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Posted Spring 2013

Showtime Networks, Inc.

New York Office

All candidates must apply online at: www.sho.com/careers

Job Title

Director, Entertainment Public Relations

Job Description

Director of Entertainment Public Relations, East Coast oversees the development and implementation of media campaigns for the network’s original programming slate and serves as the Unit Publicist on high profile series based in New York.

Responsibilities Include:

*Develop strategic, creative publicity and media plans for Showtime original programming (with special emphasis on high profile series). Responsible for long range planning and campaign development, exploration of innovative avenues of promotion and developing and nurturing strong media contacts with national and local print, broadcast and online ne outlets. Organize and oversee creative brainstorming meetings with west coast counterparts to develop campaign strategies and coordinate execution.

*Act as Unit Publicist for New York based series, overseeing press activities on-set during program production. Pitch, book and cover on-set interviews, write and edit press materials, coordinate and cover set visits, coordinate photographic coverage with Vice President of Photography.

*Maintain strong communications and relationships with internal departments, in particular Original Programming, Business Affairs, Production, Advertising and Marketing, Legal and Digital Media to ensure information flow and to flag publicity opportunities proactively. Develop strong working relationships with relevant Producers, Directors, Talent Agents, etc. to enlist their support in achieving publicity campaign goals.

Required Skills/Experience

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Strong organization skills and the ability to work under pressure in making decisions, implementing strategies and meeting deadlines

Strong relationships with key print, broadcast and online media outlets.

Comprehensive knowledge of entertainment and cable industry

Minimum of 5-7 years of television publicity experience at a network, studio or agency.

Extensive contacts in the entertainment industry (i.e. publicists, managers, producers, etc.)