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Director - Publicity

Discovery Communications
New York, NY 10001
  • Job Code
    116029349
Discovery Communications


Director - Publicity

US-NY-New York City

Job ID: 25154
Type: Company Employee Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Marketing & Communications
US-NY-New York City

Overview

The Director, Publicity is responsible for developing and implementing program publicity campaigns for new and returning TLC series and specials. The Director should have solid interpersonal and relationship building skills as he/she will collaborate closely with the Vice President, Publicity and the entire Publicity/Communications team, network executives including executive producers, development, programming, marketing, multiplatform & international departments. The position will also work closely with network talent, outside producers, agents, managers and publicists. The position could be either NY or LA based.



Responsibilities

1. Plan, manage and execute multiple communications and program publicity campaigns, including development of press strategy
2. Work in lockstep with other departments including production, marketing, multiplatform, talent management, etc., in the creation and execution of national and regional brand publicity initiatives
3. Collaborate with internal and external producers and talent to ideate around topics/programming arcs for development of background materials
4. Develop close working relationships with members of the press and manage the flow of information to media including television critics, editors, writers, national/regional broadcast bookers and digital outlets
5. Pitch, secure and facilitate media opportunities and field incoming press requests
6. Brief talent and/or executives for press interviews; coordinate media training sessions with talent on regular basis
7. Manage and collaborate with outside PR agencies, consultants, personal publicists, talent managers & assistants
8. Help organize presentations, press events, screenings, media tours, media training sessions
9. Stay abreast of developments within the industry
10. Pursue evergreen press opportunities for franchise talent



Qualifications

* 9 years of hands-on publicity experience with increasing levels of responsibility for campaign and people management
* Established ability to work under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously and excel at time management/prioritization
* Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to handle situations and various personalities diplomatically
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Crisis communications a plus
* Ability to think creatively and generate new ideas
* Demonstrated understanding of digital and social media execution and implementation
* Must be a strategic thinker and a strong team player who can work autonomously
* Must demonstrate an ability to cultivate and nurture relationships with members of the media
* A broad knowledge of the television industry is a plus, preferably with previous program publicity or entertainment experience
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) is required.
* Must have the legal right to work in the US

New York City, New York, NYC, NY

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

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Pay Transparency Policy Statement

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.

PI116029349

<b>Discovery Communications</b><br/><br/><br/><b>Director - Publicity</b><br/><br/>US-NY-New York City<br/><br/><b>Job ID:</b> 25154<br/><b>Type:</b> Company Employee Full-Time<br/><b># of Openings:</b> 1<br/><b>Category:</b> Marketing & Communications<br/>US-NY-New York City<br/><br/><b>Overview</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">The Director, Publicity is responsible for developing and implementing program publicity campaigns for new and returning TLC series and specials. The Director should have solid interpersonal and relationship building skills as he/she will collaborate closely with the Vice President, Publicity and the entire Publicity/Communications team, network executives including executive producers, development, programming, marketing, multiplatform & international departments. The position will also work closely with network talent, outside producers, agents, managers and publicists. The position could be either NY or LA based.</p><br/><br/><b>Responsibilities</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">1. Plan, manage and execute multiple communications and program publicity campaigns, including development of press strategy<br />2. Work in lockstep with other departments including production, marketing, multiplatform, talent management, etc., in the creation and execution of national and regional brand publicity initiatives<br />3. Collaborate with internal and external producers and talent to ideate around topics/programming arcs for development of background materials<br />4. Develop close working relationships with members of the press and manage the flow of information to media including television critics, editors, writers, national/regional broadcast bookers and digital outlets<br />5. Pitch, secure and facilitate media opportunities and field incoming press requests<br />6. Brief talent and/or executives for press interviews; coordinate media training sessions with talent on regular basis<br />7. Manage and collaborate with outside PR agencies, consultants, personal publicists, talent managers & assistants<br />8. Help organize presentations, press events, screenings, media tours, media training sessions<br />9. Stay abreast of developments within the industry <br />10. Pursue evergreen press opportunities for franchise talent</p><br/><br/><b>Qualifications</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">* 9 years of hands-on publicity experience with increasing levels of responsibility for campaign and people management<br />* Established ability to work under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously and excel at time management/prioritization<br />* Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to handle situations and various personalities diplomatically<br />* Strong verbal and written communication skills<br />* Crisis communications a plus<br />* Ability to think creatively and generate new ideas<br />* Demonstrated understanding of digital and social media execution and implementation<br />* Must be a strategic thinker and a strong team player who can work autonomously<br />* Must demonstrate an ability to cultivate and nurture relationships with members of the media<br />* A broad knowledge of the television industry is a plus, preferably with previous program publicity or entertainment experience<br />* Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) is required.<br />* Must have the legal right to work in the US</p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #ffffff;">New York City, New York, NYC, NY</span></p>Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information. <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=581131&hashed=1619517695">EEO is the Law</a> <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=588767&hashed=2014725565">Pay Transparency Policy Statement</a><br><br> If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com. <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/BXBWBnTXbV4KHpB2iqx5G"> <p>PI116029349</p>

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Posted: 2019-12-03 Expires: 2020-01-03

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