We're Hiring: Public Relations Associate, Arts Lover
Public Relations Associate
We’re seeking a smart, detail-oriented lover of arts and culture to join our team. This full-time PR position is an excellent opportunity to work in a fun but hardworking office, serving some of the area’s leading cultural institutions, nonprofit organizations and creative businesses. We want to hear from you if the idea of working with a mission-driven and highly collaborative team, developing personalized and creative media campaigns, and diving into multiple projects for clients who are making a difference excites you. We’re looking for professionals who can contribute creativity and genuine enthusiasm to our work.
- Minimum of 3 years experience working in PR or the media
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to write in varying styles
- Must be an arts lover and possess a knowledge and understanding of the cultural community and its audiences in Philadelphia and beyond
- A knowledge of both regional and national media outlets; existing relationships with members of the press strongly desired
- Experience working with nonprofits preferred, but not required
- Ability to think creatively and strategically and present materials in a compelling and informative way
- Skilled at research and tracking current news and trends
- Strong attention to detail, adept at multi-tasking and prioritizing
- Internet and computer savvy with social media experience
- Experience independently managing projects as well as collaborating with a team
- Must be available to work in our office, located just outside Philadelphia, half a block from a regional rail line; free parking available.
Job responsibilities include:
- Devising PR strategies, timelines and implementing campaigns
- Writing press releases, crafting story pitches and working with members of the press
- Developing and cultivating relationships with both members of the press and clients
- Learning about clients, researching projects and generating creative messaging and story ideas
- Developing and implementing social media strategies and community outreach efforts
- Direct communication with and reporting to clients
- Tracking project work and results, reporting to company president
- Attendance at select client meetings and events (may require occasional nights or weekends)
Canary Promotion, a small but rapidly growing communications firm, is committed to working with arts, culture, entertainment and mission-driven clients. We offer publicity, marketing, community engagement, social media and communications consulting services.
Health and dental coverage, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, full or partial reimbursement for select professional development and training, client referral bonus plan, and flexible hours (negotiable).
To apply: Take a look at our work and tell us what makes you the right person for the job. Send a cover letter, resume, writing samples and salary requirements to Megan Wendell at info [at] canarypromo [dot] com. No calls, please.
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