Media Relations Associate- Marketing
Chicago, IL 
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Tracking Code
13965


Job Description

We are seeking a smart, motivated communications professional to join our marketing and communications team. In this role, you will work with a team of editors and journalists to promote our research, pitch original content to media, write press releases, and pitch Ipsos talent. You will also handle and coordinate in-bound media requests. The successful candidate will be a high energy research enthusiast, able to juggle multiple priorities, be an outstanding communicator, be an expert on the usage of social media to engage with media and reporters.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Maintaining and strengthening relationships with journalists and thought leaders in areas of public opinion and market research
  • Performing outreach to media to place Ipsos research in publications
  • Pitching Ipsos staff as on-the-record experts with the media
  • Work with designers to prepare visual data layouts, infographics, and press releases for publication (on Ipsos site, for clients, and on social media)
  • Coordinating with Ipsos social media account managers on public releases
  • Developing an understanding of Ipsos' position in the U.S. market and helping to develop materials to boost that position
  • Using social media to engage and build relationships with key media stakeholders

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent with specialization in Social Sciences, Marketing
  • Proven network of national media outlets
  • Demonstrated use of/presence on social media (esp. Twitter) as an engagement tool
  • Experience working in a newsroom, public relations, or other communications-related fields (within any type of company or organization) with experience pitching or placing stories
  • Some data or research reporting skills, with a focus on graphical or image-heavy reporting; specific experience with data visualization software or graphic design is a plus
  • Proficient with MS Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). In particular, high proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint is critical
  • Bonus points for familiarity with SPSS
  • Demonstrated capacity to work as a team member and engage in continuous learning
  • Exceptional attention to detail, organizational and time management skills, including balancing multiple priorities. It is important to be able to work well independently and autonomously within a strong team environment
  • Self-motivated individual who thrives in deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and professionally verbally and in writing (emails, memos, reports)

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Job Location
Chicago, Illinois, United States


Company Location
US - Chicago - 222 South Riverside Plaza (7488214)


Company Location Description
US - Chicago - 222 South River


Department
MKG NA AMP (620065)


Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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