Director of Publicity/Senior Publicist
ConfidentialLos Angeles, CA
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Perception PR, a boutique public relations firm, specializing in awards and launch campaigns, is looking for a senior publicist to help develop and implement comprehensive awards and film/series publicity campaigns. Five years' experience working at a publicity firm or in the publicity department at a studio, network or streamer is required. Candidates must be organized, detail-oriented with a professional demeanor who can work well in a fast-paced environment. This job is based in Los Angeles with a work from home policy. There will be an in-person component by attending screenings, events, interviews, and other client-related and industry events. Relationships with key entertainment, trade and consumer journalists are required.
Develop original and thoughtful pitch angles for a variety of projects in both film and series campaigns.
Pitch and secure media coverage in print, online, tv, radio and podcasts on behalf of clients on a local, regional, and national level
Pitch and secure reviews in print and online outlets
Participate in client meetings and staff brainstorm sessions.
Cover events, screenings, press days, junkets, premieres, and interviews
Manage junior staff on the upkeep of client documents including status reports and critics grids.
With help of junior staff, continually manage and update press lists for screenings, events and press blasts.
Knowledge of staffing changes in the media as well as the launch of new outlets and publicity opportunities
•Minimum of 7 years experience in publicity
•Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal, and written communications skills
•Proactive self-starter with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a high-pressure environment
•Passion for awards, film and television
•Muckrack and MailChimp experience a plus