A Communications Strategist demonstrates the ability to see various aspects and needs of a client’s account, and the interdependencies among them; exhibits strategic thinking; is able to drive work forward; leads effective meetings; and serves as a trusted advisor to the client.
- Lead the strategic public relations planning process with the client
- Prepare, finalize strategic plans with client and implement the plans through effective utilization of client/team members
- Keep projects on schedule; ensure quality and accuracy of work product by self and team members; meet deadlines
- Effectively delegate tasks while maintaining an overall high caliber of work product
- Understand the broader context of the client’s business objectives and goals, and anticipate needs or potential conflicts
- Interact with and gain the trust of clients
- Manage or execute all aspects of media relations, including pitching, creation of relevant materials, interview coordination and follow-up
- Build relationships with reporters, partners, and other community representatives that ultimately reflect well on the company and clients
- When sensitive issues arise, bring immediately to the management team
Skills and Requirements:
- Thorough understanding of media relations strategy and implementation for a single news item or a complete campaign
- Thorough understanding of social media marketing strategy and implementation in support of a client’s brand, or in a specific campaign or promotion
- Ability to identify strategically beneficial third-party relationships, such as media sponsorship opportunities or marketing partnerships, and develop a strategy to secure involvement
- Media relations experience required
- Prior agency experience preferred
- Strong writing skills required, proficiency in AP style
- Strong attention to detail
- Demonstrates Elmore’s core values of Listening, Clarity, Curiosity and
- Supportiveness with colleagues and clients
Salary is dependent upon experience. To apply for this position, email resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews are by appointment only. No telephone calls, please. Finalist candidates will be asked to provide writing samples.
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