Public Relations Product Manager

Location
New York
Posted
Sep 18, 2013
Closes
Oct 18, 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 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
Manage Quirky’s Product Press Initiatives
Constantly seek opportunities to secure press for Quirky’s evergreen product press portfolio
Be a strong brand ambassador for Quirky telling our story far and wide
Be a part of a growing movement to make invention accessible
Be a brand ambassador for the Quirky movement and the company’s mission to “make invention accessible”


The Responsibilities:

Own and manage all press activities for Quirky’s Product portfolio
Plan for future product initiatives and come up with creative ways to continuously pitch Quirky’s products to the press
Write and manage all aspects of weekly product press releases
Attend Weekly Product Meetings and be up to date on all changes with product development an launch dates
Respond to incoming Press Inquiries for Product Images and Review Units
Constantly develop media contacts and relationships, working daily pitching media and securing impact stories
Stay on the pulse of media trend topics, themes, deadlines, issues, opportunities, etc.
Use social media to develop relations with the press and know when to share press wins
Create weekly Press Reports
Work closely with the Marketing and Digital Teams
Plan Product Launches and Press Events/Media Briefings
Drive Influencer Projects


The Qualifications:

3-5 years of Public Relations experience
College degree or a really great dropout story
Strong and creative writing skills
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
Passion for what we are building at Quirky


The Application:

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.
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.
Follow the instructions within this application to submit a stick figure drawing of yourself through Quirky’s website.

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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