62027br communications & public relations universal studio group
The vice president (vp), corporate communications will serve as a key partner to the executive vice president (evp), communications and marketing and the svp, corporate communications, awards strategy and marketing and will help to lead the usg corporate communications teamThe vp will be responsible for supporting the brand narrative for each of the four studios under the studio group umbrella as well as the overarching usg brand, building and managing external profiles of key business leaders including managing communications activities for the universal studio group chairman, and overseeing development and showrunner deal announcementsIn addition, the vp, will take a leadership role in the crafting of key internal and external communications - along with the director, corporate communications - as well as lead various projects including shaping press releases, media alerts, planting stories, managing executive profiles and list submissions, generating briefing notes, talking points, speeches and q&asThe ideal candidate will work aggressively to secure appropriate radio, print, online, social media and broadcast opportunities in an effort to generate maximum, positive publicity for the studio’s branding, marketing, special projects, community outreach and awards campaignsThis position is based in the universal city, ca offices but may start as working remotely.
Manage the external and internal communication strategies for usg corporate functions including media relations, executive thought-leadership and development of key messages / positioning.
Identify opportunities for and pitch stories that further usg’s position and executive profiles in the press.
Identify and liaise with key forums, networking and thought-leadership opportunities for executives within the usg division.
Create and edit key communications materials including announcements, press releases, talking points, q&a, speeches, program descriptions, articles and bios.
Act as liaison between usg and parent company nbcuniversal on relevant internal events / communications strategies.
Work closely with the usg series communications, nbcu corporate communications and government affairs on announcements, talking points and press conferences regarding local tax credits and production initiatives.
Partner with teams across the division including marketing, special projects and dei, and programming to provide communications support.
Work closely with the evp and svp to manage crises communications/conflict situations and may be asked to serve as spokesperson
Cultivates and maintains relationships with key reporters
Manage day-to-day transactional media relations, maintaining strong relationships with business and trade reporters, to manage incoming project requests and announcements.
Assist in maintaining relationships with universal’s first-look term deals and key production partners.
Experience in awards strategy and media buying is a plus.
Other duties and projects as assigned.
At least 10 years of corporate and/or crisis communications experience in the entertainment industryPreferably in television or film studio/production support.
Bachelor’s degreeMaster’s degree a plus.
Interested candidates must submit a resume/cv through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
Must be willing to work in universal city, california
Must have work authorization to work in the united states
Must be covered by solutions, nbcu’s alternative dispute resolution program
Strong leader with excellent communications skills to advise top executives, work across various departments, supervise teams and manage external clients and partners.
Strategic thinking ability combined with tactical implementation skills.
Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and collaborate with senior executives, creative partners, and peers across a highly matrixed, fast-paced, innovative, and energetic corporate culture.
Exceptional strategic and sound judgment and sensitivity to challenging issues and ability to exercise a high level of discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information.
Demonstrated success in crafting a substantive and cohesive set of messages for an organization, which has been successfully communicated to key audiences and resulted in a measurable difference.
Proven, exceptional writing skills, including strategic positioning of messaging (samples required).
Proficient copy-editing skills.
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About universal studio group
Universal studio group (usg) is comprised of universal television, ucp, nbcuniversal international studios and universal television alternative studioCollectively, the four powerhouse studios produce over 3000 hours of programming currently airing or streaming around the globe, own one of the largest libraries in the world with over 120,000 episodes of television, and house some of today`s most ambitious storytellers, including justin lin, tina fey, robert carlock, michael schur, sam esmail, seth macfarlane, dick wolf, lorne michaels, debra martin chase, martin gero, gareth neame, larry wilmore, nahnatchka khan, sera gamble, tony ayres, david heyman, julie plec, carol mendelsohn, tanya saracho, patrick macmanus and nick antosca, among othersUniversal studio group also houses nbcuniversal formats, bringing a diverse slate of non-scripted and scripted formats to the global marketAdditionally, the studio group’s podcast platform, usg audio, produces original podcasts such as “the lost kids” and “the followers: house of prayer,” while its graphic novel imprint, usg graphic, develops and publishes original comic books, including “proctor valley road.” universal studio group is a division of nbcuniversal, one of the world`s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information for a global audience.
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