Media Relations Specialist

Location: Washington, DC

CGCN Group is a leading, fully integrated public affairs firm dedicated to providing
strategic counsel and innovative solutions to clients navigating complex policy and regulatory
challenges. Our team of seasoned professionals specializes in advocacy, communications, and
government relations, helping clients achieve their goals in Washington, DC and around the world.

Job Description

We are seeking a talented and driven Media Relations Specialist to join our team.
As a Media Relations Specialist at CGCN Group you will be responsible for cultivating relationships
with media outlets, pitching stories, and crafting compelling narratives to promote our clients’
objectives. You will collaborate with our partners and subject matter experts to develop and
execute media strategies across various platforms, including press releases, op-eds, interviews, and
social media. Actual title and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with journalists, editors, and producers to secure
    media coverage for our clients.
  • Develop and pitch story ideas to local, national, and industry-specific media outlets.
  • Write press releases, media advisories, op-eds, and other media materials to support client
    initiatives.
  • Monitor media coverage and track relevant news and trends in public policy and politics.
  • Coordinate media interviews and briefings and provide media training to clients as needed.
  • Assist with crisis communications and rapid response efforts as necessary.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop and execute integrated communication
    strategies that align with client goals and objectives.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Political Science, or a
  • related field.
  • Proven experience in media relations, public relations, or journalism, preferably in a
    consulting or agency environment.
  • Strong writing and storytelling skills, with the ability to craft clear, concise, and compelling
    narratives.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage with
    media professionals and clients.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with strong organizational
    and multitasking abilities.
  • Familiarity with AP style, SEO best practices, and social media platforms is preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders and managing multiple projects is a plus.

Why Join Us

At CGCN Group you will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of
professionals dedicated to delivering results for our clients. We offer a collaborative and
supportive work environment, competitive compensation, and opportunities for professional
growth and advancement.

How To Apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and writing samples/portfolio
demonstrating your media relations skills and relevant experience to lauren@cgcn.com.