• Director, Corporate Communications

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Brand
    Viacom
    iCIMS ID
    2018-8918
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    Viacom Corporate Communications is seeking a dynamic, driven team player with excellent written and oral communication skills for a Corporate Communications Director position reporting to a Vice President in Corporate Communications.

     

    The Director will play an integral role on the team, primarily working with Viacom Ad Sales to develop media and communications plans that drive positive visibility for business initiatives across Viacom’s leading brands and platforms. The candidate should be passionate about PR, advertising and the evolving TV/media landscape; a creative, strategic thinker and problem-solver with an affinity for details, an exceptional work ethic and a positive attitude.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES: 

     

    • Devise and execute strategic communications plans, media strategies and press materials to secure positive coverage in trade and consumer media surrounding advertising and marketing initiatives, brand campaigns, partnerships and product solutions
    • Secure and manage notable speaking opportunities and award nominations to drive executive visibility, company recognition and thought leadership
    • Develop messaging and talking points for spokespeople, including media interviews and speaking opportunities at key industry conferences and events
    • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders on partner initiatives and product solutions
    • Build and maintain strong media relationships with top-tier press across multiple disciplines including advertising, entertainment, television, technology, and business
    • Serve as writer for senior management
    • Create and execute communications calendar that aligns launches, initiatives and corporate milestones with PR opportunities
    • Lead PR planning and programming around tentpole events, including but not limited to Upfronts, NewFronts, Cannes and Advertising Week
    • Coordinate across departments, disciplines and brands to accomplish goals
    • Stay informed on industry news and flag issues and trends for senior leaders in a timely manner

     

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field is required 
    • Minimum of 7-8 years in public relations, in-house experience preferred: cable television, media, advertising or tech industry experience a plus

    Additional Qualifications

    • TV background with trade communications expertise a plus, including experience with Upfronts, Newfronts, Cannes and Advertising WeekEnthusiasm for the art of the pitch: Exceptional ability to place stories across consumer and trade press 
    • Competence in delivering complex content and concepts in a clear, concise and compelling manner
    • Strong and established media relationships with advertising, television, entertainment, digital media and business reporters 
    • Motivated self-starter who is able to take both guidance and initiative
    • Enthusiastic and passionate team player with ability to work independently
    • Great at organizational navigation and cross-functional collaboration
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Adept at managing multiple projects and tasks to completion
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while remaining detail-oriented and committed to deadlines
    • Creative and strategic thinker
    • Exercise sound judgement
    • Strong organizational, project-management and problem-solving skills
    • Possess a “roll-up your sleeves,” get-it-done attitude
    • Ability to develop effective partnerships and relationships internally and externally
    • Tech-savvy with a demonstrable understanding of the television, media, digital, mobile, social landscape
    • Exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
    • Experience writing press releases, pitches, PR plans and media strategies, key messages, quotes, talking points, media recap reports and interview briefing sheets
    • Experience identifying and coordinating Industry events and speaking opportunities
    • Open to travel

     

     

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