Manager, Communications & Publicity - Awesomeness

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Awesomeness TV
Job Type
Full-Time Staff

About The Brand

Awesomeness, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is a media company serving the global Gen Z audience through its film and television studios. Since 2012, Awesomeness has created original programming and cultivated an audience made up of one of the most coveted and difficult to reach demographics. As a leading media brand for this generation, Awesomeness' world-wide distribution footprint spans owned, social and premium SVOD platforms. The company also includes a creative agency, creator network, and brand partnerships division. Awesomeness is headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York and London.

Overview and Responsibilities

We are seeking a dynamic, driven teammate with excellent written and oral communications skills for a Manager of Communications & Publicity for Awesomeness. The Manager will develop and execute internal and external communications strategies for the Awesomeness brand, which includes the digital and live-action studios. Are you a creative, strategic thinker and problem-solver; a strong writer with experience in drafting press releases, bios, internal and external executive announcements and talent and executive quotes? Then this is the role for you!


Core responsibilities include securing consumer and trade publicity opportunities for each studio’s content priorities, elevating overall brand awareness and executive visibility, creatively packaging PR updates both internally and externally, overseeing our industry awards and pitching and securing executive speaking engagements. This role will also collaborate across departments and will add value to the overall organization as a growing specialist in their field. Passion, excellent work ethic, an innate curiosity and a hands-on approach are key to drive success in this position!

What you’ll do:

  • Shape publicity strategy for Awesomeness series and content, brand innovation, executive speaking opportunities, and social responsibility efforts.
  • Work as part of a team to create impactful media relations campaigns to build buzz around content priorities and spokespeople.
  • Manage company announcement timeline with Sr. Director, Communications and provide daily updates and as-needed counsel to internal partners.
  • Curate and edit Awesomeness’s weekly internal newsletter that serves as a company-wide business update to employees.
  • Proactively pitch media to support Awesomeness content initiatives, including pitching talent and creatives for editorial and broadcast interviews timed to premieres.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with platform streaming partners. Develop launch strategies for series & films that compliment both Awesomeness and the partner’s goals and brand.
  • Draft materials for internal & external communications including press releases, pitches, talking points, presentations and employee communications.
  • Facilitate and support media relations efforts at future events, including press junkets, red carpets, screenings, conferences and conventions.
  • Identify and secure speaking opportunities for executives that ladder up to the company’s core messaging. In addition, pitch and secure staff for editorial trade lists.
  • Collaborate and communicate plans with internal teams including marketing, content production, social, legal, audience development and others.
  • Work with Kids & Family press department to merchandise media relations efforts to internal teams and partners.
  • Oversee awards strategy for both the digital & live-action studio slate including but not limited to the Emmys, Golden Globes, Streamys, Webbys, Cynopsis Model D, and more.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in public relations at an agency, media company or studio.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Established relationships with TV entertainment and trade media, talent bookers, studio partners, talent reps.
  • Passion for content and storytelling, and an interest in reaching and empowering Gen Z.
  • A curiosity for uncovering new, innovative ways of doing things.
  • Ability to interact well with cross-functional team members and connect with internal & external partners.

Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of awards campaigning is ideal.


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