Coordinator, Community & Talent Relations

Hearst Communications, Inc.

Needham, MA

Overview & Responsibilities

The Coordinator, Community & Talent Relations will be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of strategic publicity campaigns, support On-Air Talent Relations and other Community driven activations for Hearst Televisions direct-to-consumer streaming service, Very Local. This candidate will report into the Manager, Community & Talent Relations.

  • Support internal and external communication needs for all Very Local original programming. 
  • Update and maintain Very Local press contacts lists, status reports and monthly press clippings. 
  • Assist with drafting press releases, talking points, series synopsis, deck, bios and other materials as needed. 
  • Staff and coordinate talent press opportunities, including interviews and events. 
  • Assist with all press and talent social reporting and tracking. 
  • Assist with cross departmental collaboration efforts (programming, production, web and social media) and ensure delivery of key project deadlines.
  • Coordinate and participate in department brainstorms to generate “out of the box” ideas that support series launch campaigns.
  • Select and distribute weekly premiere and episodic social assets to talent. 
  • Coordinate talent milestone gifting.  
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and itineraries for talent.
  • Execute administrative duties including scheduling of meetings, T&E processing.
  • Provide general support including meeting schedules, notes, agendas, attendees, materials and follow-up plans.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, ideally in Marketing, Communications or a similar field. 
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience
  • Well-organized with the ability to handle multiple projects from start to finish
  • Exceptional attention to detail 
  • Creative thinker and ability to wear many hats
  • Proactive with the ability to anticipate needs in a fast-paced environment 
  • Self-motivated, with a desire to learn and grow quickly
  • Natural demonstration of emotional intelligence 
  • Strong and thoughtful communicator 
  • Strong knowledge of social media landscape and familiarity with various social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of the media industry and streaming landscape, up to date on industry trends and emerging media a plus.