VICE PRESIDENT (Media Relations and Strategy)

617MediaGroup, one of the fastest-growing progressive communications agencies in the U.S., is looking for a skilled Vice President to join our growing team. At 617MediaGroup, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our clients, and our communities. 

Who we are:
Veteran campaigners, communicators, designers, strategists, storytellers, web developers and true-believers. We love what we do. We’re results-driven. And we only work with clients we believe in.

What we do:
We move public opinion. We win tough fights. We tell stories simply, and with maximum impact. We offer comprehensive communication services: from earned media to paid, and social media to owned content. Copy and design. We do it all.

What we value:
• The peace of mind that comes with fully-paid healthcare premiums.
• Industry-leading benefits, including ample paid time off.
• 617MediaGroup is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Who you are:
• A skilled campaigner and communicator who knows what it takes to win high-stakes campaigns.
• An ace writer and media strategist with a knack for sharp, compelling writing—from attention-grabbing press releases to persuasive op-eds, pitches, and talking points.
• A newshound with a proven track record of pitching and placing media at the highest levels.
• A mission-driven strategist who’s dedicated to criminal justice reform, ideally with relevant agency, advocacy, and / or journalism experience.
• A proven leader and manager with experience developing talent and leading teams to hit deadlines, produce exceptional work, and have fun doing it.


What you will be doing:
• Planning and executing high-impact national communications campaigns with Agency leadership and our national criminal justice reform clients.
• Managing media relations and strategy nationally and in key states for groundbreaking efforts to reduce over-incarceration.
• Writing and producing top-notch communications materials that move public opinion and get results. 


Your experience:
• At least 7-9 years of PR/communications experience in advocacy, agency, government or journalism role focused on criminal justice reform and racial justice; PR agency experience a plus, but not required.
• Demonstrated ability to drive high-impact media campaigns and generate high-value placements in major media for social justice causes. 
• Eager to make a difference for the public good.
• Demonstrated history of working in support of progressive causes.
• Demonstrated commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace.
• Client management and client relations experience a plus.
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
• Effectiveness at solving problems, whether taking charge independently or working with a team.
• History of overseeing and managing a team

We currently have staff located in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and California. We are accepting applications from across the United States and working remote through the remainder of 2020. 

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