Youth Media & Marketing Jobs: Broadway Video Ventures, NBCUniversal/Sprout, University of Michigan

Apr 06 2012

Today we bring you our weekly sampler of cool youth media and marketing gigs. If your company has an open position in the youth media or marketing space, we encourage you to join the Ypulse LinkedIn group, if you haven’t yet, and post there for focused career networking!

Digital Marketing Manager, YouTube Network Manager, Director of Finance, and Business Development Manager at Broadway Video Ventures
Industry: Television
Location: New York, NY
Description: BV Ventures is launching a new digital comedy network in 2012. The network will feature original productions that will initially be distributed via YouTube and NBC.com with extensions to other major digital and video platforms to follow in short order. It is seeking to fill several positions: The Digital Marketing Manager will work closely with the BV Ventures leadership team to grow, retain, and engage the network’s audience as well as to properly position and build a new consumer-facing brand. The YouTube Network Manager will work closely with the marketing and channel development teams to oversee the efficient operation of the Broadway Video Network and to grow subscribers and viewership. The Director of Finance will provide leadership and coordination of company financial planning and budget management functions. The Director will also be involved in the financial analysis for contract negotiations and product investment decisions. The Business Development Manager will work closely with the Vice President of BV Ventures to manage, maintain, and grow Broadway Video’s network of elite comedy channels (and their creators) representing millions of customers worldwide. (Via Broadway Video Ventures)

Writer/Producer, Creative Services at NBCUniversal/Sprout
Industry: Television
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Description: Primary responsibilities include: conceptualizing, scripting, overseeing production, and supervising post-production for assigned promos, image spots, sponsorship spots, billboards, sizzle reels, sales tapes, and other ad sales, marketing & creative services projects as needed; working closely with Ad Sales and Marketing Department to create campaigns, spots, and web content that serve the clients’ needs and preserve the strength of the Sprout brand; maintaining consistent brand identity across all projects in consultation and agreement with writer/producers and Creative Director, ensuring promotional messaging is effective, brand identity is clear and consistent and creative work is of an outstanding quality; effectively communicating creative and deliverables to scheduling, operations, traffic, production management, marketing, web and external vendors, while managing internal approvals in a timely manner; acting as creative liaison with production management team to handle pre-production for field and studio shoots, including but not limited to casting, location scouting, and props, wardrobe, and storyboards; directing preschoolers & their families, on-air talent, and voice-over talent for assigned projects; working with production, scheduling, and traffic teams to ensure all elements are delivered on time and on budget and meet brand, technical, and compliance standards. (Via Cynopsis)

Brand Manager at University of Michigan
Industry: Education
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Description: In this newly created role, the Brand Manager will provide brand leadership, oversight, and management for the University of Michigan brand. The Brand Manager will work with the Office of the Vice President for Global Communications marketing and communications teams to ensure consistent brand execution and delivery of all central branding, marketing, and communications activities. This person will oversee all marketing research activities through internal and external partnerships and will provide ongoing benchmarking, dashboard monitoring, and research intelligence to support data based branding, marketing, and communications decisions. This person will play a lead role in assessing vulnerabilities and opportunities in national and international rankings and will provide quality control responses to the ranking services where and when appropriate. The Brand Manager will also work to build relationships and collaborate with U-M schools, colleges, and departments to ensure consistent brand execution across the University. (Via Mashable)

Marketing & Community Manager at Pixykids
Industry: Marketing, Online
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Description: Pixykids is looking for a creative and ambitious Marketing & Community Manager to join its small, fast-paced, smart, and super-fun team to help build its community. The ideal candidate is an all-star who loves technology, has his or her own social presence and loves to experience new ways of connecting, knows how to build engagement, likes kids and still feels like one at heart, and is excited about tackling all areas of marketing as needed. The primary responsibilities of this role will be developing a social presence speaking to both moms and kids, defining an editorial strategy and writing great content as needed, helping define marketing strategy, and developing marketing initiatives including digital campaign development. (Via Mashable)

Editorial Assistant at Abrams Children’s Books
Industry: Publishing
Location: New York, NY
Description: Abrams is seeking an organized, detail minded, energetic individual, with a passion for children’s picture books and young adult fiction to provide administrative and editorial assistance to two senior editorial executives. This individual will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Books for Young Readers and Amulet imprints by performing various administrative duties such as preparing expense reports, data entry for fact sheets, contract requests, P&Ls, jacket memos, and other duties as assigned; serving as in-house liasion for the Editor-at Large; composing jacket and catalog copy; routing projects through the various steps in the publishing process; proofreading routing manuscripts and checking changes for accuracy; reading agented and unagented submissions; providing reader’s reports on manuscripts and feedback on projects; representing and caring for the needs of the imprints’ authors and artists; and drafting correspondence. (Via Publishers Marketplace)

Marketing Associate at Fortnight Journal
Industry: Online, Publishing
Location: New York, NY
Description: Fortnight Journal immediately seeks a motivated Marketing Associate. This online journal is the primary project of an initiative to broadcast the life and ideas of the Millennial generation online and builds a fellowship of idea-leaders offline. The candidate will construct sales strategy and secure corporate sponsorships for Fortnight. Primary responsibilities include: identifying appropriate corporate partners; securing meetings with potential corporate sponsors; creating and implementing custom marketing strategies for distinct pieces and contributors; selecting appropriate marketing channels within the website; developing marketing plans and collaborating with staff to create persuasive materials for proposals and meetings; and reviewing and revising plans monthly to ensure original plans are being followed, and to adjust marketing activities/strategies accordingly. (Via Mediabistro, reg required)