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Senior Media Relations Specialist - Consumer Markets

Company: Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Location: Washington
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Media Relations SpecialistConsumer SectorH+K StrategiesExpert storytelling. Diversity of perspective. Authenticity. Results. H+K Strategies is a team of smart, strategic communications professionals looking for a talented Senior Media Specialist to join our Consumer Sector, focused on national consumer and lifestyle media outreach on behalf of a globally influential roster of consumer clients. This role offers a unique opportunity to serve as a subject matter expert in media relations, leveraging your top-tier national media relationships to secure high-impact placements for clients and educate your network colleagues about best-in-class media relations strategies and tactics.What youll be doing:Serving as the primary consumer media relations specialist for our portfolio globally influential clients in the consumer sector, including an audio streaming clientLeading day-to-day media programs on behalf of these brands, utilizing brand partnerships and assets to craft compelling narratives and secure top-tier consumer/lifestyle as well as morning broadcast media coverageIdentifying proactive storytelling moments that align with brand priorities Developing strong relationships with client contacts, building trust and providing counsel on media relations strategySuccessfully executing media relations programs by leveraging your strong network of top-tier journalists across national broadcast, print and online outletsContinue expanding your network of media on a regular basis, initiating conversations and garnering direct insights from media contacts to share with clientsServing as a point of quality control, reviewing and editing written materials/pitches to ensure high quality and precision in client deliverablesExercising your creativity and strategic thinking in account management and planningWorking closely with junior team members to help them develop strong media relations skills including pitch development, media outreach and follow-up and coverage trackingGenerating fresh ideas for programs, events and media outreach that parallel our client objectivesContributing creativity, passion and expertise to an entrepreneurial team environment where everyones voice is heard, highly valued and rewardedUnderstanding the ever-evolving media landscape and continuously providing updates to key clients on media moves, publisher/outlet news and the media landscape overall What else is in it for you?Competitive benefits packageincluding healthy vacation allotment, 401(k) matching, medical/dental/vision support), fitness reimbursement, your birthday off and moreA career working with and influencing a global consumer brands within an integrated teamStrong leadership with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, training and mentoring to help you grow, expand your skills and become your professional bestWhat youll need to get here:Undergraduate degree8+ years experience working in strategic communications and public relations; agency experience preferredExperience developing and executing large-scale consumer brand media strategy; entertainment, consumer-tech and/or consumer packaged goods experience a major plus; ability to work effectively on integrated teamsRobust and current network of media relationships in the entertainment/consumer/lifestyle space; national broadcast and entertainment media connections a mustClient service leader with the ability to ensure client satisfaction through world-class service and program resultsProven track record of success securing top-tier, high-impact coverage on behalf of large, global consumer brandsSuperb writing and editing skills across a variety of platforms with a keen eye for detail and love of the written wordSkilled storyteller able to ideate strong client narratives that capture attention and communicate a clear brand messageExceptional time management skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects, meet deadlines and work with quality and efficiencyProfessionalism, poise and confidence working with both client contacts and internal client leaders and executivesPassion, integrity and excitement for the H+K brandA little about H+KH+K Strategies is one of the worlds largest and most renowned communications firms, with more than 85 offices around the globe.At H+K here in the U.S., our first priority is our people and creating an experience for each employee that is positive and fulfilling. Do you like being able to work from anywhere and in a way that is best for your life? Come join us at H+K. Do you like working for the industrys most exciting clients and supporting headline-grabbing programs? Come join us at H+K. Do you like working with nice people? Come join us at H+K. Do you like industry-best benefits, vacation time, wellness time and parental leave? You guessed it, come join us at H+K.Come join us at H+K. Where we believe in the power of Being everything that our employees need us to be creating a work life that is all about Being Flex, Being Connected, Being Well, Being Empowered and Being Valued. And we keep innovating and evolving our employee experience based on what we hear directly from our team members, because we strive to be the absolute best place to work.So lets recap, what to expect if you were to work at H+K:Nice, passionate colleagues and a supportive work cultureFlexible work modes program, where you can choose whether you work from home, work from the office or a mix of both a completely hybrid, distributed work forceExciting clients and opps to stretch up and across to grow within the companyCompetitive compensationAmazing, industry-best benefits, such asComprehensive and inclusive health, dental, vision and mental healthcareBack-up care, paid parental leave (16-week maternity leave!) and other family solutionsRetirement savings and student loan refinancing partner optionsInsanely good vacation and wellness time off, no matter your levelPlus, other engaging employee programming, such asAlly and mentorship programEmployee Resource GroupsEmployee Experience committeesMost importantly! As an Equal Opportunity Employer, H+K Strategies does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry.COME JOIN US!

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