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Associate Director, Media Specialist

INTRODUCTION

About FGS Global -

FGS Global is a strategic advisory and communications consultancy, with over 1200 multidisciplinary experts across the world’s major financial, government, business, and cultural centers. The firm is an acknowledged leader in crisis, corporate reputation, public affairs and capital markets, M&A advisory and boardroom communication counsel. FGS Global supports its clients in addressing a myriad of stakeholder concerns by leveraging its research and insights, media placement, content, digital, and data capabilities. The company was created in December 2021 by combining Finsbury, Hering Schuppener, The Glover Park Group, and Sard Verbinnen & Co. FGS Global serves its client base from 27 cities worldwide, including U.S. Offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, South Florida, and Houston.

FGS Global is seeking a fully bilingual communications and media specialist to join the firm’s Strategic Communications practice.  This position is within the FGS Prospero team, whose client projects range from public policy and advocacy to environmental justice and entertainment. As part of the FGS Prospero team, this position will work in a fast-paced environment to advance issues that broadly impact U.S. Latinos.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deeply understand the clients’ subject matter(s) and the nature of the daily news cycle to help identify effective PR and media opportunities.

  • Serve as day-to-day coordinator on diverse roster of client accounts and/or sub-projects

  • Manage multiple projects, including task and deadline tracking, for multiple clients from concept to completion

  • Monitor the daily news cycle, set up search alerts, and collect relevant clips as needed for internal distribution.

  • Draft & distribute press materials, including op-eds and press releases.

  • Cultivate media relations with contacts in national, regional, and local media.

  • Assist with group media training and one-on-one media prep sessions for clients as needed.

  • Develop pitches, field media inquiries, and secure placements for clients in Spanish-language and Latino-focused media.

  • Monitor, gather, analyze, and disseminate electronic media clip reports for internal and external distribution.

  • Manage social and owned media activities on behalf of clients, including content calendars, drafting content for all channels, analyzing user engagement and post-performance, and counseling clients as needed.

  • Manage the logistics of translations, which includes translating and reviewing translations of press materials and other communications documents as needed.

  • Use cultural competency as needed for ongoing client projects.

  • Track billable client hours on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and or yearly basis.

  • Oversee interns' and help with other team members’ work as needed, providing input and guidance to ensure they are contributing to the overall scope of work.

  • Demonstrate strong client-relations skills – responsive, professional, helpful

ATTRIBUTES

  • Written, verbal, and spoken fluency in English and Spanish.

  • Between 5-9 years of work experience at a PR firm or similar.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Creative Writing, Spanish, International Relations, or Political Science.

  • Experience working with reporters and established media contacts

  • A demonstrated and keen interest in politics, advocacy, and public policy.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Possess linguistic and cultural sensitivity to work on issues through the lens of how they impact/affect communities of color.

  • Possess strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail.

  • Have strong writing and proofreading skills in English and Spanish.

  • Present and conduct yourself professionally on and offline with teammates, clients, members of the press, stakeholders, vendors, and other external parties.

  • A demonstrated capacity for leadership, communication, adaptability, resourcefulness, teamwork and collegiality within a tight-knit team

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We offer medical, dental and vision plans, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability and AD&D plans, 401(k) with company matching contribution, technology reimbursement, discretionary bonuses, and paid time off to eligible full-time employees.

FGS Global provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to United States federal law requirements, FGS Global complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

When you submit an application, we collect certain personal information about you for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for the position. For more information about our privacy practices, please visit our privacy policy at https://fgsglobal.com/privacy.