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Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010404 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business FX Networks Date posted Feb. 05, 2020

JOB DESCRIPTION

Publicist (FX Networks – Los Angeles, CA 90064)

FX Networks is seeking a Publicist to assist in executing the publicity campaigns for FX, FXX and FXM shows. 

Responsibilities:

  • Pitch to media; write press releases, bios and all other collateral publicity materials for LA-based shows; book and coordinate print and online interviews, talk show appearances, photo shoots, set visits, affiliate satellite tours, radio press junkets, new media initiatives and other press-related functions. 
  • Work with the rest of the FX Publicity team in set visits special events, premieres, stunts, promotions, conventions, trade shows, photo shoots and press junkets. Help with facilitating press interviews and escorting talent for marketing stunts, photo shoots, etc.
  • Provide support for other FX Networks series and specials, including all LA-based productions.  Select electronic clip requests for talent media appearances, and work with Legal to clear all clips for use.
  • Assist in the planning of press conferences, TCA sessions and various major market affiliate events.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Degree in communications or related field preferred.
  • 3+ years experience working in a publicity department or PR agency required. Must have at least one year of experience in television network publicity.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must, along with good people skills.
  • Good customer service and superior interpersonal communication skills are required.
  • Must be detail oriented, reliable, and able to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet navigation.

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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