19 days old

VP, Communications - Documentaries

Discovery Inc
Los Angeles, CA 90001
  • Job Code
    146121882
Discovery Inc

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States,
Req ID: 12279

Overview

Open to this role sitting in our NEW YORK or LOS ANGELES office

The ideal candidate is a dynamic and experienced communications professional that has demonstrated the ability to pitch and secure media coverage in a wide range of media outlets. In addition, the candidate will have a track record of launching awards campaigns with established relationships in the premium documentary space.

Responsibilities

  • Play a critical role in helping to lead and promote new content in the documentaries and documentary series space, as well as the overall Discovery brand.
  • Create, oversee and execute multi platform public relations campaigns and strategies for a wide range of documentaries that live across all Discovery platforms.
  • Develop and secure industry and media opportunities for the Discovery Docs executive team.
  • Secure media coverage across all communication platforms including print, broadcast and online media for Factual and discovery+ documentaries team in the U.S. press.
  • Lead the development and execution of the documentary awards strategy, campaigns, and submissions including Oscars, EMMYs, IDA Awards, Critics Choice, Cinema Eye, Peabodys, Duponts, Jackson Wild, IWFF, Wildscreen etc.
  • Support Festival strategy, including submissions and sponsorships / activations and events on-site
  • Be an integral part of the team that communicates with industry (filmmakers, distributors, sales agents) on why Discovery is the best place for content (attend various pitch meetings as necessary).
  • Press positioning for all Factual Brands (Discovery Channel, Science, Animal Planet), and discovery+ documentary and special premieres
    • Talent relations
    • Press release drafting
    • Long-range press strategy
    • Electronic and digital press strategy
    • TV press
    • Off the TV page strategy specialty press for each films topic
    • In coordination with the Discovery events team, develop and execute special events for specific projects for launch and awards campaigns
  • Be capable of serving as a company spokesperson among lifestyle press.
  • Desire and capacity to lead and develop members of the communications team
  • Really love entertainment...being a TV and movie junkie is even better.
  • Love brands, appreciate a good brief and understand what to do with a genuine insight.

Qualifications

  • The successful candidate for the Media Relations role will likely possess a minimum of ten to twelve years in in-house and/or agency settings.
  • Of particular interest are candidates with backgrounds in entertainment or television who are used to working in a fast-paced environment that requires agility, selflessness and intense focus.
  • Must have the legal right to work in the US.






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Posted: 2021-09-03 Expires: 2021-10-04
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