Media Relations Specialist

Walker Sands Communications is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented person to be a media relations specialist at its Chicago office.


Our media relations specialists are responsible for developing media lists, conceptualizing pitches, writing press releases and preparing contributed articles.

You should have superb writing skills and an interest in conducting web research. You must have an obsession with grammar and the ability to take mediocre writing and make it stronger. If typos jump off the page at you, it is a good sign.

We would like you to have a strong interest in the media, trends, and what constitutes a good story. If you are a news addict and a journalist wannabe, you'll do well here.

As part of our media relations staff, you will work on a small team for clients that specialize in the small business and technology sectors. You must be able to think on your feet and change gears quickly.

This entry-level position reports to an Account Executive.

Experience Required

  • 1 to 2 years full-time experience in public relations
  • Completed undergraduate coursework in journalism, marketing communications or business
  • Superb writing skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work in a team environment.
  • Strong ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Positive attitude in a deadline-oriented environment.

Put Your Resume on File

If this challenge sounds right for you and you've got what it takes, please email your resume and cover letter to Please put Vice President, Public Relations in the subject line of your email.

As a Green Room candidate, you will go through all the initial steps of our hiring process. That way, when the position opens, we will have you ready to go.

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