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The Company: GIA is the world’s foremost authority in gemology. A global organization with headquarters in Carlsbad, CA, this location boasts a 17-acre ocean view campus that accommodates approximately 800 of its more than 3,000 employees worldwide. It offers many competitive health and commuter benefits that promote the well-being of its employees as well as that of the environment.

The Culture: With autonomy, performance and passion, the Marketing team strongly collaborates across company functions to provide quality service to internal staff, external partnerships and GIA as a whole.

GIA relies on a strong set of values to create a sense of purpose – guiding and inspiring people inside and outside the organization. We strive for our students and employees to have a sense of belonging and inclusivity through our core values of integrity, teamwork, leadership, respect and results.

The Location: This position reports to the Director, Product Marketing, located in Carlsbad, California at our corporate headquarters. GIA offers a hybrid work schedule where flexible work-from-home is permitted a few days per week for local candidates.

What To Expect

  • We offer competitive medical, dental, vision and matching 401k plan (up to 8%)
  • Paid vacation, sick and holidays, tuition assistance, special award (target bonus), commuter benefits, hybrid perks + more!

The Environment

  • On-site cafe – affordable custom breakfast and lunch meals and Starbucks drinks!
  • Economic friendly services – electric vehicle charging stations on-site
  • Ergonomic assessments offered on-site and virtually

JOB OVERVIEW

We are looking for an analytically savvy and detail-oriented marketer to lead the execution of trade and consumer product related media strategies for our Education and Continuing Education businesses in the dynamic and evolving industry of gems and jewelry. As the Senior Advertising Specialist, you:

  • Have experience planning and coordinating digital and print media campaigns across various channels with a strong understanding of execution, trafficking and relationship management.
  • Understand the importance of connecting our audience with our message and diligently organize and execute hundreds of paid trade advertisements across multiple trade partners and publications. In addition, you will work closely with our media buying agency to coordinate product specific consumer campaigns.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages the media planning process, working with the media agency to assist in buying digital and print media to support business objectives.
  • Collaborate with an integrated marketing team to understand business objectives, product messaging, and advertising support needs to coordinate and execute go-to-market media strategies.
  • Identify growth opportunities by developing strong knowledge about and relationships with publishers, discovering and evaluating new advertising possibilities.
  • Collaborate with publishers and media agency to execute the B2B and B2C product media plan.
  • Lead day-to-day management with our advertising and media agency to execute trade and product consumer media spend, including Google Pay-Per-Click and native advertising.
  • Manages production schedule(s) to ensure advertising and deadline objectives are achieved.
  • Oversight of campaign creative trafficking and execution process, requiring an understanding of digital trafficking tools across channels.
  • Budget stewardship, including contract/insertion order submission, requisition creation and managing B2B and product related B2C budget records, monthly reporting and forecasting.
  • Develop and maintain documentation that tracks details and status of trade and consumer ad placements.
  • Analyze campaign performance to deliver insights and drive optimization.
  • Other duties as assigned.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Strong computer skills utilizing software such as Microsoft Office Suite and e-mail. Expertise in Excel.
  • Strong math and analytical skills.
  • Curious, adaptable, creative, and an innovative thinker.
  • Exceptional initiative and attention to detail.
  • Strong written, verbal and negotiation skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of colleagues, vendors and clients.
  • Ability and enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced environment where creative solutions are the norm.
  • Strong people skills, diplomacy and a collaborative spirit.
  • Team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other departments when necessary.
  • Ability to display supportive behavior and communicate positively regarding department goals and objectives.
  • Ability to maintain and foster sensitivity and respect for a culturally diverse work environment.
  • Leadership & Accountability: Demonstrates personal initiative, focus and drive for continuous improvement; holds self and others accountable to meet commitments and models GIA values.
  • Technical/Functional Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of principles and practices within discipline or broad knowledge across many related disciplines. Keeps up with current technology and trends.
  • Drive for Results: Sets high goals and uses measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals. Consistently meets or exceeds goals; maintains a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Decision quality/ and problem solving skills: Incorporates a holistic approach to making good, timely, ethical decisions that keep the organization moving forward; ability to identify root causes of problems and provides sound resolutions.
  • Analytical Skills: Ability to interpret and analyze data comprehensively and make excellent conclusions; thinks strategically while considering impact of actions/decisions
  • Communication Skills: Develops and delivers multi-mode communication that conveys a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences; uses clear and effective verbal and written communications delivered with confidence and the style of the receiver in mind
  • Ability to handle conflict situations effectively to minimize impact and maximize outcomes; ability to express opposing views in a non-confrontational manner.
  • Time management: Approaches work in an organized and systematic manner; plans work and time effectively to manage conflicting or shifting priorities and achieve goals aligned with department and organization.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing, business administration, communications or related field and 4-5+ years of related work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3-4 years’ media experience with a media agency preferred.
  • Knowledge of self-serve buying platforms, like Facebook and Google Ads.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORK ENVIRONMENT (if applicable)

  • Work is performed in a designated professional office workstation and environment.
  • Extensive use of office equipment to include computer, calculator, copier, fax, and other business related machines and software.

