Public Relations Assistant

Location
Washington
Posted
Mar 20, 2008
Closes
Apr 19, 2008
Contact
Ms. Human Resources
Category
Publishing
Role
Other
Duration
Full Time
U.S. News & World Report has an immediate opening for a Public Relations Assistant in our Washington, DC office.

The Public Relations Assistant’s primary responsibility will be to support the Public Relations team in the promotion of U.S. News print and online content. The Assistant will help monitor upcoming magazine and online news stories and assist in the development of pitch strategies, promotional materials, and department correspondence.

The Assistant will also be responsible for researching top-tier blogs and online media sources, and identifying online opportunities for content placement and cross-linkages to www.usnews.com. The Assistant will need to develop effective outreach strategies, as well as working relationships with industry bloggers.


Responsibilities:

- Provide direct support to Public Relations Manager and Coordinator in daily outreach activities

- Research, identify, and follow highly trafficked business, health, and political blogs to find content placement opportunities

- Research and identify additional online media sources for content promotion (i.e. e-newsletters and online groups)

- Conduct outreach to bloggers /online media contacts to provide updates on U.S. News content

- Develop comprehensive media strategies to promote online content and cross-promotion

- Collaborate with web production team to expand online opportunities

- Manage and expand PR contact database and media lists


Requirements:

- At least one year of work experience in Communications or Online Media

- Excellent writing, speaking, organizational, and interpersonal skills

- Great attention to detail and ability to multitask under pressure

- Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively

- Proficient in Excel and Word





Please email your resume and salary requirements to eputze@usnews.com

EOE
M/F/V/D

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