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Manager, Media Relations

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010582 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business FX Networks Date posted Feb. 26, 2020

JOB DESCRIPTION

FX Networks is seeking a Manager of Media Relations to manage the daily implementation of public relations for assigned FX programs. This includes planning and implementing press and public relations-related objectives and programs, assisting with the strategic planning and implementation of publicity campaigns, and cultivating media support and awareness of the company.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and execute the entertainment publicity campaigns for FX Networks programs by identifying and developing creative news angles to publicize programming and special events.
  • Work alongside Vice President’s in the department as a unit publicist, including traveling to the set of FX original shows to organize and manage media interviews.
  • Spearheads cover press interviews, in-studio interviews, set visits, press events, and photo shoots.
  • Assists with strategic planning and implementation of publicity campaigns, press materials and press releases – brainstorm, research and pitch ideas. In some cases, lead publicity campaigns on shows assigned.
  • Contributes in the planning of press conferences, press junkets, TCA sessions, and accommodates occasional talent requests from system providers.
  • Helps pitch red carpet press for show premieres, and works all LA events and select NY events, helping to manage red carpet in advance and the night of the event.
  • Select electronic clips for talent media appearances; work with legal in clearing all clips for use
  • Assists in gathering and creating supporting materials for awards submissions (i.e. clip selections, press quotes, proofing mailers and trade ads) in support of Awards team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications and/or related field required.
  • At 5 years previous experience in television publicity at a network or agency preferred.
  • Must have excellent understanding of effective media relations practices and working knowledge of reporters who cover television and media.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required, with the ability to handle stressful situations and various personalities diplomatically.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is required.
  • Must be highly organized, professional, motivated, resourceful and detail-oriented with the ability to handle stressful situations and various personalities.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects at once and excel at time management/prioritization.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

About FX Networks:

FX Networks is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM, the video on-demand app FXNOW and the commercial-free on-demand service FX+. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 88 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Taboo, Legion, Snowfall, Trust, Pose, Mayans M.C. and the upcoming Y; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD, Fosse/Verdon and the upcoming Devs, Shōgun and Mrs. America; acclaimed hit comedy series including Atlanta, Baskets, Better Things, What We Do in the Shadows and the upcoming Breeders; the half-hour series Mr Inbetween; and the upcoming docuseries The Weekly with The New York Times. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy, Justified and The Americans. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in 86 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and the Emmy® Award winning comedy series Archer. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in 57 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films, and short-form award-winning original programming in the evening.

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 FX Networks, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call FX Networks.

FX Networks, LLC 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.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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