Media Communications Specialist

Full Time
San Diego

This office is a full-service planning, design, marketing, advertising, public relations and public affairs agency. We help our clients and the public think strategically, communicate effectively, and look beyond convention to produce meaningful solutions that are place-based and story-driven. Our shared vision is of a world where people, communities and ecosystems thrive.


You will be responsible for developing and implementing communications objectives and strategies, working as a senior project manager for clients. The core focus areas are:

Media Relations

  • Direct international, national, and regional public relations and communications activities on a wide range of subjects
  • Design and implement proactive and comprehensive relationship-building and communications plans
  • Develop and place thoughtful news and feature material in local, national and international media outlets
  • Lead the agency’s efforts to work with local and state elected officials, and train staff to support those efforts

Marketing and Communications

  • Use a broad range of public outreach, advocacy and education program expertise to help clients build community support, develop community coalitions 
  • Oversee the creation of innovative and effective multimedia communications
  • Develop, integrate, and implement public relations and communications activities designed to enhance client services, initiatives and products

Operations and Administration

  • Work with the MIG leadership team to achieve organizational goals and objectives
  • Build and support a strong, client-focused team across the San Diego agency
  • Work in cross-functional teams across the company, and across client accounts
  • Provide strategic recommendations and other support to the Principal as required



Work Style and Personal Attributes

  • Thrive in a fast, highly fluid and creative environment
  • Hands-on, lead-from-the-front management and leadership style
  • Comfortable with and capable of juggling competing deadlines and priorities
  • A pro-active solution provider, change leader and critical thinker

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to strategize and execute
  • Strong project management skills
  • Coaching, mentoring, and team building
  • Demonstrated history of working effectively with major international, national and local media
  • Proven ability to place stories proactively with national and international media
  • Demonstrated excellence at client relations and business development
  • Sophisticated knowledge of current issues, trends and opportunities
  • Exceptional public speaking skills
  • Ability to sell ideas and win over audiences

Education and Experience

  • BA/BS degree in related field required
  • Minimum 3 years of marketing and public affairs experience
  • At least 3 years of management experience, ideally over cross-functional teams
  • Experience with government affairs, public outreach, strategic planning, and political communications.
  • Experience in integrating consumer marketing tactics and tools for community engagement
  • Excellent writing, editing and presentation skills
  • Knowledgeable about all communication platforms
  • Demonstrated success in managing client relationships and anticipating client needs