Director of Communications, MSNBC

Posted: 5/15/2019

Location: New York, New York
Function: Operations & Strategy
Specialty: Operations
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

MSNBC is looking for an experienced communications professional to join the NYC team. The Director will develop and execute press strategies for acclaimed hard news brands for MSNBC.
Shows include MSNBC Dayside & Weekend programming, Deadline: White House, MTP Daily, the Beat with Ari Melber and the 11th Hour with Brian Williams.

Responsibilities of the Director, Communications include, but are not limited to:
  • Promote MSNBC content—focusing on exclusives, communicate ratings data, and position brands for maximum marketplace visibility
  • Serve as a media strategist and spokesperson for talent and programs
  • Foster strong contacts with print, digital, and trade media
  • Pitch ideas and create promotional opportunities for talent and programs
  • Coordinate media interviews, photo shoots and publicity opportunities, including speaking events
  • Coordinate and execute events that promote MSNBC
  • Generate press materials, including press releases, bios, talking points, tweets, and pitch letters
  • Work closely with executives, producers, standards and legal on approval of written materials
  • Note: This position will at times require weekend work.

    • Minimum 8 years relevant media relations and communications experience, political experience strongly preferred
    • Excellent news judgement and communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Willingness to travel and work on weekends
    • Experience with, and contacts in media/political talent relations
    • Experience in data and ratings measurement
    • Exemplary organization and time management skills
    • Ability to work across and balance multiple teams, deadlines, and projects
    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications, or equivalent
    • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

    Desired Characteristics:
    • Experience in television publicity
    • Strong understand of, and experience with social media & emerging platforms
    • Passion for news and journalism

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