Media Relations Manager
APCO Worldwide - San Francisco, CA

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We have an immediate opportunity for a media relations manager to join our dynamic and growing San Francisco based team.


Manage day-to-day client project work and produce quality client deliverables

Work on integrated, global teams in a variety of service areas, including media relations, corporate communication, issues management, branding & positioning, corporate responsibility, stakeholder engagement and internal communication

Develop media relations strategy, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast media and online

Develop relationships with key reporters in business and trade media; manage media inquiries and interview requests; write and distribute press releases and media advisories; and conduct pitch calls

Coordinate public relations activities

Design and execute communication campaigns, playing a key role in client account planning and strategy

Play an active role in brainstorm meetings, challenging convention by creating and innovating and presenting new campaign ideas

Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends affecting clients and make appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategy surrounding them

Delegate projects to early career professionals, mentoring and providing feedback on their work


5-7 years of relevant experience, including prior public relations agency and/or media relations experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in communication, journalism, public relations or related field

Proven track record designing and executing successful public relations campaigns at both a local and national level

Strong relationships with both local and national business and technology media outlets

Able to manage client relationships successfully in a fast paced environment

Experience managing large scope projects that require coordination across internal and external teams under tight deadlines

Exceptional writing and editing skills, and the ability to write both strategically and creatively

Strong presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels

Collaborative team player that also has the ability to work independently and be a self-starter, take initiative and set priorities

Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an independently owned global communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm that challenges conventional thinking and creates powerful movements to help our clients succeed. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and six of the top 10 companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business.

APCO Worldwide, named one of the 'Top Places to Work in PR' by PRNews, offers a collegial work environment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.


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