Media Relations Specialist - Markham, ON
Advantis Communications Inc. - Markham, ON

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Are you ready to accelerate your learning and make things happen? If not, this opportunity isn’t for you. Advantis Communications, an award-winning, boutique public relations and content marketing agency is on the hunt for the consummate B2B media relations and PR professional who takes pride in their work. Our Canadian and US technology and engineering clients are impressive so you must be too.

Reporting to the agency partners, you’re B2B business and social media savvy, understand the newsroom, thrive in a fast-paced environment, can write quickly with clarity and flair, and are extremely service- and results- oriented.

You’re always willing to go the extra mile to secure that interview or get the job done. You have a keen eye for detail, but it doesn’t slow you down. You thrive on the business challenges that technical B2B clients offer. You aspire to become one of the best in the business and want to play a role in growing a team.

This opportunity is in Markham – Canada’s High-Technology Capital – at the HSBC Towers.

Key Responsibilities
Secure media coverage for our clients
Manage and grow long-term client relationships
Counsel clients to do the right thing for their business
Plan and execute strategic, integrated PR and media relations programs that meet business objectives
Develop creative B2B story ideas and secure positive coverage in media outlets in Canada & US
Aggressively secure media opportunities, leaving no stone unturned
Write news releases, case studies, video scripts, by-lines etc.
Conduct successful program and strategy development and execution
Attract new business

Job Requirements
Professional, clear and confident communication abilities (verbal and written)
Adept at securing earned media coverage
Ability to write and edit quickly with clarity and flair
‘Roll-up your sleeves’ attitude
Perseverance and patience to see projects through to completion
Ability to work at a sustained level in a fast-paced environment
Superb attention to detail and organization
Aptitude for the B2B space in corporate, technology, engineering and professional services
Strong work ethic and love for the service side of the business

3-5 years experience in public relations/media relations (agency experience preferred)
Post-secondary education in Public Relations, communications, journalism
Bilingualism in English/French (preferred)