Senior Publicist, Communications

Washington, DC
Jul 19, 2021
Aug 12, 2021
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post has an exciting opportunity for an accomplished Senior Publicist who will help build our growing brand, leading the storytelling for The Post's business divisions including Client Solutions, Engineering, Arc and Commercial groups. The ideal candidate will have prior corporate communications experience, spanning both proactive and reactive efforts. The candidate will need to be a strategic thought partner for executives, a captivating storyteller, an exceptional writer, and an organized project manager. The candidate will be responsible for promoting our business objectives to key stakeholder groups, including trade and tech media, industry analysts, influencers, partners.

  • Drive all external communications around corporate initiatives, conceptualizing, researching and delivering data-driven stories spotlighting our people and innovation.
  • Engage with executives and staff from across the organization to build The Washington Post's profile as a world-class media and technology company and valued brand partner.
  • Provide strategic counsel to our executive team on a range of topics.
  • Drive industry thought leadership by developing platforms for key executives via interview opportunities, speaking engagements and more.
  • Develop messaging, write press materials and other documents, including talking points and FAQs.
  • Continually foster deep knowledge of industry and trends to inform strategies for promotion and media outreach.
  • Facilitate incoming requests and media inquiries working with Communications senior leadership.
  • Establish and maintain outstanding relationships with trade, business, and tech media.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

  • Experience counseling C-suite-level executives on key messaging.
  • Prior experience building and executing on longer term, creative, proactive communications campaigns.
  • Ability to distill complex information and synthesize key points clearly, succinctly and quickly for non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to interact effectively and develop credibility from senior leadership, colleagues and external business partners.
  • Strategic, collaborative and creative thinker who can multitask on a variety of projects, prioritize moment to moment and deliver results in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Inquisitive mindset with well-developed critical, analytical abilities.
  • Strong presentation, oral and written skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree is required
  • At least seven (7) years of related work experience.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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