For more information, contact Alyssa Platero at aplatero@gia.edu

DEFINITION

Under direction of the Director of Marketing and Communications, this position is responsible for organizing and implementing internal/external communications, marketing campaigns and projects, and outreach plans. The individual in this position develops and maintains a collaborative relationship with internal staff, partner agencies, and other stakeholders in support of his/her responsibility to ensure up-to-date knowledge about current and upcoming NCTD projects.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This position is characterized by a high degree of public and employee contact, in-person, over the phone, and via email. The Marketing and Communications Associate will be an articulate, creative, and organized individual. The Marketing and Communications Associate is tasked with the handling and improvement of communications through the development, implementation, and management of information and materials focused on promoting a positive identity among all audiences, assisting with media communications, and supporting the public website and social media channels.

Supervision Received and Exercised

This position reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications and provides support for departments throughout NCTD. The individual in this position does not supervise staff. This position is expected to participate in the sharing of expert knowledge and act as a vital member of various project teams that may be instituted.

Working Conditions

Normal working conditions for this position are in both an office and field setting. Business travel may be required periodically between District sites, governmental agencies, consultants’ facilities, outreach events, and other locations, as required.  This position will be required to work a range of times and days to support District activities and events. This include nights, weekends, and holidays at various locations to accommodate the needs of the Department and customers.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Essential Functions

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare and disseminate press releases for local and national publications and news outlets regarding informational and promotional NCTD projects and events. Upload press releases to the NCTD website and code as needed. Add/remove recipients to press release distribution list as requested. Maintain a media log of news stories referencing NCTD.
  • Assist in managing the GoNCTD.com and Intranet websites.  Work with requestors to create and edit pages on the site to ensure web content is up to date including web banners, graphics, PDFs, other files, and copy. Work with identified department liaisons to assist in regularly scheduled web audits of pertinent pages. Edit simple HTML coding. Respond to inquiries regarding possible site modifications and viability of options.
  • Support social media channels through the development and implementation of regular, engaging posts. Develop original content and implement targeted communications for the various social media platforms.
  • Assist in outreach efforts with schools, community groups, and corporate partners which will increase NCTD ridership, educate about rail safety, and promote brand awareness. Serve as NCTD’s point of contact for certain partner agencies’ outreach efforts.

Provide advanced photography, videography, and editing services, as needed, for NCTD events and projects including, but not limited to, photos of staff, special events, and outreach activities, as well as video production for social media, internal projects, and external promotional materials.

  • Participate in the planning and implementation of a variety of media, promotional and special events.
  • Provide creative services and technical writing for newsletters, press releases, advertising copy, marketing collateral, web and social media sites, and a variety of written correspondence.
  • Assist in the development and review of printed materials including Rider’s Guides, schedules, maps, and brochures that are distributed to the press, passengers, internal audiences, and community and civic groups.
  • Collaborate with other agency departments and contractors to provide improved knowledge, planning, and communication regarding NCTD projects throughout the region.
  • Respond to general inquiries regarding NCTD and its family of transportation services, projects, and programs via telephone, social media, face-to-face, and written correspondence.
  • Maintain and update the NCTD marketing/promotional item inventory.
  • Provide other general project support and collaborate with other departments and entities, as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, public relations, marketing or a closely related field required.
  • Minimum five years in marketing, communications, or community relations.
  • Experience in copywriting, website maintenance, graphic design, social media campaigns, web site management, and event management.
  • Prior experience in a transit and/or public agency desirable.
  • Prior experience in WordPress is a plus.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus.

A combination of experience/skills and education to fulfill the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position may be considered.

Certificates/Licenses
  • Possess and maintain a California driver’s license, Class C, and a satisfactory driving record for the last five years.
  • Maintain compliance with the District’s policy regarding Conflict of Interest and Ethics.

General Requirements

  • Demonstrated knowledge of key principles and elements in planning outreach campaigns.
  • Comprehension of basic marketing statistics to evaluate market research findings.
  • Ability to creatively design new solutions to current problems and provide alternate options for future outreach strategies.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to create and maintain good working relationships through excellent communication and teambuilding skills; including the ability to engage successfully with both internal and external contacts and the public.
  • Must be able to manage and maintain simultaneous, transitional, and emerging priorities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer software programs and content platforms, such as Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, Mail Chimp, Survey Monkey, Meltwater, common social media platforms, Google Analytics, and Final Cut Pro, or other video editing software.
  • Maintain flexible availability to ensure coverage for activities and events which are scheduled outside of standard working hours.
  • If necessary, serve as a member of NCTD’s service disruption and/or emergency response team, including the ability to respond outside of normal business hours.

Physical Requirements 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must possess the ability to use the phone and computer for extended periods, manual dexterity to complete clerical functions and work with office equipment and lift equipment up to 75 pounds on a regular basis. The employee must be able to hear, see, and communicate verbally to exchange information. The employee must be able to physically travel between District locations and other destinations, work on weekends and evenings when required, work in hazardous conditions, and negotiate a variety of different and irregular terrain as is typical along a railway right-of-way. The employee may be subject to fumes, odors, dusts, gases, and chemicals. The employee must be able to walk, climb, balance, bend, carry, push, reach, sit, and stand.

