Publicist

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Disney ABC Television Group

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Job description

The Publicist is responsible for working with the Director on media relations for “World News Tonight with David Muir,” "20/20,” “What Would You Do?” and “ABC Radio" including day-to-day publicity efforts and assisting in the programs’ long-term communications strategy. The position works closely with the Publicity Director assigned to “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “20/20” and “What Would You Do?” and reports to the VP of Communications. Responsibilities Responsibilities for “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “20/20” and “What Would You Do?”:
  • Conceive and proactively pitch stories and secure placement in print, wire, broadcast, and digital media about the programs, anchors and correspondents.
  • Generate coverage of reporting, investigations and interviews.
  • Write press releases and other promotional materials to publicize the programs’ upcoming broadcasts.
  • Publicize ratings successes to media.
  • Handle interview requests for anchors, correspondents and the programs’ executives.
  • Generating and maintaining media lists.
  • Maintain a strong working rapport with talent.
  • Liaise with areas of ABC News to promote the broadcast, including affiliate relations (ABC NewsOne and ABC stations), ABC News Radio and ABC New Digital.
  • Work closely with the show's social media team to create campaigns around large events, series and initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key media contacts.
  • Keep senior management informed of publicity activities and challenges.

Responsibilities for ABC Radio:
  • Conceive and proactively pitch stories and secure placement in print, wire and digital media about news coverage, podcasts, anchors, and correspondents.
  • Write press releases and other promotional materials to publicize programs, podcasts and business announcements.
  • Generate print, wire and digital coverage of interviews, podcast episodes and breaking news coverage.
  • Handle interview requests for anchors, correspondents and executives.
  • Maintain a strong working rapport with talent.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key media contacts.
  • Keep senior management informed of publicity activities and challenges.
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum one year of experience in public relations, corporate communications or related field
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple campaigns at any given time
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including weekend days
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Strong team player
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Ability and drive to find creative ways to promote ABC News, programs and talent
Preferred Qualifications
  • Two or more years of experience in public relations, corporate communications or related field
  • Experience working in television or the media industry
  • Strong understanding of social media integrations; experience running successful social media campaign preferred
Required Education
  • BA or BS from a four year accredited college or university
Additional Information Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Requirements

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Job type
Full-time
Location
New York, NY, United States
Department
Other
Starting in
As soon as possible

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