Assistant Publicist

mml pr
Santa Monica, California
Competitive compensation and benefits package
Sep 20, 2017
Entry Level
Metro Area
Los Angeles
Full Time

Seeking an Assistant Publicist with 1-2 years of relevant (beauty) agency experience to handle day-to-day press initiatives for all designated mml pr clients in the west coast beauty division.

Duties includes (but not limited to):

-Assisting Account Director/Account Executive with any and all client related duties/tasks
-Creating pitches and assist in securing print, online and broadcast placements for clients
-Writing press releases, fact sheets and other press materials
-Compiling monthly and weekly client reports including, edit/credit report, weekly/monthly summation, event/project recaps, inventories and public relations calendar

-Monitoring media placements for hits and servicing to clients in a timely manner (Utilize Cision media monitoring where relevant)
-Taking notes during conference calls and arranging conference calls, handle related agendas and recaps
-Putting together and managing client databases
-Costing out and helping to execute client mailings
-Fielding all press/sample requests for clients
-Communicating any and all related initiatives with client on a day-to-day basis -- as directed

-General media monitoring on a daily basis for industry related news and events
-Assist with client event planning; media trips, desk sides, media launch events, dinners, etc.
-Booking client related travel
-Tracking expenses and supporting publicist on budgets
-Keeping press kit materials current and updated
-Carry out any and all pr related initiatives deemed appropriate by president of mml and or Publicist
-Hours 8:30am to 6:00pm daily
-Longer hours required based on work load and client events

Job Qualifications

• At least 1 year relevant agency experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated by experience pitching and writing press releases
• Possess press contacts and the ability to actively create and maintain great industry contacts
• Excellent research ability and command of the internet
• Resourceful, proactive and detail oriented
• Able to handle multi-faceted projects with strong follow through
• Possess a professional attitude with good phone etiquette
• Must be proficient in computer applications including, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Photoshop.Cision experience preferred.

• Location: Santa Monica, CA

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