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Associate, Media Relations

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

ASSOCIATE, MEDIA RELATIONS

The Integrated Media practice at Weber Shandwick Boston has an exciting opportunity for an Associate, Media Relations to join our team. This opportunity is perfect for a strategic, creative and organized individual, who is a fast-learner and keen observer of cultural trends. Ideal candidates should be passionate about media – both traditional and emerging – and exhibit a curiosity for new ways to engage.

As a crucial supporting role on client work, this individual will work closely with multiple cross-channel marketing and PR teams within the Boston office and across the nation to assist in the development, execution and measurement of local and national campaigns on behalf of our clients. This individual has the confidence to actively participate in client and team projects, but also the motivation to own solo projects with an intuition of when to reach out for collaboration.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Support the strategic development of public relations and media relations plans and campaigns
  • Develop written media and communications materials – from media pitches to digital content
  • Pitch media and manage coverage opportunities, as appropriate
  • Research media topics, cultural trends, digital influencers and reporters in support of new assignments and projects
  • Liaise with clients and assist in client communications, including developing and coordinating routine account management materials, including timelines, activity reports, client documentation and project management support
  • Monitor, analyze and manage client coverage reports, leveraging industry measurement and listening tools to identify opportunities for growth and strategic evolution
  • Research industry trends and develop fact sheets, briefing materials and research summaries
  • Staff client events (when deemed safe) and manage on-site media and influencers at local and national events
  • Work with colleagues across the country to be constantly in search of ways to improve work with identify subject matter experts, media insights and other best practices
  • Assist in developing executional plans and proactively offer solutions on assigned programs

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of communications experience
  • Strong media relations skills and relationships with national, regional and local levels and across platforms
  • Previous consumer goods/brands and related industries experience
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills; verbal and written
  • Strong attention to detail and project management skills
  • Open to giving and receiving constructive and respectful feedback in a timely manner
  • Desire to continuously learn new skills and knowledge, and willingness to share skills and knowledge with fellow team members, as well as client partners
  • Commitment to personal accountability

The Weber Shandwick Collective recognizes that your health and wellbeing are a priority. This is why we offer a full suite of benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k (with employer match)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Juice Money – $60 monthly reimbursement to be used towards purchases that nourish your health, mind, body, and soul
  • MyDays – Flexible holiday schedules
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Employee Family Leave
  • Family Building Benefit

Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and, if hired, present proof of vaccination prior to start date, unless eligible for a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation required under applicable law.

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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