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Director, Communications

10406

New York, NY, US, 10036

Communications/PR
New York
Full-Time

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount's portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

Role:

MTV Entertainment Group – which consists of a portfolio of iconic brands such as MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, VH1, CMT, Smithsonian and more as well as the award-winning MTV Entertainment Studios with a roster of #1 hits that includes: Yellowstone and its successful franchises – 1883 and Mayor of Kingstown on Paramount+, South Park, RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Challenge, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and the Jersey Shore franchise to name a few – is looking for an upbeat, inquisitive and hard-working PR pro to join the team and work on its linear and streaming franchises. This individual will be responsible for developing and implementing essential communications campaigns, key initiatives – from social impact to big tentpoles like the VMAs to awards – working hand in hand with executives across all departments within the company and external producing partners to ensure cohesive messaging and coordination.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategic publicity campaigns that incorporate both new and traditional tactics.
  • Must bring to the role strong press relationships and a deep bench with an emphasis on consumer and off the entertainment pages.
  • Lead all aspects of creation of press materials including releases, media alerts, show synopses, talent biographies, pitches, tip sheets and itineraries.
  • Handle awards submissions and campaigns for series, tentpoles and specials.
  • Plan and complete set visits, screenings, junkets, and more.
  • Understand and promote brand messaging in pitches/stories.
  • Forge great relationships with key external partners, including producers, showrunners and talent representatives.
  • Manage and mentor junior staff.
  • Lead ratings release efforts on assigned projects.
  • Identify/implement key opportunities for executives through panels/speaking engagements and industry “top executive” lists. 

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required with a minimum of 12 years of experience in entertainment publicity - studio, network, streaming platform, agency.
  • Experience with crisis PR.

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Great teammate who works collaboratively with internal executives and outside constituents.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines across multiple projects.
  • Emotional intelligence. 

 

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

 

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.paramount.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City