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We partner with filmmakers who bring untold stories to public broadcasting to make a difference in the world.

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The ITVS Mission

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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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    2016 George Foster Peabody Award

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

    Full Time

    • Managing Director 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.

    • Production Coordinator, Digital Initiatives

      Join our growing ITVS digital team supporting production of digital shorts and series developed specifically for distribution via PBS, public media digital, and other broadcast platforms. Please bring knowledge of digital distribution platforms in commercial and/or public media.

    • Partnerships & Business 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.

    • Accounting Assistant

      This position would report to the Controller and include the management of the processing of annual filmmaker royalty reports as well as assisting in other areas of accounting and administration for the organization.

    • Senior Editor/Producer, Post Production

      Responsible for producing on-air and off-air promotions and sizzle reels. The Sr. Editor/Producer, assembles recorded raw material into a polished product that's suitable for broadcast, online distribution, and national positioning events.

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    1. Farmer/Veteran Premieres on Independent Lens Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017 on PBS

      March 28, 2017

      (San Francisco, CA) — Home from three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton forges a new identity as a farmer, hatching chicks and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina. He dives into life on the farm with his new love Jessica, but cannot shake the lingering traumas of war.

    2. National Bird Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, May 1, 2017 on PBS

      March 3, 2017

      (San Francisco, CA) — National Bird follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. Exploring the complexities of drone warfare from a human perspective, the film gives rare insight into the American military drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors.

    3. SEED: The Untold Story Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, April 17, 2017 on PBS

      March 3, 2017

      San Francisco, CA) — Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers intent on protecting our 12,000 year old food legacy.

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