PR Content Writer, Programs Specialist

We are seeking a results-driven public relations professional for our agency based in the heart of downtown Maryville. We give our all for our Ripley PR and Orange Orchard clients. We speak up for our clients. We dig deep, get creative, collaborate and innovate. If you have an upbeat, outgoing personality, and are a tenacious, thoughtful and passionate communicator, you could be a great fit for our team.

Ripley PR is a highly regarded global public relations agency within our target industries, and is staffed by professionals who deliver high-quality results to our clients every day. We do work hard, but we also work smart, using technology and innovation to our advantage. Yes, you can expect to hustle, but we know when to call it a day. We enjoy a challenge as much as we like to shoot the breeze at the end the work week!

About You

Our ideal PR Content Writer, Programs Specialist is an excellent writer and storyteller, a goal-oriented client cheerleader, willing to pick up the phone and interview clients in order to create new and interesting story angles. We’re looking for someone with these characteristics:

  • 5+ years of related experience; print journalism and agency experience is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing or a related field
  • Experience writing about B2B, franchise, construction, environmental organizations, animal welfare or plant-based products is a plus
  • Researching, identifying and nominating our clients for national prestigious awards
  • Confident and outgoing with dynamic verbal presence
  • Proven PR and journalism expertise, writing quality content and attention-grabbing pitches
  • First-class client relations skills and a track record of proactive client service
  • Works well as part of a team and independently, a self-starter, collaborative
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment
  • Excellent time-management and multitasking ability
  • Proficient in PC, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, WordPress, content management systems

As a PR Content Writer, Programs Specialist, you must be able to:

  • Write press releases with excellent grammar and AP Style
  • Participate in assigned client meetings; create agendas and meeting minutes
  • Maintain records and generate reports as assigned
  • Develop, plan and execute public relations tactics for assigned clients
  • Pitch client stories and press releases via telephone and email to all levels of media
  • Collaborate and brainstorm with other members of the agency team
  • Coordinate, arrange and participate in client events, meetings and other activities as needed
  • Stay up to date on emerging industry trends

If you are excited about joining an innovative team with plenty of opportunity for growth and advancement, we would love to hear from you. Ripley PR offers a competitive salary, office massages, medical, dental, vision, 401k and paid time off.

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