Job Responsibilities

Ceisler Media is seeking a mid-level candidate to join its team in our Pittsburgh office.

  • Manages relationships with clients and leads project teams, developing project timelines and key deliverables.
  • Develops and implements multi-faceted communications, media relations and grassroots advocacy plans.
  • Supports the creation of compelling written materials including press releases, media advisories, letters to the editor/op-eds, media pitches, digital content, speeches, testimony, byline articles, etc.
  • Leads media outreach, including both proactive (crafting pitches, developing reporter relationships, etc.) and reactive (taking media calls about events, breaking news, crisis communications, etc.)
  • Manages campaigns and coalitions around advocacy issues, including email communications and regular contact with coalition partners and key stakeholders
  • Assists with the management of statewide grassroots efforts such as letter-writing, op-ed or LTE campaigns as well as targeted media placements designed to complement government relations strategies
  • Maintains relationships with key local, regional and statewide stakeholders – including reporters/media outlets, elected officials, civic and community leaders, business leaders, etc.
  • Monitors clients’ businesses and industries to maintain a current knowledge base; provides clip reports to clients as needed and in collaboration with Media Operations team.
  • Directs planning of, and manages staffing for, client-related events, as required.
  • Attends public community stakeholder meetings to support clients’ needs (requires flexibility to work outside normal business and some travel)
  • Participates in business development efforts by researching, generating RFP responses and proposals, preparing case studies, attending new business meetings and cultivating relationships with prospective clients.


  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Highly focused, organized, and with impeccable attention to detail.
  • Experience leading project teams or client work; client service experience and poise working with senior leadership.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and execute against deliverables under deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Proficient in leading and integrating digital and social media campaigns into traditional earned media or advocacy efforts with an understanding of best practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, and influencing skills.
  • Results-oriented with ability to develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Willingness to adapt to the many changing requirements/needs of a fast-paced company and industry.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, team-oriented culture.
  • Conscientious, motivated, self-directed, and proactive with a willingness to take on additional projects.
  • Proven track record of excellence, ownership, and accountability
  • Technical Skills: Strong proficiency with the Microsoft Office 365; knowledge of Cision, Critical Mention, Sprout Social and/or Salesforce preferred.


  • At least five years’ experience at a public relations agency and/or an in-house communications managerial role for a professional services company or public policy, journalism, government, nonprofit, agency or professional services background
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Political Science or other liberal arts discipline


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