Machines / Tools / Equipment

  • Ability to operate a personal computer (Mac and PC) and Microsoft Office Suite programs.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, including a copier and scanner machine and a telephone.
  • Ability to carry and operate a smartphone.

Apply here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nctd/jobs/3676624/marketing-and-communications-associate

Contact: 

Jesus Garcia, Human Resources Business Partner

760.967.2824 x824 or jgarcia@nctd.org

Digital Communications Manager

Love nature—and getting people excited about it? Then you’re going to love The Nat.

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking a Digital Communications Manager that will engage audiences in The Nat’s programs and mission. This position is a critical role in the Communications & Marketing Department, which works to elevate reputation, build advocacy, and support participation, visitation, and fundraising efforts for The Nat.

Working in close collaboration with the Senior Director of Communications and colleagues across the organization, the Digital Communications Manager will cultivate and build the organization’s digital community and drive engagement with current and prospective supporters, program participants, visitors, and cultural influencers.

Part data nerd, part writer/content developer, part project manager, the ideal candidate is highly creative and able to cultivate a distinctive brand voice, while also having a strong grasp of analytics and audience development.

Your Day-to-Day Work

In this role, you will manage and execute our content strategy across all digital platforms (website, newsletters, social media channels), oversee our digital advertising program, and develop marketing campaigns around museum programs. You’ll use analytics to support strategy, oversee community management, and stay up to date with best practices and trends.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conceive and create content that speaks to multiple audiences across various communications channels (website, newsletters, blog, social media)
  • Manage platforms, including but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube
  • Manage user communities and concerns
  • Oversee digital advertising program, including paid search and Google Grant program
  • Interpret analytics and set performance benchmarks
  • Keep abreast of current events as well as trends and advances in digital media
  • Train museum teams and partners in best practices, and present trend reports and research to management
  • Serve as one of the primary editors for all museum communications
  • Develop marketing plans and timelines for select museum initiatives and programs
  • Support PR and marketing programs, working with influencers, bloggers, community partners, and traditional media as needed

What You Bring

You’ll have the ability to toggle between big-picture strategy and day-to-day content needs on a regular basis. You’ll be able to support the needs of other departments and programs while moving your own goals forward. You’ll be a data fiend and digital strategist with strong writing and creative chops, or an innovative content developer with a robust understanding of analytics, marketing funnels, and conversions. Yes, we are looking for that elusive species: someone who can do it all.

  • Strong writer with a mastery of AP Style who can create and execute a full editorial strategy
  • Experience in content management across platforms and formats (including photo/video)
  • High integrity and adherence to brand guidelines
  • Demonstrated management of social media advertising and expertise with Meta Ads Manager and Meta for Business
  • Experience in community management and crisis communications; ability to engage a unique and diverse community and its concerns
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to take feedback and manage up
  • Sensitive to the speed required for social and digital content, with a healthy respect for deadlines
  • Experience with content management systems, email marketing programs (MailChimp or similar), and social media scheduling platforms (Hootsuite or similar)
  • 3-5 years of experience in a digital marketing or communications position, or equivalent combination of education and training
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; Google Ads and/or Google Analytics certification a plus
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus

The Digital Communications Manager will report to the Senior Director of Communications, collaborate closely with the Science Communications Manager, and partner with many internal departments, including Education and Engagement, Development, Volunteers, and Visitor Services.

In compliance with the San Diego Natural History Museum’s mandatory vaccination policy, the Museum requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accommodations based on medical and religious exemptions will be considered. 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with benefits such as health insurance, vacation, 15 paid holidays, free admission into all of Balboa Park’s museums, and more.

Salary is $26/hour ($54,080 annually). Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 work samples that highlight relevant skills to rhandelsman@sdnhm.org.

A little more about us.

The San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) was founded by amateur naturalists in 1874 and has played a major role in the conversation of our region. Having recently completed a strategic roadmap, The Nat is looking forward to an exciting new era as it approaches its 150th anniversary, focused on innovative audience engagement and an increased role in conservation.

Location: San Diego, Los Angeles, or Denver
 
Job Description:

Who are we?

J/PR is a global communications firm specializing in public relations, content creation, and social media. We work with some of the best hotels, resorts and lifestyle brands in the world, including Relais & Chateaux, Vail Resorts Hospitality and Hilton Luxury Brands to name a few. You can see our current client list here. Being a part of this international powerhouse agency will connect you to a roster of distinguished hotels, resorts, restaurants, real estate projects, and destinations across the globe, elevating your career (and your frequent flier status). We tell compelling original stories to connect brands to their target audiences. We’re passionate, professional, and purpose-driven. We’re dedicated to our work, the agency, our clients, and each other.

Forbes said “There are the Women Deciding Where You’re Traveling,” and Inc. Magazine featured J/PR in an article titled, “How Two Millennial-ish Women Built a PR Powerhouse.” This is in addition to numerous awards like PR News Best Places to Work, New York Observer PR Power 5 for five years in a row, The PR Net 100, Forbes Five Star Agency, PR Couture Spotlight Agency of the Year, and Crain’s Best Places to Work (to name a few).

At J/PR, we’re incredibly intentional about our company culture, and we whole-heartedly believe in a work-life blend, where you’ll be empowered to continue learning and growing through travel, mentorship, training and retreats, along with a connected company culture.

