PR Associate

Location
New York
Posted
Oct 12, 2012
Closes
Nov 11, 2012
Contact
Mr. Peter Elston
Duration
Full Time
A leading New York based luxury lifestyle boutique Public Relations services firm with a Client roster encompassing Travel & Hospitality, Health & Beauty, Charity & Philanthropy, Real Estate, Personalities and Special Events seeks a full-time Writer / Editor / Creative focused specifically on writing, editing copy and creative for print, magazine and on-line media outlets.

The right candidate should demonstrate the ability to work effectively and accurately in a fast paced environment with a dynamic and positive attitude.

This opportunity represents an excellent opportunity to build on your expertise of all aspects of the Public Relations industry. The right candidate has the potential for career advancement internally, taking on further responsibilities.

Essential Candidate requirements
•University graduate with a minimum of two years demonstrable full-time work and internship(s) experience in the Public Relations industry
•Ability to multi-task and deliver quality work to tight deadlines
•Team spirited, committed and capable of demonstrating initiative
•Computer literacy: (Essential): Proficiency with Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, MS Office 2007/2010 (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat and Cision. (Desirable): working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop (and/or Photoshop Elements)

Desirable Candidate requirements
•Experience with pitching print and on-line media
•Track-record of securing media placement for Clients
•Proven Account management and general project management skills
•Strong written communication skills with practical emphasis
•Proof-reading, copy-writing expertise

Specific Duties
•Press release writing and development of themes
•Pitching to print, on-line and television media channels
•Developing print and email advertising copy
•Assisting with the compilation and distribution of press kits
•Managing staff on our internship program
•Maintenance of client and media contact databases
•Promote the business by writing for print, on-line, social media and distributed mailings
•Organize press-to-dates and assure they are maintained and updated efficiently
•Organize and maintain magazine and newspaper clippings, Order back issues of magazines as required
•Assisting with event production, principally in New York City and the summer Hamptons season (typically held evenings and at weekends)
•Copying, filing and routine administrative tasks (such as Scheduling client meetings, Collecting daily newspapers and magazines, answering telephone and running errands)

Compensation: Negotiable dependent on skills and experience (three month initial paid probationary period).

In the first instance please email your resume and covering letter with "Associate Opportunities MB1012" as the subject title. Please include also the names and contact information for three referees and details of salary expectations. We shall be hosting an interview session and inviting shortlisted candidates after review of applications for testing and interview. Due to the level of interest only those applications which conform to the exact guidelines listed in this paragraph will be considered for the position.

NO PHONE CALLS

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATION CAREFULLY: ANY APPLICATION WHICH DOES NOT CONFORM WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

1.Your resume. Please ensure the email and contact number are accurate.

2.The names, email address and contact number for three referees.

3. Your current salary and expectations (range).

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