Senior Media Relations Specialist

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


Our senior 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.

We are strongly involved in the Chicago tech world and start-up community. Look at our areas of focus and see if the work we do interests you.

Experience Required

  • 1 - 2 years experience in public relations including writing pitch letters and press releases
  • 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
  • Expert proficiency in Microsoft Office

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 senior media relations specialist 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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