Media Relations Executive, Central London

Are you a skilled media relations executive who can handle international stories for high profile clients?

If so, you could play an important role at our pioneering broadcast news distribution service, www.thenewsmarket.com, which brings newsmakers and the media together via a single Web-based platform. Launched more than 10 years ago, the platform was the first of its kind and remains the biggest around with more than 36,000 media outlets subscribing across the world.  Our clients include major global brands and organisations such as Intel, General Motors, adidas, Lamborghini, NATO and the US Department of State.

Our London team is very multi-national with staff from 6 European countries and our global media reach would also mean European travel for newsroom visits – so make sure your passport is up-to-date!

Now part of Definition 6 (www.definition6.com), a unified marketing, advertising and web design agency with offices in US, Europe and Asia, we thrive at the intersection of marketing and technology. We unite brands and people in motion.

About the Role

You will be responsible for engaging existing media subscribers and opening new relationships through positioning and pitching our latest content to the media as well conducting some newsroom visits in Europe. You will also be responsible for gathering product and content feedback from journalists and working with our technology and client team to tweak the platform accordingly and provide editorial content suggestions in order to optimize performance across the board.

About you

Perhaps you have worked in PR or worked as a journalist. Alternatively, you could already have media relations experience in the last 1-3 years. Whatever your background, you will be an experienced media relations person with a good knowledge of the media industry. You will be used to handling high-profile international stories and dealing with the media on a daily basis. This calls for a creative mind with excellent communication skills including the ability to build relationships, manage stakeholders and handle a wide range of contacts.

Detail orientated and highly organised, you will be able to prioritise and manage multiple projects. Ideally you will have a journalism or media-related qualification. You’ll certainly have excellent writing skills plus knowledge of standard IT.  Decisive, organised and determined, you’ll be prepared to give expert advice and take responsibility for specialist subject areas.  Due to the global nature of our business, mastery of a foreign language would be a bonus (especially German or Russian).

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to recruitingeurope@definition6.com.