Vice President, Media Specialist

Ketchum, Inc. New York , NY 10007

Posted 4 months ago


Do you have an enviable list of business media contacts? Are you comfortable counseling c-suite executives regarding key business imperatives? Are you driven by seeing your story in print?

Yeslook no further, we have just the opportunity for you.

About the Job

Our NY office is seeking a Vice President, Media Specialist to help with ongoing media support for our team. This is an exciting opportunity for a strategic, yet hands on media relations professional with strong media contacts.

The VP of will identify and propel relevant stories; a talented individual with a proven track record of media placements and a team player that can drive successful media relations, analyst relations and social media programs. This position is responsible for working with the New York Office and the Global Media Network to provide senior media counsel, grow accounts and create incremental revenue opportunities

Ideal candidate will have strong top tier media contacts with 10 plus years' experience working in a newsroom or public relations agency environment. Ideal candidate will also have experience in working directly with C-suite executives on media opportunities and experience with financial communications, transactions and investor relations.

About the job:

  • Counsel and work with a variety of clients (across many industries) to develop unique narratives to clarify their value proposition and align their corporate story with the news cycle

  • Secure corporate feature stories in business weeklies and dailies

  • Book executives on major business networks (CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg TV); familiarity with talent/anchors/differences among various programs

  • Plan, book and staff executive media tours and editorial board meetings; strong contacts at NYT, WSJ, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes and other mainstream business publications

  • Develop executive visibility plans; securing industry accolades and speaking engagements

  • Take a leadership role in new business proposal development and presentations; work with account teams to build incremental business


The qualified candidate must have significant corporate/business public relations and media experience and a proven record of professional achievement.

  • 10+ years' public relations or journalism experience, ideally in a print setting

  • Demonstrated success in senior level media relations including a strategic understanding of emerging channels like social media, video, and content partnerships in relation to media mix

  • Must have strong media relationships across many industries

  • Ability to be a strong client counselor, team builder and leader

  • Possess superior verbal and written communications skills

  • Familiar with analyst relations as it relates to earned media

  • Strong presentation skills, encouraging a team approach to management, being self-motivated, and dedicated to achieving client satisfaction and internal goals

About Ketchum

As a global public relations and communications agency with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum builds brands and reputations for clients. We start conversations, build communities and engage stakeholdersand have a lot of fun doing it. We inspire and empower our people to think about products, companies, issues and challenges in a different way. And we're just crazy enough to think we can impact the world and how it responds to ideas through communication.

We believe great ideas shatter expectations, change thinking and build brands. We call this break through, and it's our mission to deliver it. How? Very simplyour people. By listening, cultivating diverse perspectives and rewarding fearless creativity, we've developed a culture of break through.

What we offer

  • Robust benefits program

  • Generous time off policies

  • Retirement program with company match

  • Workplace flexibility

  • Business casual dress code

  • Workplace and off-site social gatherings

  • Yoga @ work

  • Professional learning and development opportunities

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Paid maternity/paternity leave

  • Transit benefits

Interested? We've got an opportunity for you.


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Vice President, Media Specialist

Ketchum, Inc.