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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!

ARCA is seeking a Media/Communications Consultant. We’re looking for a well-qualified contract media/communications consultant to create and implement marketing strategies to disseminate, amplify, and promote positive press coverage and social media campaigns about the work of regional centers with their communities. The primary target audience of this work will be California’s Legislature and Administration, and the general public is the secondary audience. Interested individuals or organizations should send a short statement of interest and background to dsavino@arcanet.org; formal proposals must be received by or before August 31st.

*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

Full Time $62,400 – $75,000

Position:

Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) is looking for a Social Media Engagement Specialist who will assist with the development and implementation of Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) social media strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute social media content plans that are consistent with the goal of reaching target audiences.
  • Provide daily management of social media accounts that use specialized software platforms and data formats to include 3rd party platforms.
  • Report on social media performance on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis and provide recommendations for adjusting tactics accordingly.
  • Analyze online conversations with an emphasis on social listening and provide actionable recommendations to cross-functional teams.
  • Track and report on contract objectives to ensure completion and support quality improvement initiatives.
  • Track, report and respond to online reviews and inquiries.
  • Update and maintain online location listings.
  • Assist in the creation of digital and printed marketing collateral.
  • Perform general tasks as assigned, which may include filing, processing paperwork, data entry, scanning/photocopying, and similar tasks.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3 – 5 years of experience using social listening tools (e.g. Brandwatch, NetBase, Spredfast/Khoros, Sprout Social, Sprinklr, or Meltwater).
  • Experience analyzing news and social media conversation with proven results.
  • Experience in developing media content across digital platforms.
  • Experience with developing and achieving strategies with targeted audiences.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Arabic is preferred.
  • Solid understanding and knowledge of social media channels and platforms to include Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yelp, Google and YouTube.
  • Experience with WordPress is a plus.
  • Meet organizational driver requirements

Job type: Regular Full Time (Remote)

Rewards:

  • Competitive Salary with Excellent Benefits
  • Retirement Plan with Employer Match
  • Paid Time Off, Extended Sick Leave and Paid Holidays
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/FSA/Life Insurance
  • Employee Discounts and Wellness Programs
  • Sponsoring Employer with an Equity Investment Company that can assist you with your down payment for purchasing a home

For over 50 years, Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) has provided affordable, high-quality health care and supportive services to all San Diegans. With more than 2,500 employees spread throughout more than 50 sites around the county, FHCSD is proud of the diversity of its staff as a reflection of the communities it serves.

The reward of working at FHCSD is more than a paycheck and excellent benefits; it is the impact and contribution to the San Diego community that employees value most. If you are passionate about improving the overall health and livelihood of your community, FHCSD is looking for people like you.

APPLY HERE

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.

Location: San Diego, CA

Hours: Full-time (some nights and weekends)

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Care about the environment and want to make a difference? You could be part of a team of international experts working around the globe to protect the world’s oceans. The Waitt Institute works with committed government partners and local stakeholders to create and implement sustainable ocean plans. The Institute is currently working with 10+ international governments to help improve local livelihoods and economies while safeguarding marine life and ecosystems.

The Waitt Institute seeks a self-motivated and detail-oriented individual to support media and communications across our portfolio of sites. This position requires expertise in strategic communications, project management, storytelling & media engagement, content management, and graphic design. This position will be responsible for developing and managing the communications portfolio for several of our programs and provide additional as-needed support to the Communications Director and team as a whole. You will work under the guidance of the Communications Director and in collaboration with international partners while closely coordinating with the internal Waitt Institute team. You will be part of a diverse staff in a small, fast-paced, and variable work environment. The position includes significant international travel (approx. 25 -30%) to our project sites to build relationships and drive our work forward.

As a global team, the Waitt Institute is committed to being diverse, culturally competent, and inclusive. We recognize that these core values enable our success and we seek to employ talented advocates for the ocean and coastal communities. All applicants welcome.

Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the Communications Director to oversee and implement strategic communication plans
  • Create, implement, and manage communications strategies and campaigns at a country level
  • Coordinate closely with international governments, NGOs, and public
  • Guide and manage contractors in collateral development
  • Lead event planning and presence at program sites and international conferences
  • Support collateral development such as advertisements, presentation decks, one-pagers, brochures etc.
  • Create messaging and content (written, graphics)
  • Develop relationships with media outlets and journalists, and ensure coordinated messaging across platforms

Professional Qualifications

  •  7-10 years of experience with demonstrated expertise in strategic communications and campaign development
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Reliable, responsive, adaptable, and comfortable working across time zones
  • Bachelor’s degree (Graduate degree preferred) or equivalent in communications, graphic design, media or similar
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office
  • Excellent writing skills as well as copywriting and editing
  • Understanding of ocean/environmental issues and solutions
  • Comfort/experience coordinating with governments and/or large scale processes

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to support, inspire, and facilitate with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to engage effectively with a range of stakeholders including scientists, Government, NGOs, and general public
  • A superb professional and pragmatic personal presence
  • Ability to strategically and creatively solve problems

Company Benefits 

Unlimited Paid Time Off | Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision options | Health Savings Account | 401(k) match up to 6%

APPLY HERE

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

APPLY HERE

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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