Public Relations Manager (Temporary)

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Aug 13, 2012
Closes
Sep 12, 2012
Contact
Ms. Bloomberg Recruitment
The Role:
Bloomberg Businessweek, winner of the 2012 National Magazine Award for General Excellence, has an exciting short-term opportunity for a highly- motivated mid-level public and media relations professional in its New York headquarters. This person will join the team that promotes Bloomberg Businessweek for a three-month period, mid-October 2012 through mid-January 2013, and work under the larger banner of communications for Bloomberg News, the leading global business and financial news organization.

Candidates should have a minimum of five years of work experience in corporate communications and media relations. The ideal candidate will have held a PR staff position at a national magazine or daily newspaper, or have spent significant time consulting for such a publication. Experience as a publicist at a major book publisher will also be considered valuable. The candidate will work each day from the Bloomberg New York headquarters, reporting directly to the head of communications for Bloomberg Businessweek.

Candidates should be aware of standard media relations and communications terminology and deliverables, and should possess the skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and the confidence to work and produce results quickly and independently. This professional will have extensive and up-to-date relationships with print, online and broadcast media outlets. He/she will also have excellent oral and written skills, strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure. The role requires day-to-day execution of traditional PR activities including: developing and maintaining media lists; writing pitch letters, media alerts, and press releases; handling routine media inquiries; proactively securing interviews for key editors and writers, and orchestrating media coverage of stories in the magazine and on businessweek.com; monitoring press coverage and compiling tracking reports; and preparing and updating company fact sheets and briefing materials. The position will also require building and maintaining relationships with internal journalists and executives.

Requirements:
- Minimum of 5 years in corporate communications or public relations, either in-house or at an agency
- Solid relationships with media contacts
- Must be familiar with U.S. media landscape; familiarity with international media landscape is helpful
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written skills
- Self-motivated and detail-orientated, capable of managing multiple tasks in a timely manner, while responding to intermittent requests
- Capacity to organize and prioritize work under pressure
- Ability to work with detailed and confidential information
- Bachelors degree in journalism or communications is helpful
- Temporary assignment- mid October 2012 through mid January 2013


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