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Job Title:  Manager, Publicity

Department:  Marketing & Publicity
Location: 

Santa Monica, CA, US

Summary of Position

The Manager, Publicity is responsible for implementing program publicity campaigns for STARZ original series. This role requires a strategic thinker with creative, out-of-the-box ideas, strong public relations skills and solid press relationships. The Manager must be a self-starter and work effectively cross-functionally. Must have strong written, verbal and organizational skills, take a solutions-oriented approach, exercise good judgment, adapt quickly under pressure and excel at talent relations.

Responsibilities

  • Manager, Publicity will be responsible for developing and executing publicity strategies
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships cross-functionally
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key media outlets
  • Successfully pitch programming, campaigns and initiatives to media, including long leads, dailies, weeklies, trades and online publications; as well as secure electronic bookings
  • Create media materials and facilitate delivery to all key media outlets
  • Coordinate and facilitate media requests for talent and producers
  • Leverage and incorporate latest technology in PR practices
  • Monitor competitive landscape, providing updates on key communication and press activity; Monitor and stay ahead of industry trends
  • Manage budget for all initiatives including press kit development, press initiatives, talent travel expenses, etc. with a keen eye for ROI across all PR functions
  • Manage the press clips process
  • Travel to and represent STARZ at various events

Experience & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; focus in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, English preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in PR, including experience in Publicity is required
  • Candidate must have proven track record of delivering press coverage and established relationships with media.
  • Must have knowledge of key conferences and festivals
  • Must have prior experience managing PR campaigns with talent and creators as well as the ability to interface directly with them
  • Must have strong relationship building skills and ability to work across teams both internally and externally
  • Must have the skills to seek out and establish relationships with key media
  • Must have strong writing and organizational skills.   Ability to multitask, prioritize work effectively, meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment is essential
  • Must have a strong work ethic, integrity, and good business acumen

About the Company

Starz (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that produces and distributes premium streaming content to worldwide audiences across subscription television platforms. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ® brand, STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, including the highly rated STARZ app. With the launch of the STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and STARZ PLAY Arabia, Starz is expanding its global footprint in a growing number of territories. Sold through multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 7,500 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.

 

Business Unit Overview

Starz

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