Specialist, Network Partnerships - News

Posted: 12/6/2018

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

Job Purpose

A creative mind with the tools to come up with big ideas and support the execution of those ideas from start to finish.

That is the role of the Marketing Specialist working on the NBC News & MSNBC linear & digital brands. In a fast-paced news environment we need a talented person who can brainstorm at the speed of the news cycle and execute a campaign with precession.

As the Specialist you are a key conduit between the MSNBC & NBC News (editorial, strategic content, & branded content) teams and the sales team to effectively translate 1) a brand’s/client’s needs into actionable cross-media programs from ideation through campaign launch, and 2) MSNBC & NBC News editorial initiatives into sellable opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Client-Specific RFPs & Brainstorms: partner with sales and Network Partnership Director and VP to formulate marketable sales strategies that are customized to fit specific client objectives; includes brainstorming and liaising with site editorial/production teams to create compelling NBC News & MSNBC sales programs.
  • Optimize Sales Campaigns: Oversee the post-sale process including creating integrated series for linear & digital and managing branded content campaigns. The Marketing Specialist will be responsible for working on a campaign from start to finish.
  • Executional Support: Partner with internal and external team members to deliver on the vision sold to clients.

  • Messaging
  • Sales Collateral: create NBC News & MSNBC sales materials, programming/event show sheets, case studies, research one-sheets, etc.
  • Internal Communication/Facilitation: Act as a point of contact for inbound NBC News & MSNBC marketing requests and liaise with all appropriate NBC News & MSNBC groups (digital sales, on-air marketing/sales, editorial, research, etc.) to facilitate efficient communication. Educate internal constituents on key NBC News & MSNBC priorities.

  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Proven project management expertise
    • 3+ years of experience at an agency, media company, sales organization, where the individual was responsible for presentation, creative and promotion development
    • External candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
    • Must be willing to work in New York, NY
    • Willingness to travel and work overtime and on weekends
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

    Eligibility Requirements:
    • External candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
    • Must be willing to work in New York, NY
    • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
    • Willingness to travel and work overtime
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be 18 years or older

    Desired Characteristics:
    • Strong interpersonal skills with internal and external clients
    • Excellent writing skills for internal and external communication
    • Strong organizational skills – ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Attention to detail, excellent comprehension
    • Strong design skills – ability to use Photoshop
    • Knowledge of media marketing, the sales process and media in general
    • Thorough knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel
    • Ability to derive insights from the data

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