NBC Universal Manager, MSNBC Media Relations in New York, New York

Job Number 34137BR

Job Title Manager, MSNBC Media Relations

Business Segment NBC News Group

Sub-Business MSNBC

Posting Category Communications

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province New York

City New York

Responsibilities

Role Purpose: Manager, MSNBC, will support day-to-day media relations for Dayside news programming and select evening and primetime shows, drive press strategy for high-profile network talent, and work closely with colleagues on the MSNBC PR team on breaking news, special reports, and digital initiatives. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter and excellent problem solver with the ability to multitask on internal communications and multiplatform PR opportunities for the network. The candidate should also have excellent writing skills, a strong understanding of the political landscape and a grasp of issues management in order to lead varied projects including writing press releases; pitching stories and interviews; and generating briefing notes, clip reports, and Q&As.

Job Duties:

• Promote show content, digital initiatives, and editorial achievements

• Play a key role in building talent profiles and positioning the brands

• Support day-to-day media relations for dayside news programming and select evening and primetime shows

• Serve as lead PR liaison for Dayside news programming

• Foster strong contacts with print, digital, national, and trade media

• Pitch ideas and create promotional opportunities for talent and programs

• Coordinate media interviews, photo shoots, and publicity opportunities

• Generate press materials, including press releases, bios, talking points, tweets, and pitch letters

• Possess a strong understanding of and experience with social media

• Monitor competitive environment and industry trends

• Coordinate with executives, producers, NBC Standards and Legal on approval of written materials

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

• Minimum 5 years relevant media relations and communications experience

• Experience in news and journalism a strong plus

• Strong news judgment and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced newsroom environment

• Knowledge of Nielsen Media Research

• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications, or equivalent

Additional Job Requirements:

• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered

• Must be willing to work in New York, NY

• Willingness to travel and work after hours and on weekends with short notice

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics:

• A team player with experience working across different teams and leaders

• Experience in media, ideally in PR/communications

• Capability to be proactive and strategic

• Motivated self-starter and innovative problem solver

• Ability to juggle and meet numerous deadlines and identify press opportunities

• Strong media and industry contacts

• Superior written and verbal communications skills

• Solid organizational skills

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