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The Media Relations Director (MD) oversees a selective group of talented media relations professionals within the agency who’ve shown a unique aptitude for working with media & influencers.
The new group, led by the MD, helps PR teams generate high quality media results for Walker Sands’ B2B technology and services clients.
The role’s first objective, however, is to foster stronger media relationships through careful and considered media outreach. To that end, the MD has significant long standing media relationships and a fluent understanding of the new media landscape.
Generally speaking, the group provides direct media relations support on a wider variety of agency accounts than other PR department members. Based on current staffing and account load, the number of client interactions will vary.
The director will provide counsel to clients in determining news value of various campaigns and news items, targeting media segments, and planning for complex announcements. The director should also display a willingness and ability to mentor and train more junior staff in these roles.
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