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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Fast Horse - Group Media Relations Director

Fast Horse — an award-winning, integrated creative agency — is hiring a Group Media Relations Director to join our growing team. Candidates must have 10+ years of experience and a track record of leading successful publicity campaigns on a local, national and global level.

We’re searching for someone with the expertise to guide media relations strategy, the desire to personally make the big pitches and the ability to uncover story opportunities where nobody else is looking. We need a leader who can help grow our media relations practice and shape our emerging stars into experts in the field.
The position requires strong news judgment, excellent writing and communication skills, as well as a network of high-level media contacts. Big pluses include agency or newsroom experience, a natural curiosity, a sense of humor and vast knowledge of pop culture.

Responsibilities
  • Developing strategic plans
  • Brainstorming creative earned media ideas and approaches
  • Conducting story mining sessions
  • Writing media materials, key messages and Q&A documents
  • Pitching local, national and global media (general interest, entertainment, lifestyle, business, sports, etc.)
  • Leading media/message training with clients
  • Producing risk assessments
  • Providing ongoing counsel to clients related to communications and issues management
  • Participating in agency marketing and new business efforts
  • Supervising and mentoring junior-level media relations staff
About Fast Horse
Fast Horse is an independent, modern creative agency. Our work is grounded in organizing ideas that are disruptive, integrated and have the ability to connect in ways that are highly relevant and spur action. Clients like The Coca-Cola Company, Heineken, General Mills, Deluxe Corporation and many more trust us with their most high-profile initiatives. 

Campaigns we’ve executed in the last few years have been recognized as the best in the industry. We’ve earned multiple Effie Awards for our work with Newcastle Brown Ale and Diet Coke. We’ve also collected a Cannes Lion two years in a row – proudly placing more coveted ad industry awards in a trophy case already filled with the PR industry’s most sought-after honors, including Silver Anvils, PR Week Awards and SABREs.
Our work has taken us to 206 countries and major events ranging from the Super Bowl and the Olympics to New York Fashion Week and the Consumer Electronics Show. And on those big stages we’ve worked with some of the hottest celebrity talent, from Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Anna Kendrick to LeBron James, Alex Morgan and Kobe Bryant.

Workplace/Compensation
Our workplace and culture give our people the flexibility and resources to thrive personally and professionally. Our award-winning headquarters in the Minneapolis North Loop neighborhood is set up to facilitate communication and collaboration and our team members are untethered by a designated office or desk. We call it hotdesking. People are free to work wherever they desire – whether that’s in our newly renovated building, at a coffee shop, at home, while traveling or anywhere they feel creative and productive.

With a New York office on the horizon for Fast Horse, we are open to candidates from the NYC area. And given our flexible work environment, we are willing to explore possibilities with exceptional candidates elsewhere. Relocation to Minneapolis or NYC is not a requirement.

We offer highly competitive salaries, a cafeteria healthcare plan, 401K, incentive compensation opportunities and a variety of stipends, among other perks.