Vice President, Strategic Communications-NBC Sports Regional Net

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Company Name NBC Universal
Location NY
Date Posted October 26, 2012
Category Default
Job Type Full-Time

Description

About Us:  NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.
NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 14 local networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and breaking news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. NBC Sports Regional Networks sports networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, and CSS. Comcast Sports Group also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information see ComcastSportsNet.com.
It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal's affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

THIS POSITION WILL ENTAIL NEW YORK, NY AND PHILADELPHIA, PA PRESENCE AND THEN IS RELOCATING TO STAMFORD, CT BY NO LATER THAN JULY 2013


  • Reporting to the Group President of NBC Sports Group, this position will lead NBC Sports Regional Networks public relations, communications and local media management function by developing and implementing strategies to generate positive press for NBC Sports Regional Networks Group and its 14 regional sports networks.
  • Collaborate with NBC Sports Group and NBCUniversal communication leaders to maintain consistent vision and PR strategy where appropriate across our properties. This position will have a dotted line reporting structure to the Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications of NBC Sports Group.
  • Create coverage opportunities showcasing NBC Sports Regional Networks’ key initiatives and assets including new network launches, programming, digital media initiatives, talent and personalities and aggressively pitch them to local and national media outlets. Manage and respond to media inquiries.
  • Develop and cultivate strong relationships with the media and key network stakeholders including teams, leagues and other current and future business partners. Work with affiliate marketing and ad sales personnel to coordinate public relations activities with promotional and sales activities.
  • Advise on and approve network-level communications strategies for NBC Sports Regional Networks’ affiliated networks
  • Provide communications counsel to senior NBC Sports Regional Networks and affiliated network executives, including message formulation, crisis response and media training.
  • Formulate social media communications strategies to increase the reach of NBC Sports Regional Networks’ initiatives. Advise and manage NBC Sports Regional Networks and network-level social media activities.
  • Serve as senior NBC Sports Regional Networks corporate affairs officer to manage NBC Sports Regional Networks’ corporate and community activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned