ViacomCBS Director, International Communications in New York, New York
Overview and Responsibilities
A key member of the ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) Communications team, the Director of Communications for Entertainment and Youth brands is a creative, strategic individual with an ambitious spirit and laser focus on bringing big ideas to life. In collaboration with the VP, this senior role will be instrumental in helping shape and amplify the internal and external narrative for MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Network and BET outside of the US.
The right candidate is adept at identifying and moving large proactive story concepts forward and has a record of high level story placements. This person thinks beyond traditional campaigns to build buzz in new ways, and can easily collaborate with partners across the organization globally to bring projects to life. An exceptional writer, the Director will have experience authoring and editing materials ranging from press releases to executive remarks.
Additionally, the Director will support VCNI employee engagement activities sought at bringing our mission, vision and values to life, and support VCNI corporate communications initiatives.
Identify and secure high-level stories spotlighting our Entertainment and Youth Brands outside the US, including priority programming, music initiatives and digital/product/innovation stories
Author and review materials including releases, pitch letters, communications strategies, statements, internal announcements, newsletters, etc.
Develop, execute and oversee internal and external communications campaigns that incorporate a blend of new and traditional tactics
Act as a central contact for communications teams around the globe, partnering with teams to elevate stories on an international level
Develop and maintain strong relationships with journalists, social talent and talent reps
Partner with team to build, implement and support employee engagement initiatives for VCNI
Support select internal and external VCNI corporate communications projects
10+ years of communications experience, preferably in entertainment/media industry with corporate communications experience
Able to travel internationally and domestically as needed, once travel resumes
Exemplary written and oral communications skills
Excellent media relationships and proven media relations results
Digital, social media, editorial savvy and plugged into pop culture, youth culture and trends globally
Incredible collaborator with ability to work on both strategy and implementation, no job is too big or too small for the right candidate
Ability to rapidly shift between multiple projects and priorities
Highly motivated, inventive self-starter who takes initiative
Comfortable on shoots, red carpets, working with talent and working large-scale events
ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.
At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.
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Job Locations US-NY-New York
Job Type Full-Time Staff
iCIMS ID 2020-14139