PUBLICIST – KIDS, DRAMA & NELVANA

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    Corus

    Job Title:  Publicist – Kids, Drama & Nelvana

    Division: Corporate

    Work status: Temporary (One Year Mat-Leave)

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Reports to: Publicity Manager, Kids & Drama, and Nelvana

    About the Role

    NOTE: This is a one year maternity leave contract commencing in May 2018

    Responsibilities:

    • Lead publicity efforts to further build the awareness and audience for Corus’ Kids & Drama networks, as well as its in-house animation studio, Nelvana.
    • Develop and execute of strategic and creative communications plans for designated shows, ensuring alignment with Corus’ overall business strategies.
    • Oversee and help execute drafting of publicity support materials – including press releases, key message documents, press kits, presentations and reports as required.
    • Develop and manage relationships with content partners, independent producers, distributors and/or unit publicists in order to ensure delivery of appropriate promotional materials and effective execution of publicity strategy.
    • Cultivate strong working relationships with network talent and liaise with them regularly, in order to build their profiles via interviews, public appearances, etc.
    • Develop and manage relationships with new and traditional media locally, nationally, and internationally, in addition to the portfolio’s influencer programs.
    • Manage all event planning as it pertains to overall publicity initiatives and specific show initiatives within this portfolio
    • Coordinate and direct photo shoots for promotional use and manage photography for designated networks.
    • Collaborate with third parties on promotional initiatives.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure all efforts are aligned and coordinated for priority series.
    • Spearhead or assist in special projects as they pertain to overall departmental initiatives.
    • Manage and develop skills of one direct report (publicity coordinator).

    About You

    What We Need From You:

    • Undergraduate degree in PR / Communications.
    • Minimum of five years experience working in a media relations or publicity capacity, preferably in the entertainment or broadcasting industry.
    • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
    • Proven strategic planning skills with a clear understanding of the role of communications in achieving the overall business goals.
    • Proven people management experience, with at least two years of managing direct reports.
    • A track record of executing out-of-the-box ideas and strong, multiplatform media coverage.
    • Strong working relationships with Canadian entertainment and lifestyle media across TV, radio and online
    • Ability to prioritize and work under tight deadlines in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to build strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
    • Strong interpersonal skills for teamwork and collaboration is a must.
    • Adaptability and flexibility.
    • Strong knowledge and experience with social media.
    • Interest in and knowledge of Canadian broadcasting and media industries.
    • Strong technical skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Photoshop.

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
    JUN-29-18

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    We sincerely thank everyone for their submissions
    but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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    To apply for this job email your details to Michelle.McTeague@corusent.com.

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