Manager, Originals Slate Publicity - Talent & Press
Netflix, Los Angeles, California
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Fueled by the broad appeal of being able to instantly enjoy unlimited movies and TV shows, Netflix has grown to have over 104 million streaming members in over 190 countries. With continued international expansion, and increased acquisition and production underway, it’s a great time to join Netflix. We are looking to fill a role on our publicity team for a manager of slate activations that specializes in strategic publicity campaigns and large scale publicity event execution. We are looking for a grown up with entertainment experience who wants to write a new and innovative playbook as a part of a fast growing and highly admired company.
The Slate Publicity Manager (Talent/Press Specialization) will work across several different disciplines bringing original films, series and documentaries together at large scale publicity events, like film festivals, conventions, premieres and junkets. They will spearhead press outreach and efforts, sometimes with an agency, and communicate with talent, talent reps and filmmakers. The candidate will be responsible for developing and executing publicity campaigns for titles launching out of film festivals and will be the conduit for all press requests and invitations at conventions and junkets.
He/she is intellectually curious about both entertainment and technology and strives to utilize that knowledge at Netflix originals events. This position provides an opportunity to be a bold risk-taker looking for innovative ways to publicize Netflix originals, ways that have not been previously attempted. The ideal candidate takes initiative and uses sound judgment to make wise decisions on behalf of the business, promoting Netflix Originals in the most effective ways possible.
Communication is key. They collaborate well with Netflix partners that range from content/programming to marketing to social to product and beyond. We are looking for a team member who is able to formulate and drive creative and executable ideas and communicates those decisions to all stakeholders, suggesting better approaches when necessary. Strong candidates can handle a vast amount of work while articulating clear goals and helping to maintain alignment within all Netflix cross functional partners involved in the multi-faceted events. He/she will also be able to communicate with a wide array of outside parties including but not limited to journalists, filmmakers, talent representatives, agencies and vendors to streamline communications and ensure the best possible representation of Netflix.
They are an organized multi-tasker who works at a fast pace and are not afraid to get their hands dirty - handling tasks that range from developing an event strategy and hiring agencies to creating talent itineraries and updating guest lists. They can formulate, oversee and manage a budget, and give visibility into their process successfully. Pack your bag because domestic and international travel is a requirement.
This job is based in Los Angeles and reports to the Manager, Originals Slate Publicity.
The successful candidate will have 6+ years of entertainment experience in an agency, studio or network setting. Extensive knowledge and understanding of publicity campaigns and experience organizing large scale publicity events. Excellent communication skills, team player and deadline-oriented with strong time management skills. BA/BS 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 the 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 timeframes.
Has sound judgment, and will question actions inconsistent with company values.
Is a mature, fully-formed adult with a happy, well balanced life. Is motivated by what is best for Netflix.
Here at Netflix, we don't have rules and regulations. We hire adults who act responsibly on the resources and freedom they are given to do their work, and we expect high performance in return.
Netflix offers an attractive compensation package consisting of base salary, stock options, 401K (with match), comprehensive benefits and relocation.