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Media Relations Specialist



Motif Investing



San Mateo, CA, US


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

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