Lenz Hiring Media Relations Manager

Job Title: Media Relations Manager

Role:
 Earn client placement in local, regional, and industry media through strategic planning and targeted pitching
 Maintain and develop relationships with media
 Take lead in keeping all client media reports current and updated
 Reports directly to Media Supervisor

Responsibilities will include:
 Pitching stories to relevant and appropriate media
 Writing and editing press releases
 Cultivating and maintaining relationships with appropriate, relevant media
 Developing media contact list and monitoring the media landscape for changes, new contacts
 Reviewing editorial calendars for story ideas, deadlines
 Staying current on news topics for developments in our clients’ industries
 Monitoring news tracking services and maintaining client media reports
 Assist Department Head, Media Supervisor, with miscellaneous projects/activities with other departments, outside agencies, or other organizations as needed

Minimum qualifications:
 Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, or closely related field
 Minimum of 5 years of PR, media relations, or journalism experience required
 Experience with medical/health-care media preferred
 Writing samples will be required

Required skills and attributes:
 Knowledge of communications/journalism principles and practices
 Strong, efficient media-pitching skills
 Understand, utilize benefits of new and traditional media
 Solid organizational skills
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills, internally and externally
 Knowledge of AP Style
 Adept at multi-tasking
 Detail-oriented
 Strong writing, editing skills
 Works well on deadline
 Works well both in teams and individually
 Perseverance
 Persistence
 Positive attitude
 Willingness to continually learn, hone your craft

Preferred skills and attributes:
 Consumer of social media, knowledgeable on the latest trends involving it
 Proficient in Microsoft Excel
 Proficiency in CisionPoint, Cision PR Edition, BurrellesLuce a plus
 Knowledge of, contacts within the Atlanta media market are a plus

Success will be measured by:
 Quantity and quality of media placements for clients
 Ability to work effectively alongside Media Supervisor
 Employee performance reviews will take place at 30-, 90-, and 365-day increments during initial year of employment, and then annually after initial year

To apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to Rachel Cushing (Rachel@lenzmarketing.com) along with your salary and benefits requirements. Ideally, writing samples should reflect a range of topics and formats. If available, consider providing samples related to healthcare, nonprofit, and/or small business.

Thank you for your interest in Lenz!