VH1: Publicist (NY)

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MTV Networks

Division: VH1

Position: Publicist

Location: New York, NY


Description :

VH1 is seeking a Publicist. The successful candidate must specialize in all aspects of media relations, including, but not limited to: 

-Developing and implementing PR campaigns

-Coordinating large-scale events

-Establishing and maintaining strong relationships within the online, trade and mainstream media outlets

-Creating, distributing and editing press materials

-Strategic planning


Responsibilities will include:

-Serve as lead PR contact for VH1 series, specials, events, music programming as well as public affairs initiatives.

-Create and execute strategic communications plans.

-Coordinate national press interviews, satellite media tours and gallery/episodic photo shoots with talent

-Create effective media pitches for consumer, trade, electronic and print media.

-Participate in all appropriate programming and marketing meetings for assigned projects and interface with production personnel in gathering elements needed to promote assigned projects.

-Build and maintain relationships with the blogging/online  community (e.g.: leaking clips to entertainment/music sites to  generate show buzz, pitching items to bloggers and coordinating  on-set activities for online journalists during program  production).

-Assist with various red carpet events such as Critics Choice

-Awards, VH1 Divas, Hip Hop Honors and series premiere parties.

-Escort talent to press appearances and special events.

-Work with TV and music writers as well as TV Book editors, photo editors and listings editors to establish and maintain successful relationships.

-Compose press materials for various series, specials and events and compile speaking points for executives and talent.

-Assist with corporate communications and trade press outreach including drafting personnel announcements, ratings releases/items, photo captions and maintaining network documents and factsheets.

-Work closely with talent, executives and corporate offices to generate press and coordinate panels at the bi-annual Television Critics Association (TCA).



-TV Experience a must, outstanding interpersonal and writing skills and ability to work on multiple tasks at a time. 

-Bachelors degree in Communications, English, Public Relations or equivalent

-Knowledge of music press a plus. 


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  1. geri

    April 19, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Someone contacted my husband about using one of his classic cars for video shoot. He has a convertible cadillac baritz (1958), convertible belleair (1955), convertible roadrunner (1969), and convertible mustang (1964/65). How can I validate whether this is legitimate VH1 request? Please contact us via this method. Thanks

  2. IndustryPlug

    April 20, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Hi Geri, e-mail us at info@industryplug.com and we’ll assist you. Thanks. -IP

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