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Manager, MSNBC Media Relations


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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Manager, MSNBC Media Relations

Jobid 23768-371047

Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA

Description **Job Number** 34137BR

**Job Title** Manager, MSNBC Media Relations

**Business Segment** NBC News and MSNBC

**Sub-Business** MSNBC

**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.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** New York

**City** New York


Role Purpose: Manager, MSNBC, will support day-to-day media relations for Dayside news programming and select evening and primetime shows, drive press strategy for high-profile network talent, and work closely with colleagues on the MSNBC PR team on breaking news, special reports, and digital initiatives. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter and excellent problem solver with the ability to multitask on internal communications and multiplatform PR opportunities for the network. The candidate should also have excellent writing skills, a strong understanding of the political landscape and a grasp of issues management in order to lead varied projects including writing press releases; pitching stories and interviews; and generating briefing notes, clip reports, and Q&As.

Job Duties:

• Promote show content, digital initiatives, and editorial achievements

• Play a key role in building talent profiles and positioning the brands

• Support day-to-day media relations for dayside news programming and select evening and primetime shows

• Serve as lead PR liaison for Dayside news programming

• Foster strong contacts with print, digital, national, and trade media

• Pitch ideas and create promotional opportunities for talent and programs

• Coordinate media interviews, photo shoots, and publicity opportunities

• Generate press materials, including press releases, bios, talking points, tweets, and pitch letters

• Possess a strong understanding of and experience with social media

• Monitor competitive environment and industry trends

• Coordinate with executives, producers, NBC Standards and Legal on approval of written materials


Basic Qualifications:

• Minimum 5 years relevant media relations and communications experience

• Experience in news and journalism a strong plus

• Strong news judgment and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced newsroom environment

• Knowledge of Nielsen Media Research

• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications, or equivalent

Additional Job Requirements:

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

• Must be willing to work in New York, NY

• Willingness to travel and work after hours and on weekends with short notice

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Characteristics:

• A team player with experience working across different teams and leaders

• Experience in media, ideally in PR/communications

• Capability to be proactive and strategic

• Motivated self-starter and innovative problem solver

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

• Strong media and industry contacts

• Superior written and verbal communications skills

• Solid organizational 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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