Network Publicity and PR Director

Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with "MeTV," Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one rated and distributed multicast network, as well as the "Movies!" Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the "DECADES" Network, the "H&I" Network and the “Start TV” Network in association with the CBS Television Stations. Weigel's local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, St. Louis, Cedar City-St. George (Utah), Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford.

Position Details

Network Publicity and PR Director
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

General Job Description:

Help communicate and support the overall vision, projects and initiatives of Weigel Broadcasting Co. national television networks.

Weigel Broadcasting Co.’s Network Publicity and PR Director will lead and execute communication and publicity efforts related to all network content on all platforms including TV, OTT, Digital, Social and more. The position will communicate to industry and consumer press, network affiliates and partners, fans and viewersthe expanding story and continuing commitment of the Weigel national TV networks to distribute some of the most beloved and highest quality content in television history.


  • Create communication strategies for consumer-facing media, as well as industry and trade B2B outlets, related to company networks, syndicated programming and original content. 
  • Strategically target national media outlets, as well as selected regional outlets and local markets, as required to maximize network awareness among potential audiences. 
  • Help create and implement strategic and actionable publicity activations to enhance network, programming and content visibility. 
  • Act as the media contact for business, trade and consumer press for each Weigel TV network. 
  • Grow and maintain relationships and contacts with media professionals and outlets across all relevant platforms in order to enhance and improve earned media coverage. 
  • Lead all network communication outreach efforts including pitching, writing and distributing compelling and accurate press and publicity releases and materials that result in favorable coverage and pickups for our TV networks and related projects and initiatives. 
  • Provide similar consultation and materials to network TV affiliates for their local versioning and distribution of press and publicity releases. 
  • Manage and collaborate with the PR and Publicity Manager to enhance and maximize all network communication and publicity efforts and impact. 
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Strong TV entertainment industry relationships and/or experience in a TV network, studio, syndication and/or first-run entertainment programming public relations and publicity. 
  • Should have strong television/entertainment public relations and publicity contacts and professional relationships with all major media outlets, and selected regional media outlets, pertinent to reaching TV network viewers, advertisers and affiliates. These should include national and local television, print, digital and social media outlets for consumer facing and industry communications. 
  • Experience with executing publicity activations using a variety and range of resources. 
  • Solid strategic communication leader who can guide and oversee all facets of TV network communications, public relations and publicity. 
  • Must have and build relationships that enhance company TV network coverage.

Our Perks & Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package 
  • Long Term Disability Insurance 
  • HSA Plans 
  • 401k with Company Match 
  • Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays 
  • Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave 
  • Tax-free Transit 
  • Discounted Parking Access 
  • Gym Membership Discount 
  • Convenient access to highways and public transportation 
  • Open air office environment 
  • One block from the aptly named Restaurant Row

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