Communications Manager DC/NYC

Employer
Location
New York or DC
Posted
Oct 08, 2013
Closes
Nov 07, 2013
Contact
Simone Press
Duration
Full Time
The Role:
The Huffington Post has an opening for a Communications Manager based in either New York or Washington, D.C. This role would report to the VP, Communications and would be responsible for assisting in the conception and execution of media relations campaigns for the Huffington Post, with a particular focus on politics, business, and international stories. The responsibilities include developing communications strategy and coming up with different tactics to help build buzz for the brand. The role would also include booking media appearances, pitching story ideas along with implementing story placements along with the ability to rapidly respond to critical issues.

The ideal candidate will have a strong rolodex of contacts at a variety of media organizations. They will also be well versed in social media. This person will also have to work c
losely with senior level content executives on messaging, speaking opportunities, media requests, internal communications, and more.

Requirements:
- Education: Bachelor’s degree
- Experience: 2-6 years of public relations/corp comm/media experience
- Passion for news is a must -- as are flexibility and a sense of humor.
- Ability to think creatively, approach communications from new angles, and manage both up and down the organization.
- Experience executing communications strategies; exceptional writing abilities
- Ability to anticipate issues and the skills to be strategic, proactive and aggressive.

Please submit a resume and a cover letter and salary requirements

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