Communications Strategist

13 Jan, 2021

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Communications Strategist

Hiltzik Strategies
New York, NY

Hiltzik Strategies is a strategic communications and consulting firm specializing in message and narrative development, corporate communications, crisis management and litigation support, media relations, digital and social media strategy, research and analysis, and content creation. We serve as a trusted advisor and partner to leading business executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders across media, entertainment, technology, sports, finance, education, public affairs, philanthropy, and other impactful industries.

We are looking for a highly motivated Strategist for our Communications group in our New York office (with the position to begin remotely) who will enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative, creative environment, and who can contribute to our clients in sports, technology, media and entertainment, and other sectors, and to our growing company overall.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the team on a range of clients and industries, with a particular emphasis on sports, entertainment, and crisis engagements
  • Interact directly with client teams and ensure timely and appropriate responses and deliverables
  • Write, edit, and review drafts of press releases, bios, memos, talking points, Q&As, and other client materials
  • Proactively identify new ideas and opportunities for client success
  • Provide input on communications plans for a variety of situations and clients
  • Build media lists and establish relationships with reporters
  • Assist with developing new business proposals and participate in meetings and calls
  • Provide creative thinking on accounts and develop original client story angles
  • Compile background research for current and potential clients
  • Independently develop media pitches and secure relevant opportunities and results, as well as support on responding to inbound media inquiries for clients
  • Build and maintain editorial, speaking, and awards calendars
  • Monitor for coverage of clients in traditional and new media

Qualifications: 

  • 1-3 years of professional experience in sports communications, particularly at a public relations/marketing agency or as part of an in-house communications team
  • Recent experience working in a client service role and in demanding and dynamic situations
  • Background and/or interest in sports, technology, and media and entertainment
  • Strong understanding of traditional and non-traditional communications strategies and tactics
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with managers, peers, clients, the media, partners, and more
  • Self-starter and is comfortable succeeding in a fast-paced environment, working collaboratively and meeting deadlines
  • Exceptional attention to detail, follow up, and organization skills
  • Digital and social media savvy a plus

Learn more here

Job posted: 2021-01-13