Public Relations Coordinator

We are seeking a results-driven public relations professional for our Maryville agency based in the heart of downtown Maryville. We give our all for our Ripley PR and Orange Orchard 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 Public Relations Coordinator is a goal-oriented client cheerleader, willing to pick up the phone and tell our clients’ stories to national media, fearlessly pitching and developing new story angles. We’re looking for someone with these characteristics:

  • 1-3 years of related experience, including internships; agency experience a plus
  • Able to provide a portfolio of top-notch writing samples
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing or a related field
  • Confident and outgoing with professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates a passion for journalism, news and media
  • Energetic and inquisitive, willing to learn and grow with us
  • Committed to first-class, proactive client service
  • Impeccable attention to detail, producing polished materials every time
  • 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 multi-tasking ability, able to switch gears easily
  • Proficient in PC, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, WordPress, content management systems

As a Public Relations Coordinator, you must be able to:

  • Proactively identify media opportunities and develop compelling pitches
  • Write press releases and prepare information for the media with excellent grammar and AP Style
  • Update media lists and monitor editorial calendars
  • Pitch client stories and press releases via telephone and email to all levels of media
  • Provide essential administrative support for client teams
  • Collaborate and brainstorm with other members of the agency team
  • Maintain records and generate reports as assigned
  • Coordinate, arrange and participate in client events, meetings and other activities as needed

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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