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Director of Media Relations

Washington, DC 20006

Employment Type: Permanent Specialty : PR/Communications Job Number: 1328

TorchLight Hire seeks a Director of Media Relations for an organization based in the Washington, D.C. area. The Director of Media Relations is responsible for the development and implementation of a media relations strategy that drives awareness and engagement among key audiences.

  • Lead development and execution of media relations strategy with focus on growing earned media through digital, TV, radio, and print channels
  • Cultivate relationships and proactively engage with key media and business press corps and pitch stories for placement; maintain media list
  • Develop and manage frequent press opportunities for organization’ s executive leadership
  • Handle incoming media requests and respond in a timely manner
  • Write press releases, blogs, articles, media advisories and related content
  • Collaborate with leadership to create and implement communications in response to breaking news
  • Work with other departments to maintain collateral materials and manage web and social media content
  • Analyze and report on media activities
  • Manage events program

  • 8+ years of communications and media relations experience
  • Successful track record in securing prominent media placements; established relationships with television, media, radio, digital and print media outlets in business press
  • Significant expertise in media relations and influencer outreach
  • Familiarity with management of web and social media channels
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills for a broad range of channels
  • Expert organizational abilities with high attention to detail
  • Bachelor’ s degree in communications or related fields
TorchLight Hire is the Washington, D.C. region’s premier search and staffing firm placing marketing, communications, digital and creative professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent roles across a variety of industries in the DC metro area. At TorchLight, we know the recruitment and hiring process—and the DC metro area job market inside and out. More importantly, we know marketing and communications, with team members who have deep subject matter expertise prior to their tenure at TorchLight. In 2016 and 2017, Inc. Magazine’s Inc 5000 ranked TorchLight No. 621 and 2386 respectively as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2017, TorchLight was recognized in 2017 as one of the DC area's Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal.. Learn more at

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