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London, GB


ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI),  a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB,  VIA),  is comprised of many of the world's most popular multimedia entertainment brands,  including MTV,  MTV LIVE HD,  Nickelodeon,  Nick Jr.,  Comedy Central,  Paramount Channel,  BET and more. ViacomCBS brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties,  in 40 languages.

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.

Is this the role for you?

Do you have a genuine passion for brands, youth culture, comedy & entertainment?

Are you an experienced Publicist with a strong understanding of the media landscape ?


What will you be doing?

The publicist role is an exciting role for a dynamic and enthusiastic self-starter with a can-do attitude, to join the creative comms hub, with a core focus on Channel 5, Comedy Central and Events and some activity on MTV and Nickelodeon.

  • Liaising with production companies to ensure delivery of promotional assets.
  • Careful handling of screeners and their distribution being aware of any restrictions. Partner with Legal to ensure all assets shared with third parties are cleared and aligned.
  • Developing digital & online coverage by developing contacts across a variety of websites and placing clips, pictures and news pieces
  • Nurture key relationships with influencers, digital outlets as well as traditional print, online and broadcast media
  • Combine creativity with media knowledge to recognise media angles and generate positive coverage across a broad media and influencer spectrum; Advise on press angles and take part in PR Hub brainstorms and creative thinking process.
  • Monitor media platforms and moments in time to find opportunities
  • Execute interviews for and write up press packs for programming across brands
  • Execution of campaigns briefed in for priority new shows & events; developing and pitching news stories, features and talent interviews when resource requires
  • Supporting the awards committee and leading on writing awards submissions and channel of the year documentation
  • Producing coverage reports post campaign


What are we looking for?

  • Solid experience within the PR/TV/entertainment/media industry with good TV contacts both editors and critics.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships across the industry
  • Experience in running a reactive and pro-active press office, handling incoming press enquiries and raising any crises led issues
  • Polished communications professional with excellent negotiator, presenter, influencer and relationship management skills
  • Experience with talent management from facilitating photo-shoots to stunts and press junkets, to diary management, travel bookings, facilitating departmental requests and ensuring talent represent the brand
  • Strong organisational and time management skills and ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure
  • Self starter / confidence in working with senior partners across the wider business
  • Ideas generation to help keep the team creatively vibrant and encourage creativity and proactivity within the brand PR team
  • Demonstrable understanding and experience of the social media landscape and platforms including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, Vine, Instagram etc
  • Ability to manage both traditional and digital publicity strategies, from programming to brand and music led events, working closely with Senior Publicity Manager
  • Excellent writing ability – from press releases to Awards submissions
  • Work collaboratively in an integrated team to support business objectives and create impactful 360 campaigns


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