Full Time Job

Communications Manager


Universal City, CA 3 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Job Purpose
Manager will generate maximum exposure for Universal Studio Group original projects with a focus on series showrunners, BTL, awards editorial and talent relations. The series include scripted and unscripted television, podcasts and graphic novels. The position reports directly to the VP of Communications for Universal Studio Group. This position is based in the Universal City, CA offices but may start as working remotely.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Work with network and distribution partners to create and implement unique and strategic PR campaigns for assigned series
• Identify press opportunities for below the line creatives, showrunners and executive producers
• Service daily media requests
• Coordinate appearances for electronic interviews, photo and video shoots, as well as industry and press events
• Monitor competitive environment via daily review of competitive/industry news
• Contribute to award strategy campaigns for assigned series
• Identify and share press clippings about industry business news
• Work with network and distribution partners to help plan press events, (junkets, red carpets, press screenings, panels, speaking opportunities etc.)
• Collaborate with the marketing team on awards campaigns including gathering assets for microsite, various ads, panels, etc.
• Position series for awards consideration with key press and industry influencers
• Provide talent and executive producers with media training as needed
• Serve as a talent relations liaison for the studio which includes talent logistics for awards, booking hair, make and cars, start of production gifts, booking studio panels, assembling itineraries, etc.
• Set and maintain budget trackers for assigned projects
• Collaborate with Corp Comms on drafting and servicing casting announcements, series pickups, etc.
• Develop and maintain relations with key press (long lead magazines, weeklies, trade publications, major dailies, blog and other digital outlets)
• Copy editing written materials
• Be willing to step in and help colleagues and the team whenever needed

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree
• Minimum 5 years entertainment publicity experience, preferably at a studio

Eligibility Requirements:
• 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 covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics:
• Experience pitching, booking and covering national and local media interviews necessary
• Strong relationships with the Television Press, Trade, Awards and Guild Press
• Individual must exhibit strong interpersonal and presentation skills
• Individual needs to be able to work both independently and with a team
• Ability to juggle and meet numerous deadlines and identify press opportunities
• Proactive, master multi-tasker, creative and strategic thinker
• Exhibit strong external and internal communication skills
• Proven success in creating and implementing series campaigns
• Skilled at crises management
• Experience working on scripted series campaigns from a studio perspective
• Superior organization and creative skills
• Strong written and verbal communications skills required

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d91q89-35-172-223-30-42 in your application.