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Media Relations Specialist

Media Relations Specialist

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Techniche Global

Techniche Global are supporting a Demand Generation Marketing Agency to appoint a Media Relations Specialist to join their PR & Comms team. Our client has a portfolio of B2B clients in busy emerging sectors such as Technology, Telecoms, Computer Software, and IT Services and a background in the tech industry will be essential for this role.

You will play a pivotal role in getting their clients’ brand and message out there within the specialist IT/tech trade publications, as well as looking for opportunities to engage within the broader business audience in more mainstream or business publications.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the team to lead the strategic direction of our client accounts to help them achieve their objectives
  • Providing expert counsel to our clients and partnering with them to craft narratives fit for business and mainstream media that will elevate their brand beyond the IT trade publications
  • The constant and consistent generation of proactive ideas or occasions to draw media attention, pitching ideas to the client and executing those campaigns
  • Proactively pitching news to a variety of media including business and mainstream media, channel, vertical, regional and specialty media outlets
  • Building relationships with new media contacts, while maintaining strong relationships with existing, to generate awareness of clients’ products and services, via thought leadership, case studies, press releases or media summaries
  • Working with the wider team of account managers empowering them to help you execute these activities, whilst providing feedback to help with their learning and development
  • Seeking opportunities to grow the account in terms of up/cross-selling and working with the team to pitch these and secure additional revenue for the agency
  • Tracking and analysing media coverage to inform future campaigns
  • Measuring the impact of our PR programmes, via regular reporting
  • Scheduling and preparing key clients for press interviews, including delivering media training where necessary
  • Taking a problem-solving attitude and understanding the pressure that clients are facing, approaching every day with a solution-based attitude

The type of person and skills we’re looking for:

  • The candidate must have strong experience in the world of B2B tech PR with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong understanding of the technology media landscape, ideally with an existing network of contacts
  • A pro-active, hungry individual who is always on the hunt for the next angle to position our clients
  • A strong relationship builder, able to quickly build trust with clients and media targets to get the results we need
  • Someone who is knowledgeable and passionate about each client’s business, not afraid to jump into their highly technical world
  • The understanding of what success means to individual clients, then delivering on those results

The is a home based role, their head office is in Reading.

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