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Director, Publicity Awards

NBCUniversal, LLC, Universal City, California

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Level: Manager (Supervisor)


Role Summary:
The Director, Publicity Awards will work with an internal team and consultants to manage and execute all aspects of strategic awards campaigns for Focus Features titles on a year-round basis. Position will liaise with Publicity, Events, Corporate, Creative, and other cross-divisional areas. The ideal candidate must have a creative and strategic background with more than 7 years of experience working on all facets of awards campaigns.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate in crafting and executing awards campaign strategy throughout all phases.
  • Manage agencies, develop timelines, and monitor benchmarks.
  • Work with National VPs to oversee comprehensive talent campaigns with engagement across all areas: traditional/digital press, stunt/event activations and social platforms.
  • Work with VPs to oversee management of all LA press days, press junkets, special screenings, premieres
  • Work directly with talent reps on individual talent campaign execution.
  • Liaise with leaders and nominating bodies of the Film Academy, guilds and other awards organizations.


Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum of 7+ years’ experience in film publicity awards
• Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree
• Strong management skills required with experience supervising staff, the ability to delegate work, and provide guidance to employees.
• Experience in running a detailed budget across awards initiatives.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA.
• Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
• Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
• Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
• Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.
• Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.

Desired Characteristics:
• Motivated and passionate professional who can multitask in a fast-paced environment.
• Strong working relationships with journalists, talent representatives and guilds
• Strong awards industry relations with extensive media and key industry contacts, with special emphasis on leadership in awards organizations and the trade press.
• Must be a team player who is able to work in an open and collaborative environment
• Keen knowledge of innovations in the digital landscape and have interest in keeping abreast of trends in social media.
• Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
• Strong organizational and planning skills and ability to pay attention to details under deadline pressure.
• Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with talent, senior executives, and peers.
• Ability to be results-oriented, a strategic and analytical problem solver and autonomous in handling issues that arise.
• Ability to pivot and respond to timely campaign changes.
• Genuine love of all kinds of film and pop culture is a plus.
• Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.
• Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.
• Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.

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.

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NBCUniversal is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

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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