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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Fast Horse - Senior Media Relations Strategist

Fast Horse — an award-winning, integrated creative agency — is hiring a Senior Media Relations Strategist to join our growing team. Ideal candidates will have approximately 4-6 years experience and a track record of executing successful publicity campaigns on a local, national and global level.

We’re searching for someone with the expertise to drive day-to-day media relations initiatives, including uncovering story opportunities, writing media materials, identifying media targets, pitching media, and securing media coverage for our clients. We need someone who understands and can successfully implement earned media strategies in the context of fully integrated marketing campaigns.

The position requires strong news judgment and pitching skills, excellent writing and communication skills, and a can-do work ethic. Prior agency or news room experience is a big plus.  

Responsibilities include:
  • Contributing to media relations strategies and plans
  • Developing creative earned media ideas and approaches
  • Conducting story mining sessions and spotting opportunities for earned media coverage
  • Writing media materials, key messages and Q&A documents
  • Pitching local, national and global media and bloggers (general interest, entertainment, lifestyle, business, sports, trade, etc.)
  • Cultivating contacts and relationships with local, national, and global media
  • Managing media and other related tasks on-site at events
  • Tracking coverage and creating update reports  
  • Participating in agency marketing and new business efforts
  • Contributing to a culture and environment that fosters professional and personal growth for all employees
  • Helping Fast Horse achieve its creative vision, both with respect specifically to media relations, but also as it relates to other amplification and agency disciplines
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, Perfetti Van Melle 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 three 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.

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

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