Public Relations Manager

Location
New York
Posted
Jun 22, 2013
Closes
Jul 22, 2013
Contact
Ms. Kirstin Booher
Duration
Full Time
The Candidate:
You are obsessed with products, gadgets and innovation and are up on the latest trends in everything lifestyle and pop-culture. In your down time, you are flipping through magazines, watching your favorite TV host or updating your Pinterest page. You know which magazines have the highest circulation, which websites drive the most traffic and the difference between Kathie Lee and Katie. You are confident, have a voice and know how to tell a good story. You are overflowing with fun and creative ideas. You know your way around media and have strong contacts in the field. You can pitch from here 'til tomorrow and get overly excited by securing a solid press hit. If this sounds like you, please continue.

The Job:
As our PR Manager, you will
  • Be a member of Quirky's Storytelling team, working closely with Quirky's Director of PR who works remotely

  • Be responsible for all aspects of Quirky's weekly product press releases

  • Be a strong brand ambassador for Quirky telling our story far and wide

  • Be a part of a growing movement to make invention accessible


  • The Responsibilities:
  • Draft, distribute and manage all aspects of weekly product press releases

  • Provide PR support and planning for marketing initiatives

  • Act as an internal department coordinator

  • Help amplify key product launches

  • Manage a press release calendar and develop new creative ideas for media outreach

  • Constantly develop new media contacts and identify passionate idea people and spread the Quirky word

  • Be a brand ambassador for the Quirky movement and the company's mission to "make invention accessible"

  • Manage media assets produced by the creative team including product photos and videos needed for digital press kits

  • Collect and analyze media coverage about Quirky and its products

  • Assist with SEO strategy

  • Manage media contact database


  • The Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of Public Relations experience

  • College degree or a really great dropout story

  • Entertainment, lifestyle and brand background is a must

  • Strong consumer and lifestyle media contacts

  • Strong and creative writing skills

  • Ability to manage an outside agency

  • Fluency and comfort pitching press directly and via social media platforms

  • Confidence to act as a real brand ambassador in the face of the media

  • Agency and product-specific experience is a plus

  • Enthusiastic, outgoing, hardworking and fun to be around

  • Self-motivated and able to drive initiatives without daily supervision

  • Unrelenting intellectual curiosity and pride in doing awesome work

  • An entrepreneurial spirit

  • Passion for what we are building at Quirky


  • The Application:
    1. Check us out at www.quirky.com. Spend some time on our site understanding what we do. If you like what you see, please continue.

    2. Submit your resume and a personalized cover letter addressed to Tiffany Markofsky, letting her know why you want this job and why we should pick you.

    3. Make sure to follow the instructions within this application to submit a stick figure drawing of yourself through Quirky's website.

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