Clearlink - SLC

Media Relations Specialist

US-UT-Salt Lake City
Job ID
2017-2426
# Positions
1

Overview

As a Media Relations Specialist, you’ll work as the brand spokesperson for one of Clearlink’s newly acquired web properties. This position sits right at the intersection of digital and traditional PR, Social and SEO. You’ll work with a multi-disciplinary team of talented marketers to tell your brand’s story through the creation and promotion of newsworthy, industry-leading content. You’ll be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with relevant publishers, journalists, bloggers, and industry experts. You’ll work with some of the world’s largest websites to promote and digitally extend the reach of your brand. You should be comfortable taking interviews and representing the brand across various media outlets (broadcast media and other forms of digital promotion).


Brand management, writing, journalistic, news production, or digital marketing backgrounds are preferred, but not required for this position. We believe that skills can be taught, while hustle, integrity, and initiative can't.


Our ideal candidate is a natural problem-solver with a deep understanding of online communities. You know that no matter what the subject, there is a group of people on the internet who are passionate about it, and you know how to find them.


You have that rare combination of technical ability and exceptional communication and would be just as comfortable giving a live interview to a journalist as you would be manipulating data in Excel.


You’re as persistent as you are persuasive and can always find a way to “yes”.


You have an innate sense of intellectual curiosity that drives your need to be constantly learning and taking on new challenges.


You’re intrinsically motivated and do what it takes reach your goals.


You work well in a fast-paced team environment and enjoy creating rewarding relationships with the people that you work with.


If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform outreach to website owners, bloggers, journalists, major media outlets, and influencers
  • Build outreach email lists for content promotion campaigns
  • Pitch brand stories to broadcast media and serve as the spokesperson 
  • Create and own new content with outreach and PR potential all the way from conceptualization to promotion
  • Pitch and place content on top-tier publications via networking and relationship building
  • Research and test new PR and link building tactics
  • Track and report progress to managers and clients
  • Improve site rankings and increase brand awareness through outreach and digital PR practices

Who would be good at this job? Journalists, media relations experts, freelance writers, editors, English majors, marketing majors, business majors, rhetoric and/or communications majors

Qualifications:

  • 1+ years’ experience in PR/sales/marketing/SEO or related field
  • Top-level Internet research skills & ability to navigate social networks
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Strong written and persuasive communication skills - mastery of the English language is key
  • Excellent negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Knack for networking and connecting with people digitally

When applying, please send an email to sarahasmith2004@gmail.com, a Clearlink employee, with your resume attached and the reason why Clearlink should hire you in the body of the email. The subject line should contain the word velociraptor. Bear in mind that she gets anywhere from 50-100 emails per day and works 60 hour weeks.

 

About Clearlink:

Clearlink’s team of 1,300+ employees is headquartered in Salt Lake City and has been creating marketing content services for Fortune 500 companies for over 13 years. At Clearlink you will have opportunities to work with people who are as passionate as they are talented, develop yourself and your skills, and create valuable content and relationships every day. We also like to reward our employees:

  • Up to 100% healthcare for your entire family
  • Over two weeks paid time off
  • Paid ski days, wellness activities, and team outings
  • Fully-stocked break room and gourmet coffee
  • Award-winning wellness program with free health coaching
  • All-expense paid vacations for top employees
  • Monthly gym subsidy

 

 

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