JOB: Media Relations Liaison, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

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    Stephanie Slade

    Job Description

    This position serves as a liaison with the media, along with the Sr. Media Relations Manager, is a key member of the media relations team, working with internal clients throughout the Bank. Primary functions include writing and editing internal and external communications, including media advisories and news releases; coordinating projects and handling special assignments from management; developing creative ideas for garnering interest in Fed resources; plans programs; develops materials; plans and conducts media awareness training; collaborates with colleagues to ensure relevant and integrated messaging across media channels; participates on the Bank’s crisis communications team; participates on or leads a project team to develop congressional outreach program. This position serves as the backup to the Sr. Media Relations Manager.


    • Demonstrates excellent written and spoken communications skills and uses them effectively to carry out media relations assignments
    • Demonstrates understanding and ability to work with reporters, top management and subject matter experts to achieve desired outcome and develop media outreach
    • Builds and maintains working relationships with media throughout nine western states as well as with key national Fed reporters.
    • Maintains media database for department use
    • Writes department and Bank communications as needed for various internal and external audiences
    • Reviews weekly Economic Letters for newsworthiness, and recommends promoting selected Letters
    • Promotes selected economic topics to targeted media, coordinates interviews for media with economists
    • Works closely with Sr. MR Manager to ensure timely distribution of Presidential speeches to targeted Fed reporters on embargoed basis.
    • Participates in developing agenda and determining content for media briefings and seminars, and coordinates events with the media and/or outside partners, such as colleges/universities, regulatory agencies, etc.
    • Participates in planning the implementation of national media/PR initiatives and campaigns
    • Participates in developing media strategy
    • Demonstrates knowledge and experience of social media channels in a corporate environment; learns and applies the Bank’s posting and filter process successfully
    • Collaborates with team and colleagues to ensure relevant and integrated messaging
    • Updates and maintains media relations business continuity/crisis management plan
    • Identifies emerging issues, alerts management and participates in preparing contingency materials that may be needed to address a potential or actual issue or crisis
    • Serves as backup to media relations manager

    May supervise assignments of other staff

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; English, Journalism, or Communications preferred
    • Level 1: Two to four years related experience, including general PR/communications experience, working with reporters.
    • Level 2: Four to six years related experience, including media relations experience and good proven writing background.
    • Level 3: Six or more years related experience, including significant media relations and crisis planning/communications experience
    • Proficiency in MS suite of PC applications
    • Organizational awareness skills to learn the culture of the Federal Reserve, particularly related to creating a relevant and integrated message, and applying knowledge of the culture to effectively position the message for traditional or social media distribution
      • Proven strong leadership skills and excellent judgment
      • Strong orientation to collaboration and teamwork with excellent customer service skills

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