Mercury, a leading bipartisan public strategy firm, is seeking a public relations specialist for its Washington, D.C. office, working predominantly on international accounts. The role would focus on developing and executing public relations strategies, including media pitching/securing media placements, message development, and crisis communication. The role will require someone who is able to work long and at times unusual hours and to occasionally travel internationally without advanced warning.
About the ideal candidate:
-S/he should have 5+ years of experience working in PR and media relations
-S/he should be able to balance multiple accounts, including building strong working relationships with client leadership
-S/he should be highly organized, results-driven, a self-starter, and capable of working under pressure
-S/he should work well as part of a team
-S/he should have relationships with key members of the media or other influencers, and should be able to expand that network/build new relationships as needed
-S/he should have proven ability to secure prominent media coverage on behalf of clients
-S/he should have strong writing skills
-S/he should have a background or strong interest in international relations and/or foreign policy
About the firm: Mercury is a high-stakes, bipartisan public strategy firm, providing a comprehensive suite of services that includes: public affairs, government relations, international consulting, digital influence, public opinion research, media strategy and a grassroots/grasstops network in all 50 states. Mercury has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, California, and 10 other locations across the U.S.
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