PR Associate

Leaf Group
Santa Monica, California
Nov 28, 2018
Metro Area
Los Angeles
Full Time

Leaf Group is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms to enable communities of creators to reach dedicated audiences in the ever-growing lifestyle categories.

We’re looking for a PR Associate to help support media relations efforts for a dynamic company from our Santa Monica office. This is a PR opportunity where you can do it all – help plot the course AND roll up your sleeves and work in a profitable company that is growing rapidly and redefining the media business. You will be responsible for managing the day-to-day communications efforts primarily for our Media brands from our Santa Monica office.

A big vision calls for a big job.  As we grow, our need for a PR Associate grows with us.

You’ll Report To: VP, Communications

A typical day as a PR Associate might include:

  • Working with the VP of Communications and the Director of PR to implement an innovative strategy for digital media brands Managing relationships with a variety of media including design, home décor, fitness/wellness, tech, entertainment, etc., across all media types including blogs, online, print and broadcast Working closely with marketing, product development and brand leadership to develop and implement a strategic PR plan to complement marketing programs, campaigns, launches, etc. Managing and attending media-related events, including speaking engagements for brand leaders, industry events, etc. Drafting and editing pitches, press releases, and by-line articles to high standard consistent with company messaging and editorial guidelines Monitoring relevant industry and trade publications, competitive news landscape, etc. Assisting with organization of press briefings, media training, photography, and press attendance at company events

You’ll be successful if you are an ambitious, driven, detail-oriented, self-starter who wants to work in a fast-paced, highly-flexible environment where your decisions can have a positive effect on the company’s bottom line.

What You Have:

  • Demonstrated success in implementing media campaigns Excellent written and oral communication skills Ability to work collaboratively with other managers Self-starter – ability to work independently to accomplish tasks in a creative, decisive, and responsive manner; take responsibility of projects and outcomes Demonstrated competence in managing multiple priorities and projects on tight deadlines while maintaining top quality deliverables Demonstrated success in securing media coverage in a variety of outlet types Demonstrated track record of developing successful working relationships with reporters and bloggers Ability to craft messages based on the desired goal of the communication and tailor to specific audiences Copywriting and editing experience Critical thinking and attention to detail 3-4 years of experience in public relations and marketing communications, preferably with experience pitching digital media brands PR agency experience preferred Relationships with local and/or national broadcast outlets a strong plus Must have national press contacts Not afraid to wear multiple hats - no job being too small or too large. We're casual and informal but we work hard and work responsibly. A pleasant and supportive demeanor goes a long way.

Who We Are:
We create experiences that celebrate the best of art, design, and technology. We want smart, curious people committed to putting people first, having fun while they work, a commitment to high quality service to make things better and a desire for constant growth. We work in a fun, hard-working collaborative environment that is diverse, adventurous, and open-minded. Check us out here:

What We Have:

  • Winner of the 2017 Best Company for Diversity award Comparably Winner of the 2017 Best Company Los Angeles award Comparably Cool office environment and culture (i.e., Free Lunch Fridays, and all of the other fun activities we gather for) Discounted gym memberships Paid-to-play vacation rewards Discretionary unlimited vacation time Employee discounts for Saatchi Art, Society6, and Deny Designs 401K Medical, Dental, Vision Flexible Spending Accounts

Leaf Group, Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by state, federal, or local law. It is the intent of the Company to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local legislation concerning equal opportunity in employment.

Agency Disclosure:
If the Leaf Group Talent Acquisition department, or any current company employee, receives an unsolicited resume from a third party recruiting agency and Leaf Group does not have a signed Agency Agreement active, Leaf Group will not be deemed liable to pay a placement fee. The unsolicited resume will be considered a gift and can be considered for our recruitment efforts.

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