HBO Senior Publicist - HBO Media Relations (Sports)

Employer
HBO
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
HBO Senior Publicist - HBO Media Relations (Sports)
Posted
Dec 05, 2018
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

OVERALL SUMMARY:

Senior Publicist will handle media relations and publicity initiatives and responsibilities associated with the programming generated and produced by HBO Sports.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Handle media relations and publicity initiatives and responsibilities associated with the programming generated and produced by HBO Sports.
  • Write, pitch, develop press opportunities and plan special event activities such as premiere screenings and press conferences for HBO Sports.
  • Manage TV, radio, print and digital press requests and activities for HBO Sports broadcast talent, including Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.
  • Manage coordination and participation among various partners and stakeholders in the publicity activation phase of HBO Sports documentary, reality series, magazine shows and special event presentations.
  • Mine out new press opportunities to help extend HBO Sports programming beyond the traditional core audience.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years related experience media, PR or communications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage press requests on deadline and pitch programming.
  • Appetite for working on cutting edge programming that requires out-of-the-box thinking.
  • Solid understanding of the sports media landscape on the web, radio and print.
  • Ability to work closely with our programming content providers.
  • Well organized and resourceful self-starter that thrives in a fast-paced environment.

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