With Showtime and Paramount+ merging, Showtime’s head of communications Erin Calhoun will tackle a brand new position main communications for Paramount streaming and cross-company publicity.
Calhoun’s appointment was introduced Tuesday by Paramount streaming chief Tom Ryan.
“On this newly created place, Erin will lead communications for our built-in streaming group, making certain we’re successfully showcasing the momentum and milestones of this unbelievable enterprise and reinforcing the advantages of our broad, multiplatform providing,” Ryan wrote in a memo. “As a part of this, she’s going to carry collectively the communications groups from Paramount+, Pluto TV and Showtime to create a united operate centered on our highly effective streaming story, reporting to me.”
The cross-company publicity position is a brand new one for the corporate, with company communications head Justin Dini saying that “this new operate will assist arrange and speed up our efforts to behave as ‘one Paramount’ throughout the worldwide communications operate as we more and more work collectively extra seamlessly and routinely in assist of the corporate’s largest priorities.”
Calhoun has been with Paramount (and earlier than that ViacomCBS) since 2017, and beforehand labored at NBCUniversal and Discovery.
Paramount on Monday introduced the Showtime-Paramount+ merger, in addition to some important programming adjustments. Different strikes, together with personnel adjustments, are anticipated within the coming weeks.
Learn Ryan’s memo, beneath.
As we work towards the rollout of “Paramount+ with SHOWTIME,” it’s important we’re positioned to thoughtfully and persistently form the dialog available in the market round our distinctive, multiplatform technique.
To that finish, I’m thrilled to share that Erin Calhoun, at present Govt Vice President, Communications, SHOWTIME Networks Inc. & Paramount Tv Studios, has been appointed to the brand new position of Govt Vice President, Communications, Paramount Streaming and Cross-Firm Publicity.
As a few of you understand, Erin has been a passionate advocate for Paramount and SHOWTIME, main the event and execution of strategic communications applications which have elevated and distinguished our authentic programming and inventive capabilities in a crowded panorama. Her deep trade data, robust media relationships, eager instincts and flexibility have made her a vital associate in telling our story to inside and exterior audiences alike. A seasoned communications veteran, she joined our firm in 2017 after prior stints at NBCUniversal and Discovery amongst others.
On this newly created place, Erin will lead communications for our built-in streaming group, making certain we’re successfully showcasing the momentum and milestones of this unbelievable enterprise and reinforcing the advantages of our broad, multiplatform providing. As a part of this, she’s going to carry collectively the communications groups from Paramount+, Pluto TV and SHOWTIME to create a united operate centered on our highly effective streaming story, reporting to me. Erin may even carefully collaborate with Chris McCarthy and his group in her position main communications for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME.
As well as, Erin may even tackle oversight of cross-company publicity, with a deal with planning, coordinating and elevating bulletins that showcase the success of our international multiplatform technique. On this capability, she’s going to report back to Justin Dini, Head of Communications, Paramount.
As a part of this variation, Susan Lundgren is leaving the group. I’d wish to thank Susan for her contributions throughout her time on the firm, the place she helped oversee communications efforts for not solely CBS All-Entry after it launched, however the extremely profitable rebranding and launch of Paramount+ over the past two years. Susan’s work, together with that of all the streaming communications group, have been integral to creating Paramount+ one of many fastest-growing streaming providers within the trade.
Please be part of me in congratulating Erin on her new position.