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Media Relations Specialist (261362)Florham ParkNew Jersey.

Media Relations Specialist (261362)

Florham Park | New Jersey | United States | 07932

Purpose of the Job – As a part of the the Company's Media Relations team, this contract position supports overall governance of external communications in North America, ensuring adherence to the Company’s Media Relations policies and processes. 

Knowledge and Experience – 
• BA degree in Journalism or Communications required. 
• At least 5 years of experience in media relations required. 
• Outstanding communication skills including advanced writing skills, knowledge of Associated Press style is a must. 
• Proven ability to write and edit news releases, captions, social media posts. 
• Ability to track projects, develop analytics, create and distribute reports. 
• Adept at working with internal and external audiences and stakeholders. 
• Comfortable working during non-core business hours if needed. 

Principal Responsibilities – 
• Review and edit all news releases issued in North America to ensure they meet the Company's style, format and media relations standards; provide clear and constructive feedback to authors; advance news releases and maintain database of all releases issued. 
• Develop and distribute quarterly key message documents. 
• Manage a master list of all media inquiries and interview requests received by journalists, track and maintain a database of all published articles. 
• Schedule and coordinate a weekly call to discuss emerging issues across the region; maintain and distribute a weekly list of all planned news releases and tracked issues. 
• Provide secondary support to Social Media Specialist, monitoring the Company's social media channels, reporting significant activity and responding to posts where necessary. Assist with the development of social media posts. 

Nature and Scope – As a part of the the Company's Media Relations team, this contract position supports overall governance of external communications in North America, ensuring adherence to the Company’s Media Relations policies and processes. 

• Work environment 
Capable of working independently with minimal supervision; providing regular updates. Works well in a team environment. 

• Business environment 
Mastery of business computer applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

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