Key PR Position in the Nashville headquarters for CMT (Country Music Television), reporting to the Vice President. This position is the perfect combination of working in the television and Music industries - with the backdrop of one of the fastest growing cities in the USA.
Serve as point person in Nashville office for CMT communications’ initiatives while also working with NY and LA communications team across MTV’s suite of brands (MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo)
Create/oversee campaigns for programming, tentpoles, social impact, etc.
Bring to the role strong relationships with a wide range of Nashville/Country Music and consumer/trade
Manage junior staff
Understand and promote brand messaging in pitches/stories
Explore and execute trade opportunities surrounding show assignments (e.g. greenlights, renewals, etc.)
Lead ratings release efforts on assigned projects
Create and edit press materials for respective series; edit copy from junior staff
Identify/execute key speaking opportunities for executives through panels/speaking engagements and industry “top executive” lists
Some Travel required and work hours outside of a traditional schedule
Minimum 8-10 years of experience in entertainment publicity with escalating responsibility; TV and/or Music related PR experience highly preferred
Excellent writing skills
Strong attention to detail
Strong organizational skills
Experience with crisis PR
Prior experience mentoring and supervising subordinate staff members
Excellent problem solver and ability to remain calm in stressful situations
Demonstrated ability to build and grow relationships, both internally and within the media industry
Strong knowledge of the country music scene and the city of Nashville is a plus
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: This role is eligible for a discretionary annual bonus based on company and individual performance.
About CMT - Viacom Media Networks
CMT is the leading authority on country music and lifestyle, offering a mix of original series, music events and specials. CMT is everywhere its fans are including two cable channels (CMT and the 24-hour music channel, CMT Music), radio (CMT Radio), digital (CMT App, CMT.com) and social (CMT on Facebook, CMT on Instagram and CMT on Twitter). CMT is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB). For more information, please visit CMT Press at cmtpress.com.