The HFPA is Looking for a Communications Manager

About the job

What is the HFPA?

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) was founded in 1943 – then known as the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association – by a group of entertainment journalists based in Los Angeles. During World War II, the non-profit organization established a cultural bridge between Tinseltown and millions around the world seeking an escape and inspiration through entertainment. The HFPA continues to do so today with a membership representing more than 55 countries. Since 1944, the group has hosted the annual Golden Globe® Awards – the premier ceremony which honors achievements in both television and film.

The licensing fees from the Golden Globe® Awards have enabled the organization to donate more than $50 million to more than 70 entertainment-related charities, film restoration, scholarship programs, and humanitarian efforts over the last three decades. Its efforts include support for diversity programs in partnership with advocacy groups promoting greater access in Hollywood aimed at underserved communities.

What impact will you have?

As a key member of the communications team, you’ll help shape the HFPA’s brand narrative and reputation by targeting various stakeholders (studios, streamers, publicists, talent agencies, trade media, general news media, and affinity and community partners) through strategic communications, media relations, sponsored content, etc.

What do we offer?

  • Health, vision & dental benefits
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement program with company match
  • Access to the world’s greatest entertainment events
  • If you come into the office…free lunch

What will you be responsible for?

  • Develop integrated programs combining earned, owned, paid, and social in collaboration with our broader leadership team
  • Support the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Diversity Officer objectives across the Association
  • Assist in the day-to-day management of the communications function for the Association including media research, fielding, and fulfilling press inbound inquiries, creating, and executing proactive pitches to media, drafting, and coordinating press releases and outreach, drafting speeches and executive communications, and editing outbound communications such as newsletters
  • Create and execute public relations strategies that amplify HFPA’s consumer, industry, and member stories. Identify story ideas that help secure positive coverage around HFPA and its position in the industry (award shows)
  • Maintain day-to-day communication with media to strengthen relationships and maximize press coverage opportunities
  • Identify opportunities to build relationships with emerging media in the vertical and deepen relationships with existing beat reporters
  • Conceptualize, write, and deliver long-form content such as press releases, blog posts and contributed content
  • Develop abstracts and submissions for thought-leadership opportunities for HFPA members and leadership
  • Identify corporate distinctions and awards opportunities and submit applications to advance HFPA’s corporate positioning as a leading and innovative entertainment trade association and brand
  • Create public relations content for owned social media channels, oversee the work of outside vendors
  • Maintain coverage tracker and deliver press coverage recaps for weekly, monthly, yearly, and ad hoc reporting
  • Support the launch of HFPA’s DEI initiatives, philanthropy programs, and grant-making process
  • Supervise and oversee press planning and operations for the Golden Globes and other HFPA-sanctioned events
  • Travel when necessary to HFPA-sanctioned events at film festivals to facilitate and support any media events such as press conferences, receptions, screenings, and seminars

Who will be successful in this role?

  • 5-7 years of experience in public relations, communications, or media relations, especially in entertainment journalism
  • Keen sense of what is newsworthy and timely with a sense of urgency to fulfill an opportunity
  • Understanding of distribution and syndication opportunities and how to maximize reach
  • Excellent writing, editing, and project management skills
  • Ability to present effectively and persuasively to internal stakeholders
  • Public relations agency or studio publicist experience preferred
  • Experience in entertainment-related industries a plus
  • Creative, self-starting, and results-oriented Communications Manager with a strong intellectual curiosity and who is highly driven and comfortable working within a collaborative, cross-functional, and fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable developing stories around Association milestones as well as evergreen PR opportunities through owned data and insights that can be pitched to both consumer and industry publications and crafting strong spokesperson quotes and soundbites for media commentary and talking points
  • Overseeing outside agencies and vendors to help support your mission and goals.
  • Strong management and collaboration skills.


Resumes should be submitted to hfpapersonnel@gmail.com.