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Viacom Inc.

Director Corporate Communications

Viacom Inc. - New York City, NY

Overview and Responsibilities Viacom Corporate Communications is seeking a dynamic, driven team player with excellent written and oral communication skills for a Corporate Communications Director position reporting to a Vice President in Corporate Communications. The Director will play an integral role on the team, primarily working with Viacom Ad Sales to develop media and communications plans that drive positive visibility for business initiatives across Viacom\u2019s leading brands and platforms. The candidate should be passionate about PR, advertising and the evolving TV\/media landscape; a creative, strategic thinker and problem-solver with an affinity for details, an exceptional work ethic and a positive attitude. RESPONSIBILITIES:\u00a0 Devise and execute strategic communications plans, media strategies and press materials to secure positive coverage in trade and consumer media surrounding advertising and marketing initiatives, brand campaigns, partnerships and product solutions Secure and manage notable speaking opportunities and award nominations to drive executive visibility, company recognition and thought leadership Develop messaging and talking points for spokespeople, including media interviews and speaking opportunities at key industry conferences and events Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders on partner initiatives and product solutions Build and maintain strong media relationships with top-tier press across multiple disciplines including advertising, entertainment, television, technology, and business Serve as writer for senior management Create and execute communications calendar that aligns launches, initiatives and corporate milestones with PR opportunities Lead PR planning and programming around tentpole events, including but not limited to Upfronts, NewFronts, Cannes and Advertising Week Coordinate across departments, disciplines and brands to accomplish goals Stay informed on industry news and flag issues and trends for senior leaders in a timely manner Basic Qualifications Bachelor\u2019s degree in communications, journalism or related field is required\u00a0 Minimum of 7-8 years in public relations, in-house experience preferred: cable television, media, advertising or tech industry experience a plus Exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills Experience writing press releases, pitches, PR plans and media strategies, key messages, quotes, talking points, media recap reports and interview briefing sheets Experience identifying and coordinating Industry events and speaking opportunities Additional Qualifications TV background with trade communications expertise a plus, including experience with Upfronts, Newfronts, Cannes and Advertising WeekEnthusiasm for the art of the pitch: Exceptional ability to place stories across consumer and trade press\u00a0 Competence in delivering complex content and concepts in a clear, concise and compelling manner Strong and established media relationships with advertising, television, entertainment, digital media and business reporters\u00a0 Motivated self-starter who is able to take both guidance and initiative Enthusiastic and passionate team player with ability to work independently Great at organizational navigation and cross-functional collaboration Emotional intelligence Adept at managing multiple projects and tasks to completion Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while remaining detail-oriented and committed to deadlines Creative and strategic thinker Exercise sound judgement Strong organizational, project-management and problem-solving skills Possess a \u201croll-up your sleeves,\u201d get-it-done attitude Ability to develop effective partnerships and relationships internally and externally Tech-savvy with a demonstrable understanding of the television, media, digital, mobile, social landscape Open to travel #LI-JR1

16 days 4 hours ago

Viacom Inc.


Director Corporate Communications Viacom Inc. - New York City, NY, United States


Location: New York City, NY

Company Profile:
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling entertainment content - including television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, games, consumer products, podcasts, live events and social media experiences - for audiences in more than 180 countries on various platforms and devices.