Director, Talent & Casting (CA/MD/NY – Hybrid Remote)

by arjohnsontvone

January 24, 2023

Worksite Locations:

Los Angeles, CA

New York, NY

Silver Spring, MD

SUMMARY:

The Director of Talent & Casting is responsible for identifying and procuring talent for TV One, as well as managing all talent-related initiatives for the network.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with SVP of Original Programming & Production and VP of Original Programming & Production in overseeing the casting of all TV One and Cleo TV reality shows, presentation and/or sizzle reels, casting tapes, scripted and unscripted pilots, series and made-for-TV One movies and/or mini-series.
  • Work with the network’s outside production companies to cast the network’s reality, news, specials and scripted projects.
  • Support outside production companies with celebrity/stunt casting and music performer outreach.
  • Maintain strong relationships with talent, talent agents, talent managers and publicists.
  • Attend casting sessions and visit sets (where needed).
  • Manage event bookings for network and parent and sister company initiatives.
  • Manage travel logistics and budget for the talent department.
  • Manage all internal talent requests from other departments within the network (Affiliate Sales & Marketing, Marketing, and Publicity) and from the other business units of Radio One, Inc. and external personal appearance requests from non-Radio One, Inc. entities.  Requests may include, but not be limited to, promotional shoots, digital initiatives and marketing requests.
  • Oversee all gifts for talent milestones, award nominations, condolences, and the like.
  • Review, route and manage notes and approvals for all talent who have approval on their promos and likeness.
  • Negotiate talent contracts with talent and/or their representatives.
  • Ensure network and production company compliance with select talent contractual terms.
  • Make certain that desired talent maintains a positive image of, and good working relationship with, the network.
  • Make certain that network creates a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for talent.
  • Set and enforce operating procedures and policies for managing network talent.
  • Direct and manage subordinate employees in talent department to handle all network initiatives outlined herein.
  • Translate overall corporate objectives in order to strategize short- and long-term talent related goals for the network.
  • Travel to select events and shoots where talent has been booked.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge and passion for TV One’s core audience and talent that would be appealing to TV One’s audience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively under changing priorities and time constraints.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Must be available to work after hours and on weekends.
  • Must be available to travel extensively.
  • Must have impeccable and verifiable relationships with talent, talent managers, talent agents and/or publicists.
  • Must have strong negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and direct a team to include but not limited to:
    • Provide regular constructive feedback
    • Resolve issues/conflicts with diplomacy in a timely manner
    • Provide on-going guidance and support for growth and development
    • Deploy effective coaching skills
    • Practical understanding of anti-harassment and discrimination laws
    • Ability to effectively administer performance reviews, and corrective action plans as appropriate
    • The ability to foster an inclusive work environment free of workplace harassment and bullying
  • Complies with Network and Urban One’s mandatory trainings and adheres to related course deadlines.
  • Legally authorized to work in the US.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree or 7+ years’ progressive experience in casting and/or talent relations.  Must possess direct access to a wide range of high-quality contacts as it relates to talent, talent managers, talent agents, and publicists.

SALARY RANGE: $105,000 – $115,000

 

If interested in applying for the Director, Talent & Casting position, please click the “apply now” button below and attach your resume to the email pop-up box 

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