Jeff Ayars

Location New York
Bio

producer @ NBCUniversal | filmmaker, actor, comedian. paradigm agency, authentic mgmt.

Film Producer Director Comedian
Projects
35 Projects

Work History

Producer, Morning Joe MSNBC
NBCUniversal Media, LLC
Sep 2019 – Present
New York, New York, United States
pitch, write, direct & produce human interest & mini docu pieces for air on Morning Joe
Writer Producer, Promos & Marketing
NBCUniversal Media, LLC
Apr 2018 – Sep 2019
New York, New York, United States
Wrote, produced, and directed content for corporate & NBCU networks--notably, promos for the Blumhouse & Universal television Purge series.
Creative Lead
NBCUniversal Media, LLC
Sep 2016 – Apr 2018
New York, New York, United States
Created video marketing materials, technology overviews, and strategy decks for NBCUniversal executive leadership--including the CTO’s 10 Year Engineering Plan. Coordinated between leadership across On Air, Technical Operations, Engineering, Product teams, and external partners to promote understanding of emerging technologies critical to NBCUniversal’s success.
Digital Media Lead, Young Professionals Network
NBCUniversal Media, LLC
Mar 2016 – Mar 2018
Greater New York City Area
Develop social media strategy & campaigns, produce graphics & video for events and marketing, lead team of volunteers for digital initiatives and events. The Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a volunteer organization built to foster early-in-career NBCUniversal employees. YPN aims to cultivate and retain these employees by providing professional development opportunities, leadership skills, and innovation-driving initiatives. … see more
Product Specialist, Portfolio Management
NBCUniversal Media, LLC
May 2015 – Sep 2016
50% Project management, 50% internal creative resource, I split my time between project-managing TVE app launches and creating Executive-level presentations and videos for key technology and corporate initiatives.
Product Specialist, Advanced Media
NBCUniversal Media, LLC
Jun 2014 – May 2015
Roles included managing relationships with Bravo, E!, Esquire, MSNBC, and NBC News; leading TVE and STB partner onboarding; presenting updates to stakeholders; and as-needed creative work on high-profile presentations, including creating a sizzle reel for the Technology & Engineering Emmy awards.
QA Specialist & Graphics Operator, Advanced Television Team
NBCUniversal Media, LLC
Jun 2013 – Jun 2014
cnbc headquarters
Built, tested and inserted graphics for social media events & polling for live broadcasts, trained new team members, and edited the team’s daily tech newsletter.
Co-Founder, Creator & Performer
Cannibal Milkshake
May 2013 – Present
www.cannibalmilkshake.com
Cannibal Milkshake Comedy is a partnership between Jeff Ayars & Dan Rosen formed after the two graduated from Cornell University. The duo produces, writes, directs, edits, and acts in their videos, which have garnered over 3 million views on Comedy Central, The New Yorker, College Humor, and the Funny Or Die Homepage. Jeff & Dan also performed live at venues like Union Hall, and StandUp NY, and UCB.
Festival Programmer - TV Pilots, Web Series & Sketches
New York City Independent Film Festival
Jun 2017 – May 2019
Greater New York City Area
• Curator of the Sketch Video, Web Series and TV Pilots categories for the festival • Award show host & moderator of the screenings and filmmaker Q&A sessions Submissions are open now! www.nycindieff.com/submissions/submit
Production Intern, Hardball With Chris Matthews
NBCUniversal, Inc.
May 2012 – Aug 2012
30 Rockefeller Center, NYC
Created rundowns, ordered graphics, handled talent
Videographer & Editor
Philadelphia Phillies
Jun 2011 – Aug 2011
Greater Philadelphia Area
Shot, directed & edited 30 second TV spot for 2012 All Star Game
Graphic Design Intern, Comcast Sports Group
Comcast
May 2010 – Aug 2010
Greater Philadelphia Area
Worked with Creative Services Dept. to design and create graphics for live telecasts

Education

BFA
Cornell University
2008 – 2013
Drexel University
2011 – 2011
University of Pennsylvania
2010 – 2010
Penncrest High School
2004 – 2008

Skills