Full Time Job

Executive Director, Corporate and Brand Communications

Starz

Santa Monica, CA 10-21-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Summary of Position

The Executive Director of Corporate and Brand Communications is responsible for the Company's external and internal corporate communications. They will play an integral role in managing the global brand reputation of STARZ by developing and implementing media strategies with business, trade and consumer press. They will develop and oversee distribution of employee communications, and handle crisis communications. They will look for opportunities to drive the business through strategic stories on the company and its executives.

Responsibilities
• Strategic development and execution on all announcements handled by the Corporate and Brand Communications team including greenlights, ratings, renewals, executive announcements, and other company news. Responsibilities include writing and routing releases, strategizing announcement plans, corresponding with press and representatives.

• Responsible for executive communications including executive awards submissions, securing and preparing executives for interviews, conferences, panels and other appearances.

• Create, review and edit key communications materials for the brand and its #TakeTheLead initiative including announcements, talking points and advertorial copy. Increase awareness for the company's #TakeTheLead programs.

• Drive internal communications including employee memos, business updated, monthly company newsletter, programming highlights and more. Collaborate with HR, Facilities and Recruiting teams to inform and engage employees effectively.

• Oversee the company's Media Room and ensure all company information is updated to ensure alignment with brand.

• Collaborate effectively with Publicity, Events, Awards, Talent Relations, International PR and Brand Marketing.

Qualifications & Skills
• Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations or similar discipline is preferred.

• Minimum eight years of experience with strong experience writing for business, financial, political audiences.

• Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills including AP Style

• Must excel in adapting writing in different tones for different audiences.

• Strong computer skills including: Internet, Outlook, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Suite required.

• The ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail.

• Excellent organization, time and project management skills.

• Self-starter with the ability to prioritize, and work proactively in a fast paced, high volume, creative and deadline-oriented environment with the ability to react with appropriate levels of urgency to situations and events that require quick response or turnaround.

• Experience working with senior executives and maintaining the utmost integrity and discretion in handling confidential information and dealing with professionals inside and outside the company.

About the Company

Business Unit Overview

Starz

With the Company aligning its studio operations behind the growth of its streaming business, Starz has become one of the pre-eminent modern premium global streaming platforms. Offering subscribers more than 7.500 television episodes, including Starz original series and provocative documentaries, along with a broad catalogue of first-run movies, Starz is taking the lead in delivering relatable premium content that makes it the platform of choice among a wide spectrum of female, African-American and other historically underserved audiences. Its focused brand, premium content and freedom from legacy relationships position Starz at the forefront of the new bundles emerging throughout the media ecosystem, a compelling value proposition to complement virtually every kind of subscription platform.

Distinguished by its successful and focused content strategy, top programming, exceptional curation and speed to market, Starz has quickly scaled its platform to become one of the most widely distributed and fastest-growing OTT services in the world, with OTT subscribers making up more than half of its global subscriber base. The Starzplay International premium subscription service offers a ''best of global SVOD'' content portfolio in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India through a bespoke and expanding network of distribution partners. The Starzplay Arabia joint venture is one of the leading SVOD operators in the fast-growing Middle East and North Africa region. The proprietary and highly-rated Starz app, a proven hit with US audiences, continues to roll out internationally.
Our Benefits
• Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental

• Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day

• 401(k) company matching

• Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)

EEO Statement

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d9847m-54-158-251-104-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Starz

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space.