Senior Publicist - NBC Sports

Posted: 4/13/2019

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

Role Purpose
The Senior Publicist, NBC Sports Group, is responsible for managing and executing communications strategies across the storied portfolio of NBC Sports Group properties and programming. The ideal candidate will successfully generate positive press for the network’s programming, will support various publicity initiatives, and lead certain projects. This position reports into the VP, Communications.

  • Support NBC Sports PR team on the press strategy and execution for NASCAR, INDYCAR, other Motorsports, Olympics, NFL, NHL and Notre Dame Football, among other properties
  • Write and edit/update press materials, including press releases, bios, talking points, pitches, etc.
  • Attend numerous events, races and assist in the management of on-site proactive and reactive media relations
  • Monitor telecasts to generate proactive publicity and provide appropriate media services, including transcripts and research
  • Coordinate media interviews with NBC Sports on-air commentators, producers and executives, as necessary
  • As part of NBC Sports Group Communications team and as schedule permits, assist department’s promotion and coverage of big events, including the Olympics, Super Bowl, SNF, Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final, NASCAR Playoffs, Indy 500, etc.
  • Support NBC Sports Regional Sports Networks PR, as needed
  • Coordinate and draft award submissions
  • Assist with management of/proactively pitching speaking opportunities for NBC Sports Group executives
  • Help manage and update NBC Sport Group’s press website and corporate bios
  • Contribute to building Media Guides, as needed, including the Super Bowl and Olympics
  • Build and maintain press lists
  • Work with team members on ad hoc projects, assignments, events, etc., as assigned

  • Basic Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Communications, Journalism or Public Relations
    • Minimum six (6) years working in public relations and/or Sports industry
    • Computer knowledge (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    Eligibility Requirements
    • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered note job #: )
    • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
    • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’ s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

    • Experience writing press releases a strong plus
    • Experience using CisionPoint a strong plus
    • Understanding of TV Sports industry, ratings, and processes a strong plus

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