Media Relations Specialist

Walker Sands

Walker Sands is a full-service B2B marketing agency with core capabilities in public relations, demand generation, branding, creative, marketing strategy and web. The firm’s integrated approach to marketing drives awareness, credibility and conversions for 100+ clients around the world. A 10-time Inc. 5000 honoree, Walker Sands is one of the fastest-growing B2B marketing agencies in the world, with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and Boston.

Position Details

Media Relations Specialist
Chicago Illinois
Chicago (Hybrid), IL

Walker Sands is looking for a talented PR professional to join our team as a media relations specialist out of our Chicago office – hybrid. Our media relations specialists are responsible for developing media lists, conceptualizing pitches, writing press releases and preparing contributed articles.

You should have superb writing skills and an interest in conducting web research. You must have an obsession with grammar and the ability to take mediocre writing and make it stronger. If typos jump off the page at you, it is a good sign.

We would like you to have a strong interest in the media, trends, and what constitutes a good story. If you are a news addict and a journalist wannabe, you'll do well here. As part of our media relations staff, you will work on a small team for clients that specialize in B2B technology. You must be able to think on your feet and change gears quickly.

Experience Required:

  • This is a hybrid role based in our Chicago office and will require you to be in office two days a week at 55 W Monroe St Suite 3925, Chicago, IL 60603. 
  • One year of full-time experience in public relations. 
  • Superb writing skills. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work in a team environment remotely and in-person. 
  • Strong ability to prioritize and multitask. 
  • Positive attitude in a deadline-oriented environment.

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