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Jr. Publicist, Paramount TV

9029

West Hollywood, CA, US, 90046

Communications/PR
West Hollywood
Full-Time

Paramount Television Studios is a leading studio,  developing and financing a wide range of cutting-edge and entertaining television content across all media platforms for distribution worldwide. The studio's robust slate includes Tom Clancy's "Jack Ryan" (Amazon),  "13 Reasons Why" (Netflix),  "Maniac" (Netflix),  "Shooter" (USA),  "Berlin Station" (EPIX),  "The Alienist" (TNT),  "The Haunting of Hill House" (Netflix), "Catch-22" (Hulu),  "First Wives Club" (Paramount Network),  "Looking for Alaska" (Hulu),  "Briarpatch" (USA),  "Boomerang" (BET),  "Shantaram" (Apple),  "Dream Team" (BET),  "The Contender" (EPIX) and "Snow Crash" (Amazon),  among others. Paramount Television Studios is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC),  a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAB,  VIA),  a global content company with premier television,  film and digital entertainment brands.

 

Overview
We are excited for a Junior Publicist to join the team! This position will be responsible for assisting with high-profile publicity campaigns for Paramount Television Studios programming. The role supports the communications Senior Leadership team in handling all internal and external communications and publicity for PTVS. The Junior Publicist will report to the VP, Publicity & Communications. 


Responsibilities

  • Help initiate and implement publicity campaigns for assigned PTVS series including coverage with national media, talent publicity trips, press junkets and on-set media visits in support of assigned projects.
  • Create and disseminate programming information to national and local print, online and broadcast media.
  • Write press releases, storylines, press notes, talent and producer bios, photo/art selections and captions.
  • Establish professional relationships, trust and credibility with the national media by maintaining day-to-day contact with journalists/editors/bookers to build program and brand awareness.
  • Monitor news outlets and routes pertinent stories to the rest of the communications team and senior leadership.
  • Sends media coverage (dating announcements, production deals, acquisitions, casting news, etc.) to executive team.
  • Liaison with studios, producers, talent and their management to facilitate ongoing publicity support for series.
  • Work on distribution of video clips for talent appearances, assisting reporters with photo and screener requests.
  • Work to garner publicity for special events and screenings as needed at events such as premieres and screenings, including writing and distributing media alerts, walking talent down a red carpet. Assist with press, photo and talent needs during events.


Basic Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree, with preference for concentration in media and/or communications
  • Three to five years of experience as a Public Relations Coordinator/Assistant, working for a studio, network, streaming platform, production company or agency.


Additional Qualifications 

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A self-starter with the ability to troubleshoot
  • Working knowledge of media with strong press contacts
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and follow through on all projects
  • Polite and professional manner, exercising patience and diplomacy. Ability to deal with different personalities
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and work in a fast-paced department
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

 

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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