Senior Press Manager

Essential Responsibilities: Act as media strategist, campaign planner and spokesperson for assigned shows Develop positive relationships with the actors, producers, publicists, agents, managers, production staff, media and executives Manage campaigns for scripted (drama and comedy) and unscripted series. Create and manage awards campaigns for all assigned series and Universal TV brand. Foster strong contacts with print, online and electronic media Pitch ideas and create promotional opportunities for talent and series Promote, create and implement special promotional activities including publicity parties, press conferences and screenings. Possess a strong understanding of and experience with social media Cross over multi-promotional platforms and create synergistic opportunities through marketing and publicity Coordinate print interviews, on-set visits, photo shoots and EPKs Generate all press materials, including announcement releases, bios, captions, talking points, story synopses, pitch letters and correspondence Work closely with program executives, producers, business affairs and legal to garner approval of written materials and campaign initiatives. Coordinate closely with Universal Television executive team to present the studio and its programming in the most favorable light Serve as a mentor to coordinators within the department Qualifications/Requirements Basic Qualifications: o Minimum 4 years experience in publicity handling shows and/or projects o Minimum 3 years experience pitching, booking and covering national and local media interviews necessary o Minimum 2 years experience creating written press materials o Minimum 2 years experience working with and gaining the confidence of producers, manager, executives and talent o College degree in Journalism, English, Communications, or equivalent Eligibility Requirements: o Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered o Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice. o Must be willing to work in Universal City, California. o Must have work authorization to work in the United States. o Must be 18 years or older. o Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. Desired Characteristics Desired Characteristics: o Publicity experience at a studio or network is a plus o A team player who enjoys working closely with others o Experience in television publicity, promoting both scripted and alternative programming is highly preferred o Ability to juggle and meet numerous deadlines and identify press opportunities o Strong media and industry contacts o Experience in marketing for cross-over opportunities with advertisers and clients o Solid written and verbal communications skills o Superior organization and creative skills 44849BR
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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