Job Title:  Coordinator, Publicity

Department:  Marketing & Publicity
Location: 

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position

The Coordinator, Publicity is responsible for assisting the STARZ Publicity, Awards and Talent Relations team. This detail-orientated candidate has a passion for television, entertainment and pop culture. The position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and excellent problem-solving skills.

Responsibilities

•    Assists in writing and approving press materials including bios, releases, production notes, media alerts, etc.
•    Updates and maintains media lists as well as contact lists for talent, their representation, and vendors.
•    Codes invoices and tracks expenditures for budget management, assist in the processing of invoices and budget accruals.
•    Supports the publicity team at events such as panels, screenings, festivals and premieres, including: checking in press, managing cars/arrivals and escorting talent on red carpets. 
•    Responsible for booking travel for series talent and executive producers, including writing detailed travel itineraries, booking cars, flights and hotels.
•    Books hair, make-up and styling for talent and maintains the overall glam budget for talent for assigned series. 
•    Compiles and organizes daily press coverage for assigned series.
•    Pull critic’s quotes regularly from press clippings and maintain raves documents for promotional use.
•    Responsible for maintaining and updating STARZ’s media room
•    Compiles press lists for screener distribution.
•    Identify unit photography and scene lifts from assigned shows for publicity use. Responsible for routing and approving assets.
•    Read scripts and watches episodes to identify press opportunities
•    Coordinates and supports press announcements
•    Create and build media lists, identifying new outlets/journalists to pitch.
•    Comfortable communicating with high level executives, showrunners, talent, talent representatives, etc. with a professional demeanor. 
 

Qualifications & Skills

•    Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing, advertising, journalism or related field
•    1-3 years of professional experience at a media company or public relations/marketing agency.  
•    The ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously, perform under pressure and pay close attention to detail. 
•    A desire to learn and grow within the entertainment publicity field
•    Exceptional communication, project management, and organizational skills
•    Detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines
•    Must be able to multi-task and prioritize to ensure that all assignments are completed in an accurate and timely manner
•    Thrives in a fast-paced environment, has excellent problem-solving skills and remains calm under pressure
•    Resourceful and eager to implement new organizational processes for the team 
•    Ability to pivot quickly 
•    Knowledge of press outlets, social media platforms and influencers 
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite, knowledge of AirTable a plus
 

About Starz

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ® service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its international premium streaming platform STARZPLAY, now LIONSGATE+, to provide subscribers access to bold, curated storytelling. LIONSGATE+, coupled with the STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture in MENA and Lionsgate Play in South and Southeast Asia, has a footprint that extends across the globe. STARZ and LIONSGATE+ are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company. 


With the Company aligning its studio operations behind the growth of its streaming business, Starz has become one of the pre-eminent modern premium global streaming platforms. Offering subscribers more than 7,500 television episodes, including Starz original series and provocative documentaries, along with a broad catalogue of first-run movies, Starz is taking the lead in delivering relatable premium content that makes it the platform of choice among a wide spectrum of female, African-American and other historically underserved audiences. Its focused brand, premium content and freedom from legacy relationships position Starz at the forefront of the new bundles emerging throughout the media ecosystem, a compelling value proposition to complement virtually every kind of subscription platform.


Distinguished by its successful and focused content strategy, top programming, exceptional curation and speed to market, Starz has quickly scaled its platform to become one of the most widely distributed and fastest-growing OTT services in the world, with OTT subscribers making up more than half of its global subscriber base. The Starzplay International premium subscription service offers a “best of global SVOD” content portfolio in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India through a bespoke and expanding network of distribution partners. The Starzplay Arabia joint venture is one of the leading SVOD operators in the fast-growing Middle East and North Africa region. The proprietary and highly-rated Starz app, a proven hit with U.S. audiences, continues to roll out internationally.  

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