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    2017 Peabody Awards - Institutional Winner
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    2017 Academy Awards - Best Feature Documentary
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    2017 Sundance Film Festival: Best Directing, US Documentary

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    We’re hiring! Join us and help fuel the future of filmmaking.

    Full Time

    • Vice President of Digital Production

      Serve as key member of our senior leadership team working cross-functionally to drive digital content strategy and multi-platform business development. Please bring 8-10 years of digital media production experience.

    • Fund Development Coordinator

      Join our strategic development and partnership team to increase ITVS external visibility and fundraising goals. Please bring keen administrative support skills and a passion for how media can impact social issues.

    • Communications and Public Relations Manager

      Manage Communications and Publicity strategy! This role is for a fully proficient, seasoned communications specialist who can work independently to develop, execute and evaluate communications strategies and publicity planning and execution.

    • Events Manager

      Develop, plan and execute ITVS live events! This position plays an integral role on our events team producing high-profile experiential and digital events. Please bring strong organizational skills, an acute attention to detail and ability to multi-task.

    • Assistant Editor

      Join our Media Services department assisting the post-production team produce promos and sizzle reels. This position is ideal for creative minded candidates with strong technical editing skills.

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    1. Chasing Trane Opens New Season of Independent Lens, Monday, November 6, 2017 on PBS

      July 11, 2017

       (San Francisco, CA) — Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist. Written and directed by John Scheinfeld, Chasing Trane is the definitive look at the boundary-shattering musician whose influence continues to this day.

    2. Best Documentary Academy Award Nominee I Am Not Your Negro Premieres on Independent Lens on Monday, January 15, 2018 on PBS

      July 11, 2017

      (San Francisco, CA) — One of the most acclaimed films of the year, a box office hit and a nominee for the Academy Award for Best Documentary, Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 15, 2018, 10:00-11:30 PM ET (check local listings) on PBS.

    3. Peabody Board of Jurors Names ITVS Institutional Award Winner

      May 2, 2017

      (San Francisco, CA, May 3, 2017) — The prestigious Peabody Awards, now in its 76th year of recognizing the best in television and digital journalistic storytelling, has announced ITVS as this year's recipient of the Peabody Institutional Award

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