Director, PR & Publicity
Director, PR & Publicity Bedrocket Media Ventures is a disruptive media company looking to change the face of media and entertainment. We're not only building the next generation of amazing media properties, but we're also revolutionizing the way people discover and consume great entertainment in the cloud, and inventing new forms of interactive programming that will drive the future of video storytelling. We're a fast-growing, venture backed company that was founded by the founder of multiple successful cable networks and the co-founder of Huffington Post, and we're building a radical team of creative thinkers and expert doers who are passionate about pioneering a truly new model for media.You are: An outstanding PR person that's passionate about our company and our mission to change the world of media. You have great experience in publicity plus a background in entertainment and digital media-bonus points for technology. You have a strong set of contacts and relationships on both coasts and are a creative thinker who thrives in a high-pressure environment. You have a proven track record of media placements in all mediums and demonstrated experience with a variety of social media channels. Ideally, you also have a great sense of humor and a passion for the startup life! This is a full-time position based in our New York City headquarters in SoHo. Qualifications: * 7+ years of PR and publicity experience in the entertainment world working with new programming and promoting talent. * Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English, or a similar field. * Experience with and knowledge of YouTube and the online video space, plus a strong background in entertainment and digital publicity. * Extensive knowledge of press with a strong Rolodex of contacts on East and West coasts, as well as extensive contacts within the digital world (top blogs, YouTube channels, media influencers, etc.). * Excellent people management, writing, verbal, and organizational skills, and a history of innovation, creativity, and success in collaboration. * Proactive and outgoing with a get-it-done attitude. * Experience in event planning a plus. * Ability to work and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, high growth (but laid-back) environment. Responsibilities: * Lead and manage the press coverage of our programming and talent, working closely with our marketing, social media, and programming teams across all of Bedrocket's channels. * Develop and execute press strategies, including drafting press releases and assembling all related materials. * Determine press strategy and pitch feature stories and reviews * Pitch ongoing digital press outreach and serve as primary liaison between Bedrocket, its channels, and the press. * Oversee some coverage of our partnerships, technology platforms, and product initiatives. * Identify opportunities within the online video space for collaboration and growth and execute outreach. * Manage talent relationships, write bios, obtain press photos and production skills, and pitch talent for interviews as appropriate. * Update and maintain corporate collateral materials, online press kits for assigned projects on corporate website, oversee and manage press previews, outreach, etc. * Conceptualize and incorporate social media placements into campaigns for all assigned projects. * Keep ahead of the curve on goings-on in the entertainment and digital world. * Collaborate with the marketing team on strategy, voice, audience reach, and press coverage. Come work with us! * We offer competitive salary, health benefits (medical, dental, vision), and equity. * Laid-back environment: jeans, plaid, t-shirts, you get the gist. * Bring your dog to work-they'll love our wood floors. * Sunny window view overlooking the heart of SoHo and its endless food and bar options. * Friendly co-workers to geek out with. Bedrocket Media Ventures is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No recruiters, please.