Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Company

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Under the supervision of Senior Manager, Media Relations, the Media Relations Representative conducts global media outreach that drives awareness of the Reserve Bank's mission and expertise. Serving as a strong communicator and relationship builder, the Media Relations Representative cultivates and advances collaborative working relationships with journalists at newspapers, wire services, television, radio, business and economic journals, and trade publications. Develops strong relationships with the Bank's senior leadership and colleagues across the institution and provide them with media training for print, online, and broadcast interviews.

Assists and may assume a lead role in developing and executing strategic communications plans and makes sound media relations judgments regarding sensitive and complex issues.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. It helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank and savings and loan holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia serves eastern and central Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops a deep understanding of the mission of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Federal Reserve System to plan and execute media relations strategies that position the Bank's subject matter experts as thought leaders and promote its research to target audiences.
  • Manages and builds the Bank's sterling reputation of public service to the Third District and beyond.
  • Conducts press outreach to regional, national and international media outlets including print, broadcast and online. May assume lead responsibility on media team for outreach in identified regions or topics.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with all Bank departments and internal stakeholders.
  • Keeps abreast of media stories and emerging issues impacting the Bank. Oversees the production of a daily news e-mail of relevant media placements and articles relating to the Bank and the Federal Reserve System for senior leadership and Bank staff.
  • Anticipates, prioritizes, and manages sensitive issues with the media. Works with Bank leadership on issues management. As requested, assists Senior Manager, Media Relations in crises communications.
  • Leads and engages as needed in research and writing of communications materials, such as press releases and fact sheets.
  • Develops talking points and Q&As for Bank personnel.
  • Provides staff with media training for successful print, TV, and radio interviews.
  • Supports the Senior Manager, Media Relations in preparing the President for media interviews and speaking engagements. As requested, works directly with senior Bank officials to amplify the Bank's key messages, high priority initiatives, and other programs.
  • Coordinates media outreach with Federal Reserve System colleagues as needed.
  • Works closely with the Social Media & Engagement Associate to increase awareness of subject matter expert interviews and media coverage through social media channels.
  • Serves as the primary media contact when the Senior Manager, Media Relations is not in the Bank.
  • Oversees the distribution and promotion of economic surveys and forecasts.
  • Conducts measurement and analysis of media coverage.
  • Lead and engage as needed in the development of media coverage reports.
  • Manages relationships with outside vendors such as Cision and Factiva.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

To apply: Please upload your cover and resume.

NOTE: You may upload your cover letter in the same tab as your resume!

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops a deep understanding of the mission of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Federal Reserve System to plan and execute media relations strategies that position the Bank's subject matter experts as thought leaders and promote its research to target audiences.
  • Manages and builds the Bank's sterling reputation of public service to the Third District and beyond.
  • Conducts press outreach to regional, national and international media outlets including print, broadcast and online. May assume lead responsibility on media team for outreach in identified regions or topics.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with all Bank departments and internal stakeholders.
  • Keeps abreast of media stories and emerging issues impacting the Bank. Oversees the production of a daily news e-mail of relevant media placements and articles relating to the Bank and the Federal Reserve System for senior leadership and Bank staff.
  • Anticipates, prioritizes, and manages sensitive issues with the media. Works with Bank leadership on issues management. As requested, assists Senior Manager, Media Relations in crises communications.
  • Leads and engages as needed in research and writing of communications materials, such as press releases and fact sheets.
  • Develops talking points and Q&As for Bank personnel.
  • Provides staff with media training for successful print, TV, and radio interviews.
  • Supports the Senior Manager, Media Relations in preparing the President for media interviews and speaking engagements. As requested, works directly with senior Bank officials to amplify the Bank's key messages, high priority initiatives, and other programs.
  • Coordinates media outreach with Federal Reserve System colleagues as needed.
  • Works closely with the Social Media & Engagement Associate to increase awareness of subject matter expert interviews and media coverage through social media channels.
  • Serves as the primary media contact when the Senior Manager, Media Relations is not in the Bank.
  • Oversees the distribution and promotion of economic surveys and forecasts.
  • Conducts measurement and analysis of media coverage.
  • Lead and engage as needed in the development of media coverage reports.
  • Manages relationships with outside vendors such as Cision and Factiva.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of the media landscape; knowledge of the financial media a plus.
  • Track record of developing strong relationships with regional, national, and international media.
  • Experience developing and executing strategic communications plans.
  • Excellent skills in writing for print, online, and broadcast.
  • Experience in issues management.
  • Must be a confident communicator and presenter; ability to articulate issues clearly and accurately.
  • Must be proactive, responsible, and accurate, with an attention to detail.
  • Experience advising and collaborating with executive leadership. Proven ability to work with senior executives to advance strategic projects as well as address media relations issues.
  • Working knowledge of business or economics and an understanding of the Federal Reserve System.
  • Knowledge of operations of electronic news services, newspapers, and new media.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Experience coaching staff for media interviews.
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • The ability to work using own initiative.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor`s degree in journalism, public relations, or related discipline; professional experience as a media relations professional or as a reporter, staff writer, or editor at a newspaper or business journal; and a minimum of 5 years of experience.

Other Requirements:

Background investigations including drug testing are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment may not begin until the Bank accepts the results of the background investigation.

A requirement of this position is that the employee must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or qualify for an accommodation due to medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

  • Valid driver`s license.
  • 15% travel. Some overnight travel required.

Certain eligibility rules apply. Applicants must be able to provide work authorization to prove their eligibility to work in the United States.

Our benefit plans are designed to be the best fit for you at every stage of your career!

Excellent health, prescription, dental and vision coverage

Savings Thrift Plan (401K) with a 100% match up to 6% and a pension plan

Paid vacation / sick time / paid holidays and a flexible work environment

Numerous Employee Resource Groups to help you thrive and grow at the Fed in a diverse and inclusive environment

Healthy lifestyle assistance through an on-site fitness center, subsidized cafeteria with healthy food options, and health and wellness programs

Monthly public transportation allowance

Numerous internal development programs plus annual tuition reimbursement programs

Free credit protection, financial planning, and flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts and much more!

To apply: Please upload your cover and resume.

NOTE: You may upload your cover letter in the same tab as your resume!

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is essential to our success as an organization, and we want to recruit, develop and retain the most accomplished people from a diverse candidate pool. To support a workplace culture of belonging, we offer seven employee resource groups (ERGs) and a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary

Regular

Job Exempt (Yes / No)

Yes

Job Category

Public Affairs/Community Development

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank and savings and loan holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government.

It is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank serves eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.

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