Simoneink Public Relations Associate [Pitching Required]
We are small boutique public relations firm specializing in promoting luxury hotels, restaurants, chefs, spirits, and culinary/travel books. Our primary focus is media relations.
We are seeking an experienced, full-time, salaried Public Relations Associate to join our busy team. Responsibilities, to be executed under the direction of the firm’s president, will include:
Formulating creative pitches and direct them to local, regional, and national press. Must be familiar with the process of pitching and have had 3 consecutive years experience of pitching (preferably to leisure/hospitality journalists)
Developing strategic plans with angles to position clients to the media
Creative writing to develop press materials
Managing daily project timelines and PR deliverables for all client accounts
Graphic design projects, creating monthly client newsletters and various marketing materials designed through the program Keynote
Overseeing the day-to-day client communications to ensure client satisfaction
Facilitating interviews, photos shoots, and meetings between media and clients
Crafting talking points, collateral, and presentation materials for clients
Because the firm is small, there is an administrative component to all employees’ positions. Associate will assist with tasks, such as:
Overseeing monthly reports for clients
Maintaining/updating contact information for journalists lists
Ordering magazines and newspapers with client’s press inclusions
Monitoring websites with client’s press inclusions
Preferred candidates will have an interest and understanding of food/travel/hospitality.
Successful candidate will be a motivated and committed self-starter. Job requirements include:
3-5 years PR experience (restaurant / hospitality industry PR preferred)
Experience in developing and executing all aspects of public outreach campaigns to increase media exposure and support strategic initiatives for clients
Proven creative talent with demonstrated strength in producing effective public relations strategies to meet challenging objectives
Deep understanding of media relations with an established record of recurring high-level print, online, and broadcast coverage
Excellent writing, editing, communication and social media skills
Ability to work at a fast pace and juggle multiple priorities to meet deadlines without sacrificing accuracy
Ability to think creatively and outside the box
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Positive attitude with proactive approach
Beautiful office is located in a suburban setting in McLean, VA, 10 minutes from Georgetown. We are not Metro-accessible. Salary is dependent on experience. Health insurance, vacation and sick leave are discussed after 3-month trial period. No relocation assistance is available.
Interested candidates must submit a cover letter (including salary expectations), résumé and 3-4 writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.