Founded by Kevin Hart with a mission to keep the world laughing together, HARTBEAT is the global, multi-platform media brand creating the boldest and most influential entertainment at the intersection of comedy and culture. Innovative. Inspiring. Inclusive. Infectious. Indelible (if you know that word, chances are there’s a college on your resume). Point is, we go IN.

We believe engaging content and comedy have the power to shift the culture and change the world. Our feeling-first content, immersive platforms and experiences, matchless storytellers, and creativity look audiences dead in their face and dare ’em not to smile, laugh out loud, think, act, care, share, and grow more connected to the world and to each other. We win every time.

Now, get out your pencils and pads. Hartbeat has three divisions: HARTBEAT STUDIOS, which finances, develops, and produces innovative content; HARTBEAT MEDIA, which connects with consumers globally through events and the company's expansive distribution network; and PULSE, the full-service branded content and creative studio that also serves as creative and cultural consultancy to the Hartbeat brand. Plus, Hartbeat's flagship consumer brand, LOL! NETWORK, reaches audiences across its owned and operated social media, audio, and OTT partners. ’kay, pencils down.

So if you hate fun, never like to laugh, and hardly ever smile, we have the job for you – somewhere else. But if you believe in a culture of creativity, entrepreneurialism, inclusion, hustle, and heart – while prioritizing fun and funny – you belong here.

We are seeking a Head, Talent Partnerships to join our team! This role will work across all divisions of the organization (Studios, Media & Pulse) to attract best-in-class talent (comedians, actors, influencers, musicians and athletes) and develop and implement ways to partner, promote and drive mutual value from these relationships.


Talent Strategy

  • Build and lead a team overseeing talent strategy for new and existing company initiatives
  • Identify, source and develop talent partners for Hartbeat’s various business units and initiatives
  • Partner with the Studios team to develop and package “built for talent” projects
  • Strategize with cross-functional teams on talent opportunities to help build and promote talent
  • Collaborate with legal to establish talent rates and deal guidelines across initiatives
  • Provide insight on deal terms which include but are not limited to: SAG/AFTRA, charitable giving, talent fees, promotion, integrated marketing and content usage

Talent Relations

  • Build a team that serves as primary point of contacts for talent in 360, first-look and slate deals - working cross-functionally to align Talent & company goals
  • Develop, foster and maintain positive working relationship with publicists, managers, agents, television and film studios and record labels to source and structure talent partnerships
  • Identify emerging talent across various social media platforms with a keen focus on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube
  • Develop and maintain deep relations with a broad roster of stand-up comedians – and activate them around Hartbeat’s various stand-up initiatives including: Specials, Tours and Live Events

Talent Activation & Casting

  • Liaise with talent bookers and partners to ensure the most compelling celebrity guests are booked for Hartbeat’s current programming
  • Manage talent requests from all lines of business including Marketing, Brand Partnerships, Live Events and Studio (Film, TV & Audio)
  • Collaborate with internal creative teams and external partners to identify, recommend and book relevant talent, including comedians, actors, musical artists, tastemakers and influencers for broadcast, digital, print and live event productions


  • 10+ years of experience structuring and managing talent partnerships
  • Extensive network of relationships across the talent community (agents, managers, publicists etc.)
  • Experience negotiating talent-driven deals is a must
  • Firm knowledge of all levels of talent/influencers - with deep relationships in comedy space
  • Familiarity with SAG-AFTRA talent regulations, policies, and FTC sponsor guidelines
  • Ability to think creatively and independently and work collaboratively
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Must be able to manage time well, stay organized, and pay attention to detail
  • Prior experience as agent or talent manager is a plus


We got you! Hartbeat provides eligible employees competitive benefits, including: medical, dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, paid vacation and holiday pay and generous family leave policies. We also offer 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible spending account and an unlimited supply of laughs on company time (aftershock giggles may spill into personal time) and more!


We each have our own story and we strive to embrace what makes each one of us unique. We believe that celebrating and embracing this philosophy makes for a better world! Whether looking at our current staff or future team members, we believe that everyone has something to offer, and our employment practices reflect that. Whether by mandate or not, we never have and never will make our employment decision based upon race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


Look, it’s called work for a reason. We show up for our teammates, our partners, and our audience. We’re a high-energy culture, where EVERYONE IS A HEADLINER, expected to give their best performance. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, meaningful, and inspiring. Because if you’re not having fun at work, you’re missing a good time!

So, if you hate fun, never like to laugh, and hardly ever smile, we have the job for you – somewhere else. But if you believe in a culture of creativity, entrepreneurialism, inclusion, hustle, and heart – while prioritizing fun and funny – you belong here.