Associate Director, Media Relations (Remote or Hybrid)
Posted on: January 25, 2023
The CompanyICF is a mission-driven company filled with people
who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the
world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference;
we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that
encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference.@ 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.Join our community of
mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and
technologists to challenge the status quo.Were currently hiring an
Associate Director, Media Relations to join our award-winning team
of communicators, creatives and strategists, driving
media-relations efforts for incredible clients for some of the
worlds best known and most admired food, beverage and lifestyle
brands.The TeamICF Nexts media-relations team is a driving force
behind some of the industrys most progressive and impactful
communications and marketing campaigns. Our work shows up
everywhere from Food Network
to Fast Company
. We help our clients win the Super Bowl
, launch groundbreaking products and stay relevant
.Were pretty good at it, too: In the last few years, our team has
won Agency of the Year recognition from PRWeek and PRovoke Media,
as well as a spot on AdAges A-List Agency Standouts. In 2022, weve
won eight SABRE Awards.And we do this industry-leading work with a
deep respect for work-life balance. Our teams enjoy highly flexible
work arrangements (either remote or hybrid) and a full suite of
competitive benefits. So, if youre looking to work on campaigns
your friends will see, alongside genuinely talented, kind and
collaborative people, look no further.The WorkICF Next is hiring an
Associate Director, Media Relations to help some of the worlds most
admired food, beverage and lifestyle brands tell compelling stories
that build upon their brand purposes. You will a function as the
earned-media lead for a select group of accounts, working closely
with account managers and internal teams to develop strategies and
execute programs that help our clients meet their goals.This role
is for an experienced media-relations professional who wants a role
in shaping strategies as well as sharing news. The ideal candidate
thrives while collaborating with teams to solve client challenges,
possesses a knack for crafting the perfect pitch and is passionate
about mentoring junior team members.Key Responsibilities:As an
Associate Director, Media Relations, you will:
- Play a critical role in partnering with both senior leaders and
the junior team to build earned-media strategies and drive
campaigns for large consumerclients.
- Serve as a true subject matter expert for our teams and
clients, staying apprised of and communicating and explaining the
actionable impact of key shifts to clients and teammates.
- Embrace opportunities to mentor and develop junior talent and
grow media-relations aptitude throughout all account and creative
teams with which you interact, via direct management of junior
media-team members and mentoring and guidance of account
- Ensure that messaging and materials are consistently clear,
compelling, and complete.
- Demonstrate strong client-communication skills, both via
strategic and tactical counsel and strong presentation skills.
- Partner with creative teams to maximize each campaigns
- Show tenacious problem-solving skills and a curiosity for whats
possible, always thinking of new ways to break through while
meeting clients marketingchallenges.
- Build strong relationships with internal teamswhile maintaining
a positive, can-do attitude and championing greatwork.
- Handle organizational change and client shifts with grace.
- Be inspired by and excited to work on needle-moving campaigns
- A bachelors degree.
- 6+ years of relevant work experience at a PR agency,
client-side communications team or as a journalist.
- Ability to travel asrequiredProfessional Skills:
- A track record of success in media relations and/or
demonstrated mastery of the earned-media landscape.
- Proven ability to manage projects, including overseeing and
- Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a
teamand collaborate regularly with team members at alllevels.
- Understanding of the agency business model.
- Exceptional communication skills, both written and
- Chicago location preferred, but not required.
- Leadership instinctsand the ability to identify and elevate
great work from junior teammembers
- Consumer brand experience strongly preferred. (Past experience
with tech, healthcare or auto is nice but not necessary.)
- Experience managing direct reports and working with
cross-functional teams.Indeed #LI-CC1Working at ICFWorking at ICF
means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual
rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart,
compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle
unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and
governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual
respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.We can only
solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive
workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal
opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any
protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin,
color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation,
religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status.
Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and
collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals.
For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy
.Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not
limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities,
and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all
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accommodation please email email@example.com and we will be
happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept
confidential and will be used only to the extent required to
provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about
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and Pay Transparency Statement
. Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in
determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited
to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and
competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location,
education and certifications as well as contract provisions
regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The
pay range for this position is $66,658.00 - $113,319.00Nationwide
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here:ICFCareerCenter@icf.comAbout ICFICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global
consulting and technology services company with approximately 8,000
full and part-time employees, but we are not your typical
consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work
together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives.
We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge
engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most
complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients
have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn
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