Curtis Smith

Project Manager, Discovery Channel

Curtis has spearheaded major projects at Discovery from media campaigns to event partnerships to managing cross-platform promos—the Shark Week Campaign 2014 and establishing the branded night “Motor Mondays,” for instance. “To be able to come up with unique and innovative ways to engage and activate viewers is what really excites me about the future of the industry,” he says.

What makes you most excited about this industry as you advance in your career?

The ability to view and market content in so many different ways. We have so many different platforms and ways to reach our fans, so to be able to come up with unique and innovative ways to engage and activate viewers is what really excites me about the future of the industry.

What would be your ultimate dream job? 

Outside of my current job? To own my own small business on the beach!

Who has been your biggest mentor and why?

My only boss since I started with Discovery in 2010, Josh Kovolenko. He’s shown me the ropes and gives honest, straightforward feedback. He also lets me beat him in Ping-Pong… occasionally.

What three things can’t you live without?

Football, Football coverage and Fantasy Football.

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