Publicist

Location
10010, New York City
Salary
Competitive annual salary + benefits
Posted
Jan 11, 2017
Closes
Feb 10, 2017
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

<p>We are looking for a Publicist to join our team in our Food &amp; Beverage department. This person should have 2&nbsp;– 3&nbsp;years of applicable experience and a solid knowledge of the media in the food and beverage industries. We are looking for someone with strong general public relations skills who has current or prior experience in agency public relations.</p> <p>The Publicist will handle account management such as public relations strategy and plans, proactive and reactive media relations; creative writing (press releases, media alerts, content, etc.); building and managing lists of media, bloggers and influencers; creative brainstorming and new business.</p> <p>Responsibilities:</p> <ul> <li>Play a major role in the development of comprehensive public relations strategies and plans</li> <li>Conduct proactive and reactive media pitching. Successfully pitch stories and meet with/manage&nbsp;media to deliver high-quality results</li> <li>Contribute to creative brainstorming sessions</li> <li>Seek out creative ideas and opportunities to identify and cultivate story ideas for media pitching</li> <li>Follow industry and client category trends and regularly share insights, thoughts and key findings particularly as it relates to competitors</li> <li>Create key assets for accounts including press releases, fact sheets, biographies, messaging, media alerts, agendas and recaps</li> <li>Manage multiple clients&nbsp;while hitting tight deadlines</li> <li>Participate in new business development&nbsp;including brainstorms, research, audits, surveys and writing content</li> </ul> <p>Proactive Team Management</p> <ul> <li>Manage quality of work on multiple accounts with professionalism and supportive team leadership</li> <li>Act as day-to-day client contact&nbsp;with numerous clients</li> <li>Delegate effectively, setting clear expectations and deadlines, providing needed resources for project completion and monitoring progress</li> <li>Oversee junior staff’s work products to ensure quality and consistency</li> <li>Lead by example; demonstrate proven strong work ethic</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>