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The ITVS Mission

Dedicated to your vision.

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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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    San Francisco, CA 94103

    (415) 356-8383


    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.

    • Paralegal

      Serve as Paralegal on our Business Affairs team preparing, negotiating, and reviewing a wide variety of media, film, and technology agreements.

    • 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.

    • 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. Television Academy Bestows 2017 Governors Award to ITVS in Recognition of Its 25 Years in Broadcasting

      August 8, 2017
      (San Francisco, CA, August 8, 2017) In recognition of its more than 25 years as the nonprofit engine and leading incubator, funder and co-producer of more than 1,400 documentaries by independent producers, ITVS has been selected by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles to receive its 2017 Governors Award. ITVS President and CEO
    2. Independent Lens Launches Indie Lens Storycast, New Web Channel Showcasing Independent Makers in Partnership with PBS Digital Studios

      August 3, 2017

      Launching online with four brand new docuseries beginning September 12 featuring short stories entertainingly told with big impact

    3. ITVS Projects Receive 15 News and Documentary Emmy Nominations

      July 27, 2017

      (San Francisco, CA) Fifteen documentaries funded by ITVS have received News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations, it was announced today.

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