Publicist, NBC News

NBC Universal New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

Responsibilities

The Publicist, Media Relations, is responsible for development and execution of public relations priorities for NBC News' TODAY brand.

Tasks include:

  • Provide support to TODAY PR by assisting in the daily management of press and publicity efforts

  • Manage incoming requests for photos, video, bios and other assets for publicity purposes

  • Manage and maintain all press materials including photos, bios, videos and press clippings

  • Create and manage multiple detailed press distribution lists

  • Maintain detailed communications plans, media lists and schedules

  • Write and manage clip reports and press roundups

  • Write and draft press materials including bios, program notes and press releases

  • Write and distribute weekly show press listings

  • Pitch daily TODAY show content including interviews, stories, photos

  • Organize and pitch daily TODAY photos, maintain current relationships with photo editors

  • Organize and secure press for all TODAY Plaza concerts

  • Serve as day-of press contact for TODAY Plaza concert press

  • Assist with crews, photo shoots and events

  • Assist in managing and distributing internal TODAY press communications

  • Support NBC News/TODAY show PR team including some administrative work

  • Provide PR support during breaking news situations for NBC News Specials and other NBC news brands

  • Daily morning responsibilities include monitoring TODAY show, social assets and competition

  • Manage and coordinate various team projects throughout the year

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university

  • Minimum of 4 years in news or political environment

  • Must be a strong writer with a demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Additional Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered

  • Willingness to travel, work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

  • Must be willing to work in New York, NY

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated skill and strong background in television, news, and politics

  • Demonstrated experience with media contacts (especially in the digital media space)

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Problem solver and negotiator

  • Strong technical skills

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