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Director, DE&I Production and Creative Initiatives

NBCUniversal, LLC, Universal City, California

Create the extraordinary.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)


About the Role:
This role will report to the Senior Vice President, TV Programming DEI of USG and Entertainment Content. This is a pivotal role in which the candidate will contribute in the building and implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices across the NBCUniversal portfolio, in a fast-paced, rapidly growing department. The candidate will develop, launch, and maintain TV programs and initiatives designed to increase representation throughout every facet of our business including below-the-line, casting, late night, scripted and unscripted.

Some of TV Programming DEI external sponsoring partnerships include groups such as Ghetto Film School, Easterseals, ReelAbilities, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, the African American Black Film Festival, the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Production Talent & Partnerships also works closely with advocacy groups such as GLAAD, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, the Muslim Public Affairs Council and RespectAbility.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Work with producers and executives on facilitating pipeline initiatives.
  • Provide content assessment across all parts of the business.
  • Coordinate with production and unions to roll out below the line initiatives.
  • Maintain and track talent
  • Organize engagements that help to amplify programs
  • Develop, launch and lead ongoing execution of TV programs and initiatives such as the below the line initiatives, casting apprenticeship program, and late night workshops.
  • Collaborate with organizations in developing strategic partnership that promote equity and inclusion.
  • Participate and engage in internal DEI and work culture initiatives.
  • Prepare and participate in presentations and panel discussions to amplify programs and initiatives.
  • Contribute and help the team maintain databases and tracking systems for production talent.


Basic Qualifications:
• 5+ years industry experience – film, TV, streaming, agency, studio, production company, etc.
• 5+ years of people management experience.
• Bachelor’s Degree.
• Knowledge and familiarity with Universal Studios Group, Entertainment Group content.
• Film and/or TV production experience.
• Knowledge of the film and TV studio system and key players in the industry.
• Familiarity and relationships with talent, production and workforce.
• Familiarity working with non-profit (401c) organizations.
• Ability to cultivate strong relationships and successfully interact with NBCU 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.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and advanced PowerPoint as well as Adobe Photoshop.
• Must be available to work extended hours and/or travel if needed

Eligibility Requirements:
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered.
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

• A self-starter with an entrepreneurial drive and desire to create from the ground up in a fast-paced and results-driven team.
• Possesses a collaborative team-player mentality and able to bring together cross-functional teams to drive business outcomes.
• Adept at multi-tasking, effectively prioritizing work assignments, and demonstrating a sense of urgency when needed.
• Demonstrates flexibility, adaptability and creativity to excel in a continuously evolving department.
• Highly detail-oriented, paying meticulous attention to multiple tasks.
• An understanding and passion for DEI best practices, creating solutions to drive results and change within the studio ecosystem.
• Strong analytical skills and comfort working with numerical data and performing data analysis and reporting.
• 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.
• Interest in industry developments/trends and company news as it relates both DEI, production and talent within film & TV.

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

About NBCUniversal, LLC

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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