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Business Issues Media Representative, National Association of Realtors - Washington, DC

Business Issues Media Representative


Do you enjoy reading and talking about real estate? Can’t watch just one episode of HGTV’s House Hunters? Want to be an integral part of a media communications team that promotes the value of using a Realtor® and the importance of homeownership and real estate, which is the single largest contributor to the nation’s economy?


The National Association of Realtors®, the largest trade association in the nation, is seeking a Business Issues Media Representative


The position is responsible for initiating outreach to and maintaining relationships with real estate industry and business press. The position involves working closely with assigned NAR divisions to craft messaging and implement external communications strategies and tactics. S/he determines mechanisms and sources for promoting NAR’s brand, leadership and agenda and identifies relevant issues while reaching targeted audiences.


Responsibilities Include:

·          Writing news releases, media pitches and advisories, statements, talking points and other communications items

·          Cultivating and maintaining relationships with real estate trade and business reporters

·          Monitoring news coverage and responding to media inquiries

·          Working with NAR divisions to proactively develop and implement strategies for media coverage

·          Helping vet interview requests and preparing association leadership and other spokespeople



·         3-5 years experience in media communications or related field

·         Excellent writing and people skills

·         Dynamic storytelling abilities to turn standard association content into compelling copy

·         Team-oriented work ethic

·         Demonstrated ability to build and maintain print, broadcast and social media relationships.

·         Possess a strong understanding of how digital and visual storytelling impact traditional media communications and the ability to leverage this trend.  


NAR offers compelling salary, exceptional benefits and a Capitol Hill/Union Station location. Please apply via our website: www.realtor.org/jobs.


No phone calls, please. EOE M/F/V/H

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