Director, Corporate Communications, USA & SYFY

Posted: 8/7/2018

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

The Director, Corporate Communications is a key strategist and storyteller on the Communications team that supports multiple NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment business units: the Entertainment Networks group (USA Network and SYFY) and scripted and unscripted studios (Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and Wilshire Studios). The Director will plan and execute communications and media relations strategy against our digital businesses (notably SYFY WIRE), manage key network/studio corporate communications initiatives, promote the network’s award-winning marketing and digital campaigns, handle internal communications and work on other projects as assigned.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive communications strategy for SYFY WIRE, the top genre news destination currently experiencing tremendous growth. The director will work with executives and key editorial staff to identify both short- and long-term opportunities for press and industry awareness, including announcements, features, trend stories, personality profiles, breaking news/exclusives, events and more
  • Identify and promote innovative marketing and digital campaigns and projects including stunts, activations, experiential, brand campaigns and more
  • Work with colleagues to identify trade and business press opportunities for networks and studios. This includes long-range planning and editorial calendar management
  • Write and maintain key corporate information, facts and bios, as well as clear and concise talking points
  • Develop and maintain key contacts with trade and business press
  • Lead daily internal communications efforts for networks and studios
  • Support program publicity, talent relations and event management as needed

  • • 7+ years experience in communications or journalism
    • Experience in digital journalism or news PR strongly preferred

    Additional Job Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in New York
  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

    The ideal candidate is a critical thinker with keen analytical skills, can handle a high volume of projects, has the ability to be nimble and pivot to quickly shifting priorities, is detail-oriented, embraces innovation, and is a superb written and verbal communicator. The candidate will also be a voracious consumer of industry, digital and entertainment news.

    At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

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