DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.
Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.
We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.
Opportunity is here. We are DISH.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Does shaping a brand and leading a quickly evolving industry drive you? Are you passionate about using communications to help tell a brand’s story and reach consumers in new ways?
We are seeking a communications professional to join DISH and Sling TV’s Corporate Communications, Market-Facing team. A Corporate Communications Specialist will serve multiple internal clients at both DISH and Sling TV, handling core public relations tasks including building media relationships, conducting industry research, and writing and developing media materials. In this position, employees demonstrate strong communication and time management skills, show initiative and an ability to manage deadlines. They learn the businesses of DISH and Sling TV, as well as internal processes and procedures. A Corporate Communications Specialist is counted on for tactical program execution.
Write, proof and edit company documents based on direction from supervisor; may include pitches, blogs, press releases, FAQs, media backgrounders, briefing documents and other press kit materials
Secure earned media placements, actively pitch reporters and track media hits
Understand top-tier traditional and social media outlets, develop media relationships and create comprehensive media lists
Monitor media outlets for coverage and competitor developments and flag for appropriate team members; leverage tools like TrendKite and Cision to uncover trends and identify proactive media opportunities
Efficiently research industry or program-relevant topics, and perform other administrative tasks, as assigned
Skills – Experience and Requirements
A successful Corporate Communications Specialist will have the following:
Bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism, communications or marketing preferred; 0-2 years of professional PR / communications experience
Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; solid grasp of AP style and ability to draft all media materials based on these guidelines
Ability to meet supervisor and internal client expectations by delivering agreed upon results; strict attention to detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines; solid organizational and project management skills
Solves problems by objectively weighing alternatives and making appropriate decisions; ability to adapt to changing priorities
Fosters open communication and teamwork; works effectively with different business units and builds solid intercompany relationships; acts as a role model for how to treat others
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