Full Time Job

Manager, Publicity


Santa Monica, CA 02-28-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Summary of Position

The Manager, Publicity is responsible for implementing program publicity campaigns for STARZ original series, both scripted and documentary programming. This role requires a strategic thinker with creative, out-of-the-box ideas, strong public relations skills and solid press relationships. The Manager must be a self-starter and work effectively across various departments such as marketing, programming and social media; have strong written, verbal and organizational skills; take a solutions-oriented approach; exercise good judgment; adapt quickly under pressure; and excel at talent relations.

• Identify and successfully pitch programming to media, including long leads, dailies, weeklies and online publications; as well as secure electronic bookings; respond to media requests timely for information and interviews

• Develop and maintain close working relationships with members of the press (broadcast, radio, print, online, blogs, trades, etc.)

• Coordinate media opportunities and assist in the media training of talent for interviews, speaking opportunities and panels

• Write press releases, bios, media alerts, episode descriptions and talking points, while also pulling creative assets such as photography and clips for the best press material product

• Support VP and Directors of Publicity at events, including red carpets, screenings, premieres, TCA, Comic Con, etc.

• Assist with budget management for all initiatives including talent travel expenses, glam, press kit development, etc.

• Create PR campaign launch and wrap reports and decks for STARZ Original Series reflecting all press coverage

• Liaise with production, affiliates, marketing, and digital/social teams, maintaining the flow of information across the various teams. Must possess the willingness to collaborate across groups

• Work with show leads to identify Festivals (Sundance, TIFF, SXSW, Tribeca etc.) and other panel opportunities as it pertains to assigned series

• Work with Unit Publicist to ensure all PR and marketing materials are seamlessly produced across production and talent

• Manage relationships with outside public relations agencies and consultants

• Serve as the liaison between talent, producers and their representation on assigned series

• Manage the daily press clips process, prioritizing by importance

• Assist coordinators as needed on talent travel, glam and car bookings

• Create, maintain, and update media lists

• Assist with awards submissions and FYC campaigns for assigned series

• Travel to and represent STARZ at various events

Qualifications & Skills
• 5+ years of entertainment experience in public relations, preferably at a television network or streamer

• Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field

• Understanding of the media as well as the ability to build and maintain connections with key journalists

• Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to meet tight deadlines and effectively prioritize

• Must be able to handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously

• Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills are essential, as is an ability to speak and think clearly and creatively and generate new ideas on a regular basis

• Strong time management, organizational skills and attention to detail is a must

• Demonstrated ability to work well on a team

• Brings to the role a passion for entertainment, television, pop culture and journalism.

• Able to adapt quickly to new and challenging situations

• Ability to thrive in a fast paced work environment


$75,810 - $93,083

EEO Statement

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3nqeq-3-239-117-1-42 in your application.

Salary Details

Salary Range: $75,810 to $93,083 Per Year ($ USD)

Company Profile

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.