FX Networks is seeking a Director of Media Relations to manage the daily implementation of public relations activities for assigned FX Networks series, as well as other programs and company initiatives. This position will be responsible for launching and sustaining new and returning shows, planning and executing public relations campaigns, contributing to the advancement of PR objectives, and cultivating media support and awareness of FX Networks.
Oversee publicity for assigned shows to include leading strategy and planning within show pod and acting as a unit publicist, going to the set of FX original shows to help facilitate interviews
Develop and pitch viable stories to editors/reporters for assigned shows
Write and edit press materials and press releases
Schedule and conduct press conferences, interviews and tours
Work with VPs in the department on strategic planning and implementation of publicity campaigns and initiatives across the department/network
Help pitch red carpet press for show premieres, and work all events, helping to manage red carpet interviews the night of the event as needed
Oversee talent relations for assigned shows
Work closely with the marketing department on creation and distribution of publicity materials
Bachelor’s degree in Communications and/or related field required
Minimum 7 years previous experience in Media and/or Public Relations required
Previous experience at a television network or studio a plus
Strong verbal and written communication skills are required
Excellent interpersonal skills are required, with the ability to handle stressful situations and various personalities diplomatically
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is required
Must be organized, able to prioritize effectively, work under tight deadlines, and handle multiple projects simultaneously
FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox, is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM and the video on-demand app FXNOW. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 91 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, Taboo, Legion and Snowfall; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD and the upcoming Trust; and acclaimed hit comedy series including Baskets, Better Things and Atlanta. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in 86 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the Emmy® Award winning comedy series Archer, You’re the Worst and the upcoming untitled Marvel’s Deadpool animated comedy series. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in 57 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), and contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in the evening, as well as short-form award-winning original programming. FX Networks received 55 Emmy® Award nominations in 2017, the most of any basic cable network for the fourth consecutive year, after winning a basic cable record 18 Emmy Awards in 2016.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.