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Friday, June 15, 2007

Piper Jaffray - Media Relations & Communications Specialist


This full-time media relations specialist position will execute various communications duties and will be a part of the media relations team within the marketing department. The applicant will lead various projects including: pro-active media pitching, managing the media Piper Jaffray analysts, writing internal and external communications, and assisting with corporate communications issues, conferences and corporate development communication.
  • Write media pitches, press releases and internal and external Web site content, ensuring completion of appropriate review/approval process with subject matter experts, marketing contacts and compliance.

  • Drive pro-active press coverage, cultivating relationships with key print, online and broadcast reporters. Compile target media lists for specific public relations activities and execute on media outreach strategies targeted to priority media outlets.

  • Manage media relations program for Piper Jaffray research analysts.

  • Monitor media and online coverage of Piper Jaffray. Regularly compile and distribute media clips. Maintain the "Piper Jaffray in the News" section of the company's intranet.

  • Proactively identify and pitch strategic speaking opportunities for executives, bankers, research analysts and other professionals across the firm.

  • Compile reports on Web and intranet usage.

  • Support communications initiatives associated with corporate development, issues management and business announcements.

  • Provide support for annual report, quarterly earnings and employee meetings.
  • Qualifications:

    The candidate should have a proactive attitude, high aptitude for oral and written communications, strong media background, and interest and experience in financial or professional services. Candidates will have proven in-bound and out-bound media relations experience as well as demonstrated writing/editing capabilities with respect to new releases, Web/intranet content and internal communications. Strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail and the ability to use online publishing tools are also required. Bachelor's degree in Journalism or Public Relations required, with 2-4 years of experience. Interested applicants should submit their resume to Rob Litt who can be reached at