• Vice President, Communications--Comedy Central

    Job Locations US-CA-HOLLYWOOD
    Brand
    Comedy Central
    iCIMS ID
    2018-9444
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    Comedy Central is seeking a dynamic, seasoned professional to lead its West Coast Communications team and oversee and guide consumer publicity strategy for the brand’s scripted series. The Vice President position will work closely with talent, executive producers and network executives on series launches and ongoing press efforts and be called upon to shape brand messaging, generate strategic executive speaking engagements at industry conferences and manage relations with the Hollywood trades.

     

    The ideal candidate should have at least 8+ years of experience in entertainment publicity and be a fast-moving, strategic thinker with extensive media relations, prior experience managing a team, and the ability to collaborate across the company. The position requires a big-picture mindset and history of proven success in executing high-profile communications initiatives and creativity in using new tactics and tools to communicate internally and externally. This position will be based in Hollywood but reports to the Senior Vice President of Communications in New York.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    • oversee Comedy Central’s West Coast communications team
    • manage publicity campaigns for all scripted series
    • develop and execute internal and external strategic communications plans in support of the brand’s vision, values and thought leadership
    • secure and manage notable speaking opportunities at influential industry conferences and events and generate messaging and talking points for key executives to drive executive visibility and company recognition
    • build and maintain strong media relationships with top-tier press across multiple disciplines including entertainment, television, and technology
    • stay informed on industry news and flag issues and trends for senior leaders in a timely manner
    • assist in identifying potential crisis communication problem areas and recommend viable solutions

     

    Basic Qualifications

    • minimum of 8 years of professional experience in public relations, journalism, marketing or a related field; in-house experience a plus
    • Bachelor’s degree

    Additional Qualifications

    • strong and established media relationships with Hollywood trades, television, entertainment, digital media and business reporters
    • ability to help shape the narrative for a dynamic, multiplatform brand
    • track record of rolling out creative and innovative communications campaigns
    • 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, interview briefing sheets, and speeches/remarks for senior management
    • highly collaborative, flexible and adaptable, with strong diplomatic and influencing skills
    • self-starter who is able to take both guidance and initiative
    • capacity to work in a fast-paced environment while remaining detail-oriented and committed to deadlines
    • ability to lead a team and work cross-functionally across different company divisions and with outside partners
    • tech-savvy with a demonstrable understanding of the television, media, digital, mobile, social landscape
    • must be willing to work some evenings and weekends for screenings, events, conferences, press junkets, etc.

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