NBC Universal Communications Assistant in Stamford, Connecticut

Job Number 34299BR

Job Title Communications Assistant

Business Segment NBC Sports Group

Sub-Business NBC Sports, NBCSN, & Olympics

Posting Category Communications

About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. 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.

ABOUT NBC SPORTS GROUP:

When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of several assets including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, Golf Channel, 12 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio, and NBCSN. NBC Olympics, with more than 100 Emmy Awards for its coverage, is renowned for its unsurpassed, award-winning coverage and at the conclusion of the 2032 Summer Games will have presented a total of 23 Olympic Games and 17 consecutive Games, more than any other U.S. company in both categories. NBCSN, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans in more than 85 million homes, delivering over 2,400 sporting events annually.

Career Level Entry-Level

Country United States

State/Province Connecticut

City Stamford

Responsibilities

u>Role Purpose

This position will report to the Senior Vice President, Communications, NBC Sports Group and assist the SVP and Communications team with day-to-day activities. In this role, you will complete administrative tasks for the department and support the team in managing media relations for NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of properties.

Responsibilities

  • Manage phone, calendar, appointments, travel and expenses for SVP, Communications, NBC Sports Group

  • Coordinate meetings and conference calls, manage phone, travel and expenses for Communications team

  • Responsible for daily press clips process; monitor major papers, trades and online outlets for relevant NBC Sports Group news and industry clips and distribute to company-wide distribution list

  • Monitor live-event coverage on NBC and NBCSN

  • Create and distribute listings for NBC Sports and NBC Olympics

  • Create and maintain media lists

  • Write and edit biographies, fact sheets, transcriptions, talking points, previews for weekend sports programming and other press materials

  • Assist with industry research and fact-checking

  • Update NBC Sports Group’s press and internal websites

  • Manage and direct projects for the Communications’ Page and internship program

  • Distribute press releases to the media through Cision; train other department members on such systems as needed

  • Assist in multiple capacities as internal events and projects arise; such as the One Month Out Press Event

  • Track and file departmental invoices and handle departmental purchasing card expenses

  • Coordinate facilities services for department

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Communications or Public Relations

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in the public relations area, or educational focus in PR/Sports/Communications

  • Minimum one (1) year experience in the entertainment/media industryEligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )

  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’ s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Desired Characteristics

  • Internship experience in Sports Information or Communications a plus

  • Interest and experience in Sports Communications a plus

  • Must be a team player, daily positive attitude essential

  • A self-starter, assertive, enthusiastic and highly motivated

  • Detail-oriented, focused and organized

  • Resourceful and able to multitask and prioritize

  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills

  • Possess strong work ethic and be dependable

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately

  • Ability to initiate projects and see them through to completion

  • Proactive in keeping abreast of industry developments and company news

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