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The ITVS Mission

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    2018 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
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    2018 Sundance U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking
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    2017 Academy Awards - Best Feature Documentary
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    2017 Peabody Awards - Institutional Winner
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    Jobs

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

    Full Time

    • Director of Content & Initiatives

      Serve as a liaison between ITVS and the independent and public television communities with a particular focus on cultivating relationships with the independent field; tracking and sourcing content; and maintaining positive relationships.

    • Marketing Manager

      Assist with marketing campaign strategy and execution – from creative brief to launch! This role is for an experienced marketing professional who can work independently, think critically and apply basic marketing principles to project work.

    • Engagement & Impact Coordinator

      Produce engagement campaigns that maximize impact of ITVS documentaries. Bring your engagement strategy, leadership, and program evaluation skills that will expand public dialogue around diverse issues presented in ITVS films.

    • Executive Administrator to CEO

      Serve as trusted partner to our CEO! You'll be supporting the overarching strategic vision and mission of a leading organization in the public media world. Manage logistical and administrative functions, and liaise with key internal executives, board members, and key external partners.

    • Seasonal Communications Coordinator

      Assist ITVS' Communications & Publicity teams in developing creative strategies to expand audiences for Independent Lens programs

    • Outreach Consultant

      Execute on outreach campaigns that maximize the impact of ITVS documentaries. Bring your research diligence, issue-campaigns abilities, and program evaluation skills that will expand public dialogue around issues presented in ITVS films, particularly health care in rural America.

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    IN THE PRESS

    1. Independent Lens Nominated for IDA Documentary Award for the Prestigious Best Curated Series and Three ITVS-funded Films Receive Honors from the International Documentary Association

      October 26, 2018
      (San Francisco, CA) Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — For the eighth consecutive year, the ITVS series Independent Lens has been nominated for the IDA Documentary Award for Best Curated Series from the International Documentary Association, it was announced today. The series has won four times in the last five years. The 34th Annual IDA Documentary Awards
    2. RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 21, 2019 on PBS

      October 22, 2018
      (San Francisco, CA) — RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is an electrifying look at the Native American influence in popular music, despite attempts to ban, censor and erase Indian culture. As the film reveals, early pioneers of the blues such as Charlie Patton had Native as well as African American roots, and one of the first and most influential jazz
    3. Wildland Launches New Season of Independent Lens Monday, October 29, 2018 on PBS

      October 2, 2018
      Filmmaker/Firefighters Tell the Epic Yet Intimate Story ofOne Crew Battling Wildfires in the West(San Francisco, CA) — Filmed during two recent wildfire seasons, Wildland is a sweeping yet deeply personal account of a single wildland firefighting crew as they struggle with fear, loyalty, dreams, and demons. What emerges is a rich story of

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