Position Available: Communications Coordinator
The Weather Channel is looking for a Communications Coordinator to assist the department in achieving communications goals by executing a variety of public relations tactics in the areas of external and internal communications.
Executes outreach/PR for key initiatives such as: Programming, Talent, Executive, Stunts, etc.
Responsible for morning internal press clipping packet.
Acts as programming liaison by attending all meetings to write up media alerts; this includes dubbing programming and getting copies to appropriate people
Assists in the execution of relevant events such as: TCA, NCTA, Hurricane Conferences, etc.
Assists in the write ups and submission for relevant awards.
Drafts media pitches, cover letters, press releases, etc.
Utilizes PR software to assemble media lists and manage press release distribution
Assists with internal communications including managing Intranet, Open Forums and communication of other company news and events
Strong computer skills including: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and SalesForce
Responds to viewer mail and calls and alerts internal departments as needed
Executes media alerts when TWC is in specific markets for severe weather
Conducts hyper local outreach for specific local programming
Qualified candidates will have:
Bachelors Degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field preferred.
1-3 years PR experience, preferably in a PR agency
Strong writing skills
Creative and innovative
Ability to establish and maintain effective communication, in both written and spoken forms, with internal and external partners
Accountable self-starter with "can-do" attitude.
Strong skills in listening, recalling information and following direction
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to deal with time sensitive and pressured situations
Ability to handle challenges and provide quality solutions within budget.
Demonstrated familiarity and knowledge of online, social media and blogging community.
Thrives in fast-paced environment
Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
Knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel, Internet Explorer, Powerpoint, etc.
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should send a résumé and cover letter to:PR@weather.com