Assistant, Media Relations

Job Number: R10009434
Brand: FX Networks
Job Type: Public Relations
Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Job Posting Date: September 11, 2019
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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

FX Networks

FX Networks is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM, the video on-demand app FXNOW and the commercial-free on-demand service FX+. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 88 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Taboo, Legion, Snowfall, Trust, Pose, Mayans M.C. and the upcoming Y; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD, Fosse/Verdon and the upcoming Devs, Shōgun and Mrs. America; acclaimed hit comedy series including Atlanta, Baskets, Better Things, What We Do in the Shadows and the upcoming Breeders; the half-hour series Mr Inbetween; and the upcoming docuseries The Weekly with The New York Times. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy, Justified and The Americans. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. 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 and the Emmy® Award winning comedy series Archer. 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), contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films, and short-form award-winning original programming in the evening.

JOB DESCRIPTION

FX Networks is seeking an Assistant to provide administrative support to the New York Media Relations team. This position will assist with consumer print and electronic publicity for FX Networks programming. The Assistant will also proofread press materials and assist with premieres, press tours and other events.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support for the Vice President, including answering phones, organizing meetings, maintaining schedules and records, making travel arrangements, completing expense reports
  • Provide administrative support for the NY Media Relations team, including ordering supplies, and booking conference rooms, submitting guests to building security
  • Work with LA-based department assistants/coordinators to track invoices, and obtain all necessary approvals for expenditures
  • Assist with NY-based premieres and events like New York Comic Con and Upfront (e.g. draft/proof talent itineraries, escort talent, gather supporting elements, track press breaks, etc.)
  • Assist with talent/producer conference calls, set visits and photo shoots
  • Gather and edit press materials for media guides
  • Proofread and organize media guide drafts to provide collective feedback to designers
  • Assist in clip selections for talent appearances on talk shows
  • Research and build targeted media lists
  • Create and maintain status reports and track press breaks
  • Send programming alerts to press
  • Assist in hiring, training and overseeing New York interns

Requirements:

  • Four-year college degree required, preferably in communications or related field
  • 1-2 years of work experience in a television network publicity department preferred
  • Must have strong reasoning skills and be solutions-oriented
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Strong grasp of social media is a plus
  • Must be able to handle stressful situations and various personalities diplomatically
  • Must be motivated, highly organized, extremely detail oriented, personable, reliable and self-assured
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize, and recognize when to ask for direction
  • Must have the ability to interact professionally with senior executives and media personnel

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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