Winchester Ammunition has an open position in the East Alton, Ill. office for a qualified Media Relations Specialist.
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Winchester Ammunition has an open position in the East Alton, Ill. office for a qualified Media Relations Specialist.Experience in media relations or a related field is preferred. The individual will have excellent communication skillsand be able to work with a variety of people in various settings.
Interested persons who are highly motivated and can thrive in a team-oriented, fast-paced office environment can view more details about the position by visiting: https://jobs-olincorporation.icims.com/jobs/2362/media-relations-specialist/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=554&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-360&jun1offset=-300
Winchester Media Relations Specialist
Olin Corporation is a manufacturer concentrated in three business segments: Chlor Alkali Products, Chemical Distribution and Winchester. Winchester, with its principal manufacturing facilities in East Alton, IL, and Oxford, MS, produces and distributes sporting ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components, and industrial cartridges. Olin Corporation’s Winchester Division has a Media Relations Specialist opportunity at its East Alton, IL facility.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (Not all inclusive):
Generate media releases for approval, oversee copy writing and follow up with media.
Participate in new product and other strategic meetings.
Collaborate with Marketing staff on upcoming projects and identify opportunities to promote ammunition products to
media and the consumer.
Responsible for strategic media events including hunts and shoots logistics (Roundtables, SHOT Show Media Day, etc.).
Oversight and assist in ammo order fulfillment for media requests.
Primary liaison with media contacts, industry experts, conservation organizations and industry groups in achieving media
Leverage research and develop media relations plans, execute tactics that support marketing/media objectives.
Manage media relations activities at events and trade shows and conduct editor briefings.
Manage editorial tracking and provide results to Marketing management.
Travel as required to support client events, conferences, trade shows and field events and hunts.
Provide booth support at SHOT Show, and other consumer and trade show events.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS (Not all Inclusive):
Bachelor’s Degree required; Communications, Public Relations or Marketing discipline preferred.
2 to 4 years of experience in media relations or related field preferred.
Relationships with shooting industry stakeholders and the editorial community a plus.
Hunting and shooting interest and background required.
Experience in event and/or media hunt planning and implementation preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills and attention to detail.
Must be skilled at writing and content development (news releases, pitches, reports, white papers, etc.).
Agency or corporate Media /Communications experience preferred.
Highly motivated self-starter who can thrive in a team-oriented environment.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced, high-energy environment.
Ability to interface with a variety of different people and settings.
Action Oriented; Approachability; Business Acumen; Informing; Interpersonal Savvy; Planning; Drive for Results; Written Communications.
“Olin is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”