant content you create and the content of the other writers on the team

     

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  • published Communications Assistant - Remote in Job Listings 2021-01-08 16:49:39 -0800

    Communications Assistant - Remote

    Company: RespectAbility
    Location:  Position will work remotely at least for the duration of the pandemic. We prefer people located near our offices in Rockville, Maryland, or Los Angeles, California but will consider people in other locations.
    Start Date:
    Type of Position: Full-Time
    Minimum Education Level: 
    Minimum Years of Experience: 1 year

    Job Description: RespectAbility is seeking a communications assistant to support our media and press outreach, including writing and editing, fact checking, pitching stories, uploading content on our website and administrative support.

    RespectAbility’s Communications Assistant will support the Vice President of Communications and Communications Associate, as well as other staff and board, in our work to effectively communicate with all stakeholders. The ideal candidate has a keen eye for detail, a mastery of grammar and mechanics and enthusiasm for RespectAbility’s mission. The communications assistant will assist with a range of content, from breaking news stories to toolkits and fundraising collaterals.

    Salary, healthcare, vacation and other benefits provided. Position will work remotely at least for the duration of the pandemic. We prefer people located near our offices in Rockville, Maryland, or Los Angeles, California but will consider people in other locations.

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  • published Issue 192 | January 2021 in HIGHLIGHTS Magazine 2021-01-05 14:28:48 -0800

  • published Exclusive Q&A With Halle Phillips AB '11 in The #HWIRE 2021-01-04 23:10:17 -0800

    Exclusive Q&A With Halle Phillips AB '11

    Halle Phillips AB '11, a Creative Executive in TV Development at Kilter Films, is a producer on HBO's Westworld

    Q. Can you talk about your activities, involvements, and interests at Harvard, and how those play into your life as a producer / exec today? Or how they led you here?

    A. I didn’t know that I wanted to work in entertainment while I was at Harvard—the only thing I knew about the Lampoon is that they had a nice building and a habit of stealing sh*t from The Crimson. But looking back, most of my activities were centered around media and management—I was the production manager for Eleganza 2009, probably the closest thing I’d done to film production in its scale, complexity and creative collaboration; Lead Manager for Lamont Cafe which portended a love of working with people, working late nights, and crafty; and the Photography Chair of the 137 Guard of The Harvard Crimson, a commitment that required managing and working with many different departments to get something engaging out the door, maintaining an integrity of craft all while under daily deadline (the signs were all there!)

    Q. When did your interest in producing come? Can you tell us about it?

    A. After a stint in TMT investment banking, I knew that I didn’t want to venture too far down a path in finance knowing that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I needed to—the hours were insane and only got marginally better as you rose in the ranks. I always liked math, science, and tech, but I was equally if not moreso interested in the arts, and was craving a creative outlet. So when my quarter life crisis came early, I resisted the urge to go to grad school and instead talked to friends who worked in the industry. I was a huge TV person, and grew up watching HBO and FX series earlier than I should have (Oz!!). I never considered working in Hollywood because I never saw myself as a writer or director, but it turned out that making TV is much more than that.

    Q. Tell us about Kilter and how you arrived there.

    A. After quitting finance and doing some informational sit-downs, I had a friend send my resume in to CAA, following the advice given to me by countless others on “how to get started”. After 3 months as a floating assistant and spending extended time in TV Lit, I heard about a job at Bad Robot, and made the move into development. CAA was a great crash course in the lay of the land, and I made a lot of great friends, but Bad Robot is where I started to learn how the TV sausage actually gets made, if CAA is where it gets packaged.

    Westworld was a property that Bad Robot had in development, and once we brought Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy on board, it was off to the races. We shot the pilot and I decided that I wanted to get further in the weeds and closer to the creative process—I wanted to work the farm before it became sausage (is this metaphor still working?) and decided this was the show to do it on. Luckily my boss at Bad Robot felt similarly and we both left to join Kilter Films as Jonah and Lisa looked to expand their development slate.

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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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