Media Relations Specialist (Contractor)

Our client is one of the largest chemical producers in the world.  They have a present requirement for a Media Relations Specialist to join their team on a long term contractual basis.  While adhering to our client’s media relations policies and processes, they will provide to support to their North America external communications team

Duties Include:

  • Review and edit all news releases and ensure they meet the organization’s standards;
  • Provide 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, as required

Skills Required:

  • BA degree in Journalism or Communications
  • 5+ years of experience in media relations
  • Outstanding communication skills including advanced writing skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Associated Press style
  • Comfortable working during non-core business hours if needed
  • Proficient in: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint