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Director, Media Booking & Pitching (Washington, D.C.)

compensation: DOE
employment type: full-time

Description

Rational 360, a quickly growing communications and public affairs firm headquartered in Washington DC, is hiring a Director, Media Booking & Pitching to lead earned media promotion for several client accounts and to support earned media needs across our firm. Candidates should have at least 3-5 years of prior public relations, communications or journalism experience and have a strong track record of securing top-tier media opportunities for clients across a variety of mediums (television, radio, print, and digital). The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the news cycle, familiarity with how reporters and producers source story ideas and interviews, and the ability to effectively pitch across multiple topic areas relevant to business, political, and mainstream media.
Candidates must possess strong writing and project management skills, and be eager to work in a fast-paced environment and able to manage a diverse workload. Directors engage in daily client consultation and strategy development, produce high-level communications materials and manage media relations campaigns. They are part of the firm's management team and assist with business development, mentorship and strategic planning.
Our firm is committed to high-quality, personal service and we specialize in strategic public affairs communications, reputation management, business and consumer public relations, and digital communications.

About Rational 360

Rational 360 is a leader in full-service strategic communications. We understand the unique opportunities and challenges of the 21st-century media landscape. From public relations and public affairs to marketing and new media strategy, our experienced team takes an innovative, active approach to address client needs. We understand that there is no single solution to every communications challenge, so we work closely with our clients to develop customized communications strategies to reach targeted groups, shape opinions, advance reputations, build and restore brands and attract and engage customers. Our senior team has worked at the highest levels of government and with the C-suites of Fortune 500 companies, serving as senior advisers to political leaders and campaigns from both parties. In advertising, politics, public affairs, new media, public company communications, change management, brand positioning strategies, corporate social responsibility, thought leadership programs, and consumer media relations.

Employment Type

Full-time

Requirements

• At least 3-5 years of communications or public relations experience with proven results and experience working
with reporters/producers
• Proven experience at securing top-tier media including television, national print outlets and digital programming
• Established relationships with booking producers at broadcast/cable news networks, prominent podcasts and
relevant radio programs
• An understanding of media trends and the workings of news outlets to identify new opportunities every day to
promote client priorities
• Skilled at running initiatives to increase brand awareness by booking talent on national/local broadcasts, podcasts,
radio and digital platforms
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Proven ability to develop creative, strategic solutions to communications challenges
• Experience managing staff
• Experience managing clients and/or project teams
• Strong attention to detail, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Experience developing and editing high-quality written materials
• Familiarity with the professional use of digital media channels
• Experience developing and editing high-quality written materials
• Experience working with top government, corporate, and/or association executives

Benefits

Rational 360 offers competitive compensation including year-end bonuses and a 401K match. All full-time staff are eligible for medical, dental, and vision insurance. We offer employees paid time off, paid holidays off, sick leave, and a flexible work schedule around the holidays which include the office closing between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Employees have the opportunity to continue to grow their skills with professional development in the office or remotely. Rational 360 hosts weekly all-staff professional development trainings led by a leader at Rational 360 or by an expert brought in from outside of Rational 360 to lead the trainings. All trainings in the office have catered lunch, and those working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic are given an Uber Eats pass to order lunch to their home during the professional development training.

Each employee is paired with a senior member of the management team at Rational which will serve as his or her mentor throughout the year to continue to grow in his or her career at Rational.

Rational 360 has a 3-month check-in for all new employees, a 6-month review, and an annual review for each year the employee is at Rational 360.

Rational 360 is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.
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