CBS Corporation Director, Unscripted Program Publicity in Los Angeles, California

Director, Unscripted Program Publicity

REF#: 31547

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Showtime

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA

DESCRIPTION:

Initiate and execute publicity campaigns for SHOWTIME unscripted programming, including but not limited to all docuseries and one-off documentaries. Create and disseminate programming information to national and local print, digital and broadcast media.

  • Initiate and execute publicity campaigns for SHOWTIME unscripted programming, including all docuseries and one-off documentaries. Create and disseminate programming information to national and local print, digital and broadcast media.

  • Initiate and establish professional relationships, trust and credibility by maintaining day-to-day contact with editors to build program awareness.

  • Liaison with producers, talent, and management to facilitate ongoing publicity support for series & films.

  • Plan, develop and executes talent publicity trips, press junkets and festival participation in support of series or film.

  • Assist writing press releases, storylines, speeches and itineraries for all assigned projects.

  • Review and caption "positive" quotes from printed media for publicity quote document.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum 7 years working in media relations, with experience working in documentary film publicity a necessity.

  • Excellent creative writing skills and computer proficiency

  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills

  • Working knowledge of television programming

  • Strong organizational and management skills

  • Ability to set goals and prioritize

  • Expert knowledge of New Media and Social Networking sites.

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ABOUT US:

SHOWTIME and its critically-acclaimed, award-winning original series continue to make their mark on the cultural landscape, with one of the most successful programming slates in all of television. With an impressive line-up of new and returning original series, the SHOWTIME hit dramas and comedies include TWIN PEAKS, HOMELAND, SHAMELESS, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, I’M DYING UP HERE, SMILF, and THE CHI. SHOWTIME will also debut two limited series this year, PATRICK MELROSE staring Benedict Cumberbatch and ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA from Ben Stiller. Original series play a key part in the SHOWTIME programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, the Emmy Award-winning documentary series ALL ACCESS, A SEASON WITH and the Emmy Award-winning veteran series INSIDE THE NFL. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, Google, Xbox One and Samsung. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation® Vue and Amazon Channels. The network’s authentication service, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, is available at no additional cost to SHOWTIME customers who subscribe to the network through participating providers. Subscribers can also watch on their computers at www.showtime.com and www.showtimeanytime.com.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, 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®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and offers Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled