NBC Universal Press Manager in Universal City, California
Job Number 35171BR
Job Title Press Manager
Business Segment NBC Entertainment
Sub-Business NBC Ent Communications
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.
Career Level Experienced
Country United States
City Universal City
Job Purpose :
The Press Manager will create and execute full media campaigns for Universal Television programs. The ideal candidate will work aggressively to secure appropriate radio, print, online, social media and broadcast opportunities in an effort to generate maximum, positive publicity for the studio’s programming and awards campaigns. As well, the candidate will lead varied projects including writing releases, planting stories, generating briefing notes and Q&As.Essential Responsibilities:
Act as media strategist, campaign planner and spokesperson for assigned shows
Develop positive relationships with the stars, producers, publicists, agents, managers, production staff, media and executives
Manage campaigns for scripted (drama and comedy) and unscripted series.
Create and manage awards campaigns for all assigned series and Universal TV brand.
Foster strong contacts with print, online and electronic media
Pitch ideas and create promotional opportunities for talent and series
Promote, create and implement special promotional activities including publicity parties, press conferences and screenings.
Possess a strong understanding of and experience with social media
Cross over multi-promotional platforms and create synergistic opportunities through marketing and publicity
Coordinate print interviews, on-set visits, photo shoots and EPKs
Generate all press materials, including announcement releases, bios, captions, talking points, story synopses, pitch letters and correspondence
Work closely with program executives, producers, business affairs and legal to garner approval of written materials and campaign initiatives.
Coordinate closely with Universal Television executive team to present the studio and its programming in the most favorable light
Serve as a mentor to coordinators within the department
Minimum of 3-5 years experience in publicity handling shows and/or projects
Minimum 3 years experience pitching, booking and covering national and local media interviews necessary
Minimum 2 years experience creating written press materials
Minimum 2 years experience working with and gaining the confidence of producers, manager, executives and talent
College degree in Journalism, English, Communications, or equivalent
Publicity experience at a studio or network is a plusEligibility Requirements:
Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice.
Must be willing to work in Universal City, California.
Must have work authorization to work in the United States.
Must be 18 years or older.
Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.
A team player who and enjoys working closely with others
Experience in television publicity, promoting both scripted and alternative programming is highly preferred
Ability to juggle and meet numerous deadlines and identify press opportunities
Strong media and industry contacts
Experience in marketing for cross-over opportunities with advertisers and clients
Solid written and verbal communications skills
Superior organization and creative skills
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