Media Manager - SCAQMD Diamond Bar, CA

Posted By: Karen Anderson Job Postings ,

South Coast Air Quality Management District is seeking a Media Manager.  The Media Manager is responsible for coordinating all public relations activities, developing communications plans, managing media campaigns in line with the agency mission while exercising a high degree of discretion and independent judgment in the performance of assigned duties. The media manager must display strong project management and organizational skills with the ability to multitask and work comfortably under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

Under the direction of the Director of Communications and Deputy Executive Officer, duties of the media manager include:

  • Interpreting and executing South Coast AQMD rules/regulations and policies/programs as they relate to the coordination and dissemination of readily understandable information to various media outlets.
  • Writing, proofreading, and editing all public relations content including press releases, op-eds, speeches, briefing materials, talking points, newsletters, articles, communications materials, and marketing content (the ability to read, write and speak Spanish is highly desired).
  • Fielding and responding to media questions and interview requests.
  • Identifying press opportunities and pitch stories to stimulate media coverage.
  • Detecting media relations issues as they emerge.
  • Organizing and managing press conferences and media events within the agency and with external agencies.
  • Develop media relations strategies that will result in high-level coverage in print, broadcast, and online media.
  • Emergency response and crisis communications strategies.
  • Leverage existing media relationships and cultivate new contacts within environmental media.
  • Perform as spokesperson for agency.
  • Understanding social media platforms and engagement.
  • Attending and networking with other media organizations at conferences, community events, public workshops, hearing and town meeting, etc.
  • Supervising the media office and its staff members.


Fatima Nukic
Associate Executive Recruiter
CPS HR Consulting