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Junior Publicist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID R-03310 Location Emeryville, California, United States Business Pixar Animation Studios Date posted May 04, 2022

Job Summary:

The Junior Publicist will work as a key member of the Pixar PR Team, focusing on various aspects of PR as they relate to Pixar's feature films, short films, artists and brand, as well as the studio's executives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Publicity 

    • Supervise all aspects of Pixar’s social media efforts (for Pixar and PixarStyle) with Pixar’s Creative Director and Disney’s digital teams, including concepts, content, creative approvals and production efforts, when necessary. This includes social-specific shoots on campus with filmmakers/artists

    • Coordinate the Worldwide Press Junket and US Premiere with Disney PR, including filmmaker schedules, each day’s activities and any necessary travel/grooming required

    • Collect and maintain a database of all Hometown-Heroes associated with individual films Implement all Hometown-Heroes interviews that result

    • Lead necessary filmmaker/artist Media Training with outside vendor including scheduling and Talk Points to guide the conversation/training

    • Run development, creation and approvals of each film’s Production Notes

    • Handle scheduling and shoots associated with Electronic Press Kit (EPK) development and creation by Disney PR, as well as filmmaker/artist approvals

    • Be responsible for the creation and submission of all Annies (ASIFA) Awards related submission reels, in conjunction with relevant production department heads and in-house Editors

    • Identify, develop and potentially pitch publicity opportunities and story ideas to improve both domestic and/or international PR efforts

    • Prepare timely follow-up communication, status reports, results reporting, and press breaks as needed

    • Coordinate additional special projects as required

    • Act as support on all Global PR efforts (across all of Disney’s lines of business), along with the rest of Pixar PR Team

  • Relationships

    • Develop and maintain a close and communicative relationship with key Pixar Production contacts, filmmakers and talent

    • Develop and maintain a close and communicative relationship with key Disney Theatrical Marketing, PR, Home Entertainment, Consumer Products, Theme Parks, and other counterparts (across all of Disney’s lines of business)

    • Develop and maintain network of select mass-media and trade contacts (in conjunction with Disney’s Publicists)

  • Events

    • Staff related domestic and/or international PR events, press tours, junkets and premieres

  • Awards Submissions/Season

    • Supervise the creation and submission of all Annies (ASIFA) Awards submission related reels, in conjunction with relevant production department heads and in-house Editors

    • Oversee select awards submissions

    • Coordinate travel/logistics for nominees and staff select awards season events/activities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in publicity, communications, marketing or related field

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing or related field preferred

  • Industry experience required

  • Network of mass-media and trade press and/or relevant events/film festivals contacts preferred

  • Proficiency in technology required to perform the role (may include Microsoft Office, Box, Google Workspace and Keynote), and a quick learner of new applications

SKILLS:

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills



About Pixar Animation Studios:

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renoinswned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL•E,” “Up,” “Toy Story 3,” “Brave,” “Inside Out,” and “Coco.” Its movies have won 35 Academy Awards® and have grossed more than $13 billion at the worldwide box office to date.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Pixar Inc., which is part of a business we call Pixar Animation Studios.

Pixar Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

This position is with Pixar Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Pixar Animation Studios.

Pixar Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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