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Director, Publicity

# Director, Publicity
REF#: 31050
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Studios
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: Studio City, CA
ABOUT US:
CBS Television Studios is one of the industry?s leading suppliers of programming for broadcast, basic and premium cable and streaming platforms. The Studio?s primetime programming includes the phenomenally successful NCIS franchise; the critically acclaimed series Madam Secretary, Jane The Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Reign; the hit dramas Elementary, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, MACGYVER,
and Scorpion; the popular comedies The Great Indoors, Kevin Can Wait, SUPERIOR DONUTS and MAN WITH A PLAN; and the summer series ZOO and new suspense thriller SALVATION. The Studio also produces the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show THE TALK, as well as the acclaimed THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT and the Emmy-nominated THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN. For CBS All Access, CBS Television Network?s subscription video on-demand and live-streaming service, the Studio produces the highly anticipated Star Trek: Discovery, as well as critically acclaimed THE GOOD FIGHT. The Studio also produces two new series based on popular, viral segments from THE LATE LATE SHOW, CARPOOL KARAOKE for Apple and DROP THE MIC for TBS; the scripted summer series AMERICAN VANDAL for Netflix; and the comedy anthology THE GUEST BOOK for TBS.
DESCRIPTION:
Initiate and execute publicity campaigns autonomously.
Create and disseminate programming information to national and local print and broadcast media, as well as New Media and Social Networking sites for assigned CBS Television Studios series.
Initiate and establish professional relationships, trust and credibility by maintaining day-to-day contact with editors in the tristate area to build program and studio brand awareness.
Liaison with producers, talent, and management to facilitate ongoing publicity support for series.
Act as a unit publicist on various studio shows.
Plan, develop and execute talent publicity trips, press junkets and on-set media visits in support of series.
Partner with cross-functional teams such as marketing, international, digital and programming to ensure cohesive messaging and maximum exposure for Studio programs.
Craft story angles and pitches targeted to national and regional media and conduct follow-up with press for story placement.
Develop innovative and ''out of the box'' ideas.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum of 5+ years-experience in PR and media relations. Excellent creative writing skills and computer proficiency. This individual must have solid relationships with journalists and possess excellent interpersonal and verbal skills. This role requires a working knowledge of television or film programming. Strong organizational and management abilities to set goals and priorities. Excellent knowledge of New Media and Social Networking sites. Additionally, we are seeking a strong team player who is self-sufficient and has the ability to disseminate information efficiently and effectively.
EEO STATEMENT:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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