Media Relations Specialist in San Mateo, CA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Motif   •  

San Mateo, CA 94401

Industry: Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 54 days ago

Motif is looking for an exceptional Media Relations Specialist to generate print, broadcast, and social media coverage that drives brand awareness. You will work with a diverse multidisciplinary team to tell Motif's unique story, and drive its prominence as a financial technology disruptor and its role as a leader in investing. The ideal candidate has excellent writing and presentation skills, has strong media relations, is an expert, story teller, and thrives in a fast-paced environment.


  • Lead teams on media relations projects from story angle development to placement
  • Pitch client stories to national media
  • Maintain solid relationships with media across multiple outlets and beats.
  • Quickly build meaningful, sustainable media relationships.
  • Identify client stories that are media-worthy and develop solid media pitch angles.
  • Write and/or review pitches for account teams.
  • Work with teams at the outset of projects to ensure ideas have strong media potential
  • Stay on top of trending news and editorial calendars to garner opportunistic PR.
  • Continually provide strategic, relevant feedback that can be shared with clients.
  • Review team media lists for best/most appropriate contacts.
  • Support the marketing team as needed


  • Bachelor's degree in PR, Marketing, or a related field from a four-year accredited college or university
  • A minimum of five years' agency experience with heavy media relations duties
  • Strong national consumer media relationships
  • Professional experience as a print, TV or online journalist a plus
  • Familiarity with Financial Services Industry is a plus

Valid Through: 2019-10-17