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Manager - Publicity Back

Discovery Communications

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PR / Publicity / Media Relations

Job Description:

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Reaching more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery's portfolio includes the global brands Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. Discovery reaches audiences across screens through digital-first programming from digital content holding company Group Nine Media, Discovery VR, over-the-top offerings Eurosport Player and Dplay, as well as TV Everywhere products comprising the GO portfolio of TVE apps and Discovery K!ds Play. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.  We are seeking candidates for the position of Manager, Publicity to be located in our New York City office.

Position Summary:


Manager of Publicity is responsible for developing and implementing program publicity campaigns for a number of Network series and specials as well as managing and implementing national and local market branding/communications initiatives. As the only New York based TLC Communications team member, the Manager must work closely with Communications Vice President and entire Communications team, and Network programming executives and staff, including the President & General Manager, executive producers, scheduling, and marketing & multiplatform staff to develop and implement publicity strategy. The Manager must collaborate with other internal departments, including Networks research, ad sales, affiliate sales, corporate communications and other Networks U.S. communications staff. Manager must also work closely with outside producers, agents, publicists and talent for Network programs.


Responsibilities:


1. Manage, oversee and/or execute multiple communications and program publicity campaigns, including development of press strategy.
2. Create and execute national and local brand publicity initiatives in conjunction with marketing, multiplatform, online, other networks departments and corporate communications.
3. Work with internal and external producers as well as talent to research program & topic for background materials development.
4. Coordinate media opportunities, and brief talent/executives for press interviews.
5. Write and edit press releases/materials, kits and creative, and manage the flow of this information to media including television critics, editors, writers, national/local broadcast and digital outlets.
6. Develop close working relationships with members of the press.
7. Pitch programming & talent to press, and follow up on media requests.
8. Manage and collaborate with outside public relations agencies, consultants, personal publicists, talent managers, & assistants as needed.
9. Anticipate and develop crisis communications strategy.
10. Organize and/or help organize press events, including press briefings, screenings, partnerships, media tours, media training, presentations for the twice-yearly Television Critics Association tour and screenings.
11. Create & edit digital clips for select programs as needed and serve as back up for team producer/editor.
12. Other duties as assigned by manager and senior team members.

Requirements:


* Five to seven years of hands-on media relations experience, with increasing levels of responsibility for campaign and people management.
* Five to seven years of progressive experience in handling executives and/or talent.
* Established ability to work under pressure, to meet tight deadlines within budgetary constraints, and to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
* Demonstrated experience with digital and social media execution and implementation.
* Superb written, verbal and interpersonal skills are essential especially an ability to think creatively and generate new ideas.
* Must be an independent and strategic thinker who is a strong team player and willing to take responsibility for project oversight.
* Must be able to garner respect and trust from peers and professional colleagues.
* Must demonstrate an ability to cultivate and nurture relationships with members of the media.
* A broad knowledge of the television industry is a plus, preferably with previous program publicity or entertainment experience.

* Must have the legal right to work in the US


Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

EEO is the Law (https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=581131&hashed=1619517695)

Pay Transparency Policy Statement (https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=588767&hashed=2014725565)

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/cbjqwcnjhfzjx9jb

PI97734555

Job Descriptions:

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Reaching more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery's portfolio includes the global brands Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. Discovery reaches audiences across screens through digital-first programming from digital content holding company Group Nine Media, Discovery VR, over-the-top offerings Eurosport Player and Dplay, as well as TV Everywhere products comprising the GO portfolio of TVE apps and Discovery K!ds Play. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.  We are seeking candidates for the position of Manager, Publicity to be located in our New York City office.

Position Summary:


Manager of Publicity is responsible for developing and implementing program publicity campaigns for a number of Network series and specials as well as managing and implementing national and local market branding/communications initiatives. As the only New York based TLC Communications team member, the Manager must work closely with Communications Vice President and entire Communications team, and Network programming executives and staff, including the President & General Manager, executive producers, scheduling, and marketing & multiplatform staff to develop and implement publicity strategy. The Manager must collaborate with other internal departments, including Networks research, ad sales, affiliate sales, corporate communications and other Networks U.S. communications staff. Manager must also work closely with outside producers, agents, publicists and talent for Network programs.


Responsibilities:


1. Manage, oversee and/or execute multiple communications and program publicity campaigns, including development of press strategy.
2. Create and execute national and local brand publicity initiatives in conjunction with marketing, multiplatform, online, other networks departments and corporate communications.
3. Work with internal and external producers as well as talent to research program & topic for background materials development.
4. Coordinate media opportunities, and brief talent/executives for press interviews.
5. Write and edit press releases/materials, kits and creative, and manage the flow of this information to media including television critics, editors, writers, national/local broadcast and digital outlets.
6. Develop close working relationships with members of the press.
7. Pitch programming & talent to press, and follow up on media requests.
8. Manage and collaborate with outside public relations agencies, consultants, personal publicists, talent managers, & assistants as needed.
9. Anticipate and develop crisis communications strategy.
10. Organize and/or help organize press events, including press briefings, screenings, partnerships, media tours, media training, presentations for the twice-yearly Television Critics Association tour and screenings.
11. Create & edit digital clips for select programs as needed and serve as back up for team producer/editor.
12. Other duties as assigned by manager and senior team members.

Requirements:


* Five to seven years of hands-on media relations experience, with increasing levels of responsibility for campaign and people management.
* Five to seven years of progressive experience in handling executives and/or talent.
* Established ability to work under pressure, to meet tight deadlines within budgetary constraints, and to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
* Demonstrated experience with digital and social media execution and implementation.
* Superb written, verbal and interpersonal skills are essential especially an ability to think creatively and generate new ideas.
* Must be an independent and strategic thinker who is a strong team player and willing to take responsibility for project oversight.
* Must be able to garner respect and trust from peers and professional colleagues.
* Must demonstrate an ability to cultivate and nurture relationships with members of the media.
* A broad knowledge of the television industry is a plus, preferably with previous program publicity or entertainment experience.

* Must have the legal right to work in the US


Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

EEO is the Law (https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=581131&hashed=1619517695)

Pay Transparency Policy Statement (https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=588767&hashed=2014725565)

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/cbjqwcnjhfzjx9jb

PI97734555

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