Public Relations Specialist
Development Dimensions International, Inc. - Pittsburgh, PA

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DDI’s Public Relations Specialist identifies PR opportunities from within the organization, interviews internal experts and creates opportunities for exposure in business, industry, and trade media outlets, as well as conference speaking engagements. This role requires solid written and oral communication skills, a media relations track record and the ability to take an idea and package it for the media and other external audiences.

  • Building relationships with members of the media to secure national and regional business and trade placements
  • Working with DDI experts and clients on story ideas
  • Writing press releases, speaking submissions and other communications
  • Actively pitching media with new ideas and managing inbound media requests
  • Actively monitoring industry trends and news as well as stories key editors and reporters are working on
  • Connecting DDI”s experts on social media platforms, including DDI’s blog and outside Web site and blogs
  • Maintain media database, all media tracking
  • Internal communication around PR successes and initiatives
Relevant Qualifications

(These are the minimum qualifications you need to be considered for the job)
  • Bachelors or higher in communication, public relations or journalism
  • 4-5 years of prior experience in a PR agency or public relations department
  • Media relations experience required with a track record of success with national and regional business and trade placements.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather and present key messages and news
  • High attention to detail
  • High level of initiative
  • Sets high standards for performance for self
  • Track record of seeking out learning opportunities and applying learning to the job
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with social and other marketing media - blogs, LinkedIn, Facebook, Web 2.0

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