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Public Relations and Publicity Manager

Department: MeTV Promotions
Location: Chicago, IL

Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a Chicago based business, family owned since 1965. Weigel and its affiliated companies own and operate network and independent television stations in Chicago, Milwaukee and South Bend, Indiana. In addition, Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with MeTV, Memorable Entertainment Television being the number one rated and distributed network in the space, as well as the Movies! Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, H&I Heroes & Icons, plus the new Decades Network in partnership with the CBS Television Station Group.

Public Relations and Publicity Manager

General Job Description:

The Weigel Networks Public Relations and Publicity Manager will be responsible for developing network communications strategy and execution, internal systems for maximizing communication, message management, as well as affiliate engagement, event participation and execution. This “hands on” position will be accountable for creating greater national awareness of the Weigel Network brands as well as in selected affiliate markets where situations warrant special attention.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Manage overall Network public relations and communication, including but not limited to: Trade Press, Consumer Press, Affiliated Stations, Cable and Satellite MVPDs and Content Distributors

Create and write professional communication materials that position our TV Network brands effectively

Work closely with the network leadership team

Make MeTV and its platforms the “go to place” for classic TV

Assist in standardizing Network branding across the country and across affiliate base (cable, on air, etc.)

Increase visibility of Networks in TV listings, highlights and guides

Help create and execute branded events and promotions on national and local levels

Manage efforts to grow our presence in New York City with consumers and advertisers, specifically working with our local affiliate and contracted sales organization

Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

At least 5+ years of progressive Public Relations and Publicity experience

Bachelor’s Degree required

Experience with Television Program Networks, Station Groups or TV Studios strongly preferred.

Our Perks & Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package

Long Term Disability Insurance

HSA Plans

401k with Company Match

Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays

Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave

Tax-free Transit

Discounted Parking Access

Gym Membership Discount

Convenient access to highways and public transportation

Open air office environment

One block from the aptly named Restaurant Row

Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.

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