Director - Communications, NBC News Digital

Posted: 5/23/2019

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


Please note this is a short term staff position with an estimated end date of May 2020.
NBC News Digital is looking to hire a Communications Director to cover a leave.
The Director will develop and execute press strategies for NBC News Digital.



Responsibilities of the Director, Communications include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead and manager PR strategy, outreach and communications for all of NBC News Digital properties including: NBCNews.com, TODAY.com, MSNBC.com, Stay Tuned and our various apps/digital platforms
  • Direct promotion of digital content on a daily basis, plus relevant data, analytics and digital trend stories
  • Promote content and storytelling to position brands for maximum marketplace visibility
  • Serve as a media strategist and primary liaison with digital leaders for PR strategy
  • Identify speaking opportunities and panels for NBC News Digital and MSNBC Digital teams
  • Foster strong contacts with print, digital, and trade media
  • Pitch ideas and generate press materials, including press releases, bios, talking points, tweets, and pitch letters
  • Note: This position will at times require weekend work.

    Qualifications/Requirements:
    • 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
    • Passion for news and journalism
    • 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 nbcunicareers.com to be considered
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

    Desired Characteristics:
    • A team player with experience working across different teams and leaders
    • Ability to multi-task and meet numerous deadlines and identify press opportunities
    • Strong media contacts
    • Solid written and verbal communications skills
    • Superior organization skills
    • Strong understanding of social media platforms
    • Ability to work across and balance multiple teams and projects
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

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