Senior Media Relations Strategist

Penna Powers is seeking a savvy idea developer who has a knack for news angles to join our team. Ideal candidate has strategic planning capabilities, strong media relationships, track record of placements, excellent writing skills and experience planning/executing media events.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide all media relations strategy, implementation and other activities for your assigned accounts.
  • Provide input on media relations planning and executions, with a particular emphasis on local media relations – media events, talking points, news advisories and releases, etc.
  • Work with account managers/team leads across all departments and within the PR department to structure media relations strategies for agency clients.
  • Participate and contribute ideas, best practices, strategies and recommendations in planning and project meetings.
  • Foster and build stronger relationships and familiarity with local, trade and national broadcast and print media for Penna Powers accounts.
  • Oversee assigned media relations managers and provide guidance, input and feedback.
  • Manage time allocation to keep within budget allocations on assigned accounts.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 5 years media relations experience. Agency experience, a plus.
  • Demonstrated success in securing media relations coverage in the local Salt Lake market as well as B2B and B2C coverage in trades and business press.
  • Demonstrated success in strategic communications planning.
  • Self-starter that works well in a team environment.
  • Presentation skills a plus.

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary
  • 401k w/employer match
  • Health/dental/life/LTD insurance
  • Collaborative and fun working environment
  • Profit sharing
  • Company events throughout the year

To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter with a subject line of “Senior Media Relations Strategist” to hr@pennapowers.com.

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