A long-established, leading New York based boutique Public Relations services firm with offices located on Park Avenue South focused upon luxury lifestyle with a Client roster encompassing Charity & Philanthropy, Food & Drink, Health & Beauty, Real Estate, Personalities, Special Events and Travel & Hospitality seeks full-time Associates to join the team.The right candidates 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 knowledge and expertise of all aspects of the Public Relations industry. The right candidates have the potential for career development, growing to take on further responsibilities and seniority.Desirable Candidate requirementsExperience with pitching print and on-line mediaTrack-record of securing media placement for ClientsProven Account management and general project management skillsStrong written communication skills with practical emphasisProof-reading, copy-writing expertiseUniversity graduate with a minimum of two years demonstrable full-time work and internship(s) experience in the Public Relations industryAbility to multi-task and deliver quality work to tight deadlinesTeam spirited, committed and capable of demonstrating initiativeComputer 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)In the first instance please email your resume and covering letter (the latter in the body of the email only) with PR Associate/MB 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.