Managing Media Specialist, Health

US-NY-New York
Media Relations


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Ketchum's is looking for a Managing Media Specialist to join the media team. This person will oversee earned media relations work for a wide variety of healthcare, pharma, health services and wellness accounts across the agency. This role will be responsible for developing strategic media plans as well as executing earned media coverage.

About the Job

Daily responsibilities include but are not be limited to the following:

  • Supporting the overall media strategy for a number of Ketchum’s client across all practice areas
  • Building target media lists and pitching print, broadcast, bloggers and on-line journalists
  • Liaising with account teams and directly with clients to provide project updates in a timely manner
  • Researching potential content/distribution partners and reviewing business proposals
  • Participate in creative brainstorms
  • Book and staff media tours


  • 7 to 10 years of experience as a journalist or in an agency working in a media relations role a plus
  • Must have strong media relationships within the entertainment, lifestyle, health and wellness verticals. 
  • Must possess superior verbal and written communications skills
  • Must have proven track record of earned media results
  • Creative approach to pitch/story development
  • Show a strong working knowledge of established and emerging web tools/platforms and how people use them
  • Read voraciously and share content IND13 #LI-ML1

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 
  • Professional learning and development opportunities 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Transit benefits  

Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.


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