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Thursday, July 12, 2012

LaBreche - Media Relations Manager

Company Description  LaBreche has been awarded:
  • 2012 Minnesota Business Magazine: “100 Best Companies to Work For”
    2011 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: "Best Places to Work"
    2011 Alfred P. Sloan Award: Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility
 
Job Description This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team of talented Media Relations Specialists. Our ideal candidate is a communicator who knows the value of strategic thinking and genuine relationship building. This candidate knows how to blend the two to create successful and focused media relations campaigns. This could be a great opportunity for an experienced communicator looking for an opportunity to lead a team.
  • Lead and mentor a team of talented media relations specialists
  • Develop annual media relations plans for clients
  • Successfully secure media placements that drive strategic business results through calls to action that are measurable
  • Collaborate with LaBreche strategists to develop media relations strategies and key messages to successfully manage client crises
  • Network and maintain contact with community and news outlets
  • Train and coach spokespeople for interviews and presentations
  • Understand the nuances of various media platforms and how to best utilize each to the benefit of clients
  • Manage client budgets and client relationships
  • Work on securing new business opportunities for the company
  • Constantly demonstrate value to clients
  • Lead agency efforts to continually refine and transform how media relations results are measured
  • Serve as a thought leader for the company on media relations issues and topics
Qualifications
  • Minimum of 8 years of applicable experience
  • Passion for consuming news and building relationships with editors, reporters, producers
  • Possess solid, strategic thinking around media relations planning and implementation
  • Ability to find, develop and tell client stories in a way that captures media attention
  • Demonstrated issues management experience
  • Ability to counsel clients on best practices in media relations
  • Enthusiasm and creativity to provide original ideas
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Capable of working concurrently on several projects
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills to work directly with clients and team members
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to establish credibility with clients quickly and maintain positive relationships
  • Maintain accountability for media relations team’s results
  • Openly accept client and internal team feedback
  • Experience in working in a fast-paced environment
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in PR, communications or journalism
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