Communications & PR Manager - Funimation

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Communications & PR Manager - Funimation ABOUT FUNIMATION If it's anime, it's Funimation. As the market leader in anime, we proudly deliver incredible fan experiences across television, feature films, events, collectibles ,and the Funimation App. Headquartered in the US and connected by our global network, we're an anime-obsessed crew of media, tech, gaming and entertainment experts. As one of 400+ team members serving more than 49 countries and 10 languages, you'll play a key role in a worldwide community where fans and their passion will always have a place to belong. Funimation is an independently-operated joint venture between US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan's Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. Visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. THE ROLE The Communications & PR Manager plays a critical role to the company's communications strategy and execution. Their primary responsibility is to work alongside the VP of Communications and consultants/agencies with all external and internal Communications functions. The core responsibilities of this position include: * Alongside VP, Communications and consultants/agencies, write all materials, including press releases, alerts, highlights, corporate information, internal communications, talking points, pitches, etc. * Liaise with media -- including consumer, trade/business, genre, international. * Work closely with the Brand team on SVOD title-specific communications and events. * Work with the Theatrical team on releases and events, including awards submissions, festivals, premieres, press junkets. * Work closely with the Commerce team on promotion of merchandise and home entertainment (Funimation Shop). * Work with the Product team on technical communications and press opportunities. * Produce and present select presentations and strategies. * Performs other duties as requested. The minimum qualifications and requirements for this position include * Computer Proficiency: Microsoft Office, PowerPoint or Keynote, Google Suite, Outlook and Internet * Completed 4-year college degree * Preferably 5-7 years of related experience Desired Skills, Abilities, and Experience * Extremely organized with strong follow-through and time management skills * Strong initiative and highly motivated: Effectively responds to pressure or crisis situations while maintaining professionalism. Uses resources well. Follows through on assignments and open issues. Must possess a 'can-do' and 'will-do' attitude * Positive energy level and enthusiasm for the position. Must have the willingness to learn and improve * Excellent attention to detail * Ability to juggle multiple projects at once and prioritize * Must be flexible to change, a creative thinker and problem solver, and accustomed to working in teams as well as a self-starting individual * Ability to anticipate issues, be proactive and problem solve * Excellent and professional communication skills (spoken and written) * Familiar with anime, pop culture and current entertainment * Adaptability Funimation offers competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, life, short & long-term disability, 401(k) with a generous company match, ongoing employee development. * Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics. * Sony Pictures - CA - Culver City Area & Studios


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