Senior Account Manager - Media Relations

Media relations New York, New York Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

What we are looking for

We are seeking a confident and dynamic media specialist to join our Consumer Markets team (ideally based in NY or DC). The ideal candidate will be an experienced agency veteran with a thorough understanding of the ever-changing media landscape. This person should have a proven ability to provide strategic counsel, internally and externally, develop media strategies for consumer brands and craft riveting stories that drive quality media coverage to build company reputation and move brands forward with consumers. The Media Relations Specialist is a creative storyteller who knows how to craft a media-worthy narrative and brings with them a robust and active rolodex of influential print/digital and broadcast media contacts with an emphasis on consumer lifestyle and news coverage.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Acting as central resource, subject matter expert and internal counselor for the network on earned media best practices for existing clients and new business
  • Lending your creativity, storytelling abilities and tenacity to inspire and lead world-class client teams and memorable client media campaigns
  • Developing and leading media relations strategies and ensure they map to client objectives and integrate with other practice offerings as appropriate
  • Providing high-level strategic communications counsel to clients with an emphasis on brand story-telling, corporate narratives and industry/trade leadership
  • Leveraging business, consumer/lifestyle media relationships with influential media to secure brand and product features, executive profiles and business stories in top news outlets on. A regular basis • Building and maintaining client relationships at the highest level and ensuring the highest quality standards and practices are brought to all aspects of client work
  • Tracking industry trends and activities to provide clients with innovative media ideas
  • Team management and upskilling to achieve quality standards for print, broadcast, online media placements, and to maintain and build a network of contacts

Your Experience:

  • 6+ years public relations experience
  • Strong media relations strategy development, established media contacts and the ability to develop and nurture new ones
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new media verticals
  • Proven ability to manage projects, client relationships and budgets
  • Collaborative approach to managing and mentoring a team
  • Excellent communications and organizational skills
  • Digital and social media savvy

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is an international public relations company with over 85 offices around the world.

We believe that every corporation, every brand, every client has a public and today’s public is more powerful than ever before. They have the power to topple CEO’s, reshape corporate and brand strategy, kill products and create unicorns. Today’s public demands truth, transparency and the highest behavioral standards. 

Our client obsession means constantly evolving new products + services to help brands and the public communicate. Always in beta.

At H+K our belief is that the agency is a canvas for everyone to write their own story. This job description is written at a moment in time; whatever role you take at H+K we expect you to evolve that role; it should be different tomorrow than it is today and set new standards in the industry.

Join our team and harness the power of the public.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Hill+Knowlton Strategies does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry.