FG6 A3385

Sr. Director, Media Relations & Earned Storytelling

New York City

Day One Agency—Campaign Magazine’s Agency of the Year and PRovoke Media’s Creative Agency of the Year—is hiring!

We’re looking for a Senior Director, Media Relations & Earned Storytelling to join our rising team. The right candidate will be ambitious, hard-working, and dedicated to telling stories that stop people in their scroll. You’ll take pride in your work, show initiative, and go the extra mile to ensure that our clients are serviced in the best way possible. We’re looking for self-starters with creative agency experience who are willing to work collaboratively and quickly with our squad. Excellent organizational skills are imperative. In return, you’ll be in a rewarding learning environment with a great opportunity to grow and further your knowledge and career.

Our company culture is at the core of everything we do. It defines our vibe. It’s what makes every day, day one. We offer a highly collaborative environment (even as we work from a distance in this new remote world) where smart and hyper-passionate people come together to solve creative communications challenges. It’s no secret; we work hard, but only on the things we love. From the day this agency was created, we vowed to only work on projects that fire us up and that’s still true. It’s how we make projects like Chipotle’s multi-award-winning Freeting campaign come to life.

We emphasize and value all of our relationships—they’re what powers us. Our colleagues, clients, and partners are the most important part of our business. So if you want to join a fast-growing, award-winning, creative team, we’d love to hear from you.

This role is full time and available in New York City.

Job Description:

The Senior Director, Media Relations & Earned Storytelling will focus on spearheading earned media and storytelling across a variety of work streams with a focus on driving exceptional earned stories that earn a place in culture. The ideal candidate should be a natural leader and seasoned communications expert with experience driving, managing, and executing impactful creative PR campaigns for the big brands. In addition, the candidate must have extensive client management background, a deep understanding of the ever-changing media landscape, and the ability to lead strategic counsel, internally and externally, to successfully align our client’s objectives with impactful earned media ROI.


The ideal candidate longs to be part of a team of media experts who are on a mission to find new ways to tell stories, mentoring a team of communicators and are constantly on the pulse of what’s next in the future of earned. Their work should be deeply grounded in culture and finding ways to tell meaningful stories across a variety of brands. As Senior Director of Media Relations & Earned Storytelling, you’ll be a:

A Storyteller:

  • You are someone who simply knows how to craft and tell great stories (particularly someone who has experience doing that for big brands)
  • Have a knack for finding the unexpected angles
  • Pride yourself on crafting captivating narratives that effectively communicate a brand's messages while also making sure it resonates with media
  • You are entrepreneurial in gathering insights/data to tell stories and have an ability to turn complex information into engaging stories

A Captivating Writer:

  • Your writing is clear and concise
  • Bringing a narrative to the next level is one of your favorite things to do

A Relationships Wizard:

  • You know what it takes to build relationships and know how to juggle several different stakeholders and know how to bring a variety of different people through your thought process in a thoughtful way
  • You not only do you have relationships with incredible contacts mainly across business and consumer, but you also knows what it takes to build new relationships

Endlessly Curious & Future Looking:

  • You don’t take the cookie cutter approach – just because it has worked in the past doesn’t mean that’s the way we should do it again
  • You are on the cutting edge of where the media is going next…why? Because you pride yourself on constantly learning and taking the time to know where things are going
  • Staying ahead of industry trends, technology advancements, and emerging media platforms to innovate our media relations strategies is sort of part of your DNA

Mentorship Extraordinaire:

  • Teaching others to become the next media relations maven is one of your favorite things to do
  • You take pride in inspiring a team of communicators, nurturing their growth and honing their skills
  • It excites you to host workshops and mentorship sessions to ignite passion and enhancing storytelling prowess among the team

You Are Kind And A Team Player:

  • We value someone who can work hard, move fast and be smart and strategic, but equally as important is being kind and a team player :)


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 7-9 years of experience
  • Experience in leading and mentoring a diverse team, exemplifies excellent judgment and people skills.
  • Understanding of brand partnerships and experience in working with creative teams to build effective strategies and campaigns.
  • Creative storytelling skills coupled with a deep understanding on how to package a story, understand the importance of visual elements
  • Deep understanding of developing media strategies and strong media relationships
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • A proven track record for developing and executing programs that have driven tangible results
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, willing to do what is needed to the job done
  • Able to manage multiple priorities and pivot quickly
  • Pluses: prior PR agency experience; integrated communications strategy; brand partnerships; large-scale event activations
  • Because of the diversity of clients that the agency represents, the ideal candidate must be able to seamlessly transition (and be successful) supporting and delivering success across a wide range of assignments and client categories — including travel, financial services, lifestyle, consumer tech, fashion and beverage.

Compensation + Benefits:

We value all of our employees and are happy to provide comprehensive benefits to help support them holistically in the best way we can. We offer all our employees:

  • Health Care (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid Time Off and Company Paid Holidays
  • Summer Fridays
  • Annual Technology Stipend
  • 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Company Credit Card
  • Uber /Lyft Business Account
  • New Business Referral Bonus
  • Employee Referral Bonus

The Company is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The base compensation range for this role is $130,000-$175,000 and this position is eligible for benefits that include medical insurance (health, dental, and vision), retirement plan, paid time off, paid parental leave, new business and employee referral bonuses, etc. Please note that the compensation information provided is a good faith estimate for New York City based hires only and is provided pursuant to the New York City Pay Transparency Law. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as candidates' relevant work experience, skills, qualifications, and location.