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Network Publicity and PR Manager

Department: Network Marketing
Location: Chicago, IL

Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with "MeTV," Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one rated and distributed multicast network, as well as the "Movies!" Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the "DECADES" Network, the "H&I" Network and the “Start TV” Network in association with the CBS Television Stations. Weigel's local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, St. Louis, Cedar City-St. George (Utah), Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford.

Network Publicity and PR Manager

General Job Description:

Are you a PR and Publicity guru who encompasses these qualities: Hands-on. Collaborative. Engaging. If so, Weigel may have the role for you. This individual will be responsible to help develop and implement all communication, publicity and public relations outreach for company TV networks, related projects and initiatives as directed by the VP of network marketing and other senior network executives.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Build and maintain professional relationships with all major media editors, writers and outlets, and selected regional media editors, writers and outlets, pertinent to reaching TV network viewers, advertisers and affiliates via consumer-facing and industry outlets.

Become fluent in telling the distinct “story” of each company TV network via earned media to inform and influence viewers, advertisers and affiliates.

Pitch, write and distribute timely, compelling and accurate press and publicity releases that result in favorable coverage for our TV networks and related projects and initiatives.

Manage, update and maintain specific PR and publicity databases via Cision and PRNewswire. Proficiency in using Cision and PRNewswire for communication distributions.

Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

Familiarity with television entertainment, TV networks, syndication, studios and first-run entertainment programming helpful.

Must be a solid professional communicator skilled in verbal and written communication.

A team player who makes others successful.

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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