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Talent Partnerships Director


Hollywood, CA, US, 90028


VidCon is the world's largest event for fans, creators, executives and brands who are passionate about online video and building diverse communities. Their flagship show, VidCon US, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, welcoming 75,000 attendees and over 120 brand exhibitors. VidCon continued its global expansion this year, announcing the first-ever VidCon Asia Summit, which is set for December 2019, and VidCon Mexico, coming in 2020, adding to its roster of international events in Australia and London. VidCon was founded by veteran YouTube creators John and Hank Green (Vlogbrothers). VidCon is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands.


We are looking for a Talent Partnerships Director who will be responsible for leading the team tasked with initiating, developing, and extending the relationships between VidCon and the top online video creators, musicians, and traditional celebrities! We would love you to have deep connections in the online video communities in Los Angeles, New York and London. Have you lead talent teams and handled digital native talent? We would love a strong passion of all genres of online video and music; with an understanding of the global talent landscape!

Specific Duties include:

  • Lead the talent and creator partnerships team, coordinating all talent relations aspects of all VidCon events and VidCon Now including outreach, discovery, and hospitality.
  • Refine and develop talent process globally across VidCon.
  • Build and maintain deep, strong, and mutually beneficial relationships with top online digital video creators and their agents and managers.
  • Remain at the forefront of the digital and pop culture talent landscape, identifying new and upcoming talent that should be included in VidCon’s talent roster.
  • Collaborate with the Programming and Content teams to identify talent and pitch new creators to be considered for events and digital content.
  • Negotiate talent contracts for live shows and digital content along with third-party sales teams to secure and negotiate talent deals with brand partners and assist in coordinating the execution on the ground.
  • Lead all aspects of and direct all elements of event-based talent hospitality including bespoke white-glove travel and on-the-ground experiences for all talent.
  • Expand on existing relationships between VidCon and agencies, management companies, record labels, etc., and establish new ones.
  • Work closely with Paramount and Paramount Digital Studios talent departments to develop and coordinate talent process for on the ground activities and share insights and strategies to maximize talent asks across the company.
  • Guide VidCon’s international talent teams through building process, workflows, and communication.
  • Travel to necessary VidCon events to assist the Guest Team with on-site talent management and lead all aspects of talent management at VidCon in Anaheim and London.
  • Ability to advocate for and on behalf of VIP talent relating to their VidCon guest experience.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Experience Required

  • 6+ years working with creators and/or talent either at a talent agency, management company, MCN or similar
  • 2+ years managing teams in a leadership position
  • Experience with talent contracts and brand deal negotiations
  • Hospitality or travel industry experience a plus
  • Events experience a plus
  • Experience booking and a general knowledge of the music industry a plus
  • BA, BS or similar 4-year degree from an accredited college preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to develop rapport and establish trust with creators, agents and managers
  • Strong computer experience, specifically with CRM software, Microsoft Office and Google Docs
  • In-depth knowledge of travel booking services
  • Deep love of all aspects of online video


VidCon is located in Missoula, Montana, and is owned by Paramount – with key offices in New York, LA and London. This position will be located in our Los Angeles office. 30% travel expected.


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


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Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles