Manager - Global Originals Series Publicity
NetflixBeverly Hills, CA
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Do you enjoy strategizing publicity and promotional campaigns? I mean, really enjoy thinking about them and putting new ideas forward. Do you re-evaluate publicity campaigns that you have worked on, when they're done, to appraise maybe what you could have done different or better? Do you live and breathe entertainment? Do you read or watch media coverage on a film or television series and wonder how and why a publication decided to cover a project? If so, we may have just the opportunity for the right person on the originals publicity team, handling global PR for series and comedy specials.
Fueled by the broad appeal of being able to instantly enjoy unlimited movies and TV shows, Netflix has grown to have over 81 million streaming members in over 190 countries.
This is a great opportunity to join a team that is spearheading and handling publicity campaigns for a fast growing and highly admired company, with a chance to work on series that feature high production value from the brightest filmmakers and actors around the world, using the latest technology.
We are currently looking for entertainment publicists with previous PR experience in programming that encompasses stand-up comedy; children and kids; genre; superhero; and animation.
The Manager for Global Originals Series Publicity will play a key role in strategizing, executing and managing publicity campaigns for series and comedy specials. They are a member of a seasoned group of professionals based in the Beverly Hills office.
The Manager will help create, shape, execute and manage campaigns for series, making use of multiple earned media channels, including broadcast, print and online. He/she will play a critical role in communicating with filmmakers, talent and production company partners during production up to and beyond launch. They will focus on creating cultural moments and high impact campaigns, explore new tactics of promoting series, and will be able to communicate different facets of their campaigns to executives, filmmakers, talent and talent representatives. She or he will pitch media, secure opportunities and cover set visits or help plan and work junkets. International experience or knowledge of international media is a bonus. She or he has also worked alongside agencies, or has managed agencies on projects. The manager will also help coordinate requests and initiatives from international territories and will help prioritize what is important and vital to accomplish. They can formulate and manage a budget, and give visibility into their process successfully. This person will also be involved in the awards campaign, strategy and submission process for their shows. Pack your bag because domestic and international travel is a requirement.
The ideal candidate is able to make wise decisions, even when faced with ambiguity and thinks strategically. He/she is not defined by past experiences and eager to put a new spin on what a series campaign can be. They can articulate what they are - and are not - trying to do. He or she is a good listener and a real doer, and is able to multi-task and work at a clip pace. They are not afraid to get their hands dirty - and that could mean jumping in to handle tasks that range from writing a strategy, writing a series announcement, booking travel or negotiating hair and make-up. We are a small team, so the responsibility really is wide-ranging. They collaborate well with partners that range from content/programming to marketing to social to product and beyond. Strong candidates can handle a vast amount of work and they are eager to learn. They are curious and also contribute effectively outside of their speciality. A good fit in the role has a candid and direct communication style, they are willing to admit to mistakes quickly and questions values inconsistent with our values and Netflix culture. They understand that sometimes the job requires delivering bad news, and they're tactful in handling such issues.
The successful candidate for Manager, Global Originals Publicity will have from at least 5-7 years of entertainment experience in an agency, studio, network or journalism setting. They have relationships with key media as well as the ability to build and maintain connections with key journalists and social media influencers. BA/BS required.
Netflix offers an attractive compensation package consisting of base salary, stock options, 401K (with match), comprehensive benefits and relocation.
The Manager, Originals Publicity reports to the Director of Global Originals Publicity.