Media Relations Specialist

MediaSource, named the Best Health Care PR Agency for 2015 (for the 3rd consecutive year) by industry leader Ragan Communications, is looking for our next media relations rockstar! If you have a passion for creating major buzz for brands by identifying compelling stories and fostering relationships with top journalists, MediaSource may be your new home!

Please review specific application instructions in order to be considered for this position. See full details at the bottom of this posting.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Aggressively garner media buzz for MediaSource clients across a variety of types of news media outlets including online, TV, print, radio, etc. 

  • Proactively pitch story topics to journalists on a daily basis. (We do very little reactive/incoming media relations - almost every pitch is proactively seeking coverage.)

  • Identify, create and sustain relationships with an ever growing and changing list of journalists on a daily basis at top media outlets. (We do a limited amount of media coordination in Columbus. Rather we are focused on developing contacts in major markets around the country.) 

  • Identify and create story angles and strategies to meet client goals

  • Develop media relations strategies that create buzz

  • Monitor the news and health industry developments to strategically identify opportunities on behalf of our clients

Required:

  • 4-year degree
  • At least three years of media relations experience with proven media placements
  • Good verbal communications skills with no fear or hesitation of talking to journalists on a daily basis
  • Excellent PR and news-style writing skills with competency in AP Style
  • Ability to work both alone and as part of a larger team
  • Experience in developing strategies and ideas executing media relations tactics
  • Project management and client management skills

Preferred:

  • PR agency experience focused in media relations
  • Demonstration of national news media placements
  • Health/medical media relations experience

MediaSource culture

Our culture is casual but goal-oriented. The people that make up the MediaSource team are accomplished, passionate, smart and striving for the next challenge and goal. A dedication to delivering results for our clients and becoming better at what we do fosters a healthy competition that allows everyone to grow. A can-do, positive attitude is shared at all company levels.

There’s a reason MediaSource was named one of Central Ohio’s Best Places to Work by Business First in 2013, 2014 and 2015!  We work hard and play hard, with regular staff outings, happy hours and other perks like Summer Fridays and 9-5 family-friendly office hours that are very un-agency-like. We also work in an amazing, open workspace in Grandview near the heart of downtown Columbus.

 

 

The MediaSource work environment is:

  • A combination of creativity, strategy and determined follow up

  • Positive and goal-oriented

  • Fast-paced and ever-changing

  • In partnership with a variety of different clients with high expectations

MediaSource is always looking for people who are a good fit for our culture, work environment and expectations to expand our team.

Application Instructions:

If the Media Relations Specialist position sounds like a good fit for you, please send the following to careers@mediasourcetv.com and include "Media Relations Specialist" in your subject line:

  • Your resume

  • A short paragraph explaining your philosophy of how you achieve media coverage in today's media environment

  • Samples of the latest media coverage you achieved. (National media coverage is preferred. If you have national placements please include them.)

For more information about our company: www.MediaSourceTV.com, @MediaSourceTV.

Check out our award-winning Multimedia Newsroom, which offers downloadable multimedia to journalists: www.MultimediaNewsroom.tv. This is a key tool used by our media relations team in securing media coverage. We would love to know what you think of it as a media pitching tool.

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