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Senior Director, Sports Communication


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI) owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS, and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Amazon, Apple®, Google, LG Smart TVs, Oculus Go, Roku®, Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox One.


Overview & Responsibilities:

The Senior Director, Sports Communication will have the chance to lead and own the day-to-day strategy and execution of consumer and trade publicity campaigns for live combat sports events, multiple unscripted sports documentary programs, plus INSIDE THE NFL on Paramount+! They will manage department outreach both internally and externally under the supervision of the Senior Vice President, as well as on-site event PR logistics, talent relations (athletes and on-air), VIP relations, television production logistics, writing/editing written material, and supporting digital content production teams.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead and build campaigns with the Sports Communications team including creation (writing, editing) and dissemination of primary publicity elements (news releases, bios, photo/video assets)

  • Build and deliver creative campaigns with messaging that resonates with network subscribers, PPV buyers, affiliates, and sports fans.

  • Develop and nurture relationships with media sources, key reporters, producers, columnists, including developing new relationships with journalists at leading news, pop culture, and sports outlets.

  • Fulfill press requests including arranging interviews, pitching story ideas, and acquiring editorial placement.

  • Coordinate event logistics: production, staff, and vendor logistics at boxing events, on-location television shoots, public events, and press conferences.

  • Write, edit and disseminate internal and external communications (event announcement, messaging details, etc.)

  • Serve as liaison between marketing, digital, production, on-air talent, and athletes, managers, event promoters, organizers, etc.

  • Coordinate multiple publicity campaigns fulfilling press and inter-departmental requests for event information simultaneously.

  • Creatively identify newsworthy opportunities specific to each event/athlete.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, English, or equivalent field.

  • 5+ years of experience in public relations, communications or sports /internship, and/or employment or equivalent experience.


Additional Qualifications:

  • A passion and interest in sports preferred!

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and communication skills.

  • Proven ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities (i.e. last-minute changes to live television show, event logistics, fight card; business travel both nationally and internationally)and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.


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. 


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