Public Relations Specialist

Description

Position at Bankrate, Inc

Are you a creative individual hoping to further your career in public relations/corporate communications? Do you ever wish you could leverage your talent and experience to promote a better product and team? Bankrate, Inc. is a category-leading company in the financial services space. The company is regarded as an unbiased authority on various personal finance topics (especially banking, mortgages, insurance and credit cards). Our experts regularly appear on national television outlets such as ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business and many others. Bankrate is also a fixture in print (The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, etc.) and on the radio (NPR, ABC News Radio, CBS Radio and more).

We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to join our communications team in Midtown Manhattan as a publicist.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Write strategic news releases and pitches for distribution to media sources
  • Maintain relationships with reporters to garner positive coverage in all types of media, including print, broadcast and online
  • Provide rapid responses to media inquiries, ensuring that reporters get accurate and appropriate information
  • Develop innovative approaches to distribute content and promote the company
  • Maintain company website’s “Press Room” page
  • Develop and manage media lists and databases
  • Track and report on media coverage

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strategic and creative thinker
  • Highly motivated and organized
  • 2+ years of public relations experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary package
  • 401(k)
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid vacation

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