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Director, Communications

5055

New York, NY, US, 10019

Communications/PR
New York
Full-Time

The CBS Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. It includes some of the industry’s most successful and popular brands and businesses: CBS Television Network, CBS News and Stations, CBS Sports, CBS Studios, CBS Media Ventures and CBS digital properties.

 

Overview & Responsibilities:

CBS Entertainment Group is seeking an experienced corporate communications writer/editor to play a key role in drafting, editing, and managing the distribution of a wide range of communications. This position reports to the Senior Vice President of Communications.

The ideal candidate will be a fast and accurate writer and an organized and thoughtful editor. Responsibilities include writing and editing press releases, internal communications, and news content for the Company newsletter. Preferred candidates will have experience working in a newsroom environment (journalistic or corporate) with tight deadlines. Experience working with senior executives is a plus.

 

  • Draft and/or edit press releases, divisional updates, PowerPoint presentations, and internal memos for CBS senior executives.
  • Coordinate accurate distribution of internal memos and other communications.
  • Edit press releases and manage distribution/calendar of releases for the following divisions: CBS Corporate, CBS Entertainment, CBS News, CBS Sports, CBS Studios, CBS Television Stations, CBS Media Ventures (first-run syndication), and CBS-branded digital platforms.
  • Contribute to “CBS Update,” our bi-monthly employee newsletter:
  • Report, write, edit and manage stakeholder approvals for select stories that cover all divisions of CBS.
  • Assist in building issues in distribution software format
  • Build relationships across divisions and collaborate with internal teams.
  • Write, edit and maintain executive bios, show descriptions, and talent bios and manage posting to our media website Press Express.
  • Additional projects as assigned.

 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience at a network or media organization or similar experience in a newsroom.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite required.
  • Excellent writing/editing skills.

 

Additional Qualifications: 

  • Strong communication, organization, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Motivated self-starter who is able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and adapt is critical
  • Experience with Salesforce/Marketing Cloud a plus.
 

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 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.viacomcbs.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.


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