Media Relations Specialist

San Diego, CA
Jan 04, 2019
Metro Area
San Diego
Full Time

Circa Interactive, a full-service digital marketing agency specializing in higher education, is seeking a versatile individual to join our Digital PR team as a Media Relations Specialist. In this role, you will work directly with some of the country's top university faculty and researchers to leverage their expertise for media placements. The ideal candidate will be someone with very strong writing and communication skills who enjoys staying on top of industry trends and developments to help tell the stories of our clients, many of whom are leaders of innovation and disruption of their respective fields. Clients include Harvard University, USC, Tulane University, University of San Diego, American University, and many more. 

Circa is an Inc. 5000 fastest growing company and was included in San Diego Business Journal's 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies.

Responsibilities include:
- Landing and facilitating media opportunities on behalf of university clients in national publications
- Identifying top news trends and developments for media pitches
- Taking part in editorial meetings to identify innovative client opportunities
- Crafting unique and compelling pitch and story ideas 
- Interviewing university professors for media strategy and stories 
- Assisting with writing and editing of content
- Facilitating media interviews between clients and reporters
- Facilitating op-ed's between clients and editors
- Building targeted media lists for outreach
- Analyzing campaign results and preparing client reports

- 2-5 years experience in media relations/PR
- Previous experience with Cision preferred
- Previous experience pitching the media preferred
- Experience writing, editing, and copyediting content
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related field

Benefits of Working at Circa Interactive:
- Flexible vacation policy
- Healthcare: medical, dental, and vision
- 401K program
- Life insurance
- Monthly catered lunch and team outings
- Team volunteer projects
- Tuition reimbursement for continuing education classes
- Family friendly, flexible work environment
- One block from the beach

About Circa Interactive:
Leveraging creative and analytical solutions, Circa Interactive partners with institutions of learning to create strong brands, tell unique stories, engage with prospective students and execute innovative, data-driven marketing and growth strategies. Since 2011, Circa Interactive has guided dozens of institutions to enrollment management and marketing success, including Tulane University, NYU, Penn State, LSU, the University of Central Florida, and the University of San Diego. Circa Interactive was honored to be included in San Diego Business Journal's Fastest 100 Growing Private Companies and was recently included in the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies.