Manager - Staff Communications Writer, Film
NetflixLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
TV shows across different platforms? Are you motivated by seeing your written strategy have a direct impact on the overall business goals? Do you want to help tell the story of Netflix Films? If this resonates, then the opportunity to join our communications team and work on our growing film initiative could be the job for you!
It's the chance to be on the ground floor with a team that handles film communications for the online leader, changing the perception of original films and how they should be enjoyed and celebrated. It's a chance to be fearless and unconventional, try new things, lean into the unknown and turn a film publicity campaign on its head. It's an opportunity where you actually get to experience the direct impact your work has on the business.
Fueled by the broad appeal of being able to instantly enjoy unlimited movies and TV shows, Netflix has grown to have over 125 million streaming members in over 190 countries.
The Writer will work on the Film Publicity team, helping to craft messaging around Netflix's film slate and strategy. This includes but is not limited to:
• Writing newsletters, production notes, film synopses, filmmaker Q&A's, speeches, talking points, op-eds, press releases, media statements, and other documents like biographies, fact sheets and additional materials as needed.
• Develop messaging and talking points for media interviews and speaking opportunities Coordinate across departments to accomplish goals
• Provide big-picture thinking and leadership to continuously elevate and promote Netflix's film initiative
The role requires a seasoned candidate who is results-oriented, a strong writer and not afraid to roll-up their sleeves and get into the thick of things. This Manager-level role will have past experience in writing or journalism, preferably with deep experience in the entertainment industry. They will have experience in communicating with executives, filmmakers, talent and talent representatives. They can anticipate messaging needs and move projects forward quickly and are able to meet fast-breaking deadlines.
The successful candidate for Writer/Editor will have at least 7 years of entertainment experience in a studio, network, agency or journalism setting. Background in Communications/Corporate Communications preferred. BA/BS required. Writing samples are also required.
Netflix offers an attractive compensation package consisting of base salary, stock options, 401K (with match), comprehensive benefits and relocation.
To succeed at Netflix, the candidate must also possess the following characteristics:
Demonstrated ability to think innovatively-connecting the dots when others cannot. Able to make the leap from information to insight. Able to identify, nurture and help refine compelling creative ideas and concepts.
Great writer and clear talker. Can organize, summarize, clarify and communicate ideas simply, succinctly and accurately. Has a quick intelligence, is fast on their feet and quickly responds to issues and questions. Says it like it is; not wrapped in political niceties.
Pragmatic, Organized and Detailed
Has a big capacity to both think and 'do'. Flourishes in a 'hands on' role, adding value at different levels. Is strong on detail and highly organized.
A Smart Minimalist
Keeps things simple. Knows that global communications can be made complex---and will resist and prevent that.
Has a Point of View
An independent thinker willing and able to express and support a point of view.
Moves at a nice clip and enjoys having multiple projects going at once. Can change course, be scrappy and get things done within short time frames.
Has sound judgment, and will question actions inconsistent with company values.
Is a mature, fully-formed adult with a happy, well balanced life. Is motivated by what is best for Netflix.