Media Relations Manager
Job Details
Management
Washington, DC - Washington, DC
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Negligible
Any
Media - Journalism - Newspaper
Position Summary

As part of marketing, this role contributes to a communications strategy and plays an integral part in activities that promote, enhance and protect Museum of the Bible’s global brand reputation. The Media Relations Manager will own all responsibilities pertaining to external communications, including, but not limited to, building relationships with reporters and bloggers, generating media reports on a recurring basis, advising the executive team of all media coverage and hits, and coordinating interviews, as well as addressing inquiries. In this role, the manager will develop a proactive approach to pursuing media contacts, building relationships and overseeing press previews for events. This manager will create and hold the responsibility of the overall external communications strategy and the execution of the tactical plan. He or she is familiar with the history, narrative and impact of Bible. 

Qualifications, Education and Skills

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and own the overall media relations strategy; responsible for executing the public relations plan throughout multiple media platforms
  • Create and schedule press releases and media advisories for events, programs and overall institutional information
  • Responsible for vetting, tracking and researching all media inquiries from the press
  • Monitoring and updating media reporting on a recurring basis to deliver results to executives and management-level employees
  • Responsible for organizing logistics for press previews, on-site media events and executive/leadership media interviews
  • Collaborate with various departments (e.g., education, exhibits, events, etc.) to create content promoting museum programs and projects
  • Serve as an official spokesperson for media inquiries; owning relationships with media outlets
  • Support the community outreach department to foster relationships with organizations and specialized groups within targeted audiences
  • Collaborate with various departments to prepare crisis communications and emergency planning documents
  • Fulfill all other duties as assigned (e.g., executive positioning, event coordination, social media communications support, etc.) 

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred minimum) in one or a combination of the following areas: communications, marketing, business administration or journalism
  • Equivalent experience (preferred PR agency experience): other than a bachelor’s degree, relevant work experience or training may be acceptable and assessed individually.
  • Details should be highlighted in the applicant’s resume and presented during the job interview.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years experience with media outlets or within a PR agency
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Able to manage several assignments simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills

Skills

  • Dynamic self-starter, highly motivated, comfortable in taking initiative and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Team player; works well in a team environment
  • Able to prioritize work and meet deadlines while managing multiple tasks and assignments
  • Demonstrate creativity, passion and an interest in working within the museum industry
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