Full Time Job

SVP, Programming Diversity Equity & Inclusion


Universal City, CA 07-23-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description

Role Purpose
NBCUniversal is committed to increasing diversity in front of and behind the camera, and to telling the types of stories that reflect our audience. This position will drive diversity strategies across the NBC Entertainment and Entertainment & Lifestyle channels, and Peacock in building and growing both creative and internal talent pools.

Essential Responsibilities:

Specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Lead strategic planning for the Company's in front of the camera and behind the camera diversity agenda across all NBC Broadcast Network, Entertainment & Lifestyle Group and Peacock.
• Strategize with Human Resources to determine where DE&I initiatives can play a role in the recruitment and hiring process
• Work with NBCU Chief Diversity Officer and other DE&I leaders from internal business units to share talent and best practices
• Partner with HR on workforce retention strategies for diverse talent
• Partner with Creative Executives on sponsorship for DE&I programming initiatives and external commitments
• Work with Corporate DE&I and Communications for consistent external messaging and find opportunities to spotlight success stories.
• Evaluate current programs for in front of and behind the camera pipelines and determine success metrics for each. Build on existing pipeline programs with proven success and launch/redefine new programs where needed. Programs including but not limited to: Late Night Writers Workshop, Short Film Festival, Female Forward and Emerging Director Program, Writers on the Verge, StandUp NBC, Scene Showcase, Casting Apprentice Program, Diverse Staff Writer Initiative, Writer's Assistant Program, Production Assistant Initiative and Production Office Coordinator Program, Entertainment Associates and Production Associates Program- Unscripted.
• Represent Comcast NBCUniversal externally and oversee branding and communication strategies and talent outreach efforts
• Partner with Corporate Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Employee Resource Groups
• In partnership with leadership and HR, track programming and workforce diversity analytics and outreach efforts, and present to senior leaders

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree
• 10+ years relevant experience working in a mix of studio, creative, entertainment and diversity efforts

Eligibility Requirements:
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
• Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
• Must have work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics:
• Creative thinker and problem solver
• Strong diplomacy skills; demonstrated ability to manage to multiple constituents and bridge goals and objectives
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, and critical thinking skills required
• Strong understanding of applicable State and Federal employment laws and general business practices required
• Excellent leadership, problem solving, project management, and presentation skills required
• Ability to interface effectively with all levels of employees, managers and executives
• Strong persuasion and conflict resolution skills required
• Must be detail-oriented and organized, with excellent follow-through and analytical skills
• Must have ability to execute both strategic and tactical priorities
• Solid written and verbal communication skills a must, including the ability to interface with others inside and outside of the company in a positive and professional manner
• Must be able to work independently with the ability to juggle priorities and manage time to effectively meet deadlines
• Media/Broadcast/Cable/Production experience preferred
• Experience with Excel, Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to and be comfortable working in both a corporate environment as well as a production environment
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Sense of humor appreciated, quick thinking and approachable nature needed