US-NY-New York

Overview and Responsibilities

Viacom seeks a full-time assistant to support the Senior Vice President, Communications for MTV, VH1 and Logo. The role will be responsible for maintaining schedules and phones, preparing travel arrangements, filing expense reports and additional administrative tasks for head of the department in a fun, fast-paced office environment. The position will help with the communications team’s social media accounts including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and press websites.  He/she will also assist in the development and implementation of communications campaigns for MTV, VH1 and Logo original programming.  



  • Support the SVP, Communications – handle heavy call volumes, manage schedules, maintain contacts, book all travel and modify/format documents including letters, presentations (PowerPoint) and spreadsheets (Excel)
  • Monitor and compile press clippings and reports
  • Assist in preparing all necessary presentations, meeting agendas, research and itineraries
  • Update and maintain media lists and press contact information
  • Ensure vendor invoices and department finances are paid in a timely matter and work with finance team to maintain overall budgets
  • Help comprise and distribute press releases, programming notes and media alerts
  • Manage subscriptions, order department office supplies and other responsibilities as they arise
  • Maintain the press websites including content, layout and copy
  • Assist with department’s social media accounts including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
  • Help as needed at events such as press junkets and press screenings

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Savvy within the digital and social media space
  • Must have flexible hours including occasional evening and weekend availability and willingness to travel when needed

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, WordPress and Mailchimp
  • Strong writing skills as well as excellent verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Team player who can work under pressure of time constraints in fast-paced  environment and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proactive and self-starter with strong communication and organizational skills – able to anticipate and think on his/her feet
  • Good judgment and instincts with problem-solving


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