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Talent Booker

NBCUniversal

Universal City, CA 04-05-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Responsibilities

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Job Description

NBCUniversal's E! News is seeking a Los Angeles-based Talent Booker. This role will be responsible for supporting E! News' relationship with celebrity publicists and managers, brands and publishers across E!'s top-rated network of celebrity content. This position will work closely with celebrity representatives to build strong relationships, book in-studio talent and extend the E! brand across multiple platforms, with a focus on news and breaking news.

Responsibilities:
• Develop and maintain strong relationships with talent representatives, magazine and book publishers, podcast networks and brands.
• Pitch and book talent for celebrity appearances and interviews across multiple E! shows and platforms.
• Handle outreach to talent representatives for breaking news and non-breaking news stories.
• Ideate and pitch unique celebrity content opportunities for E! coverage, especially as they relate to news-related stories.
• Coordinate celebrity appearances and act as liaison between talent representation and series' producers regarding logistics and interview topics.
• Stay abreast of pop culture and upcoming entertainment events and work with team to translate them into booking opportunities.
• This position is required to work a hybrid schedule: four days a week on-site, Monday - Thursday. Essential functions that require this position to be on-site, include but are not limited to:
• Having the ability to collaborate with the broader E! News team and the on-site E! News leadership to most efficiently and effectively problem solve
• Being able to work in a fast-paced environment which requires communicating updates and instructions quickly between calls and meetings
• Work with production team to plan and coordinate shoots, discussing logistics and confirming appropriate on-site setup

Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree of equivalent experience
• 4+ years of experience in the celebrity entertainment industry in TV, print, or online publications. With at least 2 years of experience in a booking role.
• An extensive background and strong relationships working directly with celebrity publicists, managers, and agents.
• Strong contacts, including with influencer, sports, podcast representatives and other pop culture personalities
• Experience booking celebrity appearances and cooperative features.
• Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.
• Experience handling outreach to multiple parties at the pace required for breaking news stories.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook Desired Characteristics
• Strong judgment and a history of being able to mediate the demands of a news organization with celebrity representatives.
• Must be responsible, self-motivated and able to work under pressure.
• Strong negotiation, verbal and written communication skills.

Desired Characteristics:
• Team player who is able to work in a fast-paced environment.
• A love of celebrity, entertainment and pop culture.
• Ability to juggle multiple assignments and balance priorities as required.
• Experience working in a collaborative team environment.

Additional Requirements:

Hybrid: This position has been designated as hybrid, generally contributing from the office a minimum of four days per week.

This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website.

Salary range: $85,000-$110,000

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-ro86z3-44-210-83-132-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $85,000 to $110,000 Per Year ($ USD)