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Communications Director

5340

London, GB

Communications/PR
London
Full-Time

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company 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, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.

 

Unleash your potential in a place you belong

Come and join a culture where content, people and ideas merge. An exciting and open place where your talents can truly thrive. Ready? This could be the start of something special.

At ViacomCBS, we have an iconic portfolio of brands, like Paramount, MTV, Nickelodeon, and many more - but it’s our employees that make it unique. You could be the next addition to our incredible team.

PLEASE BE AWARE THIS ROLE IS A 12 MONTH FTC
 

Is this the role for you?

Communications specialist with proven experience developing and executing a corporate comms strategy?

From the media world, or have a passion for world class content and fancy working for one the world biggest brands?

Self starter and results orientated professional who thrives under pressure and takes pride from getting the job done to the highest of standards?
 

What will you be doing?

In this exciting role you will be creating and taking the lead on the external corporate communications strategy for VCN UK’s brands (incl. Channel 5, MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon) and wider lines of business, with a specific focus on amplifying VCN UK’s pipeline of content and streaming platforms, to align with key business objectives.

 

We are on the verge of monumental change, moving from a linear and channel-based broadcaster to become a digital streaming powerhouse. Last year we were the number 1 content provider in the world, with ViacomCBS shows being viewed worldwide across a variety of different formats. This role will play a crucial part in how we tell our story both to our customers, as-well as key internal partners, and have a direct result on how well our digital streaming platforms perform.
 

  • Develop and lead execution of corporate communications strategy for VCN UK across all brands and streaming platforms.
  • Deliver a sustained drum beat of high-profile speaker opportunities, interviews and thought leadership for senior executives, in particular across content and commercial areas of the business.
  • Lead trade and B2B media relations to proactively deliver a positive corporate narrative, which improves brand perception and reputation.
  • Lead on issues and crisis management and oversee the programme risk process, in close liaison with consumer PR, commissioning, legal and compliance teams.
  • Preparation and approval of relevant materials including news releases, talking points, Presentations, Q&As; plus media training where necessary.
  • Develop a media relations programme to regularly engage key trade and B2B media, including coordinating press briefings and events.
  • Support communications for VCN UK’s diversity and inclusion commitments.
  • Lead on policy communications for policy and regulatory matters in the UK, as well as for financial accounts.
  • Manage and give strategic mentorship to other members of the communications team.
  • Drive best-in-class communications, with a keen focus on data, measurement and media evaluation.
  • Work as part of a matrix structure, with regular liaison with colleagues in the U.S. and other international markets, as well as internal comms and other key internal partners.
     

What are we looking for?

  • Proven senior level communications experience in a related field, with a track record of landing outstanding coverage and campaigns.
  • Excellent communicator with superb writing skills.
  • Extensive experience of issues management, with a calm and meticulous approach, and excellent judgement.
  • A strategic operator who can also roll their sleeves up and get stuck in.
  • Knowledge of media/entertainment and broadcast industry issues, as well as a keen digital mentality.
  • Excellent contacts with relevant trade, B2B, business and national media.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, across a wide breadth of areas and maintain excellent attention to detail.
  • An innovative thinker with a can-do attitude, gravitas, enthusiasm and resourcefulness.
     

Everything else!

We offer an inclusive environment where you can really be yourself and find your niche. You’ll get to work alongside streaming platforms you can be proud of, with content that touches millions of lives. Plus, you can learn about the things we’re doing to make the industry more sustainable, and enjoy lots of perks:

  • A monthly streaming fund
  • All the health and financial benefits you’d expect, and some you wouldn’t
  • Flexibility to own the way you work
  • Mental health activities and support
  • All manner of BBQs, socials and events

What are you waiting for? Put in your application!

Our Values:

Our values are intertwined and work together to drive the business outcomes we seek, and once combined we believe these will power our company forward.

Optimism & Determination

  • We share a positive belief that we can navigate and thrive in the landscape ahead

Inclusivity & Collaboration

  • We Embrace new and divers voices, act with care and work together to capture opportunities and manager through challenges

Agility & Adaptability

  • We think entrepreneurially, are resilient in change and move quickly to anticipate and create what’s next

 

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

At ViacomCBS, 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. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and we take our responsibility in safeguarding children and adults seriously. We work hard to ensure that everyone with whom we engage receive equal protection from all types of harm or abuse, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity; an obligation we take very seriously.

To ensure, we are an exemplar in the field of safeguarding individuals, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria of the role applied for and for those who are successful in receiving an offer for roles that interact with children, completed background checks will be required prior to joining. Should you need any support during the recruitment process, please advise your recruiter or email UK.recruitment@vimn.com where we will support your request as suitably possible.

Additionally, we are proud to partner with a number of incredible communities and if you have a disability or a long-term condition (including hidden conditions such as mental health, autism, dyslexia, etc) that would need an adjustment; either in the application process, the interview process, the onboarding process or day to day, our amazing partner Evenbreak can provide additional help and advice to disabled candidates who may be interested in our vacancies. Find out more at https://hive.evenbreak.co.uk

 

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

 

At ViacomCBS, 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. ViacomCBS 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 have any difficulties in applying or require access needs arising from a mobility or any other impairment please let us know by emailing uk.recruitment@vimn.com or calling 0207 555 1234. We can then ensure your experience and visit is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.