Who are you?

You are a seasoned Publicist ready to bring your creativity, connections, and collaborative style to J/PR. You make it your personal mission to craft coverage-worthy pitches and story angles for journalists and entice sought after influencers to collaborate on posts. Our ideal Publicist has developed a confidence that is validated by results and has started to master the delicate balance between surging ahead and asking for help. You’re a role model to junior staff making time to mentor and you thrive off of increased client interaction, eager to share well thought out ideas. You anticipate your managers needs, are the right hand to our senior team members, and proactively look for opportunities to interact with and develop key media contacts because you value personal relationships as much as we do. If this sounds like you, then please read on!

The Role

As a Publicist, you are our in-house Media Relations go-to. This means flawlessly handling everything from building media lists, to drafting and helping with pitches, to rocking the end-to-end coordination of a FAM: pitching, planning, staffing, developing the itinerary, and attending. Your fingers are on the pulse of the industry, which means you’re also getting hits and placements, and proactively reaching out and submitting clients for award submissions. You’re also starting to have more direct client communications, which means responding to emails, having a bigger voice on client calls, directly reaching out to the client when needed, and competently and confidently handling incoming day-to-day requests.

Duties and Responsibilities

Account + Client Management

  • Provide approvals on agendas, reports, and updates for the junior team members
  • Oversee the workflow of junior team members
  • Have a deep understanding of reporting, particularly of Barcelona Principles
  • Actively participate in creative brainstorming and pitch development
  • Provide attention to detail, while being able to prioritize, multi-task and delegate
  • May be a primary client go-to on select initiatives
  • Lead portions of client cal

Media Relations

  • Establish and grow relationships with media and influencers by taking more 1:1 meetings
  • Organize, invite and host press trips
  • Concept creative and targeted pitch projects for the team that are aligned with account goals
  • Facilitate media missions in local, regional and national markets
  • Monitor and manage editorial calendars, assign duties to team as necessary

Team Leadership

  • Be an account authority – you have your finger on the pulse of the junior team workflow and are beginning to anticipate what’s needed next in support of the senior team member(s)
  • Offer mentorship and guidance to Junior Publicists and Publicity Assistants

J/PR/Industry

  • Seek opportunities to get involved in relevant organizations
  • Remain up-to-date on and share news on trends in our industry as well as those impacting your clients by following relevant blogs, websites, influencers, newsletters, etc.

Other

  • And other tasks, projects, or duties as required

Experience

  • College Degree or comparable experience required
  • At least 2 years public relations experience
  • Agency experience preferred

Requirements

  • Computer skills, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, experience in a hospitality environment is a plus
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Strong knowledge of media and news cycles
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Basic understanding of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Foundational understanding of Influencer engagement
  • Polished and professional demeanor

Benefits

J/PR offers a competitive benefits package, inclusive of but not limited to:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Commission
  • Year-end Discretionary Bonus
  • Hybrid office schedule
  • Hotel Trade
  • Birthday PTO
  • Accrued PTO
  • Monthly Cell Phone Stipend
  • 401K
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Pet Insurance

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
J/PR strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

HIRING PRACTICES
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

J/PR recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. J/PR may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms

Apply at: https://jpr.applytojob.com/apply/mPRIhJNlT1/Publicist

Senior Communications Strategist

(equivalent to Account Supervisor/Senior Account Supervisor)

If you’re not already a San Diego resident but you’ve dreamed of becoming one, now may be your chance. Recognized as one of “America’s Best PR Firms” by Forbes, (W)right On Communications (WOC) is hot on the trail to find a couple of public relations juggernauts for its Technology and Lifestyle divisions. The California-based, integrated communications agency is hiring two Senior Communications Strategists (SCS)—one for each division—for its San Diego office. Specifically, we’re seeking solid PR superstars with public relations, marketing communications, social media, video and digital agency experience – who are also great writers with a prolific passion for prose. Qualified candidates will have at least seven years of PR agency experience under their belt, will possess a positive “can-do” and “results-driven” attitude, and are ready to have fun and make a difference alongside a dynamic, growing and people-first organization. If you’re a smart and energetic person with an eye for a great story and a strong passion for developing and maintaining relationships with media and client partners alike, let’s talk!

WHO ARE WE?

Celebrating nearly 25 years, (W)right On Communications represents a range of client partners from coast to coast which specialize in such fields as energy/cleantech and residential real estate, as well as travel, hospitality, healthcare and senior living. We take a strategic, integrated and creative approach to our work that leverages earned, shared, owned and paid media platforms to achieve client objectives. Our beautiful, transit-oriented offices atop Emerald Plaza in downtown San Diego are located right next to America Plaza Station, where all three of the City’s Trolley lines interconnect. A healthy supply of snacks are free for the taking to your office (with an incredible view, we might add!) which will be furnished nicely and, with all the latest tech, WOC has earned its position as one of the most respected agencies in San Diego and nationally, having collected many five-star reviews from our client partners over the years. In short, if you’re a team player who thrives in a professional, close-knit company that offers a great work-life balance and a client roster full of fun, forward-thinking brands, we should meet.

WHO ARE YOU?

