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Director, Media Relations

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010391 Location New York, New York, United States Business FX Networks Date posted Feb. 05, 2020


Director, Media Relations (FX Networks – New York)

FX Networks is seeking a Director of Media Relations to provide oversight and day-to-day management of publicity activities for all assigned FX Networks series, as well as other programs and company initiatives. This position will be responsible for launching and sustaining new and returning shows, planning and executing goal-focused public relations campaigns, contributing to the advancement of PR objectives, and cultivating media support and awareness of FX Networks. The Director will also be actively engaged in talent-focused events, press trips, set visits and press tours.


  • Execute the entertainment publicity campaigns for FX Networks programs, responsibilities include but not limited to pitching the media, writing/editing press releases and media alerts.
  • Booking and coordinating print and online interviews, talk show appearances, photo shoots, set visits, media satellite tours, and radio press junkets
  • Strategizing and supporting online/social media initiatives in conjunction with the FX social media team
  • Work with FX Publicity team on set visits, special event, premieres and trade shows
  • Help facilitate press interviews and escort talent for marketing stunts, photo shoots, etc.
  • Provide support for other FX Networks series and specials, including all NY-based productions
  • Assist in the planning of press conferences, TCA sessions and occasional initiatives for various system providers
  • Assist with all NY-based and select LA-based FX events, providing support for FX Media Relations department, as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications and/or related field required
  • Minimum 7 years previous experience in years previous experience in media/PR – previous experience in Television, network or studio a plus
  • 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 organized, able to prioritize effectively, work under tight deadlines, and handle multiple projects simultaneously

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.

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