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Senior Media Relations Specialist, Energy
@ ICF Next, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world.
Here’s your chance to join our award-winning agency, ICF Next. We’re changemakers, a community of mission driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists. We’re searching our next Senior Media Relations Specialist—a proven media pro who is ready to be a lead strategist in crafting and executing media strategies, counseling clients, generating press coverage, and creating awareness about improving energy efficiency and improving the climate. Experience in government and/or commercial energy is a must.
The candidate will be innovative and highly motivated and will help grow the capacity of ICF Next’s Media Relations Practice. Strong candidates will have experience helping clients meet their communications and business goals; fostering and maintaining relationships with national, trade and local media outlets; helping clients manage negative news cycles, and coaching spokespeople on how to be quotable.
If you are passionate about strategic communications and if you have prior experience working with the media on energy issues impacting federal, state, local government; utilities, and/or the private sector, we'd love to talk to you. This is an exciting role offering excellent opportunities to work in a dynamic, collaborative, and uniquely positioned organization.
Develop and implement strategies to generate earned media outcomes that amplify impact and bring clear results for our clients.
Maintain and foster client relationships and managing expectations.
Stays abreast of current trends among media professionals and social media influencers in the energy sector.
Provide timely, media-savvy support and data-driven, value-added recommendations to senior officials.
Thinks holistically about client's business; proactively and consistently brings ideas, pitch angles and new opportunities
Contribute to meeting and exceeding client expectations for developing media strategies, media lists, pitching, securing interviews, and generating media impressions.
Contribute to media trainings/coachings and capacity building for a wide range of clients.
Conduct media monitoring and metrics analysis.
Contribute to efforts by senior staff to foster new business opportunities.
Must be a media relations professional with 8+ years of experience in developing earned media campaigns, preferably in an agency setting.
Substantial knowledge of marketing, public relations, and integrated media.
Experience with multichannel media approaches, media pitching and media monitoring.
Demonstrated experience, results, and relationships with broadcast, radio, print and digital journalists is a must.
Experience providing strategic or innovative recommendations to agency management, as well as in a client environment.
Preferred Skills and experience:
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Strong research and organizational skills
PR agency, corporate or government agency experience preferred.
Success with being a team player with experience leading key projects or tasks
Self-starter, with ability to manage tasks and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
Job Location(s): This position is located in New York City and allows for a flexible schedule including telework.
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