Written Communications Manager, Film & Series Publicity
Full Time Job
Do you live and breathe entertainment? Do you stay ahead of the curve and take in the latest films and TV shows across different platforms? Do you enjoy writing? Are you motivated by seeing your written strategy have a direct impact on the overall campaign goals? Do you want to help tell the story of Netflix? If this resonates, then the opportunity to join our Publicity team and work on our growing film and series initiative could be the job for you!
It's the chance to be on the ground floor with a team that handles film and series communications for the online leader, changing the perception of entertainment and how it should be enjoyed and celebrated. It's a chance to be fearless and unconventional, try new things, lean into the unknown and turn a 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 167 million streaming members in over 190 countries.
The Manager will play a key role in supporting the growing India publicity team, helping to craft messaging and strategy around Netflix's film and series slate. 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
- Working with translators and transcreators to ensure that
- Coordinate across departments to accomplish goals
- Provide big-picture thinking and leadership to continuously elevate and promote Netflix's film & series 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.
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.