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Director Communications, National Geographic Documentary Films

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10009674 Location New York, New York, United States Business National Geographic Date posted Nov. 21, 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Director of Communications for National Geographic Documentary Films is responsible for delivering well-executed campaigns that result in press coverage, industry praise, and awards buzz for documentary features and short films. The Director will work within the Communications team to create, strategize and execute publicity and awards plans to support distribution of a wide range of documentaries.

Responsibilities:

  • The Director will work closely with the communications team to create, strategize and execute publicity and awards plans to support distribution of a wide range of documentaries.
  • This position is responsible for nurturing strong media contacts with national and local print, broadcast and online outlets.
  • Daily tasks include, but are not limited to:  developing specific and detailed strategies from theatrical release to television broadcast, including awards positioning; driving festival strategy and creating campaigns for top tier film festivals; pitching, booking, and covering interviews (both via phone and in-person); writing and editing press materials; developing talking points and drafting remarks; managing budgets.
  • Well executed campaigns that result in press coverage, industry praise, and awards buzz.
  • The position is responsible for maintaining strong communications and relationships with filmmakers, internal and external producers, and various freelancers, agencies and vendors to ensure the flow of information and identify PR and awards opportunities.
  • Effective leadership, direction and management of the campaign, and strong relationships with the film team.
  • The director/senior director will also be responsible for planning and overseeing key events, in partnership with our events team and/or agency partners, including theatrical premieres and FYC events.
  • Well executed events that result in press coverage, industry praise, and awards buzz.

The position also can be located in Los Angeles, CA.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree is required.
  • At least 5 years of related experience.
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

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 National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

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 National Geographic Partners, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call National Geographic.

National Geographic Partners, 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.

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