Publicist, Lifestyle Networks

Posted: 10/17/2019

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


Responsibilities:
The Publicist will generate maximum, positive publicity coverage for the Lifestyle Networks (Bravo, Oxygen, Universal Kids & E!) targeting appropriate press/media outlets.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Act as media strategist, campaign planner and spokesperson for assigned shows
  • Aid in development and execution of a comprehensive communications campaign to support assigned series and specials
  • Develop positive relationships with the talent, producers, PR agencies and representatives, agents, managers, production staffs, media and programming executives in order to ensure maximum positive press coverage
  • Coordinate print and electronic interviews and photo shoots
  • Generate press materials including ratings and programming releases, bios, captions, feature stories, talking points, story synopsis, pitch letters and correspondence
  • Pitch stories to trade and consumer press to support those releases
  • Service daily media requests and act as network source of information on programs
  • Promote, create and implement special promotional activities including publicity parties, press conferences and screenings
  • Track budgets for different shows
  • Work closely with teams at both networks to assure programming is positioned in the most favorable light
  • Develop, plan and execute events


  • Qualifications/Requirements:
    • Must have minimum 2 years of experience in television/entertainment publicity
    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or a related industry field
    • Superior written and verbal communications skills
    • Experience pitching, booking and covering national and local media interviews
    • Effective multi-tasker with the ability to juggle several series in various stages of development
    • Strategic and critical thinker that can identify critical content and or talent issues to elevate in a timely manner
    • Ability to develop interesting and unusual creative ideas to help set the networks apart in the press
    • Solid organizational/creative skills, detail oriented, collaborative team player
    • Ability and proven track record working with high profile talent, managers, producers and executives as well as positive media relationships
    • Proactive self-starter with the ability to think big and innovate
    • Some travel and weekend work required

    Eligibility Requirements:
    • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #:52216BR)
    • Must be willing to work in New York, NY



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