Senior Public Relations Associate

Reingold Inc
Alexandria, VA
Jul 11, 2018
Jul 16, 2018
Full Time
Reingold is a social marketing and communications consulting firm with a 30-year track record of developing and launching compelling, inventive campaigns that drive impact. Our dedication to supporting meaningful projects has led us to work across sectors including education, support for service members and Veterans, and health care on behalf of government agencies, nonprofits, and associations. Were looking for the usual things: intelligence, creativity, experience, management acumen, and rave reviews. Writing talent and experience are essential. But were also looking for much more: entrepreneurial initiative, balance, a willingness to work and think hard, the ability to tell the story, commitment to the team, practical perfectionism, a sense of humor, discipline, and eagerness to chart unfamiliar territory. Our work involves the full range of organizational development services, including creative planning; new program/product research; writing; management of client communications, promotions, and public relations; and relationship building and maintenance. Reingold is seeking an ambitious self-starter to join our team of public relations specialists. Specific duties may include: Writing Writing in multiple styles and voices, including journalistic, promotional, and executive/corporate, for a variety of audiences Drafting and editing communications materials, including strategic plans, analyses and monitoring reports, news releases, media pitches and alerts, fact sheets, talking points, blog posts, and executive briefings Earned Media and Public Relations Pitching reporters, editors, and others in media Managing media relationships, story placement, and online distribution of materials Building and managing media databases Conducting landscape analyses, competitive analyses, and media audits Managing thought leadership activities Writing public relations plans for clients Conducting public relations training, such as interview preparation sessions and messaging workshops Project Management General Consulting Providing input to project managers and executive leaders Developing creative solutions to client issues Managing multiple accounts, and serving as the client point of contact or in a supporting role Anticipating, identifying, and resolving problems that threaten timelines, budgets, and/or completion of key projects and client deliverables Ushering all materials through internal Reingold processes (creative, editorial, events, social media, user experience, web, etc.) Minimum qualifications include: Bachelors degree, preferably in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field 4 to 7 years professional experience working in one or more of the following or similar settings: communications agency, newsroom, press office, on the Hill Understanding of the news cycle and news hooks Strong public speaking skills Demonstrated ability to use metrics to inform strategy Ability to manage multiple projects and deliverables The following are preferred qualifications for this position: Experience in crisis communications and/or event planning Knowledge of Meltwater, PR Newswire, MailChimp, Workamajig, and/or Jira We offer creative freedom, a supportive work environment, and challenging client assignments. Salary is commensurate with experience. For consideration, submit your resume, cover letter with salary history and requirements, and two writing samples. Reingold is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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