POSITION: SCD Executive
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
JOB TYPE: Exempt / Perm

The Lede Company, a full-service strategy, communications and social impact consulting firm, specializing in corporate, entertainment and nonprofit sectors, is looking for an Executive to join our Strategic Communications Division (SCD) in our Los Angeles office. The division’s experience includes helping high-profile institutions and individuals in the entertainment, media, tech, and related creative communities establish and manage their public profiles. The SCD Executive will assist with the development of strategic communications plans, media pitching, material creation, and client management. The SCD Executive will be responsible for multitasking on several clients simultaneously in a high volume, deadline-oriented environment. We are seeking enthusiastic candidates who can work in a fast-paced environment, are driven, and have strong communication and writing skills. The SCD Executive reports to a Senior Executive.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist with developing creative story angles and consistently pitch and secure media coverage on behalf of clients in print, broadcast and online media outlets on a regional and national level.
• Work directly with clients and senior staff, and assist in leading client communications, as appropriate.
• Develop and foster strong and positive relationships with current and potential clients.
• Build and maintain positive relationships with entertainment trade and consumer media.
• Keep abreast of music, entertainment and fashion industry events/summits and the media coverage that surrounds them.
• Work on various accounts simultaneously and under deadline.
• Stay abreast of media turnover and emerging outlets.
• Write press releases and pitches.
• Write, proof and edit a variety of PR and marketing materials.
• Help develop compelling and out-of-the box story angles and draft compelling narratives on behalf of clients and their projects.
• Review client itineraries, agendas, recap reports and media clips, and work with support staff to ensure timely delivery of these communications to clients.
• Achieve exceptional outcomes for clients with evolving priorities.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
• 4-6 years work experience in corporate communications.
• Excellent writing skills. Whether writing an official press release, an awards submission, or casual email, you can tailor your writing style to deliver information effectively.
• Ability to multi-task and balance multiple clients. When everyone thinks their time and work is most important, you understand how to balance competing requests and keep everyone happy.
• Ability to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.
• Solid relationships with members of the media, particularly entertainment and media reporters.
• A passion for media. You get your news from a wide range of sources and follow broader media trends.
• A strong understanding of the media industry.
• A team-oriented attitude. You understand that it’s about the team’s success and not just getting the credit for your work. You are willing to step out of your comfort zone so that the team can succeed.
• Bachelor's Degree.
• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and the Google suite.