Public Relations Manager – Money/ Personal Finance

13 Jul, 2022


Public Relations Manager – Money/ Personal Finance

US News & World Report
Washington D.C.

U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. We use world-class data and technology to publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for nearly 90 years. Our platforms on include Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews.

We reach more than 40 million people monthly during moments when they are most in need of expert advice and motivated to act on that advice directly on our platforms. Our signature franchises include our “Best” series of consumer guides on colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, diets, cars, financial services and more. These guides provide an easy-to-digest list for consumers to better understand and compare when making their decisions. We continue to publish annual guides of the authoritative Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings on our website and in print. And our U.S. News Live flagship conferences highlight important national conversations including Healthcare of Tomorrow and Healthiest Communities.

We are proud to be one of the first legacy media brands to transform into a purely digital model nearly a dozen years ago. Our diversified business model engages consumers at every point in their decision-making journey and allows our corporate partners to use brand advertising, performance marketing, e-commerce, brand recognition and thought-leadership programs to achieve their business objectives.

We believe in having a broad range of talent and backgrounds at U.S. News. We strive to maintain a welcoming workplace where everyone is given an opportunity to succeed and contribute to their fullest. Learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

U.S. News empowers everyone to thrive. In this position you will have the opportunity to leverage your strengths and skills to help drive our relationships and engagement with the media nationally and regionally. In conjunction with the Media Relations Director, you will craft and implement media strategies that will elevate our experts and brand to ensure we are sought-after sources of information for reporters, editors and producers.

The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator who can craft press releases and pitch stories for journalists to write or find experts for them to interview; prepare organization spokespeople for interviews; and cultivate relationships with key media outlets in the financial industry, with a focus on credit cards, banking and loans.

The Public Relations Manager will report to the Media Relations Director and be part of a growing team of communications and digital media professionals who work closely with the Vice President, Corporate Communications.

Are you up to the challenge?

Develop communications campaigns to support our rankings products and raise the visibility of our experts

Write and distribute press releases, fact sheets, FAQs

Work with our experts to craft regular topics and talking points for traditional and social media

Respond to information queries and requests from media and institutions

Draft awards submissions and corporate announcements

Build and update media contact databases

Build PR reports

You should definitely have:

3-5 years of public relations experience in money/financial PR

Strong writing, proofreading and pitching skills

Excellent interpersonal skills and initiative to drive results

It would be nice if you had:

Knowledge of social media platforms

A college degree or equivalent experience

What it’s like to work with us:

Talent is our best asset!

We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.

Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity

Focus on fostering personal and professional growth

Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training

Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-worker

Other Job Info:

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. As an equal opportunity employer, the Company will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

Learn more here

Job posted: 2022-07-13