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SVP, Media Relations and Corporate Communications

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010323 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business FX Networks Date posted Feb. 14, 2020

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Senior Vice President, Media Relations and Communications (FX Networks – Los Angeles, CA 90064)

FX Networks is seeking a Senior Vice President Media Relations and Communications to manage consumer media relations and corporate communications, which consists of the linear channels FX, FXX and FXM, publicity of FX programming distributed non-linearly through FX on Hulu, and FX Productions. 

This includes responsibility for all consumer publicity campaigns for FX Original Series distributed linearly and nonlinearly. The SVP will serve as the chief publicity strategist and manage the publicity team and their respective FX original series and acquired programming.  The SVP oversees corporate communications and will serve as the point of contact for trade media journalists, primarily related to series development inquires and announcements, series orders and season order announcements, casting announcements, production deal announcements for FX Productions, awards publicity and profiles on FX Networks Executives and FX Networks talent.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the FX leadership team to create network vision and strategy for all consumer publicity campaigns for FX Original Series distributed linearly and nonlinearly
  • Lead the development and execution of media relations campaigns across business, trade and consumer outlets
  • Responsible for day-to-day organization and operation of corporate communications function, serving as the primary point person for trade media, primarily related to series development inquires and announcements, series orders and season order announcements, casting announcements and talent overall and first-look deal announcements for FX Productions
  • Develop communications strategies to promote the FX brand and its content
  • Work with the SVP of Creative Services to set planning and strategy for Talent Relations, Events and Awards in service of FX Original programming

Qualifications/Requirements

  • 15+ years of experience in entertainment publicity with strong emphasis on consumer and trade press. 8+ years management experience leading teams, developing strategy and executing plans
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications and/or related field or equivalent work experience in communications or media relations
  • Experience leading/managing successful communications strategies at a network, studio or outside agency
  • Exceptionally strong interpersonal and writing skills are required.  Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to handle stressful situations and a myriad of personalities in the workplace are critical
  • Must be autonomous and decisive, able to oversee and manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Database System Management is required

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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