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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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    • 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.

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      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. The Last Laugh Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, April 24, 2017 on PBS

      February 1, 2017

      (San Francisco, CA) — The Last Laugh is a documentary based on the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? History shows that even victims of Nazi concentration camps used humor as a means of survival and resistance. Still, any use of comedy in connection with this horror risks diminishing the suffering of millions. So where is the line?

    2. The Bad Kids Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, March 20, 2017 on PBS

      January 25, 2017

      (San Francisco, CA) — Located in an isolated and impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California’s alternative schools for at-risk students. Every student there has fallen so far behind that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school — Black Rock is their last chance.

    3. Ovarian Psycos Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, March 27, 2017 on PBS

      January 25, 2017

      (San Francisco, CA) — Ovarian Psycos is a documentary about a new generation of young women of color from the Eastside of Los Angeles who are confronting injustice, building community, and redefining identity through a raucous, irreverently named bicycle crew: The Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade.

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