Media and Communications Specialist
Matrox Services

Position Overview
handshake logo Permanent Full Time
location icon Dorval, Quebec

Job Title: Media and Communications Specialist
Category: Marketing


    The Media and Communications Specialist ensures the development, distribution, and high-level placement of all press releases, major announcements, and editorials in print and online media. Acting as the point of contact for members of the press and other media, the media relations representative is responsible for maintaining the image of the company, gaining publicity and disseminating information to the media.
Duties & Responsibilities
    Reporting to the Supervisor, Marketing Content, the Media Relations Representative is responsible for the following activities:
  • Develop media relations strategy and content (including press releases, editorials, company listings, etc.) for placement in top-tier publications in all major markets/territories;
  • Foster existing media relationships and cultivate new contacts within the industry to ensure prominent and consistent brand and news coverage;
  • Develop goals and strategies for media penetration;
  • Build relationships with thought leaders to grow industry awareness;
  • Maintain company listings & ensure online directories are up-to-date;
  • Identify and manage submission for relevant industry awards;
  • Evaluate opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships and advertising on an on-going basis;
  • Monitor, analyze, and communicate PR results for major media announcements, editorial placements, and award wins;
  • Evaluate new media relations opportunities and make appropriate business case recommendations;
  • Manage media inquiries and interview requests;
  • Coordinate quarterly editorial calendars to ensure content placement on relevant topics;
  • Ensure content is consistent with Matrox style, quality, and tone of voice.


Required Skills
  • 2+ years' experience in writing preferably in the technology industry;
  • Strong technical background and understanding;
  • Ability to write compelling messages for varying technical audiences;
  • Must be able to direct multiple PR initiatives simultaneously and be responsive to internal and external mandates/inquiries;
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, computing, business administration or related fields;
  • Proven working experience in media relations;
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Must be perfectly fluent in English and possess a workable knowledge of French;
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office and desktop graphics applications preferred;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

Submit Application

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