Sr. Manager, Communications, USA & SYFY

Posted: 2/26/2019

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

Role Purpose
  • The Senior Manager will work to generate maximum exposure for USA & SYFY original programming. The position reports to the Senior Director of Communications for USA & SYFY, based in NY. This position can be located in either New York or Los Angeles.

  • ResponsibilitiesDevelop and execute publicity campaigns for assigned series and specials Work regularly alongside programming and marketing to formulate big picture campaign strategies and goals Generate creative story ideas to break into new areas of the media
  • Create press materials (releases, media alerts, series descriptions, talking points, etc.)
  • Coordinate talent interviews and participation in industry and press events
  • Plan press events, including junkets, red carpets, set visits, press screenings etc.
  • Develop and maintain strong press relationships across all digital, print and electronic outletsHelp maintain and create media listsBuild positive relationships with the talent, producers and representatives
  • Manage outside PR consultants on select projects
  • Work in conjunction with the awards team as it relates to assigned shows, talent support and submissions
  • Track and maintain individual show budgets

  • Basic Qualifications
    • 3+ years at publicist level
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills required

    Eligibility Requirements
    • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
    • Willingness to travel and work extra hours, and on nights and weekends with short notice
    • Must be willing to work in New York or Los Angeles
    • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

    • Experience pitching, booking and covering national and local media interviews
    • Strong relationships with television and entertainment press
    • A proactive multi-tasker, with the ability to prioritize and meet numerous deadlines
    • Creative and strategic thinker, especially when identifying press opportunities
    • Strong external and team communication skills including talent, media and all levels of executives

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