Full Time Job

Junior Publicist, Dayside / Digital


New York, NY 09-15-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

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Job Description

The Jr. Publicist will support strategic publicity campaigns across MSNBC Dayside programming and Digital content as well as assist and work collaboratively with the MSNBC communications team to manage administrative tasks for the department. The Jr. Publicist will report into the Director for MSNBC Media Relations.

The role requires extensive organizational skills, creative and innovative thinking, proven written skills and a strong interest in news, politics, media and public relations. The role will largely involve support for communications and publicity campaigns for MSNBC Dayside programming and talent and MSNBC Digital but will also involve administrative support tasks across the larger MSNBC communications team.

• Support the MSNBC PR Director across campaign strategies and pitches for MSNBC Dayside programming, MSNBC Digital content, newsgathering and talent.
• Monitor and promote newsmaking interviews, exclusives and special coverage for MSNBC Dayside and MSNBC Digital.
• Monitor and report daily media coverage of the ''MSNBC Reports'' and MSNBC Digital brand and show talent.
• Provide cross-team communication support for the overall PR team to align on priorities, schedules, announcements and events.
• Provide support with research projects, transcribing interviews and other assigned press projects.
• Develop and maintain press lists and key media relationships.
• Assist with facilitating and staffing various press events including interviews, press tours, or special coverage events.
• Manage internal approval process and logistical details for executive and talent speaking requests and engagements.
• Assist team in managing the MSNBC Media Relations' social media account, including monitoring and drafting tweets
• Note: This position will at times require non-traditional and late night or after-hours work.


• Must have minimum 3 years of work experience in public relations or communications role.
• Must have strong interest in news, politics and media.
• Must be available to work in New York.
• Willingness to travel and work overtime on short notice.

Desired Characteristics:
• Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
• Excellent organization and inter-personal skills.
• Should be able to work in fast-paced environment and meet crucial deadlines.
• Robust understanding of television news and media industry.
• Willingness to work beyond regular hours
• Ability to exercise a high level of discretion in handling talent, confidential and sensitive information.

This position has been designated as hybrid, generally contributing from the office a minimum of 3 days per week.

This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website. Salary range: $50,000-65,000

Additional Information

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. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations in the US by calling 1-818-777-4107 and in the UK by calling +44 2036185726.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmy1pm-44-197-111-121-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $50,000 to $65,000 Per Year ($ USD)