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Senior Director, NBC News Communication


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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Senior Director, NBC News Communication

Jobid 23768-376384

Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA

Description **Job Number** 35176BR

**Job Title** Senior Director, NBC News Communication

**Business Segment** NBC News and MSNBC

**Sub-Business** NBC News

**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


The Sr. Director, NBC News Communications will drive the overall press strategy and day-to-day media relations for “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” as well as work closely with the NBC News PR team on breaking news, special reports, international, investigations and digital initiatives. The ideal candidate will work aggressively to secure multi-platform PR opportunities to generate optimal publicity for the network’s programming, content, and talent. The candidate will lead varied projects including writing releases; pitching stories and interviews; and generating briefing notes, clip reports, and Q&As. The candidate will also oversee ratings publicity and act as a spokesperson on behalf of relevant programs and talent.

Job Duties

+ Manage and execute the press strategy for “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” as well as the programs’ relevant anchors, correspondents, and executives

+ Promote show content, digital initiatives, and editorial achievements; communicate ratings data; and play a key role in building talent profiles and positioning the brands

+ Serve as a media strategist and spokesperson for talent and programs

+ 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

+ Oversee ratings publicity for relevant shows

+ 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

+ Lead and develop a team


Basic Qualifications

+ Minimum 7 years relevant media relations and communications experience

+ Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

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

+ Experience in news and journalism a strong plus

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

+ Proven experience working with all levels of executives, talent, and media

+ Knowledge of Nielsen Media Research

+ Ability to work across and balance multiple teams and projects

+ Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications, or equivalentAdditional Job Requirements

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

+ Must be willing to work in New York, NY

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

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Qualifications

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

+ Experience in media, ideally in PR/communications

+ Capability to be proactive and strategic

+ Experience managing staff

+ 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

+ Willingness to travel and work after hours as news warrants

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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