Publicist - Corporate Communications

Location
Stamford
Posted
Dec 10, 2010
Closes
Jan 09, 2011
Contact
Ms. Apply via WWE Careers site
Duration
Full Time
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Corporate Communications professional to join our Corporate Communications team.

The position will be based in our Stamford headquarters with an opportunity to work out of our New York City office. The position will involve working with our Public Relations and Marketing teams in the development and execution of publicity plans and programs to enhance the visibility of the WWE brand including our individual business units, strategic partnerships, products, and senior management in national and local print, TV, digital, radio, and trade outlets.

Responsibilities:
  • Create and execute effective PR plans
  • Write press releases, pitches, and media alerts to trade and business media
  • Work with in-house team members and outside strategic partners to develop, implement, and manage internal and external communications to broaden exposure of all WWE businesses
  • Maintain and build solid business and trade media contacts at national and local broadcast, print, and online media outlets
  • Build and work daily with strategic broadcast and sponsorship partners
  • Play integral role in crisis communication efforts including on-call responsibilities and special project initiatives
  • Spearhead campaigns to obtain company-wide corporate and industry awards
  • Keep abreast of WWE products and storylines, as well as entertainment, media, and sports industry trends, to actively seek new "out of the box" publicity opportunities
  • Organize and coordinate on a national and local level press conferences and public appearances by WWE talent and senior management
  • Update Corporate and Intranet websites and maintain corporate media information documents
  • Develop content for internal communications initiatives
Requirements:
  • Minimum of four years experience in corporate communications preferably at a media/entertainment or sports company or property
  • Established media contacts in both national and local print, TV, radio, and digital media outlets with an emphasis on trade publications such as Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Broadcasting & Cable, and Multichannel News
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with senior management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Detail-oriented
  • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work independently using good business judgment
  • Able to travel as needed
  • Bachelor degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, or related field of study preferred

WWE has a comprehensive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, 401K, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, shuttle service to/from the Stamford train station, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, and much more!



Please upload resume (MSWord or pdf) and include salary requirement when you complete your on-line application.