Communications Specialist

Remote

Candidate will work with the Communications team to help manage the day-to-day relationships between members of the media and iHeartMedia. This position is responsible for working with various iHeartMedia divisions to evaluate and implement potential publicity opportunities around new initiatives on a local and national basis as well as assist in publicity coordination with BIN: Black Information News network, the Black Effect podcast network, strategic partners and the iHeartPodcast division. This full-time position reports to the Vice President of Communications for iHeartMedia.

                                                                                                    

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the point-of-contact for day-to-day press campaigns and strategy for the BIN: Black Information News network and the Black Effect podcast network to elevate awareness of the platforms with consumer and business focused publications.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key media contacts including day-to-day pitching and media coordination. Strong focus on tech, podcast and culture reporters.
  • Responsible for working with local iHeartRadio markets to determine appropriate press strategies for market stations as well as developing and editing local press releases, public statements, conferences and press interviews.
  • Manage regional media relations for iHeartMedia with a focus on niche markets including increased visibility in trade publications/music blogs, iHeartRadio's local news coverage in the top 10 DMAs as well as research editorial calendars for appropriate iHeartMedia inclusion/opportunities.
  • Help manage various print and multimedia projects such as media kits, event invites, b-roll packages, MNRs, SMTs, wire distribution, sizzle reels, media rooms, etc.
  • Coordinate and staff press interviews for various hosts across the iHeartPodcast Network, Black Effect Podcast Network, My Cultura Podcast Network and assist in red carpet events for tent pole events.
  • Work closely with various iHeartMedia divisions to evaluate and implement potential publicity opportunities around new initiatives and campaigns as well as assist in the publicity coordination with strategic partners and sponsors.
  • Remain knowledgeable of world and industry events, as they may affect the company’s planning and reputation.  Anticipate and address questions and concerns through the preparation of talking points and Q&A. Utilize timely happenings to company’s advantage when applicable.


General Requirements:

  • Strong media relations experience including pitching press contacts, excellent oral and written communications, and sharp editing skills
  • Strong management & organizational skills
  • Strong work ethic, ability to work well under pressure & multi-task
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some weekends and overnight travel
  • 5-7 years of experience in the development and execution of communication plans and public relations programs.
  • BA/BS in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field

                                                                                                     

Location

VIRTUAL, NY

                                                                                                     

Position Type                                                                                             

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Benefits:

iHeartMedia’s benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:

  • Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options
  • Company provided and supplemental life insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Paid company holidays, including a floating holiday that enable our employees to celebrate the holiday of their choosing
  • A Spirit day to encourage and allow our employees to more easily volunteer in their community
  • A 401K plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost – services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving
  • ​A range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!


The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.


Some positions in certain divisions of the iHeartMedia family of companies are subject to mandatory vaccination requirements as a condition of employment. Candidates who have been offered employment for these positions at iHeartMedia, subject to applicable law, will be required to demonstrate they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation from the vaccination requirement by their start date (which may be extended for such purposes). If the aforementioned requirements are not met, candidates who have accepted offers for such positions will have their offers rescinded and/or employment terminated in accordance with applicable law.   

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