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Jr Publicist A


The Walt Disney Studios encompasses the creation, production, promotion, sales, acquisition and domestic and international distribution of live-action and animated motion pictures, home entertainment releases, live stage plays, and music and soundtrack recordings.
We are seeking a JR PUBLICIST that will support the In-Home publicity team for Walt Disney Studios and DATG Distribution in Burbank, CA. Note this is a Union role, part of IATSE Local 600 Responsibilities

  • Oversee 20 regional agencies servicing the top 35 US markets with responsibilities including:
    • Set promotional and publicity directives for targeted outreach efforts across the country
    • Strategize implementation of directives across multiple media genres
    • Provide press pitches and potential story angles
    • Manage regional budgets across all markets
  • Work within the theatrical material and in-home online media team to maximize efficiencies of campaigns through to the in-home window – materials, bloggers, social media editorialization, local social efforts etc.
  • Oversee the development and approval of in-home specific material:
    • Family press kits
    • Promotional Items for WOM programs and special events as needed
    • Targeted press mailings
  • Liaise with digital marketing group to maximize PR efforts:
    • Ensure Search Engine marketing key words are built into the overall press releases/materials
    • Key PR activities/coverage/events are maximized as part of social media editorial calendars
  • Drive the development and implementation of ePR strategies on titles, incl:
    • Multimedia press releases
    • Blogger targeting and tactics
    • Extend campaigns to support key retailers and retail initiatives
  • Coordinate and oversee various blogger specific events including junkets and regional events
    • Maintain and build key blogger relationships and contact lists
  • Help to coordinate budget with other team members
    • Review and submit product orders with title management team (to be in line with title budget)
    • Input to project leads on budget and product orders to support reviews/giveaways etc.
    • Ensure relevant invoice coding / budget updates
  • Assist in filmmaker / talent handling and liaison (where applicable)
  • Support ‘red carpet’ execution at relevant events
  • Oversee the reporting and ongoing updates on campaigns to project leads

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years previous work experience in entertainment publicity; in-home/Home Entertainment Film PR experience a plus.
  • Strong relationships with entertainment press (traditional print press as well as online, emphasis on regional press, bloggers and social media websites).
  • Experience pitching a variety of press and crafting a PR strategy
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of social media and digital / online / viral press and publicity.
  • Experience managing outside vendors and/or agencies
  • Cross-disciplinary project management experience
  • Experience in marketing/promoting a product/brand
  • Knowledge of the in-home industry and its respective distribution platforms (4K UHD, Digital, Movies Anywhere, Blu-ray, digital video services, etc.)
  • Excellent communication and writing skills; writing samples may be requested.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint & Keynote
  • Detail-oriented, self-directed skills including ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, including adaptability to last-minute changes
  • Ability to work successfully in an extremely fast-paced, deadline oriented work environment.
  • Must have ability to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings
  • May require travel domestically, a few times a year

Required Education BA/BS in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, English or Journalism preferred
Additional InformationThis position is with The Traveling Lab, an equal opportunity employer

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