Now Hiring | Media Relations Director Job at MERSCORP, Inc.

Media Relations Director

Job ID: 9279958
Position Title: Media Relations Director
Company Name: MERSCORP, Inc.
Industry: Financial Services
Job Function: Media Relations
Entry Level: No
Location(s): Reston, Virginia, 20190, United States
Posted: December 19, 2011
Organizational Setting: Corporation
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: Over 10 Years
Required Travel: 10-25%

Job Description




BA/BS Degree in journalism, English, communications, public relations or related field, or equivalent combination of education, training and applicable experience.


10+ years in media relations, corporate PR or journalism, with experience communicating about the financial services industry, housing or mortgage industry preferred.


The Media Relations Director will:

  • Serve as a media spokesperson for MERSCORP, Inc. and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS)
  • Draft and manage the approval process for press releases, statements, letters to the editor, opinion-editorial pieces, biographies and other external corporate documents;
  • Facilitate and monitor responses to routine media inquiries;
  • Suggest opportunities for media briefings and editorial board meetings and assist with scheduling and preparation;
  • Assist with preparation of senior staff for media interviews and external presentations;
  • Manage and create editorial content for the corporate website;
  • Manage and/or assist with other projects as assigned.
  • Identify proactive communications opportunities to help advance strategic messaging and support the corporate mission;
  • Assist with the development and execution of overall communications and PR strategies for the companies;
  • Coordinate with vendors, technology staff, and internal content owners to ensure that web content is accurate, appropriate, current, and consistent with external corporate messaging objectives;
  • Recommend, develop and manage a social media plan appropriate for MERSCORP and MERS;
  • Act as back-up for the Vice President, Corporate Communications, and/or Communications Manager, as necessary.

Job Requirements


  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in financial services, housing or mortgage industry preferred
  • Existing relationships with business and financial reporters; or demonstrated ability to develop and maintain working relationships with members of the media
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and communicate about business, financial and legal issues, with particular emphasis on mortgages, mortgage servicing and foreclosure
  • High degree of professionalism and ability to interact comfortably and credibly with corporate senior leadership, representatives of MERS® System member organizations, vendors, consultants, and reporters
  • Ability to react quickly and demonstrate poise in a crisis situation
  • Experienced media spokesperson, preferably with on-air broadcast and print experience
  • Demonstrated ability to write effective news releases, statements, web content and other collateral materials
  • Solution-oriented approach and ability to generate new ideas for effective communications
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and in an unstructured environment

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4 Responses to “Now Hiring | Media Relations Director Job at MERSCORP, Inc.”
  1. Fed Up in Mass. says:

    Job Perks:

    You get a free illegally foreclosed house to live in, and a bullet proof vest.

    Sorry… can’t help myself sometimes!!

  2. Kathleen Burt says:

    LOL. We should flood them wtth applications!

  3. Katheryn says:


    Pre-diagnosed Psychopathic Liar

    How to Screw People in a Pleasant Efficient Manner with a Smile

    Magic 101 – Watch the assignments Disappear

    Learn the Motto (MERS) Masking Electronic Records Simply

    Experience in Mortgage, Banking, Housing Industry Fraud

    Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills Needed for Bamboozling

    BS Degree (not Bachelor of Science) Bull Shit Degree

    Expert in PR Management (because shit is always hitting the fan)

    Act as a Back-Up for Vice-President (same as above and)

    Ability to Act Quickly and Demonstrate Poise in a Crises Situation (same as above)

    I’m sure they can recruit from Bank (Fraud) of America as they have had massive layoffs and many probably fit the requirements well.

    High Reqard for Ethics not Required

  4. TheHutMaster says:


    I have 500 roug applicants in now.

    “Fight The Good Fight”

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