Music Coordinator for the NAACP Image Awards Submissions
September 12, 2012
Position Location: Hollywood, CA
Duration: Approximately 6-8 weeks: September, 2012 – October, 2012
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
Presented annually, the NAACP Image Awards celebrate the outstanding efforts and performances of people of color in literature, television, motion pictures, and recording. The NAACP seeks to employ a Music Coordinator for the 44th NAACP Image Awards scheduled to be broadcast February 1, 2013. The Submission office secures paid entries from those who wish to be considered by a special committee that determines those who will be nominated for an Image Awards in the fields of Television, Motion Pictures, Music, and Literature.
Summary of Duties:
The Music Coordinator secures the entries within NAACP Literature categories, which results in a NAACP committee ballot. That ballot is used to decide the nominees that in turn will be voted upon to affect the winner of an Image Award.
- Develop a log of all potential literary projects released during the qualifying period of January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.
- Identify the contacts for each of these projects.
- Establish and maintain communication with entry contacts via phone and emails.
- Track the payments and other deliverables to ensure that all forms are properly completed and accompanied by proper submission fees and submission materials.
The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities:
- Prior similar experience preferred
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook,) as well as FileMaker Pro cross platform database. Knowledge of Excel is a must. Knowledge of FileMaker Pro, the Submission’s database, is a plus.
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
- Have a working knowledge of the book publishing industry
- Basic knowledge of award shows and award show season
- Must be available for the entire (approximately) 6-8 week period of employment
- Ability to work non-standard hours, as necessary
It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To Apply: Resume, cover letter, and salary requirements should be sent to NAACP:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method)
Mail: NAACP – Human Resources, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215
Fax: (410) 580-5735