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Director, Communications / Publicity

New York City, NY, USA | Viacom

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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• Serves as lead on high-profile projects, including tentpole events and marquee, non-scripted content

• Brings to the role strong relationships with a wide range of media (consumer/trade, etc.)

• Crafts key talking points; oversees internal and external messaging around projects

• Creates press strategies for key series across all four brands 

• Manages junior staff on select projects

• Understands and promotes brand messaging in pitches/stories 

• Explores and executes trade media opportunities surrounding show assignments (e.g. greenlights, renewals, etc.)

• Leads ratings release efforts on assigned projects

• Creates and edits press materials for respective series; edits copy from junior staff

• Working experience with crisis communications

• Identifies/executes key speaking opportunities for executives through panels/speaking engagements and industry “top executive” lists 

• Oversees awards campaigns

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree Required with a minimum of 8-10 years of experience in entertainment publicity

• Experience mentoring junior level staff

Additional Qualifications

• Excellent writing skills

• Team player who works collaboratively among the group and with internal executives and outside constituents 

• Ability to work under tight deadlines across multiple projects

• Attention to detail

• Strong organizational skills

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