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Communications Specialist
Ref No.: 19-15140
Location: New York, New York
 Our client, a leading fortune company is looking for a Media Relations Specialist. This is for an initial duration of 12 months and is located in New York, NY

Responsibilities include:
  • Contribute to the overall North America Media Relations strategies for key Client categories.
  • Build new relationships with media and influencers on behalf of Client.
  • Manage apparel and footwear samples and seeding for Client Sportswear, Women's and Running categories.
  • Deploy key messages, embargo dates, copy and visual assets to key internal stakeholders and media.
  • Support media activities including sourcing product, launch events and arranging media opportunities.
  • Lead day-to-day media relations requests for key Client categories.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree (minimum) in journalism, English, communications, business, or related field required
  • 3 years + professional experience in high-profile corporate communications or public relations roles supporting globally branded organizations, preferably working within the lifestyle arena and with a connection to high energy brands
  • Knowledge of print, digital and broadcast mediums
  • Proven ability to network and influence across media with a proven background in pitching media
  • On the ground media/PR experience working on high-profile media and consumer events
  • Strong written and spoken English required
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience managing product samples strongly preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and develop consensus within diverse groups
  • Ability to understand challenges or underlying concerns, share ideas, and develop effective responses, or elevate to higher management
  • Deep understanding of evolving consumer communications environment
  • Knowledge of footwear or apparel industry preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and work on multiple categories and projects simultaneously.
Qualified candidates please send your word format updated resume at the earliest to sangeeth.k@sunrisesys.com / Manoj.K@sunrisesys.com.  Thank You.