VP, Corporate Communications - Los Angeles

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Ref#: 26680
CBS Business Unit: Showtime
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

About Us:

With critically-acclaimed and award-winning hits that include BILLIONS, THE AFFAIR, HOMELAND, RAY DONOVAN, MASTERS OF SEX, SHAMELESS, DEXTER®, HOUSE OF LIES, EPISODES and PENNY DREADFUL, Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI) has firmly established itself as a producer and provider of quality original programming.

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 veteran series INSIDE THE NFL™  and 60 MINUTES SPORTS™. SNI also owns and manages Smithsonian Channel™, through its joint venture with the Smithsonian Institution.

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®. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon and Google. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, Sony PlayStation® Vue and Amazon Prime Video. 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 for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.

Description:
SHOWTIME is looking for a Vice President, Corporate Communications who will be responsible for the strategic development and execution of media relations, and internal and external communications. Strong writing skills are a must. 

Responsibilities will include:
  • Drafting speeches, press releases, presentations, talking points for senior management, executive bios, employee memos and other internal communications. 
  • Copy-editing all internal and external materials. 
  • Help disseminate the network's programming and scheduling announcements, subscriber, ratings and research data to the national media and provide frontline support for media-related inquiries and crisis management.
  • Help prep executives, producers and talent for media inquiries.
  • Coordinate and prioritize timing with the network’s publicists and executives for all press releases across all divisions, notifying the appropriate parties if there is a scheduling conflict.
  • Provide weekly copy to CBS' company internal newsletter.
  • Work closely with the SVP of Corporate PR and CBS Corporate Communications on CBS Earnings materials.

Qualifications:
Candidate must have at least 10+ years of professional writing and/or public relations experience, preferably in a corporate communications or a newsroom setting. We are looking for a strategic, resourceful and tested communications professional who is detail-oriented, deadline-sensitive with a strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and web-based systems, and ability to multi-task. Familiarity with media and television is also a plus.
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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