job opportunity

Job title : Vice President, Media Relations
Function : Media
Requisition Type : Permanent
Professional experience : Manager / Director
Parent Brand : MSLGROUP Global
Brand : MSLGROUP
Agency : Qorvis MSLGROUP Washington DC
Country : United States
Location : Washington, D.C.
job description:
Qorvis MSLGROUP is currently seeking a Vice President to lead our media relations team in the Washington, D.C office. Our ideal candidate will be a press, media, and crisis communications professional with extensive knowledge and strong relationships with local and national media. This role will work across all sectors of the business to develop media relations plans, advise our clients, identify opportunities, and drive successful media campaigns. The ideal candidate will also develop and mentor our junior staff.

Responsibilities:

• Serve as lead strategic media advisor with rolodex of strong media relationships at local and national media outlets covering print, broadcast, online and social.
• Leverage knowledge of the latest communications tactics and capabilities, and a strategic vision, to support innovation in execution of media relations across a variety of clients in our D.C. office.
• Solid experience and a proven track record of securing top-tier coverage for clients across a number of industries and issues.
• Utilize traditional media as well as digital/emerging technologies for PR programming and influencer outreach.
• Establish and maintain relations with key client contacts and ensures that client/agency relations exist on multiple levels and grows over time.
• Identify new opportunities for our clients to leverage their offerings.
• Cultivates relationships with writers, editors, and producers at major media outlets.
• Develop junior staff to become experts in the space and lead the team to success.
• Stay engage on the emerging trends in the industry and bring those fresh ideas to our clients.
• Participate in new business and drive the media strategies on new business.

Requirements/Skills:

• 8+ years of experience in media relations, securing key media placements and local and national media outlets.
• Ability to develop media strategy, deploy creative tactics to build press coverage, and integrate digital and social media into all elements of an integrated communications campaign.
• Strong understanding of the relationship between traditional public relations and the use of current online/digital technology and social media.
• Solid relationships and working knowledge of key online/offline media influencers/journalists.
• Excellent media pitching and writing skills.
• Experience managing junior staff and ability to work with senior leaders across the organization.
• Willingness to be a team player.
• Ability to generate new business.
Additional Information:

MSLGROUP is a leading global communications organization. We are trusted advisors to some of the world’s biggest brands, helping them creatively engage with their audiences 24/7.

We have a rich heritage: Parisian traditions on the one hand, American culture on the other and a dynamic and rapidly growing Asian voice. That means versatility and flexibility are core markers in our DNA. Our multicultural heritage means we're comfortable in our skin in a communications world where old structures are collapsing, boundaries are blurring and innovative thinking reigns supreme.

Our people are innovators. If you can look at problems in new ways and come up with the solutions nobody had considered before, we will offer you the environment, the space and the inspiration to do so. You’ll be working alongside leading thinkers, with colleagues from around the globe. If you want to be part of the conversations that are shaping the world we live and work in, you’ll want to be here.

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MSLGROUP is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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