Position Summary

The Science Channel publicist will handle the development and execution of press programming outreach to help reach and grow Science Channel’s television and digital audiences while building brand awareness and loyalty. The ideal candidate for this position should be energized, well organized, curious, creative and results-oriented.


1. Execute daily press activities for the network programming, working both collaboratively and independently to develop and implement publicity campaigns via traditional and digital media
2. Write and developing key communications materials
3. Staff talent during press events
4. Collaborate with other Science Channel divisions, including programming, production, marketing, research, and digital/social media, to implement strategies that ensure consistent messaging and identification of cross-promotional opportunities
5. Plan, develop and execute comprehensive, creative and strategic publicity campaigns for assigned projects, working closely with internal teams
6. Screen and identify compelling video clips to break science news from programming and secure digital coverage
7. Pitch and field press inquiries for Science Channel series, specials and talent
8. Build and maintain media lists (Science, TV, digital, space, technology) and establish solid working relationships with key contacts
9. Plan, write, and distribute press releases, materials and press kits
10. Staff and assist with talent press interviews and talent appearances at network events
11. Oversee press mailings, and assist with press monitoring, press list creation and other responsibilities with dept. coordinator as assigned by Vice President of Publicity


At least 3 years hands-on publicity or media relations work experience; experience with space, technology and science related content is highly valued
Results-oriented self-starter with a dedicated work ethic and highly collaborative style
Must be detail oriented, orderly and handle a complex and ever-changing workload in a timely and efficient manner with strong attention to detail with each project
A demonstrated ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and be able and willing to work on multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
Organize and/or help organize press events including media tours, science and technology industry events, presentations for the twice-yearly Television Critics Association tour and various network screenings
Superb written, verbal and interpersonal skills
Solid project management skills
Ability to cultivate and sustain strong relationships with members of the media

* Must have legal right to work in the United States

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As the world's #1 nonfiction media company, Discovery Communications fosters exploration and curiosity through its high quality television and online content, reaching more than 2 billion subscribers in over 220 countries and territories around the world. Comprised of more than 160 global television networks, Discovery counts brands like Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, and OWN in its family, and it strives to be a leading worldwide provider of educational tools and digital media services.

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