Senior Media Relations Manager
New York, NY
You’ve got great hits in your portfolio. You’ve got an impressive roster of media relationships. You know how to build new relationships — and maintain existing ones — with smart, strategic pitching no matter what the outlet topic, the contact beat, or the audience type. When you’ve got a good story (and sometimes even when you don’t), you know how to pitch and land coverage in the big names (whether The New York Times, TechCrunch, or ABC News) and the trades. At the same time, you’re always keeping an eye out for influential bloggers or social media influencers who might help your client connect with their target audience. Media love working with you because you consistently and reliably help them nail their story.
You like the challenge of working with startups, innovators, disruptors, and other businesses that are looking to you to take their product from something described in terms of facts and figures to a solution that captures attention for the problems it solves, the value it brings, and the revolution it’s creating.
You want to be part of a smart, collaborative team that thinks big for clients, is adept at creating new opportunities and story angles during slow client news times, and that gets genuinely excited at the prospect of turning even the wonkiest client into angles and pitches that are accessible, relevant, and compelling.
You’re motivated by a challenge. When a client needs coverage, you do what it takes to make that happen. Whether that’s finding new angles, being persistent with a specific outlet, or finding new contacts to pitch, you get an answer — and ultimately you get a placement.
You’re responsible, accountable, and you take ownership of clients and projects. You set goals for yourself that help you deliver better for clients — and are always growing professionally. You are comfortable managing up, and have some experience mentoring and managing junior team members.
You have new ideas and you like working in an environment where great ideas are embraced and supported. You’re tuned into and curious about the world, always keeping your eyes open for news and trends that might be relevant for clients.
You like that you’ll be working in a stylish office at the intersection of the Meatpacking, the West Village and Chelsea.
And you’re excited about working for Channel V Media, an award-winning PR agency with digital and content capabilities, that creates comprehensive external communications programs for clients. We’re a small, rapidly growing agency that works collaboratively with our clients — including consumer and enterprise technology, b2b, and consumer lifestyle companies — to deliver creative, strategic, and compelling communications campaigns.