The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is advertising for an “Executive Director”. Now you’d think that position would involve stashing secret studio gifts, cataloguing autographed photos of HFPA members with celebrities, monitoring all the free food and drink provided for these non-journalist freeloaders. But no. Instead these are the duties:
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED is responsible for supervising existing contracts with vendors, overseeing finances and audits, advising in the grant-making process in coordination with the Grants Officer, devising brand-enhancing strategies, increasing alliances within the industry in conjunction with the Board and HFPA publicists, and identifying and pursuing opportunities to do the same. The ED will work closely with the President to ensure the smooth running of the Association by attending every Board and Membership meeting and following up on administrative issues, preserving the institutional memory of the Association. Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a legal and business background, extensive contacts in the entertainment industry, and superior interpersonal, verbal and writing skills.