  • 7+ years of PR agency experience that prepared you well with strong client management skills and the natural ability to secure demonstrable results
  • Strong background and familiarity with today’s ever-evolving local, regional and national media landscape; proven track record of media relations outcomes and relationships in industries that may require technical subject matter familiarity
  • Knowledgeable in the development and implementation of integrated communication campaigns, including earned, owned and social content strategies
  • Leader who thrives in a multi-tasking environment, takes initiative and enjoys conceiving fresh ideas and innovative approaches for client partners and/or WOC
  • Comfortable managing timelines and teams to meet/exceed client partner expectations
  • Solid writer, excelling in AP style as well as creative copy for owned assets and social content
  • Familiar with search engine principles, videography, branding and PR metrics and measurement techniques
  • Curious and constantly learning; seek to grow with the best, enjoy collaborative processes and value a professional environment where your work ethic is recognized and appreciated
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Communication, Journalism or Marketing is highly preferred
  • Knowledge of Critical Mention, Propel, project management software Iike Slack, time management software like Harvest, Cision, Meltwater and other digital PR tools highly preferred
  • Available for occasional travel

I LIKE WHAT I’M HEARING – TELL ME MORE

As a Senior Communications Strategist, you’ll be responsible for client program leadership and oversight of multiple (W)right On Communications’ B2B client partner relationships, daily communications and program execution with the support of a dedicated team, an in-house Creative Services department and other agency resources. Once hired, you can expect:

  • A strong and supportive onboarding program designed to get you started on the right foot
  • The backing of a high-functioning team that’s invested in successful outcomes
  • Myriad opportunities to:
  • Serve a variety of client partners in either the technology/B2B OR lifestyle space
  • Develop, manage and lead client relationships and programs, as well as grow your own industry knowledge
  • Collaborate with a growing, fun-loving and respectful team of hard-working professionals and to contribute across other industry and client partner needs
  • Build thought leadership, travel and represent WOC and its client partners at conferences, workshops, press trips and other industry events
  • Exposure to a multitude of industries and a portfolio of inspiring, world-class client partners that offer the chance to regularly demonstrate your leadership capabilities, strategic thinking and creative ideation
  • Competitive compensation with comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, 401K with matching program and paid vacation as well as other regular fun perks.

HOW DO I APPLY?

If you’re motivated by results, you like building strong client / media relationships and you’re excited to dive right in and get started, please email a compelling cover letter, résumé, compensation requirements and supporting material like press clippings, creative copywriting, strategic plans or other press materials to careers@wrightoncomm.com. Best of luck and we look forward to hearing from you!

*Please share your resume + writing samples to jobs@crowepr.com.

*This opportunity is open to remote candidates, although we prefer someone in Southern California.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Develop strategic marketing communications & PR plans and provide senior-level strategic counsel to clients;
  • Anticipate clients needs in advance and think through all possible outcomes to implement the best solution;
  • Strategically manage multiple clients’ business objectives, projects, and deadlines;
  • Stay apprised of clients’ brands, products, and/or services their key issues, competitive situation and industry trends;
  • Understand what drives client’s business forward and interpret industry information to accomplish client business objectives;
  • Work closely with media and social media teams to deliver on client KPIs;
  • Keep clients informed on quarterly plan and progress;
  • Resolve client concerns quickly and effectively with minimal direction;
  • Maintain relationships with top tier media to readily secure coverage on behalf of clients;
  • Draft, review and distribute media materials, including press releases, backgrounders, feature articles, brochure copy, website copy, blogs and more;
  • Develop media lists and opportunity calendars;
  • Secure and facilitate media stays & interviews;
  • Ensure all administrative assets, including but not limited to, trackers, media lists, reports, and agendas are always up-to-date;
  • Prepare client agendas at least 24 hours in advance;
  • Act as the liaison between senior management and junior staff to keep senior staff updated on client matters and ensure that junior staff are properly performing their duties;
  • Assist with social media strategy and content creation, where appropriate;
  • Lead and participate in internal brainstorms, message development and media training;
  • Support business development process with deck preparation and presentations;
  • Represent the agency in local business and public relations & marketing communities;
  • Coach and inspire the growth and development of junior team members by providing consistent feedback, training, and growth opportunities.

Job Requirements:

  • 5+ years of public relations agency experience with at least 1 year of experience in a management role;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations, or similar field preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and knowledge of AP Style;
  • Self-starter, who can complete tasks with little direction and can independently problem-solve based on a combination of experience and research;
  • Displays utmost professionalism internally and externally, with clients, partners, etc.;
  • A positive, analytical, and creative mindset to be used in identifying and approach challenges, inefficiencies, and ineffective processes with a solution-oriented mindset;
  • A good and active listener, someone who reads people and those in a room well (and adapts their style and response accordingly);
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple client projects and deadlines across teams;
  • Is solutions-oriented, recommends solutions when problems arise, assists colleagues in problem solving, and seeks input from colleagues in problem resolution;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment through flexibility, resilience and a positive outlook;
  • Experience with Cision, Meltwater and/or other journalist databases and reporting tools;
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office Suite

*Please share your resume + writing samples to jobs@crowepr.com.

