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Media Relations Specialist

Mahlab is a content and communications agency that works with some of the world’s most dynamic brands. We work with a variety of clients with a number of these in the B2B tech space and the financial services industry.

We’re a team of writers, journalists, strategists, designers, social media experts, and PR folk famous for content and communications programs.

Due to recent client wins we are now looking for an experienced media relations specialist to join our close knit communications team on either a part-time contract or freelance basis for approx 15 hours a week.

This role can be worked remotely from anywhere within Australia or may be of interest to someone who is keen to be part of our Balmain based team once lockdown has lifted.

The day to day
The core focus of the media relations specialist is to deliver outstanding earned media results for our clients.

You are the media relations engine of the team. You contribute to the media relations strategy, you develop media angles and ideas and you lead media pitching for the team. This is a hands-on role. You have top tier journalists on speed-dial and love selling stories to them. Through your day-to-day interaction with key media contacts, you’ve got your finger on the pulse of media moves, interests and opportunities.

You will advise the Mahlab team, and clients, on the best approach to generate media coverage and what can be achieved within a set scope. You will mentor junior members of the team, helping them craft media pitches, lists and releases.

You will take part in client meetings and pitches, bringing your superior media relations knowledge to these conversations.

The ideal person
Will ideally have 5+ years experience in communications and be degree qualified. You will possess excellent media relationships and have strong written and verbal communication skills. You will have a demonstrated track record of developing media plans, and achieving outstanding media results. Experience in B2B tech and financial services would be a distinct advantage.

Why it’s pretty good here
We’re close to public transport links
We’re slap bang in the middle of Balmain’s coffee strip
We develop talent in a nurturing and supportive environment
We have a strong, collaborative team culture and offer flexible working conditions
You get access to a a variety of wellness programs
There’s an annual free flu vaccine
Everyone gets a learning and development training allowance
You can access a variety of discounts through our Employment Hero HR platform
We celebrate Office Dog Fridays and boast a very active social committee!

Only applications with a cover letter will be considered.

Check us out: www.mahlab.co

Mahlab is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender, gender identity, colour, race, religion, national origin, disability, or any other protected status recognised under applicable law.

Balmain, NSW 2041



Please send your resume and covering letter through the link here


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