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Publicist, NBC News

NBCUniversal, LLC, New York, New York

Create the extraordinary.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)


The Publicist, Media Relations, is responsible for development and execution of public relation priorities for NBC News' TODAY brand.
  • Provide support to TODAY PR by assisting in the daily management of press and publicity efforts
  • Manage incoming requests for photos, video, bios and other assets for publicity purposes
  • Manage and maintain all press materials including photos, bios, videos and press clippings
  • Create and manage multiple detailed press distribution lists
  • Maintain detailed communications plans, media lists and schedules
  • Write and manage clip reports and press roundups
  • Write and draft press materials including bios, program notes and press releases
  • Write and distribute weekly show press listings
  • Pitch daily TODAY show content including interviews, stories, photos
  • Organize and pitch daily TODAY photos, maintain current relationships with photo editors
  • Organize and secure press for all TODAY Plaza concerts
  • Serve as day-of press contact for TODAY Plaza concert press
  • Assist with crews, photo shoots and events
  • Assist in managing and distributing internal TODAY press communications
  • Support NBC News/TODAY show PR team including some administrative work
  • Provide PR support during breaking news situations for NBC News Specials and other NBC news brands
  • Daily morning responsibilities include monitoring TODAY show, social assets and competition
  • Manage and coordinate various team projects throughout the year
  • Some week night and weekend work required


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
• Minimum of 3-4 years in PR and/or news experience
• Must be a strong writer with a demonstrated ability to
work in a fast-paced environment

Additional Requirements:

• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through
nbcunicareers.com to be considered
• Willingness to travel, work overtime, and on weekends
with short notice
• Must be willing to work in New York, NY
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the
United States

Desired Characteristics:
• Demonstrated skill and strong background in television,
news, and politics
• Demonstrated experience with media contacts
(especially in the digital media space)
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Problem solver and negotiator
• Strong technical skills

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

About NBCUniversal, LLC

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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