• Managing Media Specialist

    US-NY-New York | US-CA-San Francisco
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    Do you have an enviable list of media contacts that span multiple industries like financial communications, retail and technology?  Are you comfortable counseling c-suite executives regarding key business imperatives?  Are you driven by seeing your story in print or broadcast? 


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


    Our NY office is seeking a Managing 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 develop and drive successful media relations, analyst relations and social media programs.  This position is responsible for working with teams throughout North America and the Global Media Network to provide experienced media counsel, grow accounts and create incremental revenue opportunities.


    Ideal candidate will have strong top tier media contacts with 10 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 working with top tier reporters from the New York Times, Washington Post, CNBC, etc


    About the Job

    • Provide senior level media relations counsel to clients and account team members across the Ketchum agency
    • 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.


    • 10-12 years corporate media relations or work in a related beat as a journalist
    • Demonstrated success in senior level media relations including a strategic understanding of multiple channel activations that include social media, video, podcast and content partnerships in media mix
    • Must have strong media relationships across multiple industries
    • Ability to be a strong client counselor, team builder and leader
    • Possess superior verbal and written communications skills
    • Positive "can-do" problem solver
    • 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 communications consultancy with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum is a trusted partner who is equal parts creative and analytical. Ketchum is a place where all perspectives and points of view are welcome and encouraged. We are a collection of communications specialists, content creators, creatives, researchers, data analysts, media pros, digital strategists, issues and crisis counselors, and tech nerds. And we love when those worlds collide to create the very best teams and solutions for our clients. We work with the world’s leading brands, emerging start-ups, and everything in between. We are beyond proud to have created some of the most celebrated and award-winning campaigns in our industry. We’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.


    We encourage our employees to be curious, brave, inspiring, and a force for good. Let’s talk. Come belong at Ketchum!


    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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