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Manager - Public Relations, News

Organization: Spectrum Networks
Date Posted: 7/5/2017
City: St. Petersburg
Location: Florida
Country: United States
Primary Category: Public Relations
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Description & Details
JOB SUMMARY
Identify and take action to positively promote Charter's news networks, specifically in Florida, North Carolina and Texas. Work closely with the corporate communications team to plan and implement media strategies to support growth.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop comprehensive external media strategies for Spectrum Networks.

Develop and maintain relationships with industry and media contacts to foster a positive image of spectrum Networks.

Research and write press releases and media advisories.

Work closely with senior management on long-term planning and major PR initiatives.

Assist with PR for Spectrum’s sports networks as needed.

Evaluate and orchestrate executive participation in speaking arrangements and press events while maintaining strong media/press relationships.

Develop broad-based PR ideas that have a positive impact.

Proactively assist in managing Charter's reputation in traditional and digital media.

Perform a leading role on projects, working closely with internal clients to understand key business issues.

Collaborate with Spectrum Networks’ marketing team to optimize performance.

Research communication possibilities for diverse media (e.g. print publications, websites, online and social media, etc.).

Manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.

Perform other duties as requested by Supervisor.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills / Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write and speak the English language
Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and terminology in the media space
Experience crafting and pitching stories to media
Understanding of the business of news media and how the media is changing, including its migration to a digital format, what makes a news story, how to control a story, and how to effectively reach journalists with key messages
Ability to work independently
Highly organized, strong attention to detail, self-directed, ability to multi-task and reprioritize quickly in a fast-paced environment
Excellent writing skills required
Ability to communicate with all levels of management and company personnel
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects and tasks
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to prioritize and organize effectively

Education
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or related field or equivalent experience

Related Work Experience
3+ years in communications-related positions

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills / Abilities and Knowledge
Fluency in Spanish
Established relationships with key television and news journalists
Cable television experience
Knowledge of AP style with strong writing and excellent proofreading skills
Self-motivated and willing to help wherever needed

WORKING CONDITIONS
Normal office environment
Travel up to 20 %

EOE Race/Sex/Vet/Disability
Charter is an equal opportunity employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is the Law poster: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf
Charter is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different.


We are proud to offer a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, and discounted services for employees who reside in a Charter service area.

How to Apply / Contact
APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Qualified candidates should apply online at http://bit.ly/2tdvyZK will be considered.

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