Manager - Written / Editorial Communications, Content Communications
NetflixLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
Do you want to help tell the story of Netflix? Do you enjoy writing succinctly and clearly for sophisticated entertainment industry, business and technology audiences? Is it gratifying for you to help shape and prepare public presentations write speeches and remarks, talking points, press releases, blog posts, op-eds and more? Are you excited about how great entertainment is created and enthralled by how technology is allowing consumers to discover and enjoy it? Do you read or watch media coverage on a network, executive or television series and get curious about how it came to be and wonder how it could be improved? Do you hear executives give speeches and think...This is boring.. or too corporate...I could do better than that? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? If so, we may have just the opportunity for the right person on our growing communications team.
Fueled by the broad appeal of being able to instantly enjoy unlimited movies and TV shows, Netflix has grown to more than 125 million streaming members in over 190 countries. This is the total package -- a great opportunity to join a team that is building and reinforcing the Netflix brand and telling its content, business and innovation stories around the world. You'll be writing, editing, collaborating, and creating messaging assets across a wide range of subjects and issues. And you'll get to work with some of the most exciting and creative people in the business.
The Manager -- Written/Editorial Communications will work both on the Content Communications and Corporate/Technology teams, performing a wide range of editorial duties in the shape of speeches, remarks, talking points, honors/acceptances, op-eds, blog posts, news announcements and more. The role will also include drafting other documents like biographies, fact sheets and additional materials as needed--as well as providing editorial services and guidance to colleagues from across the business. She/he will help bring our communications strategies to life through the assets they create and manage.
This Manager-level role will have past experience in corporate writing or journalism, preferably with deep experience in the entertainment and/or technology industries. They will have experience in communicating with executives at a high level, and she or he can skillfully and thoughtfully craft narratives and boil down complex concepts into succinct, compelling communications. They write quickly and prioritize accuracy. They are able to see the forest through the trees, and anticipate messaging needs. They have a passion for creativity, and a sense of humor. They like to make things, and try new things. They are curious and get the necessary input to do their work quickly and at a high level amid fast-breaking deadlines. International experience or knowledge of international media is a bonus. They can formulate and manage a budget, and give visibility into their process successfully.
The ideal candidate is able to make wise decisions, even when faced with ambiguity, and thinks strategically at all times. She/he is a self-starter and will maintain a document library of trusted resources and also create new documents that help our team navigate messaging in a global company. 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 multitask well. They work quickly and meet deadlines. 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, or helping cover an interview, if necessary. The role is within two small teams, 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. They are able to communicate across cultures. 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 -- Written/Editorial Communications 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.
The Manager -- Written/Editorial Communications reports jointly to the Director of Content Communications and the Vice President Corporate Communications.