Full Time Job

Publicist, Strategic Communications


New York, NY 09-27-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

CNN is the world's most essential and engaging source of video and digital news, and we're embarking on a crucial mission to invent the next generation of news and information experiences to inform, engage, and empower the world.

This fast-paced communications team member will work collaboratively with the CNN Worldwide communications staff to support strategic and innovative communications campaigns across the business. The role requires extensive organizational skills, a passion for the media, the ability to manage multiple projects seamlessly, digital-first thinking, out-of-the-box ideas and a strong interest in communications.

The publicist will be responsible for strategic response and media monitoring across digital platforms, including programming, talent and the brand itself. Work includes having a firm grasp and deep interest in the media landscape through daily media and social media engagement and monitoring, cross-department communication and crisis response. The publicist is expected to have their finger on the pulse of the media landscape to best inform and support the team.

Candidates need to have a healthy interest in the news, digital media and the journalism industry, an adaptability to adjust to a fast-paced cycle, along with familiarity with CNN's networks and platforms.

What will you be doing?
• Monitoring and conducting media and social outreach.
• Servicing media requests and acting as a source of information on the product, programming, talent and executives.
• Managing projects including status reports, media monitoring, coordination of press materials.
• Developing a deep knowledge of industry and trends.
• Generating innovative ideas to participate in brainstorming sessions.

Qualifications: 1-4 years of experience, preferably with a media, technology, or communications organization. A strong understanding of content, programming and personality preferred. An ideal candidate would have existing relationships with press covering digital media, TV, business and/or technology. The position requires excellent judgment and strategic thinking, extreme organizational skills and the ability to multi-task, thriving in a faced-paced environment, creativity, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. A deadline driven self-starter with a mature attitude and the ability to deal with pressured situations will excel. Demonstrated experience with platforms including Tweet Deck, CMS, Cision and WordPress is preferred. A four-year college degree required.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7e388-3-237-16-210-42 in your application.