Publicist - MTV, Vh1, Logo & CMT | New York, New York

Overview and Responsibilities

MTV, VH1, CMT & Logo group is seeking a Publicist that will be responsible for developing and executing strategic, creative publicity and media campaigns for programming across all brands, which includes original series, network initiatives and events.



  • Develop PR plans and strategy; write and distribute pitches/press releases to various outlets on a variety of programming and events.

  • Develop and nurture strong media contacts with national and local print, broadcast and online outlets

  • Maintain strong communication and relationships with internal departments (specifically Talent, Development, Social, Digital and Marketing) to ensure information flow and to flag publicity opportunities proactively.

  • Create and execute strategic communication plans for series and events including effective pitches for consumer, trade, electronic, print, online/blogger media

  • Participate in all appropriate programming and marketing meetings for assignments and interface with production teams to gather elements needed to promote projects

  • Coordinate press interviews, satellite media tours, gallery/episodic photo shoots with talent

  • Media train/compose talking points for talent and executives; escort them to press appearances

  • Draft press materials

  • Coordinate press activities at screenings, premiere parties and panels

  • Provide updates to executives, producers and PR team counterparts and managers

  • Update press site as needed (bios, photos, releases, video, etc)

  • Provide on the ground support at tentpole events

  • Work with department coordinators on invoicing and payment processes for external vendors and internal interns.

Basic Qualifications

  • College Degree

  • 4-6 years of entertainment experience – studio, network, streaming platform, agency

Additional Qualifications

  • Outstanding publicity skills with a strong understanding of the media platform and industry

  • Strong organizational and time management skills and ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure and on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Experience in and/or a strong interest pop culture and current events

  • Strong relationships with press
    Experience planning and executing press tour appearances, screenings, press day, etc.

  • Ability to work well with different levels of management, as well as with talent, managers, producers, publicists, agents and executives.

  • Extremely organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Must be willing to travel and work occasional weekends

  • Strong writing skills to prepare press releases, media alerts, show synopsis, talent biographies, pitch letters, tip sheets and itineraries

  • A genuine passion and knowledge for brands, youth culture, comedy & entertainment is a must

  • Tech-savvy with a demonstrable understanding and experience of the social media landscape and platforms including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, Instagram etc.

  • Creative thinker who is willing to contribute and execute new ideas

  • Self-starter, personable and adaptable team player