Full Time Job

Manager, Corporate and Brand Communications

Starz

Santa Monica, CA 08-20-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Summary of Position

The Corporate and Brand Communications Manager is responsible for supporting the department across diversity, corporate and internal communications. The role will be responsible for the management and development, production and dissemination of communications materials to help support business, trade & industry communications in the Corporate and Brand Communications team. Responsibilities include managing the development, implementation and coordination of select internal and external public relations strategies. The position will consult and interface with programming, legal, research, sales, marketing, technology, HR and acquisitions in order to project the corporate message to both internal and external audiences.

Responsibilities
• Interface with Diversity Organizations and Programs

• Assist in planning/coordination of corporate and diversity events

• Write press releases, pitch relevant story ideas, and handle assorted media issues for STARZ. Close coordination with Exec. Director, Corporate Communications and Exec. Director, Creative Diversity

• Work with team, company executives, legal and programming publicity team on corporate and/or programming announcements. Manage PR relationships with external partners as needed

• Manage and oversee Starz.com press area and related corporate materials; work in tandem with PR publicity team members/consultants for programming publicity needs

• Monitor, identify, research and submit company and/or senior executives for appropriate industry awards

• Monitor, identify, and research appropriate speaking engagements for senior executives and facilitate information flow and relationships with multiple departments that will assist in providing PR support.

• Assist in planning/coordination of corporate and industry events

• Regularly identify new press targets and maintain and update the department's media lists and online press room

• Assist in gathering info for the Monthly Employee Newsletter and external newsletters, as needed

• Communicate corporate communications announcements/timing with Digital Marketing team, DEI, HR and facilitate assets requests/requirements

• Assist with Lionsgate Diversity Council and Multicultural Board Activities, as needed

• Travel to and represent Starz at various events

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

• Minimum five years of experience in a consumer or business-oriented public relations environment

• Experience working on DEI initiatives, events and activities

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

• Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

• AP Style knowledge/familiarity

• 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 multi-task, 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 high-level executives and maintaining the utmost of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information and dealing with professionals inside and outside the company

• MUST get the little details right

• MUST be able to operate independently

• Strong industry connections/relationships with press preferred
• Bachelor's degree in Public Relations or similar discipline is preferred

• Minimum five years of experience in a consumer or business-oriented public relations environment

• Experience working on DEI initiatives, events and activities

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

• Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

• AP Style knowledge/familiarity

• 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 multi-task, 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 high-level executives and maintaining the utmost of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information and dealing with professionals inside and outside the company

• MUST get the little details right

• MUST be able to operate independently

• Strong industry connections/relationships with press preferred

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-g6pnmn-3-230-144-31-42 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.