Vice President of Media Relations
Guaranteed Rate - Chicago, IL

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Who we are:
Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest and the fastest growing independent mortgage companies in the U.S., is an industry leader in delivering low rate, low fee mortgages with unparalleled customer service. Headquartered in Chicago, we have more than 2,800 employees in 162 offices nationwide. Our company is the 8th largest retail lender in the country and has recently been recognized in Inc. magazine as a top private job creator.

At Guaranteed Rate, we’ve built a corporate culture that places an emphasis on achieving success through career development, as well as through individual wellness and a healthy, balanced lifestyle. We offer our employees attractive compensation plans combined with a benefits package that includes health, medical, dental, vision and a 401K matching plan.

We are currently seeking a hard-working, dedicated Vice President of Media Relations to join our innovative and passionate team.

Responsibilities:
  • Generate, write and execute effective, stand out press releases to targeted media outlets
  • Aggressively source new opportunities for national media exposure
  • Develop strategies to introduce our company to relevant reporters and bloggers in the financial services, technology, entrepreneurial and personal finance verticals
  • Boldly and strategically pitch relevant company news and stories to the media on a consistent basis
  • Monitor media coverage and provide written responses to media inquiries.
  • Regularly utilize social media to drive PR and media visibility
  • Build and nurture relationships with print , online and broadcasting companies
Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of successfully writing and placing Press Releases and pitching the media
  • Established and strong media contacts at impactful national publications and online outlets such as WSJ, Fortune, Forbes, Inc., etc.
  • Experience with wire services; web marketing and SEO
  • Knowledge of online tools and resources such as Cision Social Publish, Pitch Engine, HARO, etc
  • Deep understanding of how to use social media to drive PR and media visibility
  • Excellent writing skills; including the ability to capture our company’s voice
  • Creative, detail orientated, and comfortable in a fast paced environment
  • A demonstrated persistent and relentless publicity seeker
Click here to apply online

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