*This opportunity is open to remote candidates, although we prefer someone in Southern California.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as department lead, overseeing all accounts and teams that fall within your vertical;
  • Proactively lead the organization of accounts; determine appropriate tasks to delegate; assist team with time management and meeting goals;
  • Lead 2-3 key accounts, and support with top-level strategy for all other accounts in the vertical;
  • Assist with onboarding new key accounts from a strategic standpoint to set up account leads up for success;
  • Have clear understanding of each client, team responsibilities and ROI within the vertical;
  • Oversee the creation of PR & integrated marketing plans, client KPIs and dashboards;
  • Participate on all annual vertical planning & brainstorm calls;
  • Analyze, solve and present viable integrated solutions to client problems;
  • Develop strategic marketing communication & PR plans and provide counsel to clients;
  • Strategically manage multiple clients’ business objectives, projects, and deadlines;
  • Resolve client concerns quickly and effectively with minimal direction;
  • Uncover and interpret industry information to accomplish client business objectives;
  • Keep clients informed on quarterly plan and progress;
  • Write & review media materials as needed, including press releases, media advisories, contributed articles, blogs and more;
  • Serve as final review on quarterly reports, 90-day plans, monthly recaps, award and speaking opportunity submissions, agendas etc.;
  • Serve as crucial liaison between teams, departments, and individuals for efficient and effective completion of work;
  • Continuously refine reporting formats and processes and integrate improvements with the rest of team;
  • Work closely with senior leadership team on account services standards, processing workflow and staffing for the department;
  • Identify opportunities for growth of department, including the development of new business or expanding current clients’ SOW;
  • Create, implement, and enforce quality control standards the department;
  • Manage KPI tracker and execution for department;
  • Create and foster a positive collaborative environment that maximizes team creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, and productivity;
  • Monitor hours budgets from both the account and individual employee standpoint in relation to the coverage secured each month to ensure maximum utilization and efficiency;
  • Support Crowe PR’s marketing efforts, identifying case study, awards, contributed articles and coverage promotion opportunities as they relate to vertical-relevant topics and work;
  • Contribute to the expansion and strengthening of the company’s offerings and capabilities;
  • Directly oversee, manage and contribute to growing senior account team members;
  • Coach and inspire the growth and development of junior team members by providing consistent feedback, training, and growth opportunities;
  • Represent the agency in local business and public relations communities;
  • Embody the agency’s core values; lead by example and ensure the team reciprocates

Job Requirements:

  • 7+ Years of PR and/or integrated marketing agency experience with at least 3 years of experience in a management role;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations, or similar field preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and knowledge of AP Style;
  • Self-starter, who can complete tasks with little direction and can independently problem-solve based on a combination of experience and research;
  • Displays utmost professionalism internally and externally, with clients, partners, etc.;
  • A positive, analytical, and creative mindset to be used in identifying and approach challenges, inefficiencies, and ineffective processes with a solution-oriented mindset;
  • A good and active listener, someone who reads people and those in a room well (and adapts their style and response accordingly);
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple client projects and deadlines across teams;
  • Is solutions-oriented, recommends solutions when problems arise, assists colleagues in problem solving, and seeks input from colleagues in problem resolution;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment through flexibility, resilience and a positive outlook;
  • Leadership characteristics such as open-mindedness to others’ communications style, viewpoints and opinions; empathy and compassion; being direct and giving feedback with respect and integrity;
  • Experience with Cision, Meltwater and/or other journalist databases and reporting tools;
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office Suite

Mixte Communications is looking for an account executive/senior account executive to be a part of the incredible opportunity of taking our digital public relations efforts to a whole new level.

We are looking for someone with:

  • A fearless commitment to accuracy and efficiency
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Ability to manage conflict and find creative and ethical solutions to difficult situations
  • Ability to laugh and not take things so seriously
  • Experience in public relations and digital marketing
  • Skills for managing deadlines and fluctuating workloads
  • Ability to multitask with a diverse set of clients
  • Comfort with video and telecommuting
  • Strong client and interpersonal relationships
  • Strong writing and ability to edit and provide feedback to achieve really well-written materials
  • Background in leading, mentoring and developing other team members

This role will be responsible for:

  • Managing client relationships, building client relationships and courting new client relationships
  • Managing Mixte employees—assist with performance reviews and mentoring staff
  • Holding all staff and their work product to high levels of quality
  • Delegating to and overseeing internal Mixte teams to reach goals and meet deadlines
  • Developing holistic strategies for marketing and communications plans and implementing them over an extended period of time
  • Building relationships with local to national media, writing and editing releases, blog posts, opinion pieces and pitches

We want to find the right person, so we’ll consider people with:

  • 4 to 7 years of experience in communications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or
  • On-the-job experience or education related to digital marketing, or
  • Any interesting combination of the above three bullets

COMPENSATION
This is a salaried position beginning at $60,000 annually

Tell me why you’re different and why you believe you’re the one. Be creative. Send cover letter, resume and references to hailey(at)gomixte(dot)com.

