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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

Dedicated to your vision.

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    2016 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW)-Documentary Feature Special Jury Award
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    2016 George Foster Peabody Award
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    2015 News and Documentary Emmy Awards-Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting

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    San Francisco, CA 94103

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

    Full Time

    • Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

      Lead business team of 12 that supports a creative organization of 70 people and a $20 million dollar budget in programming, production and audience development for social impact documentaries and new media storytelling.

    • Senior Content and Initiatives Manager

      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.

    • Supervising Producer, Digital Initiatives

      Manage a robust portfolio of high-quality and diverse digital series and short form programs, with rapid development and production cycles, timely and efficient delivery to ITVS, and seamless distribution via public media’s digital platforms.

    • 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.

    • Manager, Marketing & Publicity

      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.

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    1. ITVS Announces Funding For When Claude Got Shot

      October 21, 2016

      SAN FRANCISCO – ITVS, a co-producer of films that tackle complex social issues and enhance dialogue, has announced the first of its upcoming summer titles. When Claude Got Shot, by director Brad Lichtenstein, tells the story of three strangers brought together by gun violence. The film explores the complex

    2. Meet the Patels Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, December 26, 2016 on PBS

      October 11, 2016

      Meet the Patels Premieres on Independent LensMonday, December 26, 2016 on PBSOnline Streaming Begins December 27True-Life Romantic Comedy about an Indian American’s Search for Love with the Help of His Enormous Extended Family(San Francisco, CA) — Meet the Patels is a charming, real life romantic comedy

    3. Independent Lens Wins News Emmy for The Homestretch

      September 23, 2016

      Independent Lens Wins News and Documentary Emmy® Award for The Homestretch(San Francisco, CA) September 22, 2016—Independent Lens is pleased to announce that the series has been honored with a News and Documentary Emmy® Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The Homestretch,

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