Media Relations Specialist

Clyde Group

Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted August 29, 2022
Industry Public Relations
Specialty Not Specified
Telecommute? Yes
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


Named America’s best boutique agency in 2021 and 2022, Clyde Group is seeking a Media Relations Specialist to join our growing public relations and communications agency. Under our vision to be the best agency to work for, we’re a principles-driven firm disrupting “business as usual” in communications through creative strategy focused entirely on results-driven client service. Our work deals with exciting national-level issues, including healthcare, education, agriculture, financial services, non-profits, civil rights, and more. Clyde Group team members should have an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the development of a rapidly growing agency. Our team is creative, ambitious, collaborative, and highly rewarded.

This position will be a part of the media relations team—reporting to the Vice President of Media Relations—and support our government; business/finance accounts, as well as promote Clyde Group’s own visibility efforts, including executive thought leadership.

The Media Relations Specialist will support media list development/management; research, develop, and write compelling pitches, press releases, and media materials; build and enhance working relationships with the press, and monitor and advise on PR issues within the competitive media landscape to adjust positioning and outreach as necessary. The primary responsibility for this position is to cultivate, manage, and maximize media opportunities for client accounts.

To apply you should have:

  • Minimum of two to four years of media relations experience with increasing responsibility at a PR agency or in an industry environment
  • Working knowledge of corporate communications, media relations, and/or public relations within the government, or business/finance industry. Experience with these types of companies is a plus
  • Existing media relationships that you can call on to place client stories
  • Strong organization and time management skills to prioritize and manage a high volume of detailed work with various priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills and personal initiative to facilitate routine and accelerated work requests
  • A positive, professional, “team-player” attitude that works well under pressure and a flexible, responsible, accountable, can-do mindset
  • Attention to detail and a strong work ethic
  • A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and respect for a culturally diverse team
  • The desire to work with a cross-functional, integrated team to deliver award-winning work
  • A commitment to uphold and defend the highest levels of ethical conduct
  • Candidates being considered for this role must be willing to complete a writing assessment