Mixte Communications is looking for a digital public relations account coordinator to be a part of the incredible opportunity of taking our digital public relations efforts to a whole new level.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Sees the potential for communications to make the world a better place
  • Welcomes a fast-paced, remote setting
  • Has experience in public relations and online communications
  • Understands social justice issues
  • Is an independent worker capable of managing deadlines and fluctuating workloads
  • Has strong client and interpersonal relationships

This role will be responsible for:

  • Draft media materials, including press releases, media alerts, op-eds, statements and pitches
  • Find creative ways to pitch clients and secure and coordinate placements
    Build strong relationships with media
  • Produce engaging social media and other digital content
  • Track deadlines and keep tasks moving through the approval process

We want to find the right person, so we’ll consider people with:

  • 1 to 3 years of experience in communications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or
  • On-the-job experience or education related to digital marketing, or
  • Any interesting combination of the above three bullets

COMPENSATION

  • This is a non exempt position with a range of $18-$20/hour, based on experience which includes benefits

Tell me why you’re different and why you believe you’re the one. Be creative. Send cover letter, resume and references to hailey(at)gomixte(dot)com.

FULL TIME | SAN DIEGO

JPW Communications is an award-winning communications firm that is seeking a full-time communications coordinator to play a key role within our growing agency.

Our ideal candidate: 

  • is passionate about sharing compelling stories
  • loves a good challenge and rises to the occasion
  • approaches each project with creativity and enthusiasm
  • has a passion for serving the greater good

Description: 

The coordinator is an entry-level position that will support our team with a variety of tasks related to the implementation of communication, marketing and public engagement plans for our expanding roster of public sector clients including cities, water districts, school districts, universities, economic development agencies, visitor bureaus and more.  

Work will revolve around public outreach, community branding, behavioral-change marketing campaigns, media relations and digital engagement – all while supporting our company vision to help government connect with their audiences in meaningful and transformative ways.  

 Specific duties for this role may include content development, social media planning and implementation, website management, project management, research and more. 

Job Duties:

  • Work with account managers and account directors to support client deliverables  
  • Cultivate support for projects through targeted outreach, one-on-one meetings, group meetings and community events 
  • Develop engaging and innovative content for advertising, videos, websites, fact sheets, presentations, newsletters and other collateral 
  • Coordinate with graphics team for development and production of creative collateral materials, advertisements and websites 
  • Plan, write and implement engaging social media campaigns and track success 
  • Plan public meetings, open houses, workshops, supporter events, special events, news conferences and media briefings 
  • Assist with client-related research, media coverage and social media tracking, and stakeholder database development 
  • Provide excellent client service 

Education: 

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Political Science, Digital Media, Public Affairs or Public Administration required 

Experience: 

Up to 3 years previous Public Affairs, Public Relations or Community Outreach experience required; work within a public agency setting preferred but not required. 

Skills/Abilities: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Dynamic and creative thinker 
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills 
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines 
  • Ability to balance team and individual responsibilities 
  • Confidence to take initiative and problem solve 
  • Participation in community or industry organizations 
  • Interest in social media and technology 
  • Ability to gather and interpret complex and/or technical information 

Knowledge: 

  • Familiarity with social media management programs 
  • Knowledge of latest social media trends 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint) 
  • Familiarity with AP Style and standard rules of grammar 
  • Experience with social media advertising and targeting 

Hiring range:

$40-$50k DOQ

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FULL TIME | HYBRID, SAN DIEGO

Chemistry PR, named one of the Best PR Agencies in America by Forbes, is in search of a savvy Public Relations + Social Media Coordinator to join our award-winning boutique agency. The ideal candidate will work as part of collaborative team on public relations, influencer relations, and social media campaigns for our clients in the hospitality, lifestyle, and real estate spaces. Knowledge, prior experience and/or a passion for these industries is essential. The position is based in San Diego and is hybrid remote (two days a week in office and available for in-person meetings and special events).

Media + Influencer Relations

  • Working knowledge of and interest in media across all channels and in Chemistry PR’s core practice areas
  • Regularly consume newspapers, magazines, network and cable/streaming news shows, blogs, and digital outlets
  • Draft press releases, pitch letters, calendar listings, media advisories, newsletter articles, blog posts, social media posts, client correspondence, and other written materials
  • Pitch media under supervision of account team lead
  • Secure and coordinate media and influencers for visits at hotel, restaurant and retail clients including sourcing, pitching, organizing, and creating and managing influencer contracts and partnerships
  • Planning, coordinating, and staffing special events including business luncheons, grand openings, golf tournaments, gala events, networking receptions, and more
  • Provides administrative support as needed

Social Media

  • Knows how to tell stories through social media and is excited to craft social media content or brainstorm campaign ideas for agency and clients
  • Work with account leads to manage client and agency social media accounts, including Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Share and create visually engaging content and captions
  • Create and manage content calendars, source, and select visuals, respond to DMs, and other community management tasks
  • Create Instagram stories, IG reels and TikTok videos
  • Coordinate and staff content photo sessions
  • Establish and manage paid campaigns
  • Regularly on the lookout for and capturing eye-catching content during client site visits and team outings
  • Create imagery and content on behalf of agency and clients using graphic design programs as needed
  • Generate monthly reports outlining successes and recommendations for campaigns, strategies, new tools, and tactics

