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Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global market leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. We are on a mission to redefine how organizations connect with their audiences - and that’s just the beginning! Organizations, big and small, depend on us to accurately publicize market-moving news and multimedia, host online newsrooms and investor relations websites, and generate social engagements that continuously develop interactions with their target audience.

Business Wire is renowned for both its excellent and unique benefits package. In the US, we offer the standard benefits such as health insurance, 401k matching and paid time off. We also offer unique benefits including reimbursement plans for fitness, dental, vision and education classes. Outside the US, benefits are offered according to local regulations and custom, and may vary by country. Most importantly, we value those employees who make their career at Business Wire; we are very proud of the fact that our length of employment far exceeds the standard. Longtime employees are well rewarded - financially, professionally, and uniquely.

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VP Media Strategy - San Francisco, CA

 VP Media Strategy

BW Office: San Francisco, CA

Who We Are

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global market leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. We are on a mission to redefine how organizations connect with their audiences - and that’s just the beginning!

Organizations, big and small, depend on us to accurately publicize news and multimedia, host online newsrooms and investor relations websites, and generate social engagements that continuously develop interactions with their target audience.

About the Team

The Media Relations Team is responsible for fostering Business Wire's media relationships and expanding its global distribution network. They represent the Business Wire brand to the media world, and work to expand our network to ensure that our clients reach their target audiences. They have the unique ability to build fruitful and long-lasting relationships with media partners, influencers, and individual journalists through networking, social outreach, and event participation. They identify key distribution partnerships and nurture mutually beneficial, media-facing relationships.

About the Role

The VP of Media Strategy will report to the VP of Product & UX. In this role, they’ll be responsible for leading a global team of Media Relations professions to build and maintain Business Wire's media/influencer network. This role will help define Business Wire’s media and publishing partnership strategy and driving initiatives to execute them.

What You’ll Do

  • Oversee a global team who are responsible for forging publisher and journalist relationships, refining and maintaining the media database and continuously building awareness in the media community about Business Wire’s brand and value. 

  • Gather, track and analyze metrics to measure department success and identify areas for improvement.

  • Assist in decisions related to department budgeting and partnerships.

  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of contact information database.

  • Serve as executive sponsor between the media and technology departments to communicate and troubleshoot technical issues and improve business processes.

  •  Meet quarterly goals by expanding Business Wire’s audience reach to facilitate targeted

  • Grow and maintain publishing partnership relationships

  • Conduct regular analysis of distribution offerings against industry peers and identify opportunities to secure competitive advantages

  • Utilize approved social media channels to network with journalists, bloggers, and influencers to increase awareness and usage of Business Wire’s innovative products and services

  • Oversee strategy and execution of media seminars/events in coordination with Business Wire sales staff

  • Participate in professional Journalism, PR and IR organizations and network at local events for the promotion of Business Wire and its services

What You’ll Need

  • At least 12 years of Media Relations experience, with a minimum of 3 years leading the organization

  • Demonstrated experience defining an affiliate and media organization strategy and building an effective media relations team

  • Expertise and experience in creating and securing publisher and partner agreements

  • Established contacts with local, regional, national, global and trade media, and/or with bloggers and influencers

  • Comfortable with public speaking and making presentations to a variety of audiences. Demonstrated ability to lead in an objective, data-driven fashion

  • Previous Media Sales and Marketing experience is a Plus!

  • Willingness to travel

  • Possesses professional, interpersonal, and cultural skills to establish early and lasting trust, credibility, and rapport at all levels of the organization.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or international equivalent strongly preferred

Perks

  • Medical, dental, vision benefits for you and your family

  • 401 (k) and Roth contributions with company match

  • Wellness allowance

  • Education reimbursement

  • Charitable matching gift program

  • 4 weeks PTO

  • Centrally located in downtown San Francisco, near BART, Muni, the ferry

To apply, send resume and cover letter to recruiting@businesswire.com

Business Wire is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, and its internal policy, Business Wire will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.