Manager, Creative Talent & Content

NBCUniversal, LLC, Universal City, California

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Level: Manager (Supervisor)

Responsibilities/Role Summary:
Universal Filmed Entertainment Group’s (UFEG) EVP, Inclusion- Talent & Content for Global Talent Development & Inclusion (GTDI) has an opening for a manager reporting to the VP overseeing programs, initiatives and DEI strategies for above-the-line film creative talent and content, with an emphasis on animation. This is a pivotal role in which the candidate will contribute in the building and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion practices across UFEG in this fast-paced department which is the first of its kind to cover Film. Though the primary focus is on Animation and the Universal Animation Writers Program, responsibilities also include live action talent efforts for writing, directing and acting. The candidate will be involved in various areas of GTDI, including but not limited to: maintaining and strengthening current strategies as well as developing strategies for new programs and initiatives; engaging in NBCU diversity and inclusion practitioner strategies, internal partnerships and external sponsorships; contributing to the department’s resources and databases; and working on strategies tied to UFEG’s work culture.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Perform day-to-day duties in the coordination and execution of UFEG’s writing, directing and casting programs and initiatives such as, the Universal Animation Writers Program, Universal Writers Program, Universal Directors Initiative and more. Engagement includes talent outreach and selection process, creating and executing curriculum; securing guest speakers and associated event logistics; and maintaining strong relationships with all GTDI talent alumni.
  • Serve as a department advisor/coach to animation writers as well as other current program participants and alumni; Develop, execute and track action plans to create and build career momentum for GTDI talent.
  • Provide diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) notes for animation and live-action content including but not limited to scripts, artwork, cuts, marketing material, etc.
  • Maintain and contribute to databases and tracking systems for production creative talent (writers, directors, composers, and producers)
  • Provide mid- and year-end stats for female and diverse above-the-line off-camera talent
  • Contribute and execute strategies to acclimate and encourage creative and physical production executives, film term deal producers to utilize GTDI tools and resources such as, but not limited to, Array Crew.
  • Log, assess, provide and distribute coverage of incoming external talent submissions and recommendations for strategy such as scripts and cuts, etc.
  • Provide talent recommendations to creative executives for development/production consideration (e.g. GTDI alumni talent, experienced writers and directors not on executive’s radar.)
  • Research, identify and track cultural consultants for potential GTDI production recommendations.
  • Participate in external and internal presentations and panels amplifying GTDI programs and initiatives
  • Identify and draft suitable content and artwork for social media platforms including, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; oversee photo coverage at events and respond to social media inquiries as needed.
  • Timely prepare and process vendor invoices, program contractor timecards, expense reports, etc.
  • Maintain proper recordkeeping and filing system for all work/projects for reference

Basic Qualifications:
• 4+ years industry experience – film, TV, agency, studio, production company, etc.
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Passion, knowledge and understanding of animation development and production processes for features, preschool and age 6-11 audiences.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and advanced PowerPoint as well as Adobe Photoshop and PDFs

Eligibility Requirements:
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
• Must be available to work extended hours and travel as needed

Desired Characteristics:
• Established relationships with animation production talent, including writers, directors, storyboard artists etc.
• Knowledge of Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and content, leadership and key players in the film industry
• Familiarity with animation and live-action film, TV and streaming production development and production process
• Knowledge and understanding of guild/union CBAs
• Proactive and resourceful with the ability to provide strategy recommendations, create and implement innovative ideas
• Develop, coordinate logistics and execute activities to enhance program curriculums
• Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability, working calmly under pressure while managing a heavy workload
• Able to anticipate and quickly prioritize potential needs and problem solve in a constantly-evolving, fast-paced environment servicing multiple stakeholders and meet time-sensitive deadlines
• Highly detail-oriented and possesses strong analytical skills
• Comfortable working with numerical data or performing data analysis and reporting ensuring accuracy
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
• Possesses a collaborative team-player mentality and the ability to successfully interact with senior leadership and staff at all levels and cultivate relationships
• Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) best practices, concepts and programs as well as an organic passion and connection to DEI. Working experience in the area is a plus.
• Keeps abreast of industry developments/trends and company news as it relates to animation and film, as well as DEI
• Ability to work with and maintain confidential information

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