Job Description:

Position Summary:

Marketplace is on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country and we're looking for a Communications Manager to join our growing Brand team.

As the most listened-to business programs in the country, we connect the dots for our audience on the economy, tech and culture through unexpected angles on the news. The Marketplace portfolio of programs has nearly 15 million weekly listeners and we're rapidly scaling across digital and on demand platforms. We're looking for a public relations expert to define our communications function at Marketplace.

This role will be required to understand the Marketplace audience, products and talent across platforms broadcast, digital, podcasts and more and work with the Chief Brand Officer to shape communications strategy for each area. The position will be the primary contact with industry and consumer press, as well as with our partners at major conferences and events. A passion for a fast-paced work environment, sense of humor and a collaborative spirit will be crucial to success. We're a small but mighty team, so our ideal candidate must be able to plan and execute thoughtful communications efforts. If you're a relationship builder with strong media relations skills and a love of supporting a mission larger than yourself, this job is for you.

Position Responsibility:

  • Maximize Marketplace content through PR strategies and outreach.
  • Partner with cross-functional editorial teams to manage external. communications and uncover unique media angles.
  • Create media strategy and execute outreach around key Marketplace initiatives and enterprise priorities.
  • Draft key messages, content and press materials for various stakeholders.
  • Serve as spokesperson for the brand with media and third parties.
  • Work with the Chief Brand Officer to create communications strategy for Marketplace products and announcements.
  • Create and manage communications and events calendar.
  • Manage and execute PR efforts around breaking news and quick-turn efforts
  • Handle all inbound media inquiries.
  • Understand and implement sophisticated communications tactics in line with our goals and mission.
  • Partner with the Enterprise Leadership Team on internal communications efforts.
  • Create and manage visibility and external speaking calendars for key talent, including booking and staffing appearances.
  • Suggest communications partnerships and other opportunities.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key outlets, conferences and partner
  • Manage media training and provide support for staff at media and event appearances.
  • Manage and track coverage.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing or relevant field.
  • Four or more years of experience in communications and public relations.
  • Proven track record of media relations wins, including with relevant trade outlets.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to take the lead in developing and executing strategic plans.
  • Strong understanding of the media landscape and ability to maintain quality media relationships.
  • Excellent skills in engaging and collaborating with creative professionals.
  • Advanced ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Exceptional judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and work under pressure.
  • Must be self-aware and culturally competent.
  • Demonstrated success in planning, supporting, leading and completing projects on time and within budget.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to represent the organization professionally with third parties.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to identify opportunities and suggest solutions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the public service mission.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working with multiple departments in complex organizations.
  • Ability to participate and lead strategic discussions with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Inspires confidence; can set expectations and effectively manage to them.

Reporting To This Position:     None

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Physical Demands: 
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
    • Required to move about in the community
    • Requires periodic travel by private vehicles and commercial airlines
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping
  • Working Conditions: 
    • Moderate noise level
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Job Location: 
Los Angels, CA
United States
Job Category: 
Monday, January 28, 2019
Job Type: 
Full time
Hours Per Week: 
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For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

(555) 555-5555