Media Relations Specialist

Media Relations Specialist

Communications and Marketing

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You have an eye for what’s newsworthy and act with the perfect balance of timing and urgency. Quick on your feet. Proactive and persistent. Your determination to succeed and passion for your work earns you credibility with your team and with partners. This positions you to drive key media relations recommendations.

Sound familiar? If so, apply to join our media relations team and you’ll contribute to the national media placement strategy of our organization’s top priorities. You’ll be part of the team raising awareness for new perspectives and ideas that help people accomplish great things for themselves and others.

Your responsibilities include:
• Proactively identify media outlets and reporters to pitch news stories to for media coverage
• Build and maintain targeted lists of key influential media professionals interested in any or all of the Charles Koch Institute’s critical issue areas
• Actively track and document all media submissions, placements, mentions, and established media relationships
• Help create, maintain, and disseminate press materials for Charles Koch Institute events
• Edit press releases, pitch letters, letters to the editor, op-ed pieces, or other press materials as needed

Required knowledge and skills you bring to the team:
• Bachelor’s Degree and one to three years of communications or media relations experience
• A general understanding of Charles Koch Institute’s priority issue areas and overall mission
• Skilled at pitching to the media, with a proven track record of media placements
• Ability to efficiently collaborate with multiple individuals and teams across the organizational spectrum
• Ability to think strategically about promoting the priority issues and mission
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple and shifting priorities and project

Standout applicants may also bring:
• Existing contacts with media professionals at the state and local level, national contacts a plus
• Knowledge of and experience with media monitoring software (TV Eyes/Cision)

The Charles Koch Institute and the Charles Koch Foundation are working to advance a free and open society that best achieves long-term peace, civility, and mutual benefit. We do this by supporting universities, non-profits, and professional training programs to find the ideas and talent that will stimulate a movement and change the world.


Because here, your life’s work matters.

Employee Benefits

Flexible and fulfilling work arrangements

401k matching

Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits

Full spectrum of life and disability insurance

Vacation, sick, and holiday pay

Eight weeks paid primary caregiver leave

Flexible Spending Accounts

Team-building activities

Continual professional training

Company discounts for entertainment, food, travel, sports, and more

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