Sr. Director of Communications

Public relations
Los Angeles, CA - Full Time

Our client connects users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers.

They are looking for a Communications expert to lead corporate and B2B communications for the B2B side of their business, with a focus on supporting the content distribution and programming teams. This role oversees communications strategies that advance the company and explain the company’s advantages, market position and customers successes. This role will focus on business and industry press and is highly collaborative with the wider Corporate and Ad Industry communications agendas.

Responsibilities: 

  • Create the strategy to spotlight the key elements of company’s content distribution and programming strategies and the benefits they bring to publishers
  • Identify high visibility opportunities for the Platform business and its senior leaders (e.g.,  events, conferences, etc.)
  • Develop and maintain the corporate narrative for these business areas and prepare story ideas that highlight business advantages and the successes of Platform Business customers
  • Strengthen relationships with key trade press to highlight strategies and competitive advantages
  • Prepare key spokespeople for media interactions and speaking opportunities
  • Announce new content partnerships and distribution arrangements to the industry and business audiences
  • Develop communications plans to support successful partnership negotiations
  • Produce top notch key messages, press releases, one pagers, presentations, Q&As, thought leadership pieces, bylined articles, executive briefing materials, and other communications assets
  • Drive Platform Business external events to successful business outcomes
  • Support government relations outreach with respect to relevant subjects
  • Collaborate closely with other members of the Communications team especially the Director of Corporate Communications and the Director of Ad Industry Communications to tell a cohesive story
  • Act as an effective company spokesperson as needed.

 

Experience/Qualifications: 

  • ~15 years of PR experience (ideally combination in-house and PR firm) with significant time spent in media, advertising or other related sectors
  • Must have experience working at a public company – mid-to-large size preferred
  • Strong roster of relationships with the business and trade press who cover media, TV and advertising
  • Ability to foster strong relationships with key executives and act as counsel in corporate PR matters
  • Understanding of the content distribution landscape, distribution and renewal dynamics as well as good command of programming approaches in an OTT and traditional media environment
  • Significant experience in crisis and issues management
  • Passion for the transition of traditional TV to OTT
  • Knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment around content distribution and programming and ability to support communications with key stakeholders
  • Track record of helping a business seize mindshare in a competitive or noisy marketplace
  • Business development mindset where communications directly contributes to business objectives
  • Positive and collaborative personality; a commitment to ensuring all activities undertaken are as successful as possible
  • Excellent communications skills and stellar writer who knows AP style well
  • Good judgment and calm composure particularly in high pressure times
  • Trustworthy and able to keep highly sensitive information confidential
  • Able to independently structure and manage workflow and priorities
  • College degree

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