- Publicist

Job Details




• Intermediate Level


The Publicist is responsible for supporting and assisting in creating and executing publicity campaigns for STARZ network original series.

Category Marketing / Advertising / Pr Services 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Sep 19, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

This role requires a strategic thinker with creative, out-of-the-box ideas and a knowledge of key press across multiple platforms. The Publicist takes initiative and is collaborative with different departments and stakeholders. Strong written and verbal communication, organizational and problem-solving skills, good judgment, and ability to adapt quickly under pressure are required.

•    Identify and successfully pitch programming to media, including long leads, dailies, weeklies and online publications; as well as secure electronic bookings; respond to media requests timely for information and interviews. 
•    Develop and maintain close working relationships with members of the press (broadcast, radio, print, online, blogs, trades, etc.).   
•    Coordinate media opportunities and assist in the media training of talent for interviews, speaking opportunities and panels.   
•    Write press releases, bios, media alerts, episode descriptions and talking points, while also pulling creative assets such as photography and clips for the best press material product.  
•    Support VP and Directors of Publicity at events, including red carpets, screenings, premieres, TCA, Comic Con, etc.
•    Assist with budget management for all initiatives including talent travel expenses, glam, press kit development, etc.   
•    Create PR campaign launch and wrap reports and decks for STARZ Original Series reflecting all press coverage.
•    Liaise with production, affiliates, marketing, and digital/social teams, maintaining the flow of information across the various teams. Must possess the willingness to collaborate across groups.
•    Work with show leads to identify Festivals (Sundance, TIFF, SXSW, Tribeca etc.) and other panel opportunities as it pertains to assigned series   
•    Work with Unit Publicist to ensure all PR and marketing materials are seamlessly produced across production and talent.   
•    Manage relationships with outside public relations agencies and consultants.   
•    Serve as the liaison between talent, producers and their representation on assigned series.
•    Manage the daily press clips process, prioritizing by importance.
•    Assist coordinators as needed on talent travel, glam and car bookings.
•    Create, maintain, and update media lists 
•    Assist with awards submissions and FYC campaigns for assigned series.
•    Travel to and represent STARZ at various events.   
Qualifications & Skills
•    3+ years of entertainment experience in public relations
•    Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field.
•    Understanding of the media as well as the ability to build and maintain connections with key journalists and social media influencers
•    Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to meet tight deadlines and effectively prioritize.
•    Must be able to handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously.   
•    Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills are essential, as is an ability to speak and think clearly and creatively and generate new ideas on a regular basis. 
•    Strong time management, organizational skills and attention to detail is a must
•    Demonstrated ability to work well on a team
•    Brings to the role a passion for entertainment, television, pop culture and journalism.
•    Able to adapt quickly to new and challenging situations
•    Ability to thrive in a fast paced work environment

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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