Public Relations Specialist

7 days left

Location
Nassau Bay, Texas
Salary
competitive
Posted
Jan 30, 2019
Metro Area
Houston
Duration
Full Time

Position: Public Relations Specialist

Location: Houston

Status: Freelance

Estimated Duration: 2 Months

Starts: Early February

Rate: up to $30 an hour

 

Job Description:

A large entertainment attraction client in Houston is looking for a freelance Public Relations Coordinator who will have a strong focus on media relations and helping to develop, write, and communicate key messaging about the organization. This role is 40 hours a week ONSITE in the CLEAR LAKE area.

PLEASE SEND WRITING SAMPLES - press releases, media alerts, pitches, messaging, etc.

The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years' experience. They will support the Communications Department and report to the Vice President of Communications. This person focuses on media relations and helps develop, write and communicate key strategic messages through strategic, proactive and reactive public relations programs. You will work with local, national and international media, as well as with video production companies.

Responsibilities:

+ Manage news media, video production companies and other requests for interviews, stories, tours, broadcasting, photo shoots and filming in and about the center and the foundation. Organize weekly news media story requests and present those to be accepted or declined.

+ Meet and accompany press for on-site appointments.

+ Coordinate and execute media tours, photo shoots and filming in and about the center.

+ Develop strategic media relations plans to communicate organization's key messages, achieve ongoing positive publicity and assist in achieving department, center and foundation goals.

+ Monitor, analyze and write reports of news media and publicity results from print, broadcast and digital media.

+ Research, write and issue/implement news releases, pitches, key messages, reports, webpage copy, presentations and other communications.

+ Develop key messaging for CEO speeches and interviews, as well as for company's employees being interviewed.

+ Develop proactive media program using tactics including, but not limited to, researching editorial calendars and current events.

+ Plan and manage special media and public relations events

Qualifications:

+ Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, English or a related field.

+ 5 or more years of experience in the fields of Public Relations, Media Relations or Journalism.

+ Excellent spokesperson to news media and excellent public speaking skills.

+ Excellent writing skills and experience in writing news releases and using Associated Press Style.

+ Available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, and be onsite at times.

+ High level of professionalism, energy, enthusiasm and collaboration.

If you feel you are qualified for this position please send your resume (and samples if applicable)

Creative Circle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Creative Circle will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact your Recruiter (the person you'll be interviewing with) or a member of our Human Resources team to make arrangements.

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