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Publication or Company APCO Worldwide
Job Title Media Relations Manager
Industry Marketing, Public Relations
Salary
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location San Francisco, CA
Job Requirements We have an immediate opportunity for a media relations manager to join our dynamic and growing San Francisco based team.

Responsibilities

-Manage day-to-day client project work and produce quality client deliverables
-Work on integrated, global teams in a variety of service areas, including media relations, corporate communication, issues management, branding & positioning, corporate responsibility, stakeholder engagement and internal communication
-Develop media relations strategy, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast media and online
-Leverage existing media relationships with key business reporters and cultivate new contacts within business and trade media; manage media inquiries and interview requests; write and distribute press releases and media advisories; and conduct pitch calls
-Coordinate public relations activities
-Design and execute communication campaigns, playing a key role in client account planning and strategy
-Play an active role in brainstorm meetings, challenging convention by creating and innovating and presenting new campaign ideas
-Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends affecting clients and make appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategy surrounding them
-Delegate projects to early career professionals, mentoring and providing feedback on their work

Qualifications

-5-7 years of relevant experience, including prior public relations agency and/or proven media relations experience
-Experience working within retail sector a plus
-Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in communication, journalism, public relations or related field
-Proven track record designing and executing successful public relations campaigns at both a local and national level
-Strong relationships with both local and national business and technology media outlets
-Able to manage client relationships successfully in a fast paced environment
-Experience managing large scope projects that require coordination across internal and external teams under tight deadlines
-Exceptional writing and editing skills, and the ability to write both strategically and creatively
-Strong presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
-Collaborative team player that also has the ability to work independently and be a self-starter, take initiative and set priorities
About Our Company Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an independently owned global communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm that challenges conventional thinking and creates powerful movements to help our clients succeed. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and six of the top 10 companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business.
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