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (PR, Marketing, Digital Marketing, Communications)
  • Minimum of one year of PR, social media or digital marketing agency or related experience
  • Compelling business and creative writing skills
  • Bonus: is a blogger and/or has experience working with bloggers, influencers, and content creators
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload and manage deadlines
  • Exceptional work ethic, with a focused passion for social media, PR, and marketing
  • Knowledge of measurement and reporting tools including Sprout Social as well as apps and tools, such as Canva and Adobe, to create visually appealing and brand specific content

Benefits

  • Compensation commensurate with experience. Company benefits include remote or hybrid remote work schedule, early Fridays, paid medical plus health/wellness stipend, paid parking, generous PTO and paid major holidays, professional development seminars/education, 401K and company match and profit-sharing programs, pop-up perks and a fun, creative environment with exceptional clients.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Chemistry PR strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

If this role sounds like a fit for you, please submit resume and salary requirements (required) to
hello@chemistrypr.com. No phone calls please.

FULL TIME | SAN DIEGO

Alternative Strategies is a premier boutique, full-service communications agency located in San Diego. Our services include Public Relations, Marketing, Graphic/Web Design, Social Media, and Special Event Management. We are a team of diverse and fun individuals who thrive off our creative and productive work environment.

Our firm focuses on hospitality and lifestyle industries. Helping companies “take charge” of their PR initiatives, our firm focuses on the timeless fundamentals that create great PR results: great writing, creative thinking, tenacious media relations, and diligent follow-through.

We remain focused on what matters most: our people, our clients and our results.

As PR professionals we immerse ourselves in all things media (and love doing it) so that we can deliver smart and insightful counsel to clients, along with execution, that generates results. We’ve built and nurtured a team-oriented, supportive environment because we know that when we tap into our collective brainpower, we produce inspired solutions for our clients and because it makes for a happy place to work. While we’re serious about what we do, we try not to take ourselves too seriously.

Job Description

Our PR Account Manager will support and manage accounts. The ideal candidate will manage multiple projects and be a team leader, responding quickly to changing business conditions and client requests. An Account Manager clearly understands the team and client objectives and takes a proactive approach to meeting client expectations/needs. S/he will be an effective writer and draft diverse and persuasive materials accurately and in a timely fashion with little input or editing required. Candidates should have solid PR experience, including excellent writing skills, a great news sense, and most importantly, a passionate, pro-active attitude toward supporting success for our clients.

This is a fast-paced position that requires a strong ability to be creative when writing media pitches and to interact well with our team, clients and the media. Our entire team plays an active role in contributing to the growth, development and success of our firm and our clients. You will be expected to assist with developing and implementing public relations strategies for our clients and providing excellent client service.

Responsibilities and Skills:

Client Service

  • Lead multiple accounts, serving as PR account manager
  • Research, understand and anticipate client needs; provide value-added service and build relationships
  • Serve as day-to-day clients PR contact. This includes building relationships with clients
  • Demonstrate strong understanding and awareness of client issues to provide strategic planning and counsel to clients

Media Relations

  • Lead proactive and reactive media outreach and strategy on behalf of multiple clients
  • Research, understand and anticipate media landscape; provide value-added service and build relationships with writers, editors, producers, bloggers
  • Leverage prior media relationships on behalf of clients and the broader team
  • Seamlessly coordinate requests from media and bloggers, providing strategic counsel and always demonstrating value to client
  • Propose story ideas (scope, timing), schedule media interviews, educate and shape opinions on key campaign themes
  • Moderate media interviews and provide client useful briefing materials prior to as well as constructive performance feedback after the interview

Writing

  • Proven ability to draft diverse and persuasive materials accurately and in a timely fashion with little input or editing required
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills

Business Activities

  • Participate in cross-team projects
  • Participate in internal agency initiatives as needed

Qualifications

  • Currently live in San Diego- please do not apply if you are not yet living in San Diego
  • BA/BS degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related field preferred
  • A minimum of 2-years’ PR or journalism experience is required (previous agency experience is a plus)
  • Demonstrated understanding of news media
  • At least 2 years managing a client relationship
  • Experience facilitating media interviews and pitching stories
  • Strong ability to produce quality work under tight deadlines
  • Experience writing and developing press materials
  • Ability to successfully multi-task
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Collaborative, positive attitude and ability to self-motivate
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Highly collaborative team player, positive attitude and ability to self-motivate

Interested?

Please submit your resume and salary requirements

FULL TIME | SAN DIEGO

Walcher Communications (JWC) seeks an account executive or assistant account executive with at least two to five years of agency experience.

Here is what we’re looking for:

  • Strong, strategic and creative writer who can tackle a variety of subjects
  • Track record in effective and successful media relations and placements
  • Expertise and experience with a variety of social media tools; development and implementation of social media campaigns on behalf of clients
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, for effectively communicating with clients, the media and constituents
  • Experience in a variety of industries, such as consumer products, real estate development, professional services, nonprofits and retail, among others
  • Enthusiastic about the news … knowledgeable about what’s going on in the world and locally
  • Can design and implement special events and develop promotions that wow clients
  • Take what you do seriously, with a good dose of humor

JWC offers competitive salary, 401(k) , profit sharing and health coverage, along with a great in-office (hybrid negotiable) work environment.

Please send resume, cover letter and desired salary to pr@jwalcher.com.

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