Public Relations Specialist

We are seeking a results-driven public relations professional who craves a career they can believe in. 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 during Prosecco Friday!

About You

Our ideal Public Relations Specialist 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:

  • 5+ years of related experience; agency experience is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing or a related field
  • Experience with B2B, franchise, construction, environmental organizations, animal welfare or plant-based products is a plus
  • Confident and outgoing with dynamic verbal presence
  • Proven PR expertise, winning earned media placements with 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 Public Relations Specialist, you must be able to:

  • Develop, plan and execute public relations tactics for assigned clients
  • Write press releases with excellent grammar and AP Style
  • Pitch client stories and press releases via telephone and email to all levels of media
  • Participate in assigned client meetings; create agendas and meeting minutes
  • 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
  • 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, Prosecco Fridays, office massages, medical, dental, vision, 401k and paid time off.

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