Media Relations Specialist

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Salary: $84K – $121K

Close Date:  Friday, August 12, 2022 @ midnight


As a Media Relations Specialist, you will perform a full range of Media Relations functions and contribute to the public image of the Airports Authority.   Serves as an official, on-the-record Airports Authority spokesperson on assigned topics or issues; provides responses to media inquiries including television and radio interviews.

Assists in leading media outreach efforts and in planning and preparing collateral material for external use (e.g., talking points and logistical support for media events.).

Develops and leads media opportunities to promote key Airports Authority initiatives and projects; attends public hearings and meetings on behalf of the Airports Authority, as necessary, possibly including outside normal business hours.

Serves in the Office of Communications and Government Affairs at the Headquarters Office in Arlington, VA.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in any field.




  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in corporate or industry media relations/ communications.
  • Ability to coordinate incoming media requests and respond in a timely manner.
  • Ability to analyze newsworthy matters and to prepare and disseminate news/press releases, announcements, and media stories, and use new/emerging public affairs media tools.
  • Skill in recommending, developing, and implementing strategic media plans.
  • Knowledge of news industry standards, practices and ethics, and media relations principles, and the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the news media.
  • Well-developed skill in public speaking with emphasis on persuasive communication techniques.
  • Well-developed skill in writing and editing standards.
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain poise in time-sensitive and emergency situations.
  • Ability to use a computer, camera, closed circuit TV, radio scanner, and other media equipment.

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