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Media Relations Associate/Analyst

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Our client, a non-profit in the D.C. area, is seeking a TWO communications professionals to assist the media relations team. The candidates will work with a high-level of autonomy in monitoring media trends, reporting media coverage and assisting senior staff with various media relations projects. This position will primarily report to the manager of media operations.  The media analyst whose primary responsibilities include analyzing media trends and making recommendations, managing media reporting and developing additional briefings for senior staff as necessary. He/She will work with the media relations team in disseminating releases to the media and update the clients' Press Center on their site. Other duties include: 1. Fielding inquiries from the media relations phone and email to ensure they are sent to the appropriate media relations team member to handle in a timely manner. 2. Tracking media coverage and monitors relevant issues throughout the day, distributing reports appropriately. 3. Proactively identifies and interprets media trends and important stories, and distributes to appropriate internal audiences. 4. Creates quarterly media reports tracking trends on organization priorities, spokespersons and special projects and communicates findings using a variety of methods to ensure that media analyses are presented to internal audiences in a manner that maximizes understanding, credibility and use. 5. Consistently coordinates with stakeholders across the organization to ensure the media tracking and analyses are informing and enhancing our communications needs. 6. Secures key media coverage and maintains database for future reference, which includes media list building. 7. Performs other duties and projects as assigned. Desired Minimum Education and Work Experience: • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or related discipline with 1-3 years of directly related experience preferred. • Working knowledge of media clipping services, media monitoring platforms and basic web development technologies. • Strong communications skills, including writing and reporting. • High degree of comfort working in fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment. • Able to work independently with minimal supervision. • Experience working in a collaborative team environment with designers and technical staff.

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