DuPont Media Relations Consultant (Agriculture) in Wilmington, Delaware
Media Relations Consultant (Agriculture) (Job Number: 190081W-01)
The Media Relations Consultant establishes and maintains strong relationships with top-tier and influential trade media to effectively tell the Agriculture Division story to critical external stakeholders.
Ensures consistency with Agriculture Division narrative and accuracy of media reports.
Partners closely on relationship building and media engagement strategies with the Platform team. This role focuses on Divisional narratives, while Platform focuses on the platform level narratives and on products and platform leader external strategies. But coordination in pitching and editorial plans is essential.
Establishes and maintains strong relationships with beat reporters for Agriculture Division. Again, partnering as needed with Platform.
Handles media backgrounds.
Participates in preparing briefing books and other leadership prep materials for speaking engagements.
Provides media environment analysis as needed and acts as a strategic advisor to the External Communications and Media Relations Leader, Communications Director and other External Affairs leaders for strategic decision-making.
Works to create media plans according to strategic goals set by the Communications Director and other EA leaders.
Accountable for press releases and other media facing materials, often acting as the writer/producer of the content.
Works closely with appropriate departments (e.g., IR, Legal, Government Affairs) to ensure correct and timely reporting.
Navigates communications with appropriate government agencies and partner with GA for special situation communications.
Supports the arrangement of opportunities for senior management to participate in industry and brokerage conferences, 1x1 meetings with investors and security analysts, conference calls with members of the financial community and roadshows to meet with targeted investors.
Works in coordination with agency support and provides management and leadership to agency partners as needed.
Bachelor’s degree required.
3-5 years Agriculture media experience.
7+ years media relations—either in house or agency.
Strong media relationships and ability to establish and maintain new strong ties with journalists.
Prior top-tier media experience preferred.
Ability to act as a trusted advisor with executives and in media training / briefing environments.
Strong presence as a spokesperson
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
High attention to detail
Demonstrated project management skills – with experience leading complex projects.
Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Experienced
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