Full Time Job

Director, News Group Comms For Films and News Studios


New York, NY 03-16-2023
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description


The Role:
• Films experience and exposure is an importany element of this role
• Contribute to the overall strategic development of MSNBC Films, NBC News Studios and NBCU News Group communications initiatives.
• Oversee MSNBC Films and NBC News Studios overall communications strategy
• Expand the brand's presence, proactively pitch press, and secure media placements
• Proactively develop long-term publicity campaigns for all longform content
• Assist with longform diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, including NBCU Academy's Original Voices Fellowship
• Collaborate with internal teams and stakeholders to help support division priorities including marketing, social, editorial, and digital teams
• Develop, lead, plan and execute select events for film festivals across the country
• Secure media placements, speaker opportunities, and internal employee engagement in support of MSNBC Films and NBC News Studios initiatives
• Build and maintain relationships with film industry press
• Identify trends in the film industry and publicize successes of longform programming, leveraging film festival knowledge
• Provide communications updates to internal and external stakeholders, including senior-level executives across NBCU News Group

• Bachelor's degree
• Minimum 8 years of experience in Communications, preferably films focused
• Minimum 5 years of experience in films or documentary

Desired Characteristics
• Strong background in film, documentary, film festivals, and/or TV programming
• Strong relationships with film, TV, documentary reporters
• Experience in both internal and external communications and event management
• Proven track record in media placements and securing speaker opportunities at film festivals, conferences and events
• Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work flexibly across departments as well as manage internal and external partners in a dynamic and high-pressure

• Ability to manage large scale, cross-functional, cross-business initiatives and work with multiple stakeholders including marketing team, filmmakers, agencies, and

• Experience working with public and not-for-profit organizations
• Self-starter, assertive, enthusiastic and highly motivated leader
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, innovative, and high energy environment, with capability to work within target deadline
• Ability to multi-task several projects with keen attention to detail
• Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal skills, strong presentation skills, as well as the ability to effectively interface with senior management
• Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing
• Crisis management experience
• High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
• Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on nights and weekends with short notice

Salary Range: $120,000 - $150,000 annually; bonus eligible

Additional Information

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-robw56-34-239-173-144-42 in your application.

Salary Details

Salary Range: $120,000 to $150,000 Per Year ($ USD)