Communications & Public Relations
Filmed Entertainment Group
This role will report to the EVP, Inclusion – Talent & Content for NBCUniversal and will oversee talent engagement and outreach for a fast-paced, rapidly evolving department covering Film, TV, and Streaming. Candidate will work closely with EVP and will play an important role in expanding the department’s efforts regarding NBCU’ workforce culture initiatives and internal and external partnerships including but not limited to employee resource groups (ERGs), cultural organizations and film festivals with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
First established in 2017 as a groundbreaking diversity and inclusion department for the feature film industry by Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Chairman Donna Langley. Global Talent Development & Inclusion (GTDI) launched supporting Universal Pictures, Focus Features and DreamWorks Animation. In 2020, GTDI’s purview expanded to include Universal Studio Group (Universal Television, Universal Cable Productions, Universal Television Alternative Studio, NBCUniversal International Studio) and NBCUniversal Television & Streaming (NBC, USA, SYFY, Bravo, Oxygen, E!, Universal Kids, Peacock and Fandango/Rotten Tomatoes). Building upon NBCUniversal’s commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture, GTDI partners with Production and Human Resources departments across the Company’s content ecosystem to create strategies that align with its mission to cultivate, amplify, attract and retain an inclusive talent pool on-screen, behind the camera, and within the NBCUniversal’s workforce.
Identify and draft DEI-related content to amplify to employees
Identify potential production partners and thought leaders for speaking engagements; design and oversee “watercooler moments” for post-event discussions
Identify production talent including but not limited to writers, directors, below-the-line, animation, alternative TV, late-night TV, live-theatricals, on-camera and voice talent
Identify talent participating in GTDI initiatives with a duration of less than a year
Partner with respective HR leaders providing insights and/or recommendations for appropriate production sensitivities that might arise on set or within content
Evaluate content for DEI sensitivities including but not limited to scripts, cuts, artwork, marketing material; focus heavily in the area of alternative television.
Consult with stakeholders on their DEI efforts
Design and implement initiatives for below-the line training, on-camera showcase, and for alternative TV directors and/or producers
Contribute to and maintain database entries of all talent participating in short-term efforts
Provide mid-year metrics for on-camera and voice talent to corporate diversity and for annual reporting to Universal, Focus and DreamWorks Animation Film executives
Establish relationships with NBCU partners such as Rotten Tomatoes/Fandango, Human Resources, Talent Lab, Campus Programs, Corporate DEI, Corporate Social Responsibility, NBCUnites, ERGs, and internal affinity groups, etc., through regular meetings making them aware of GTDI strategies; keeping GTDI abreast of events and partnership opportunities
Launch proactive introductions for business leaders to internal diverse workforce talent
Socialize early career outreach throughout NBCU and launch customized events targeting internal workforce and production
Contribute/maintain candidate entries for workforce talent database
Lead engagement on existing sponsorships; Assess and provide recommendations for all incoming sponsorship requests
Coordinate GTDI’s participation in events, acting as primary liaison for all festival relationships and partnering with GDTI’s Production & Creative and Marketing & Communications members as needed.
Create strategies driving production and workforce talent to GTDI efforts (e.g. colleges, industry guilds, coalitions etc.) partnering with GDTI’s Production & Creative and Marketing & Communications members as needed.
Drive diverse below-the-line talent to database resources for consideration.
- 10+ years industry experience – film, TV, agency, studio, production company, etc.
- Knowledge and experience in production, corporate sponsorships and film festival engagements
- Minimum 8 years of people management experience
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Knowledge and familiarity of DEI trends
- Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and advanced PowerPoint as well as Adobe Photoshop and PDFs
- Must be available to work extended hours or travel if needed
- Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
- Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
- Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States
- Ability to think innovatively and create strategies to expand and elevate GTDI efforts currently in place
- Knowledge of the film and TV studio system, NBCU’s senior leadership and key players in the industry
- Familiarity and relationships with creative and production talent
- Ability to cultivate strong relationships and successfully interact with senior leadership and staff at all levels
- Ability to adapt, problem solve and anticipate potential needs in a very fast-paced environment while managing a heavy workload
- Possesses a collaborative team-player mentality and able to bring together cross-functional teams to drive business outcomes
- Highly detail-oriented paying meticulous attention to multiple details and tasks while minimizing errors
- Adept at multi-tasking, effectively prioritizing work assignments, and demonstrating a sense of urgency when needed
- Knowledge of diversity best practices, concepts and programs as well as possess a passion for inclusion and diversity in the workplace
- Strong analytical skills, and comfort working with numerical data or performing data analysis and reporting
- Demonstrates flexibility, adaptability and creativity to excel in a constantly evolving department
- Proactive and resourceful problem-solver with ability to work calmly under pressure
- Ability to work with and maintain confidential information
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
- Strong relationships with agent and management representation
- Keeps abreast of industry developments/trends and company news as it relates to film production as well as inclusivity
Film Diversity & Inclusion
At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.
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