While some publications around town still have no designated spokesperson, CQ Roll Call is promoting its Manager of Media Relations.
The news outlet announced today that Sujata Mitra has been named Director of Marketing Communications, reporting to Valerie Voci, V.P., of Marketing.
See the abundance of praise for Mitra…“In the 2 years that Sujata has been the Media Relations Manager, she re-established CQ Roll Call editorial as go-to-source for major national and local news shows and successfully tripled our media exposure.” said Voci. “Earlier this year, Sujata took on added responsibility for the marketing department and the CQRoll Call brand, and her experience in both sides of media – from being an award wining producer to her work at national public relations agencies makes her a perfect fit for this role.”
Mitra came to CQ Roll Call in 2010 from the public relations firm, Allison & Partners. Before Allison & Partners, Sujata worked at Dan Klores Communications in New York City, representing high profile media clients such as The Dr. Oz Show, Rainbow Media, and The Golf Channel. Before working in public relations Mitra spent seven years in national and local news. She spent six years at WPIX-TV where she won an Emmy award for the station’s coverage of the one-year anniversary of 9-11 and earned a second Emmy nomination.
“Sujata has been instrumental in raising our brand visibility in the media,” said Susan Benkelman, Editorial Director, CQ Roll Call. “Her work over the last two years has helped showcase our newsroom’s talent and maintain our position as the go-to authority for news and insight on Congress.”
“I am thrilled to be taking on this new role,” said Mitra. “Working for such a reputable brand as CQ Roll Call these past two years has been an amazing experience, and I look forward to working with Valerie and the team as CQ Roll Call expands into new markets.”
In her new role, Mitra will still be the PR flack while directing the company’s
“thought leadership, social media strategy, and overall brand marketing.”