NBCUniversal Entertainment First Run Syndication is seeking a Talent Associate to work with all day to day operations as outlined below for “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” This is a Run of Show position.
Booking & Talent Meetings:
Responsible for developing and maintaining existing and new relationships with publicists, managers, agents, studio and production company executives that represent talent
Research upcoming release dates for movies, television series, streaming projects, music releases and coordinate and assist with booking
When directed by Talent Producers, book guests independently
Pitch guest ideas and proactively seek our guests to appear on air
As part of the research process, coordinate and maintain trade publication subscriptions and online informational services
Attend all Talent Meetings to share and contribute researched ideas for upcoming shows
Responsible for coordinating ground and air transportation for guests booked through the Talent Department Producers to and from the show taping
Responsible for clearing all show guests and their teams with security at the Universal gate which also includes parking assignments at the stage and in the parking structure. If the guest is using an outside car service or driving themselves the Talent Associate will make direct contact with outside drivers to assure guest’s on time arrival at the studio for the taping.
Confirm with Talent Producers, Segment Producers and Backstage Manager the guest’s arrival time and alert them when guest has arrived and is in the dressing room
On show days, greet show guests at stage door and bring them to their private dressing rooms
On tape days, work with the production team, making sure the dressing rooms are clean and sanitized before show guest’s arrival
Ensure that the refrigerators are stocked with bottled water and soft drinks, as well as, make sure covered food trays have been delivered to the dressing rooms prior to guest’s arrival
Ensure that guest’s name cards are correctly spelled and placed on door sign before guest’s arrival
Once guest has arrived and producing team has taken over contact for the taping, Talent Associate will support Segment Producers or Producing Teams with any last-minute requests from the guest
If guests ask for wardrobe or make up from the show, Talent Associate will alert Backstage Manager to these requests
When the show is finished taping, the Talent Associate will wait for the guest and their teams outside of their guest room doors and escort them to their awaiting vehicles
Assist and report to the Senior Talent Producer, Talent Producer and Music Talent Booker. This includes, but is not limited to, answering phones, reconciling expense reports and receipts, emailing, setting up and confirming appointments with calendar invites, coordinating conference and Zoom calls for talent department meetings internally and externally.
Work directly with guest’s representatives on payment paperwork and appearance agreements and have agreements signed and returned before the guest tapes their appearance
Work with guest’s representatives and show accounting team regarding glam team invoices and payments
Work closely with the Talent Production Assistant with completing all tape day tasks and assignments
Strong communicator who can pitch ideas to the team and stakeholders, take and deliver feedback constructively, and cultivate a team environment of communication and accountability
Flexibility in role within the team, including ability to work across multiple departments as needed
- Minimum 2 years of experience working with celebrity guests on a celebrity driven talk show on a broadcast network, streaming service, cable network, syndicated daytime or late-night series
- Candidates must have existing relationships with contacts in the entertainment industry
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
- Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
- Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
- Must be willing to work in Universal City, California
- Must have work authorization to work in the United States
- Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
- Experience with daytime talk shows a plus
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Detail oriented
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments under high pressure in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to follow direction and work independently when necessary
- Superior organizational skills
NBC Ent First Run Syndication
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