Joe Schlosser, Executive Vice President, Communications, Banijay Americas
Joe Schlosser has served as Executive Vice President, Communications, Banijay Americas, since January 2020. He currently oversees all corporate, consumer and internal communications across North America and Latin America for Banijay, the world’s largest independent TV production company.
Based in Los Angeles, Schlosser also leads all talent relations, awards and events coordination and oversees communications efforts for nine different production labels, including Endemol Shine North America, Bunim/Murray Productions, Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original, 51 Minds Entertainment, Steven David Entertainment and Yellow Bird U.S.
Additionally, he has communications oversight of Endemol Shine Latino, the company’s Spanish-language sales and development arm that leads all original programming initiatives across Latin America, including Mexico City-based studio Endemol Shine Boomdog and Endemol Shine Brasil in Sao Paulo.
In the U.S., Schlosser oversees publicity efforts for many of the industry’s top unscripted series including Big Brother (CBS), MasterChef (FOX), Lego Masters (FOX), Wipeout (TBS), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!) and Below Deck (Bravo).
Previously, Schlosser served as Senior Vice President, Communications for Endemol Shine North America and he first joined the company in 2012 as Senior Vice President, Communications for Shine America, overseeing all corporate and consumer communications efforts for the U.S. division of the Shine Group.
Before joining Shine, Schlosser spent 10 years with NBCUniversal in various top communications roles, including his last as Senior Vice President, NBC Entertainment Television Publicity, from November 2009-November 2012. He also oversaw all communications efforts for NBC Universal’s Television, DVD and Consumer Products Group.
Before joining NBC Entertainment, Schlosser served as Senior Vice President, Communications, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. There he was responsible for all internal and external communications for the division, including consumer publicity efforts for first-run syndicated series including Deal or No Deal, The Martha Stewart Show, Access Hollywood, Maury, The Chris Matthews Show and a handful of other series.
Schlosser began his career in communications as Vice President/Head of Communications for The Hallmark Channel in Studio City, Ca. While at Hallmark, Schlosser oversaw all internal and external public relations efforts for the emerging cable network.
Prior to working in communications, Schlosser was Los Angeles Bureau Chief for television trade publication Broadcasting & Cable. He was responsible for all network, cable and syndication coverage for the magazine.
For the past 14 years, Schlosser has taught "Working with the Media," an annual course offered through UCLA Extension.
He holds a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Stacey, and children Ivy, Mia and Noah.