Senior Media Relations Specialist

Global Media Network
US-NY-New York
Position Type
Full-Time Salary


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Our NY office is seeking a highly energetic, creative storyteller who is passionate about using their media contacts and knowledge to build corporate reputations and brands. This is an exciting opportunity for a strategic, yet hands on media relations professional.


Do you have an enviable rolodex of media contacts? Are you comfortable counseling c-suite executives regarding key business imperatives? Are you driven by seeing your story in print, online and on-screen?

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

We are looking for a Senior Media Specialist to identify and propel relevant stories; a talented individual with a proven track record of media placements and a team player who can drive successful media campaigns. This position is position is part of Ketchum's Global Media Network, a group of senior media councilors who support entire Ketchum agency.

Ideal candidate will have strong corporate, top tier business, consumer and lifestyle contacts with 8+ 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.

About the Job

  • Responsible for developing relationships with key media
  • Meet regularly with key practice and account leads to solidify relationships, better understand their business needs, gain feedback and ensure consistent work flow
  • Serve as senior counsel to designated clients and account teams
  • Help shape the agency perspective on media; becoming recognized as the agency’s media expert
  • Regularly outreach to key media to secure top tier placements for Ketchum’s clients
  • Stay on top of news and PR trends in the industry; bring them to the attention of clients and colleagues 
  • Increase visibility throughout North America for best practices, trends, developments in media across verticals
  • Participate in new business


  • BS/BA degree in marketing, media, communications, business or related field and a minimum of 8+ years of combined public relations, marketing communications or professional services business development experience
  • Demonstrated success in senior level media relations including a strategic understanding of social media, video, and content partnerships. 
  • Ability to quickly become knowledgeable of Ketchum’s proprietary tools and develop clear understanding how to apply tools and technology to client work
  • Ability to share media related insights and trends with teams in order to mobilize, develop and motivate
  • Proven ability to make a professional and positive impression with senior management within potential client organizations
  • Excellent verbal, written, project management and presentation skills

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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