Thursday, May 3, 2012

Media Relations Specialist, Business Wire, Washington, D.C.

Media Relations Specialist 
Job Title: Media Relations Specialist
Job Description: 
Business Wire is seeking a Media Relations Specialist to join our team in Washington D.C.! This position requires a person who can handle a variety of challenging duties.
Some of the job responsibilities include the following: establish and maintain relationships with the media and other relevant audiences within the assigned geographic territory; increase number of media points included in our distribution from this territory; update and maintain the media database; involvement with journalist organizations; maintain an active presence on social media platforms, plan media seminars working closely with sales located in Business Wire offices in your territory.
Job Requirements:
The ideal candidate will be a proactive, tech savvy, assertive team player who can juggle a variety of assignments within a fast-paced environment. Previous media relations, public relations, social media outreach, event planning and marketing and database experience a plus. College degree strongly preferred.
Candidates must have a professional phone manner, familiarity with basic software programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and/or similar database management), online/internet knowledge and must be willing to travel within their territory.
In addition to the above, the following experience is preferred:
  • Working with media.... media relations outreach and pitching experience
  • Social media research, targeting & outreach experience
  • Event planning
  • Contact management/database experience
Send a resume and cover letter to:
Via E-mail:;    Subject: DC MRT

No phone calls.
No recruiters.

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