Director of Communications, DailyCandy

Location
New York
Posted
Mar 11, 2013
Closes
Apr 10, 2013
Contact
Ms. Brooke Camp
Duration
Freelance
Responsibilities

•Work closely with DailyCandy leadership team to understand the business goals and effectively communicate them.
•Develop and execute a consumer press strategy to raise the spotlight on DailyCandy’s editorial content –and securing a regular presence for a the DailyCandy spokesperson on the various media outlets.
•Develop and execute B-to-B press strategies to highlight DailyCandy business wins, including ad sales deals, product collaborations, etc.
•Capitalize on PR opportunities and speaking engagements at key industry conferences, trade shows and film festivals.
•Oversee all aspects of internal communications to create a positive work culture at DailyCandy and keep employees informed about the state of the business.
•Press Relations: identify, establish, & maintain personal relationships w/ key contacts in the press. Manage press crisis/conflict situations.
•Develop high quality, creative, and well written material for distribution to media.
•Ensure that executives are well prepped and media trained for all press interviews and public speaking engagements.
•Work closely with VP of Communications to ensure DailyCandy fits into the broader NBCU message.

Qualifications

•Minimum of 7 years of experience in Communications and/or Publicity in the media/entertainment industry
•Must have digital experience/press relationships
•Bachelor's degree in a related field
•Must have proven track-record of creating buzz and maximizing press opportunities


Eligibility Requirements:
•Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
•Must be willing to work in New York, NY

Desired Characteristics

•Strong executive presence, especially when dealing with NBCU senior leadership teams.
•Strong writing, interpersonal, pitching and presentation skills.
•Intellect and flexibility to work in a highly fast paced, demanding environment with tight deadlines.
•Pro-active, multi-tasker who has proven ability in launching new and creative PR strategies
•Possess a passion for digital media, and media/entertainment.
•Be able to act as relationship builder both internally and externally.
•A creative mind with the ability to think “big.”
•Forward thinker who is able to present, develop & guide projects through to closure.
•Excellent sense for competitive markets.
•Strong media contacts in the entertainment/digital/ space.
• Exhibit sophistication and skills necessary to establish and maintain a high level of credibility.


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