Senior PR Content Writer, Programs Specialist

** This is an in-office position at our Maryville office.
** Candidates who are not currently located in the Knoxville metro area will not be considered for employment.

Who We Are:

Ripley PR, Inc. is an award-winning global public relations agency specializing in skilled trades, franchising, manufacturing and B2B technology. Founded in 2013, Ripley PR has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top 10 Franchise PR Agency six years in a row, and was named to Forbes’ America’s Best PR Agencies list in 2021. The agency was also named as No. 2 PR Agency in the greater Knoxville area by the Knoxville News Sentinel in 2022. These awards represent our focus and commitment to creating PR campaigns that drive results for our global clients.

Orange Orchard, a division of Ripley PR founded in 2018, focuses on promoting vegan and plant-based brands, and increasing awareness and fundraising for animal welfare organizations.

What We Do:

Offering a full range of strategic communication services, including traditional media relations and crisis management strategies, Ripley PR uses a blend of strategic business accounting and creative public relations branding to tell compelling stories and deliver measurable results. Ripley PR is a partner in IPREX, a $508 million global network of communication agencies, with 1,100 communications professionals in more than 100 markets worldwide.

How We Work:

At Ripley PR, we are solution-focused, outgoing, positive, and rally around producing high-quality work for our clients. We’re different than most PR agencies. Our teams of specialists provide clients with simple, ongoing analytics, showing the true return on investment. We want clients to know what we do on a daily basis to promote and advocate for their brand. We enjoy a fast-paced environment with open communication. With a work hard, play hard mentality, we enjoy a challenge as much as we enjoy our free office snacks, goal incentives, bi-monthly office massages and occasional short days.

What You’ll Do:

Ripley PR is looking for an exceptional writer to create client and agency content for a variety of earned and owned media platforms. Our ideal candidate has a solid business acumen, creative vision, and the ability to see the big picture for our agency and each of our clients. With an effective content strategy and high-quality writing being a top focus for our clients, the Sr. Content Writer is a very important position for the agency.


  • Write press releases and bylined articles with excellent grammar and AP Style
  • Write blogs conforming to client voice and following agency SEO best practice
  • 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
  • Collaborate and brainstorm with other members of the agency team, proof their work and coach for improvement
  • Stay up to date on emerging industry trends


  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing or a related field
  • 7+ years of related professional writing experience (not including college coursework)
  • Print journalism and agency experience is a plus
  • Experience writing about B2B, franchise, skilled trades and manufacturing. Knowledge of environmental organizations, animal welfare or plant-based products is a plus.
  • First-class interpersonal skills
  • Works well collaborating as a team and working independently
  • Highly organized
  • Proficient in PC, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, WordPress and content management systems

Benefits Offered:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Coverage Program
  • 401K Investment Program (with Company Match!)
  • 14 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Free Snacks in the Office
  • Bi-Monthly Office Massages
  • Early Outs and Bonus Incentives
  • An environment to grow your level of knowledge and experience

Work Location:

  • Full-time, On Location in Maryville, Tennessee. (This is not a remote or hybrid position.)
  • Some Travel Required



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