Senior Publicist, Drama – Corus

Toronto, ON, Canada Req #813
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Are you creative, dynamic and passionate? Do you like to think outside of the box and find new ways to achieve your goals? Corus Entertainment has an exciting opportunity for you. If you have a passion for excellence, and would like to work for Corus Entertainment, we encourage you to apply.
About the role:

We are hiring a seasoned Senior Publicist to join our team. Overseeing Specialty networks including Showcase and W Network, candidates must have a passion for entertainment and have proven success leading multiple creative, strategic publicity campaigns that deliver outstanding results. A minimum of five years’ experience working in a media relations, publicity or communications capacity required, in the entertainment or broadcast industry is preferred.
Creative and strategic thinker that develops and executes comprehensive communications plans for designated series, ensuring alignment with Corus’ overall business strategies
Lead publicity efforts including media pitching, coordinating and executing press junkets and influencer programs to further build awareness and audience for Corus’ Drama networks, including Showcase and W Network
Excellent writing skills required. Oversees and drafts publicity support materials – including press releases, key message documents, press kits, presentations and reports as required
Develop and manage relationships with content partners, independent producers, distributors and/or unit publicists in order to ensure delivery of appropriate promotional materials and effective execution of publicity strategy
Cultivate strong working relationships with network talent/distributors and liaise with them to coordinate media interviews and public appearances
Develop and manage relationships with media locally, nationally, and internationally, in addition to relationships with social influencers
Manage all event planning as it pertains to publicity initiatives within this portfolio
Support issues/crises communications as required
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure innovative and fully-integrated campaigns for priority networks and series
Represent the Publicity team in cross-functional meetings and communicate strategy and results effectively to internal audiences
Provide publicity support for other business priorities as required
Spearhead or assist in special projects as they pertain to overall departmental initiatives
Manage and mentor one direct report (Publicity Coordinator)
About You

Essential qualifications:
Undergraduate degree in PR / Communications
Passionate and knowledgeable of Canadian broadcasting and media industries
Minimum of five years’ experience working in a media relations, publicity or communications capacity, preferably in the entertainment or broadcasting industry or at an agency
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Seasoned publicist who has directly managed talent relations
Excellent strategic planning skills with a clear understanding of achieving the overall business goals
Proven people management experience, with at least two years of managing direct reports
A creative track-record of executing out-of-the-box ideas and securing strong, multi- platform media coverage
Ability to build strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
Strong working relationships with entertainment and lifestyle media across print, TV, radio and online (websites, blogs, influencers)
Detail oriented with the ability to work well under pressure, manage a high volume of work and multiple projects under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Strong interpersonal skills for teamwork and collaboration is a must
Self-starter who is solutions-focused and results-driven
Adaptability and flexibility
Strong technical skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, MRP, Meltwater, CNW and Photoshop
Why Corus?

Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day.

We have a passionate drive to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people’s lives. Walk around our offices, our stations, our studios across the country and you’ll feel it. You’ll see it in action.

You’ll see it in the open communication and the approachability of our people. You’ll see it in our care for quality work and the interest in new, creative solutions. You’ll see it in how we work with external partners, and how we care about our communities. These are all core to the values we commit to living each and every day – Win Together, Think Beyond, Make It Happen, Learn Every Day, Show We Care. Our values describe what makes us pretty unique – and amazing – place to work.

At Corus we value and actively involve the full range of what makes people unique in order to create a strong and innovative company where amazing people thrive. A company where people have the full opportunity to show their unique value and develop their potential. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, people from all gender and sexually diverse communities and people with intersectional identities.

Corus is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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