Senior Media and Public Engagement Specialist

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Intellectual Ventures is looking for a senior communications specialist, media and public engagement. Under the direction of the director of media and public engagement, the senior specialist will support media strategy and communication across all of IV’s businesses. This is a critical role in developing and supporting a broader corporate story. The successful candidate will bring a mix of traditional and new tactics to help deploy creative and powerful media campaigns for IV and the companies and ideas we generate.

Intellectual Ventures is a privately held invention investment company based in Bellevue, Washington.  Driven by the belief that invention sparks progress, we’re committed to creating and sustaining a market for invention through innovation, partnership, licensing and sales programs.

Role responsibilities include:
* Work with director of media and public engagement, communications team and business leaders to help build content and campaign strategies tailored to reach all of IV’s stakeholders including employees, investors, policymakers, current and potential customers, as well as general public
* Partner with PR agency to help manage and guide communications efforts
* Work with IV’s funds and functions to help track, develop, deploy and measure communication efforts
* Write talking points, Q&As, FAQs, press releases and other essential copy that tells the IV story in a crisp and compelling manner
* Track public policy issues impacting the company
* Vet and track media requests and reporter follow-up
* With social media manager, develop and curate compelling social and digital content to reach internal and external audiences
* Partner with business leads to develop and manage collateral, marketing materials and messaging
* Coordinate with marketing and web properties
* Prepare clients for interviews, media requests and public opportunities
* Build visually compelling presentations and public facing documents
Key Qualifications:
* BA in communications or similar
* 5+ years of public relations and marketing experience, with experience in communications; agency experience preferred
* Track-record of collaboration and partnering with teams to achieve results
* Track-record of creative thinking, design ability and smart execution of campaign ideas
* Experience supporting integrated corporate communications plans including: news announcements, events, and crisis response planning
* Experience creating campaigns with social media strategies and tactics for reaching target audiences
* Experience with all facets of media: digital, print, TV, radio, technology and scientific trade press and journals
* Experience working with journalists, agency, trade associations and general public preferred
* Outstanding writing and editing skills is a must; writing samples will be requested
* Strong project management skills and appetite for working on multiple projects for different clients at the same time often under tight deadlines
We are an equal opportunity employer

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