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The ITVS Mission

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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.

    • Digital Producer, OVEE Management

      Join ITVS as a Digital Producer managing OVEE, our social TV platform that engages, educates, and connects communities. Bring your business development, product management and digital producer skills.

    • 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.

    • Director of Distribution

      Drive content distribution strategy for ITVS programming across public media and emerging digital platforms. Bring your strategic thinking and keen interest in the evolving landscape of content distribution.

    • Coordinator, Broadcast & Digital Distribution

      Join our distribution team representing our current content pipeline as well as 1400+ titles from our film library. Work cross-functionally with our production, programming, and audience development teams to ensure smooth delivery of all ITVS-funded films to public media and digital platforms.

    • Development and Partnerships Analyst

      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.

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    1. Shadow World Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, November 20, 2017 on PBS

      September 7, 2017

      (San Francisco, CA) — From Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, from Margaret Thatcher to Tony Blair, Shadow World reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade, the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives. Directed by Johan Grimonprez, the film is based on The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, the acclaimed book by Andrew Feinstein.

    2. Independent Lens Announces Fall 2017-Winter 2018 Season

      September 7, 2017

      The award-winning PBS series Independent Lens opens its new season on Monday, November 6 with Chasing Trane, John Scheinfeld’s portrait of jazz great John Coltrane, featuring Denzel Washington speaking the words of Coltrane.

    3. 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

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