• Assistant, Communications

    Locations US-CA-Hollywood
    Viacom International Services
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    The assistant position in the West Coast Communications office for Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land is viewed as an entry into a career in communications and publicity. This position is based in Hollywood and primarily supports the office’s vice presidents, while also coordinating with the Communications department in New York.


    The position maintains a variety of administrative responsibilities including, but not limited to:


    • Distribution of press releases and announcements; production of press digests, coverage reports and press websites; maintain and update contact database; schedule meetings, video and phone conference calls; coordination of talent travel.
    • Gather and organize relevant press materials for distribution, including photos, clips and key art. Maintain photo/image library and coordinate publicity photo shoots.
    • Coordinate awards submissions and manage related expenses (Emmys, Peabodys, etc.).
    • Support Communications team in arrangement of media junkets, tours, events, etc.
    • Maintain and circulate calendar of upcoming press breaks and talent appearances.
    • Draft press releases and communications strategies for programming and brand initiatives.
    • Order supplies for department.



    Basic Qualifications

    • 1-3 years of industry experience.
    • Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university, or relevant work experience.
    • Proficiency with PowerPoint, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).


    Additional Qualifications

    • Highly organized with superior attention to accuracy and detail.
    • Ability to work well under pressure.
    • Ability to prioritize and be flexible to shifting priorities/deadlines.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and activities simultaneously.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Experience in entertainment industry.
    • Self-motivated, self-starter.
    • Proficiency with social media.
    • Proficiency with HTML and SAP software a plus.
    • Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends for screenings, events, press junkets, etc.


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