Manager, Public Relations

Location
New York
Posted
Nov 25, 2009
Closes
Dec 25, 2009
Contact
Ms. Danielle Tell
Duration
Full Time
Reporting to the Vice President for Communications and Marketing, the Manager, Public Relations:

- Manages public and press relations requests, including assigning, overseeing, prioritizing and researching requests as stories develop
- Directly handles individual publicity assignments as required
- Responsibility for the proactive and innovative pitching of stories in print, broadcast and online media
- Oversees the creation of press releases for Library programs, exhibitions, events, acquisitions and other activitiesincluding researching, writing, and editing releases in collaboration with other Library departments
- Prepares backgrounders for major interviews
- Cultivates and maintains relationships with the media
- Works closely with marketing and digital staff in the creation of new- and multi-media content of interest to a variety of news outlets channels
- Coordinates press for film shoots and photography in all library venues
- Performs related duties as required

Eligibility Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in Communications or related discipline
- Significant public relations and/or journalism experience, preferably 7+ years
- Successfully demonstrated managerial experience, preferably 2+ years
- Significant experience consistently and successfully pitching targeted news stories and cultivating relationships with members of the press and others
- Significant experience using online and social media for PR outreach
- Knowledge of national and local media as well as online news and feature sites
- Excellent editorial command and judgment
- Strong written and oral communications skills
- Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
- Ability to work quickly and effectively under pressure with strong decision-making skills
- Strong interest and background in literature, art, history, literacy, education business, community resources and other areas in which the library focuses

To apply, please follow the link below:

http://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/5887/job

Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. E/O/E.

www.nypl.org


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