SVP, Photo Publicity

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Ref#: 32163
CBS Business Unit: Showtime
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Description:

  •   Manages the company’s East and West Coast based photography teams who are responsible for developing, overseeing and disseminating all photo assets for Showtime Networks and its programming, including original series, specials and documentaries, sports, red carpet coverage and corporate and trade related events.          

·       Guide the creative direction of PR photographic art, including both gallery and unit still photography, in order to fulfill all SNI print, online and broadcast requirements for the various promotional arms of the company.

·       Work closely with national photo editors in a variety of print, broadcast and online outlets, in securing photo placement on SNI and its programming.

·       Work closely with PR department publicists and Marketing team members on developing creative and unique photo campaigns. 

·       Provide strategic distribution of photos in conjunction with all publicity campaigns.

·       Hire and supervise all unit photographers for original programming unit photography, special events and industry functions.

·       Open discussion and sustain communication with all show Producers to ensure quality photography is created for all productions.

·       Work closely with Director of Photographic Services to ensure the smooth, efficient and timely dissemination of all approved art throughout various departments within the network.  

·       Oversee Showtime photo fulfillment and photo request in a timely and efficient manner.

·       Manage photography budget.

·       Develop creative and innovative ways to market and monetize network’s photographic assets.

·       Work closely with Creative team to develop and produce special PR/Advertising shoots.

·       Staff and oversee photographic coverage of executives at all Showtime events and functions including but not limited to TCA, award functions, premieres and screenings, and corporate and trade events.

·       Work with Showtime Business Affairs Department to ensure all talent photo restrictions and approvals procedures are met.

·       Coordinate the research and implementation of new photographic technologies to control costs and improve company-wide efficiency.

Qualifications:

·        Approximately 15+ years in a network or studio photo department or related high-performance photo service organization.

·       Maintain comprehensive, organized and efficient photographic library of original art, maintaining an accurate archive and tracking system that services the entire network.

·       Must have strong relationships with photo editors in a variety of media and ability to pitch story and photo ideas.  


About Us:
SHOWTIME and its critically-acclaimed, award-winning original series continue to make their mark on the cultural landscape, with one of the most successful programming slates in all of television. With an impressive line-up of new and returning original series, the SHOWTIME hit dramas and comedies include TWIN PEAKS, HOMELAND, SHAMELESS, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, I’M DYING UP HERE, SMILF,  and THE CHI. SHOWTIME will also debut two limited series this year, PATRICK MELROSE staring Benedict Cumberbatch and ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA from Ben Stiller. Original series play a key part in the SHOWTIME programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, the Emmy Award-winning documentary series ALL ACCESS, A SEASON WITH and the Emmy Award-winning veteran series INSIDE THE NFL. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, Google, Xbox One and Samsung. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation® Vue and Amazon Channels. The network’s authentication service, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, is available at no additional cost to SHOWTIME customers who subscribe to the network through participating providers. Subscribers can also watch on their computers at www.showtime.com and www.showtimeanytime.com.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and offers Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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