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ViacomCBS Senior Publicist in New York, New York

REF#: 36546

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Distribution

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 10 first-run series, including the long-running, critically acclaimed hits Judge Judy, Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Inside Edition and Rachael Ray, and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. CTD’s popular off-network product includes the CSI, NCIS and Star Trek franchises, as well as classic series such as Everybody Loves Raymond and Frasier. In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS Television Studios, CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a division of ViacomCBS. For more information, go to [1]


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CBS Television Distribution is seeking an experienced, senior-level publicist to handle the day-to-day publicity for a new, daily syndicated talk show. Based in New York, the ideal candidate will have 10+ years of experience in television publicity and exceptional talent relations skills. Previous experience working in content-rich talk shows, syndication or the station community is a plus.


  • Devise and execute strategic consumer and trade publicity campaign for launch of new talk show, as well as maintain momentum throughout the season.

  • Pitch all consumer-facing media ranging from traditional print media to broadcast to online. Have superior skills in selecting compelling video clips, photos and assets to promote the show to viewers.

  • Write press releases, talking points, bios and collateral publicity materials; book and coordinate print/online press interviews, talk show appearances, photo shoots, set visits, press junkets and any other press-related function.

  • Establish close working relationships and positive rapport with talent, executive producers and key executives.

  • Work closely across departments including affiliate relations, marketing and digital.




  • 10+ years in entertainment publicity at a network, studio or agency

  • Show publicity experience a must (talk show, entertainment or news)

  • Exceptional writing and communication skills, as well as people skills

  • Solid press contacts across all media

  • Ability to travel when necessary

  • Must be detail-oriented problem solver, who takes initiative

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

  • College degree, preferably in communications, journalism or a related field



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