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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Communications Associate, USA & SYFY

Jobid 23768-380622

Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA

Description **Job Number** 35920BR

**Job Title** Communications Associate, USA & SYFY

**Business Segment** Cable Entertainment

**Sub-Business** USA

**Posting Category** Communications

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

USA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. USA’s award-winning website is located at Watch USA Network anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.

SYFY is a global, multiplatform media brand that gives science fiction fans of all kinds a universe to call home. Celebrating the genre in all its forms, SYFY super-serves passionate fans with original science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and superhero programming, live event coverage and imaginative digital and social content. The brand is powered by SYFY WIRE (, the premier portal for breaking genre news, insight and commentary. SYFY is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** New York

**City** New York


The Communications Associate will generate maximum exposure for USA and SYFY original programming and returning series. The position reports directly to Sr. Director of Communications for USA and SYFY, based in New York.


•Help develop & execute PR campaigns for assigned series and specials

•Act as a back-up publicist for high profile series, assisting other members of the team with PR campaigns

•Assist in the creation all press materials (press releases, mailers to TV critics, bios, photo captions, EPK’s etc.)

•Develop and maintain strong press relationships (long lead magazines, weeklies, trade publications, major dailies, blog & other digital outlets)

•Service daily media requests

•Create and maintain media lists

•Create and maintain editorial calendars

•Build positive relationships with the talent, producers, PR agencies and representatives, agents, managers

•Work closely with talent relations team to coordinate ad sales/marketing shoots, promo shoots, upfront participation and other events

•Help coordinate talent travel and press itineraries

•Monitor competitive environment and industry trends via daily review of competitive/industry news

•Coordinate press events, including junkets, red carpets, press screenings etc.

•Coordinate set visits

•Track and process department invoices

•Help develop press talking points and Q&A’s in preparation for press interviews

•Help with awards campaigns and manage submissions


Basic Qualifications

•Bachelor’s Degree

•Minimum 2-3 years TV publicity experience

•Strong written and verbal communications skills required

Eligibility Requirements

•Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered

•Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on nights and weekends with short notice

•Must be willing to work in New York

•Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

**Desired Characteristics**

•Previous entertainment publicity experience

•Strong interpersonal, pitching, and presentation skills

•Excellent writing skills with attention to detail

•Ability to exercise a high level of discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information

•Individual needs to be able to work both independently and with a team

•Ability to juggle and meet numerous deadlines and identify press opportunities

•Proactive, master multi-tasker

•Creative and strategic thinker

•Strong external and team communication skills a must

•Ability to interface well with all levels of executives, talent and media

•Superior organization skills

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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