Job Title:  VP, Global Earned Media

Department:  Marketing & Publicity
Location: 

Santa Monica, CA, US

Summary of Position

The Vice President, Global Earned Media will report to the SVP, Global Earned Media, Special Projects & Visual Communications to assist in developing and implementing comprehensive Global publicity campaigns to promote Lionsgate theatrical releases throughout all lifecycle windows.

 

Responsibilities

  • ​​​​Serve as filmmaker contact and support EVP
  • Work with Global Earned Media Director to provide talent and talent representatives with guidance on publicity strategy and messaging for press appearances, coaching talent and tailoring communications to maximize campaign value
  • Work with Global publicity team to evaluate and identify target audiences for a diverse film slate.
  • Strategize messaging and press pitches for each film.
  • Work closely with Corporate Communications team to develop Talking Points.
  • Oversee Production Notes and help facilitate all talent quotes and legal approvals for all written materials.
  • Oversee and guide material and film sentiment reports with the press managers
  • Work with Filed team to manage Multicultural and specialty agencies (including Sports, LGBTQ+, Political, Science, etc.)
  • Source, hire and liaise with Unit Publicists for productions
  • Work closely with Director and with the unit publicist on set visits, paparazzi possibilities, troubleshoot any issues on set.  Also coordinate with Production and Corp Comm on casting announcements, Start of Production Releases.
  • Back up to EVP on filmmaker presentations
  • Maintain strong relationships with key press including editors, writers, tv bookers, film critics, and awards pundits.
  • Assist in maintaining key campaign documents as it pertains to talent, including Pub Strat, Film Bibles, Timelines, Broadcast Calendars, Talent Timelines and Highlights Reports
  • Collaborate with Global Teams on: edit bay visits, screening plans, material launches, sentiment reports, content days, junket asks, filmmaker decks, key dates, and review strategy.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in a marketing and/or publicity capacity
  • Bachelor's degree in communications or related degree
  • Willingness to work overtime and be flexible with hours.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Superior communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of management.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and deal with deadline pressure.
  • Strong work ethic.

About the Company

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for the audiences it serves worldwide.

Our Benefits

  • Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
  • 401(k) company matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles