Thales USA, Inc.
Media Relations Specialist (Finance)
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Thales is seeking a Media Relations Specialist that can work remotely in the United States. The Media Relations Specialist will assist in the development of Thales NORAM positioning strategies for US and Canada media outlets; plan photo and editorial opportunities for use in the media and develop editorial ideas to fit a publication's or broadcast medium's editorial calendar; develop news and feature releases and pitch them to the media; place articles with the media; gain favorable product reviews and publicize them to the media; position Thales NORAM as an expert source; execute media events, such as press conferences, interviews, tours, and promotions; handle information requests from the press; and collect and analyze media coverage of Thales NORAM.
The Media Relations Specialist will be responsible for managing relationships with various media outlets in the United States and Canada. This includes responding to inquiries quickly and professionally and proactively reaching out to media contacts to help develop stories.
The main objective will be to develop working relationships with members of the media so that Thales NORAM messages and that of its businesses are understood and reported with accuracy and consistency.
The Media Relations Specialist will work closely with the NORAM external communications and business lines communications teams to ensure consistent brand messaging.
She/He will be responsible for coordinating and managing interviews between media contacts and Thales NORAM executives. This includes virtual and in-person interviews as needed.
She/he will be responsible for media monitoring and analysis, as well as distributing information and stories to the appropriate Thales NORAM stakeholders.
In this role, the Media Relations Specialist will also manage relationships with local media outlets in the communities we serve.
She/He will be responsible for maintaining a Thales NORAM positive position in these communities.
This role requires great inter-personal skills, a dedication to timely follow up, a collaborative work style, and excellent critical thinking.
Required Skills and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Communications or Journalism or related field of study with a minimum of 5-8+ years of experience or a Master's degree in a related field of study with 4+ years of experience 5-7+ years of media relations experience, aerospace, cyber or defense industry preferred
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Flexible and able to successfully navigate ambiguity and succeed in a rapidly changing, fast-paced, environment with multiple priorities
Intellectual curiosity and interest in developing or brainstorming unique story ideas that incorporate emerging trends and differentiate Thales within its market/competitive landscape
Excellent verbal communications and presentation skills; ability to develop meaningful relationships with journalists
Ability to multi-task and a team player with the ability to successfully influence
Possesses easily observable executive presence, maturity and sound judgment