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Senior Manager, Media Relations

Dallas, Texas, United States

Job Summary

Weber Shandwick is looking for a Senior Manager, Media Relations to join our passionate, fun, and driven team focused on supporting tech clients.

We are seeking a Senior Manager who has a strong interest in media-related work with a foundation of media relations skills pitching tech, top-tier, consumer and vertical press. The ideal candidate is someone who has some previous project and team management experience, loves the thrill of the pitch, can help manage the clients and teams, brings existing media relationships and is interested in building more, familiarity with current events in the media, and constantly seeking opportunities to leverage cultural engagement.

This candidate also ideally has experience with B2B tech storytelling, and specifically cybersecurity PR, with an understanding of the media landscape, how security reporters work, and what it takes to get mindshare in this busy space. 

Responsibilities

What You Will Be Doing

  • Provide day-to-day leadership and client engagement
  • Oversee other team member’s media work, to foster excellence and success
  • Support and assist team members with client-related projects
  • Source earned media results on behalf of the client – this includes identifying appropriate contacts, writing pitches, drafting media lists, making follow up calls, etc.
  • Develop a strong understanding of the client’s business and target audience
  • Stay current on new and existing media coverage
  • Assist with ongoing reporting, research and monitoring projects for the client
  • Monitor media outlets to understand industry issues that directly and indirectly affect the client
  • Analyze and distill meaningful insights from media coverage
  • Support creative ideation on a consistent basis and provide thoughtful recommendations
  • Assist with drafting and managing media projects

Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Strong research skills stemming from a media focused curiosity
  • Ability to build trust and rapport with the client and team across all levels
  • Demonstrate a proactive and forward thinking mindset
  • Integrated skill set that combines media relations, content creation and digital expertise
  • Excellent collaboration and team building skills
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple jobs in a day
  • Intuitive thinker who asks probing questions and anticipates and addresses needs
  • Sound business and professional ethics

Qualifications

  • Years Experience: 5-7 years of experience in similar industry
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time

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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