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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Target - Sr Manager Media Relations

Purpose

Overall primary function is to represent Target Stores both internally and externally; coordinates and manages the company's public relations and media relations strategies.

See Yourself
  • Being the primary spokesperson for Target Stores externally to media and on community crisis issues.
  • Managing overall public relations strategies for Target Stores
  • Responding to media inquiries about the company.
  • Coordinating news releases on store openings, store closings and other company issues.
  • Coaching, counseling and training team members from senior vice president to store executives on handling media inquiries.
  • Counseling senior management on public relations strategy.
  • Managing public relations agencies
  • Being the a liaison with other company departments on issues including legal, real estate, government affairs, community relations and advertising.
  • Manages budget of media relations department.

  • JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Post secondary degree in communications, public/media relations or journalism, and a minimum of 7 years related experience

  • Excellent news judgment

  • Well-cultivated contacts within print and electronic news media and knowledge of the unique attributes of each

  • Outstanding written, oral, and presentation skills

  • Excellent organizational skills to plan, manage, and execute media projects

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment

  • Ability to work well with all levels of management

  • Strong creative, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to plan and manage media events and briefings

  • Excellent people management skills
  • Please send your resume to amyx.thomas@target.com. Relocation provided.