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SVP, Publicity (FX Networks)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10005469 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business ABC Date posted Jul. 15, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

The Senior Vice President of Publicity for FX will serve as the lead publicity strategist and manage day-to-day operations of the publicity department, reporting to the EVP of Publicity for FX.

The SVP will work in partnership with the department’s SVP of Creative Services on issues related to Talent Relations, Awards, Events and Trade Advertising.

In this role, the SVP is responsible for all consumer publicity campaigns for FX Original Series distributed linearly on the FX and FXX channels and FX shows streamed exclusively on Hulu.  

Working closely with their direct reports, the SVP will determine show assignments, oversee press releases, media guides, and also work with the EVP and senior executives on drafting and editing speeches. They will also work with the SVP of Creative and Cultural Diversity to communicate FX’s diversity initiatives both internally and externally where applicable.

The SVP will work with the EVP of Publicity, President of Entertainment and Presidents of Original Programming in all matters related to press conferences, panels and festivals involving FX programs and talent, while working closely with the SVP of Creative Services on issues related to Talent Relations, Awards, Events and Trade Advertising.

The SVP will manage a team of publicity executives who act 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 FX branding.

The SVP will also work closely with the Corporate Communications teams across DGE, Disney Media Entertainment Distribution and The Walt Disney Company on matters related to FX.

Responsibilities:

  • The chief publicity strategist will 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. Manage the day-to-day organization and operation of media relations.
  • Develop communications strategies to promote the FX brand and its content. 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. Provide strategic guidance and tactical assistance to executives to prepare them for media events, speeches, presentations and interviews.
  • Work with the SVP of Creative Services to set planning and strategy for Talent Relations, Events and Awards in service of FX Original programming.
  • Work with other departments within FX as well as Walt Disney Television Group to share and disseminate information in addition to strategic planning for company initiatives.
  • Responsible for managing creating, and tracking publicity budget and determine dept initiatives to create effective and efficient processes.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in entertainment publicity with strong emphasis on consumer and trade press.
  • Track record leading/managing successful communications strategies at a network, streaming service, studio or agency.
  • Considerable experience leading publicity campaigns for content (ideally, premium content) across a variety of consumer/viewer touchpoints.
  • Substantial experience managing/leading teams, developing strategy and executing plans.
  • Strong consumer and trade entertainment media contacts.
  • Experience working closely with Chairman and President level executives on difficult or challenging programming related issues.
  • 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 charismatic and persuasive, able to motivate and inspire subordinates, peers and superiors.
  • Must be autonomous and decisive, able to oversee and manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications and/or related field, or equivalent work experience in communications or media relations.

About ABC:

The Disney General Entertainment Content group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

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 PAY SVC, which is part of a business we call ABC.

FX Networks, LLC PAY SVC 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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