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Senior Media Relations Manager, Corporate

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Why Work for Us?                                               

We are a global agency run by 1,700 diverse, bright, and eager individuals collaborating with us in more than 40 cities around the globe. Some in offices, some working remotely. But regardless of our geographies, our passion for collaboration is the #1 reason clients and colleagues enjoy working with us.

This love for working together isn’t new for us…it started 60 years ago when our founder insisted that personal egos be set aside for the greater good of the agency. Because he knew great work starts with inspired teamwork. Our love for working together is how we get clients and colleagues to work with us and stay with us for decades. And how we launch brands, build careers, win awards and make everlasting friendships.

We are ready to Go All In for you…

Because we promise together, we will do the best work of our lives and create change that matters. If that sounds like something you could wake up every morning to help with, then read on.

Overview of Role:  

Golin Chicago is looking for a Senior Media Relations Manager (Connector) to join our amazing corporate team. Responsibilities include day-to-day media outreach across business/finance and tech media, media strategy development, and executive visibility support. You’ll maintain a deep level of understanding of your clients – their business, products, markets, leadership and outside influences – and be responsible for ensuring that they are telling relevant stories and engaging media audiences that will support their strategic goals.

You will:

  • Support day-to-day media relations responsibilities for corporate clients.
  • Develop media strategies for planned campaigns, research studies, ongoing programs and real-time news events that lead to ongoing, positive media coverage. 
  • Support media engagement for corporate brands as well as their executive and C-suite leadership.
  • Build strong relationships with national, regional and trade media as well influencers, including writing compelling pitches to journalists. Effectively engage with these contacts across multiple channels, including email, social media and phone.
  • Stay ahead of relevant industry/economic/cultural trends and create story opportunities from real-time news events.
  • Stay on top of developments in newsrooms, news organizations and trends impacting the media landscape.
  • Interact with clients to present strategic recommendations, addressing challenges and opportunities, as well as in “think on your feet” situations.
  • Engage with clients and agency partners on a regular basis to create innovative PR programs that help shine a positive light on the client and brand.
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams across multiple disciplines to successfully manage complex, fast-moving and unexpected communications challenges.

Job Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years of professional experience in media relations – business, finance and/or tech media experience required.
  • Strong writing, editing and media outreach skills. You’re not afraid to make an initial ‘cold call’ to establish new media relationships.
  • Background in creating/pitching owned research a plus.
  • Understanding of earned media strategy, and experience creating media plans and compiling media lists.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and computer skills, along with the ability to meet deadlines, juggle multiple tasks, and handle a fast-paced environment.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and superior client service skills.
  • Strong professional presence and ability to present ideas, answer questions in the moment and counsel to clients and senior leadership at Golin.
  • Proactivity and high motivation; demonstrate the ability and desire to work independently and confidently, but also deliver great work as part of a team.
  • Comfortable working remotely and with team members located in other cities and time zones.
  • Detail oriented with an ability to focus on the larger picture.
  • Ability to work on multiple programs at once under tight deadlines.
  • Provide sound counsel and be comfortable providing editorial and response recommendations to clients.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and client teams at all levels.
  • Well-versed in AP style.
  • Executive visibility experience on speaking events and awards is a plus.

About Golin 

We are a global public relations agency poised and staffing for the needs of today. Through our 60+ year history we have redefined the role of PR with best-in-class work that has earned worldwide attention and awards. Representing some of the biggest Fortune One brands, we offer a suite of services from content creation and production, diversity equity & inclusion strategy, influencer marketing, corporate strategy, and public affairs to name a few. To learn more about Golin visit: golin.com.

Salary range: $70,000 - $130,000

Golin has included the base salary range or hourly rate for this role. Actual compensation offered within the range will depend upon, among other factors: a candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience; actual ranges for current or former employees in the role; and market considerations.

Any request to schedule an interview and any legitimate offer of employment will only come from an authorized representative of Golin. We will never require an applicant to provide sensitive personally identifiable information in order to conduct an interview.

Golin is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.




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