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Freelance Media Researcher-start immediately!

Publication or Company 
Industry  Magazine Publishing, Public Relations, Research
Salary Hourly
Benefits Flexible Hours, Telecommute Policy
Job Duration Freelance
Job Location New York, NY
Experience Level 5 years
Job Requirements You will work from home, not our offices.

Requirements:
First and foremost you need to have a great telephone personality, be outgoing, have the ability to think on your feet and move through the questions in a timely manner. As you know, journalists are busy and don't want to chat on the phone.

You must have experience in either public relations or working for a media outlet.

Must be available to contact media outlets by phone between the hours of 9am to 3pm EST with a minimum of 20 hours a week.

Must have excellent phone communication skills and possess a confident and efficient demeanor.

Must have a computer that has a current version of Microsoft Excel and an internet browser with a high-speed internet connection.

Must have an unlimited calling plan on your home office phone line or cell phone.

Must be self-motivated, a quick study and be able to work independently with little direction, while following directions and meeting high spelling and writing standards and conforming to the company style guide. (AP Style Guide knowledge is extremely helpful).

A working knowledge of magazines is helpful to understand how editorial departments operate and to know what editors are good picks for The Gift List.

Job Description:
In order for us to present the best possible data to our subscribers we must contact these media outlets by phone.

You will be assigned a group of media outlets to contact. We provide staff lists and phone numbers, but it is the job of the researcher to find the right editors and get them on the phone to ask them some important questions about their Holiday editorial focus.

The information you gather is typed into an online form.

Pay:
This is an independent contractor (1099) position so you must be able to work legally in the U.S. and are responsible for your self-employment income taxes. Invoices are paid every two weeks.
About Our Company The Gift List develops a database of journalists planning holiday stories that will mention products in some way. We list contact information for everything from the traditional holiday gift guide to any feature that will review or discuss consumer products.

Our customers include large multi-national PR firms, small to mid-range PR firms, independent practitioners and boutique marketing and PR companies, large corporate communications offices, small companies, and sole-proprietors doing their own publicity campaigns.

The commonality between all our customers is that they all want publicity for their consumer products.