Sr Press Manager

Posted: 1/13/2018

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: PR & Communications
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

<u>Job Purpose: </u>
The Sr Press Manager will create and execute full media campaigns for alternative and scripted programs for NBC Entertainment. The ideal candidate will work aggressively to secure appropriate radio, print, online and broadcast opportunities in an effort to generate maximum, positive publicity for the network’s programming.
<u>Essential Responsibilities: </u>
<li>Act as media strategist, campaign planner and spokesperson for assigned shows
<li>Develop positive relationships with the stars, producers, publicists, agents, managers, production staff, media and executives
<li>Pitch ideas and create promotional opportunities for talent and series
<li>Promote, create and implement special promotional activities including publicity junkets, events, press conferences and screenings
<li>Work closely with program executives, producers, business affairs and legal to garner approval of written materials
<li>Crossover multi-promotional platforms and create synergistic opportunities through marketing and publicity
<li>Coordinate print interviews, on-set visits, photo shoots and EPKs
<li>Generate all press materials, including announcement releases, bios, loglines, talking points, story synopses, pitch letters and correspondence
<li>Coordinate closely with NBC's Entertainment team to present the network and its programming in the most favorable light

Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in publicity handling shows and/or projects
  • Minimum 3 years experience pitching, booking and covering national and local media interviews necessary
  • Minimum 2 years experience creating written press materials
  • Minimum 2 years experience working with and gaining the confidence of producers, manager, executives and talent
  • Bachelor’s degree

    Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice.
  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
  • Must have work authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Must be a team player and enjoy working closely with others
  • Experience in television publicity, promoting both scripted and alternative programming is highly preferred
  • Ability to juggle and meet numerous deadlines and identify press opportunities
  • Strong media and industry contacts
  • Experience in marketing for cross-over opportunities with advertisers and clients
  • Solid written and verbal communications skills required
  • Superior organization and creative skills
  • In depth knowledge of social media platforms, digital and social media influencers and incorporating social media activations within publicity campaigns.

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