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PR Manager

  • Rethink Group
  • London, UK
  • 09/09/2021
Full time Management Media-Journalism Other

Job Description

Public Relations Manager (PR Manager)

Salary: Competitive + 15% Bonus Incentive + Comprehensive Benefits

Location: Central London (flexible working)


Who are we:

ViacomCBS Networks International, a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAC), is comprised of many of the world’s most iconic consumer brands. Its portfolio includes Network 10, Channel 5, Telefe, Viacom 18, ViacomCBS International Studios, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network and Pluto TV among others. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS Networks International provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents and across more than 180 countries.


The Role:

  • Managing the day to day consumer press team activity with a specific strategic and stakeholder responsibility to Channel 5 and Nickelodeon, but also able to flex across MTV and Comedy Central.
  • In the role, the candidate manages and leads on campaigns for a number of key programmes with core focus on factual and kids, discussed with Head of Press.
  • This role is focused on consumer activity but supporting on trade commissioning announcements will also be part of the remit.
  • You will be a key figure in managing day to day issues across VIMN channels
  • Supporting the Senior Director, Communications and Heads of Press in attending key external and internal meetings
  • Work seamlessly with marketing, creative and digital teams to deliver fully integrated 360 campaigns
  • Support the team to liaise with independent production companies, U.S. studios and other content suppliers to agree and deliver innovative comms strategies for all priority projects
  • A key point of contact for any crisis comms issues, escalating to the Senior Director, Communications as and when appropriate
  • Key point of contact with the commissioners around press campaigns across all channels
  • Strategy, planning and execution of own projects and show campaigns
  • Management of talent issues and brand influencer relationships across all brands.
  • Embrace the ‘One ViacomCBS’ approach and encourage collaboration and team working
  • Be an ambassador for all VCNI channels, internally and externally
  • Adopt and promote the ViacomCBS values and support a culture of inclusion


The Essentials:

  • Excellent writing skills essential with particular attention to detail and adapting house style. From press releases to strategies, presentations to awards copy.  
  • Experience in a fast-paced in-house or agency TV environment. An understanding of the TV life cycle and appropriate deadlines ad processes when pitching TV programmes.
  • Proven track record of implementing creative campaigns for big brands (entertainment brands preferred but not essential)
  • Unrivalled black book of contacts across traditional and new media.
  • Talent management experience
  • Events planning experience
  • An understanding of consumer products PR would be a nice to have but not essential.


Our Values

Our values are intertwined and work together to drive the business outcomes we seek, and once combined we believe these will power our company forward.


Optimism & Determination

We share a positive belief that we can navigate and thrive in the landscape ahead.


Inclusivity & Collaboration

We Embrace new and diverse voices, act with care and work together to capture opportunities and manage through challenges.


Agility & Adaptability

We think entrepreneurially, are resilient in change and move quickly to anticipate and create what’s next.


ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies, we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and we take our responsibility in safeguarding children and adults seriously. We work hard to ensure that everyone with whom we engage receives equal protection from all types of harm or abuse, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity; an obligation we take very seriously.

To ensure, we are an exemplar in the field of safeguarding individuals, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria of the role applied for and for those who are successful in receiving an offer for roles that interact with children, completed background checks will be required prior to joining. Should you need any support during the recruitment process, please advise your recruiter or email where we will support your request as suitably possible.

Additionally, we are proud to partner with a number of incredible communities and if you have a disability or a long-term condition (including hidden conditions such as mental health, autism, dyslexia, etc) that would need an adjustment; either in the application process, the interview process, the onboarding process or day to day, our amazing partner Evenbreak can provide additional help and advice to disabled candidates who may be interested in our vacancies. Find out more at



ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies, we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


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