Vice President, PR & Media Relations

Hybrid (DC Metro Area)

Employment Type:

Agency, Communications, PR/Media Relations

Job Number:

Job Description

Seeking VP of PR & Media Relations for DC-based organization

TorchLight is seeking a VP of PR & Media Relations for an organization located in Washington, D.C. The VP will manage and execute a wide variety of strategic public relations and account management duties, as well as manage a small team of PR professionals. The VP will be skilled at both strategy and implementation and have excellent client development and management skills. Candidates with agency and communications/advocacy experience on Capitol Hill highly encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants must be in the DC Metro area. U.S. citizenship or a permanent residency card in the U.S. is required to be an eligible candidate for this opportunity.

Full-time, direct hire role, 40-hours per week with flexible work-from-home (WFH) options (currently 3 days/week onsite)
*This employer has a proof of vaccination (or valid exemption) requirement as condition of employment.


  • Create public relations programs for clients including objectives, strategy and implementation plans
  • Manage key client accounts including plan development, onboarding, media outreach and monitoring, along with results reporting
  • Work with media outlets daily to generate coverage and pitch article placements
  • Develop media lists for on and offline channels, including broadcast and radio
  • Write and edit media kit and related materials including media alerts, case studies and others
  • Arrange and manage interviews with media
  • Oversee social media campaigns
  • Support key marketing initiatives and event sponsorships
  • Perform administrative duties as needed
  • Hire and oversee junior staff


  • 10+ years of experience in public relations; agency, Capitol Hill and/or advocacy experience preferred
  • Proven success in national and local media placement
  • Adept at client relationship and account management
  • Working knowledge of CRM systems and processes
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience managing PR team
  • Strong project management skills with high attention to detail

Additional Information

TorchLight Hire matches qualified candidates like you with contract and permanent marketing, communications, creative, and digital roles that are a professional and cultural fit. We offer our contractors industry-leading benefits like medical insurance, 401(k) plans and others.

TorchLight values diversity, equity and inclusion of people of all backgrounds, perspectives and experience — including our full-time employees, contractors and clients. Read more about our commitment to diversity.

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