Project Consultant, Media Relations
APCO Worldwide - New York, NY

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We have an immediate opportunity for a project consultant, media relations to join our dynamic New York-based team.

Responsibilities

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

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

Leverage existing media relationships with key business reporters and cultivate new contacts within 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

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

Qualifications

1-2 years of relevant experience, including prior public relations agency and/or proven media relations experience

Experience working within technology sector a plus

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

Experience working on 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 the “2013 Best Large Agency to Work For” and 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. EOE M/F/V/D

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Public affairs and strategic communications put APCO Worldwide on the map. The company's specialized services include corporate,...