• Entertainment/Music Media & Publicist Specialist

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

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    Ketchum is looking for an Entertainment/Music Media and Publicist Relations Specialist to join its team. This person will oversee earned media relations work for a wide variety of accounts in the agency and will be responsible for developing strategic media plans, forging relationships with celebrity publicists and executing earned media coverage. Working with senior counsel, you will develop media lists, craft engaging pitches and learn how to present feedback in a client-ready format.

    About the Job

    • Support the overall entertainment and lifestyle media group for a number of Ketchum’s client across all practice areas
    • Pitch print, broadcast, bloggers and on-line journalists
    • Liaise with account teams and directly with clients to provide project updates in a timely manner
    • Research potential content/distribution partners and reviewing business proposals
    • Provide counsel on potential spokespeople being considered for Client’s campaigns and rank them based on media interest
    • Keen focus on relationship management with celebrity publicists
    • Provide counsel on potential issues that may surface during a spokesperson’s media tour and proactively address with client, account team and publicist
    • Participate in creative brainstorms
    • Book and staff media tours specific to entertainment and lifestyle media
    • Provide in-depth expertise, positioning yourself as a subject matter expert when it comes to entertainment and lifestyle media and navigating the publicist space when it comes to celebrity engagement


    • 3-5 years of experience as a journalist or in an agency working in a media relations role a plus
    • Existing relationships with celebrity and music industry publicists
    • 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

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    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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