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ViacomCBS VP, Awards in West Hollywood, California

REF#: 37592


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: West Hollywood, CA


Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI) is looking for a Vice President, Awards.

This position has the responsibility for establishing and executing the year-round awards strategy for SHOWTIME programming. The position reports to the Executive Vice President, Communications.

Responsibilities will include:

Engineer and execute award strategy for all network programming (comedy, drama, limited and non-fiction) with leadership and membership of all award organizations, including For Your Consideration mailings and events.

Manage a awards staff, external consultants and agencies.

Oversee and manage annual Awards budget.

Facilitate talent participation in award ceremonies and industry events, working directly with the Talent Relations and Events department.

Establish aesthetic, branding and awareness goals for FYC campaigns through collaboration with top-level executives, the creative design team and marketing, showrunners, studio partners and talent representatives.

Liaison with leaders and nominating bodies of the TV Academy, guilds and other awards organizations.

Facilitate access of all award-eligible programming to more than 30 award organizations on an annual basis.

Work with marketing and agency teams to build and execute media plans for all awards campaigns.

Identify the best representation of specific craft work across programming in the form of clips, reels, and unit photography for award submission and promotion.

Produce and edit essays, loglines and synopses for award submissions and promotion.

Research and archive award statistics and supplemental materials, including a competitive assessment.

Create talking points for moderator questions to highlight specific areas of achievement and interest for talent on FYC panels.



  • At least 10+ years of awards experience and knowledge of public relations, preferably in a broadcast, cable, streaming, agency or premium network setting.

  • Ability to be creative, strategic and inventive as well as detail-oriented, deadline-sensitive with an ability to multi-task.

  • Strong awards industry relations with extensive media and key industry contacts, with special emphasis on leadership in awards organizations and the trade press.

  • Demonstrated skill in advertising campaigns, event planning, talent relations and writing/editing.

  • A proven leader, decision-maker and problem-solver.

  • Strong management skills required with experience supervising staff, the ability to delegate work, and provide guidance to employees.

  • Ability to be results-oriented, a strategic and analytical problem solver and autonomous in handling issues that arise.

  • Experience in running a detailed budget across awards initiatives.

  • Ability to be forward-thinking and self-motivated.


SHOWTIME continues to make its mark across the cultural landscape with one of the most successful programming lineups in television - featuring critically acclaimed original series, provocative documentaries, box-office hit films, comedy and music specials and hard-hitting sports. SHOWTIME has an unparalleled roster of hit original content, including some of the top scripted series in cable: SHAMELESS and BILLIONS. The network is the home to rich, bold and inventive storytelling in series like THE CHI, THE L WORD: GENERATION Q, CITY ON A HILL, WORK IN PROGRESS, BACK TO LIFE and BLACK MONDAY, along with limited series THE GOOD LORD BIRD, YOUR HONOR and THE COMEY RULE. Unscripted programming includes the brand’s first ever late-night talk show, DESUS & MERO. Recent lauded docu-series and documentary films include COUPLES THERAPY, LOVE FRAUD, OUTCRY, THE REAGANS, KINGDOM OF SILENCE and BELUSHI, as well as Emmy®-winning news series VICE and political documentary series THE CIRCUS.

FUNCTION: Communications

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