• Managing Media Specialist

    Global Media Network
    US-NY-New York
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    Do you have an enviable list of business media contacts?  Are you comfortable counseling c-suite executives regarding key business imperatives?  Are you driven by seeing your story in print? 


    Yes…look no further, we have just the opportunity for you.



    About the Job

    Our NY office is seeking a Managinge Media Specialist to help with ongoing media support for our team. This is an exciting opportunity for a strategic, yet hands on media relations professional with strong media contacts. 


    This person will identify and propel relevant stories; a talented individual with a proven track record of media placements and a team player that can drive successful media relations, analyst relations and social media programs.  This position is responsible for working with the New York Office and the Global Media Network to provide senior media counsel, grow accounts and create incremental revenue opportunities


    Ideal candidate will have strong top tier media contacts with 8 plus years’ experience working in a newsroom or public relations agency environment.  Ideal candidate will also have experience in working directly with C-suite executives on media opportunities and experience with financial communications, transactions and investor relations.


    About the job:

    • Provide senior level media relations counsel to clients and account team members across the Ketchum network
    • Strategize and execute media relations portion of programs with very limited supervision
    • Act as primary contact to client and account teams and play key role in managing media for the account and provide media oversight
    • Participate in spokesperson media training activities; develop key messages as required
    • Accompany key clients and spokespeople to media interviews and contribute appropriately
    • Create or contribute to media POVs for agency and clients


    The qualified candidate must have significant corporate/business public relations and media experience and a proven record of professional achievement.

    • 8+ years’ corporate media relations or work as a journalist.
    • Demonstrated success in senior level media relations including a strategic understanding of emerging channels like social media, video, and content partnerships in relation to media mix
    • Must have strong media relationships across many industries
    • Ability to be a strong client counselor, team builder and leader
    • Possess superior verbal and written communications skills
    • Familiar with analyst relations as it relates to earned media
    • Strong presentation skills, encouraging a team approach to management, being self-motivated, and dedicated to achieving client satisfaction and internal goals



    About Ketchum

    As a global public relations and communications agency with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum builds brands and reputations for clients.  We start conversations, build communities and engage stakeholders—and have a lot of fun doing it.  We inspire and empower our people to think about products, companies, issues and challenges in a different way.   And we’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.


    We believe great ideas shatter expectations, change thinking and build brands.  We call this break through, and it’s our mission to deliver it.  How?  Very simply—our people.  By listening, cultivating diverse perspectives and rewarding fearless creativity, we’ve developed a culture of break through.  

    What we offer

    • Robust benefits program 
    • Generous time off policies 
    • Retirement program with company match 
    • Workplace flexibility 
    • Business casual dress code 
    • Workplace and off-site social gatherings 
    • Yoga @ work 
    • Professional learning and development opportunities 
    • Tuition reimbursement 
    • Paid maternity/paternity leave 
    • Transit benefits

    Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.


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