HIRING! Entry Level Violet PR NJ

Violet PR (www.VioletPR.com) is seeking an entry-level Account Coordinator to be a part of a growing PR firm based in Montclair, NJ, to service business and consumer accounts.  As an Account Coordinator, you will report directly to the Agency principal to support a diverse range of clients in fields that include real estate, automotive, economic development, media and architecture.  This is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a growing practice; advancement opportunities abound.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Researching target media lists using Cision and the Internet
  • Drafting pitches and news releases; distributing to target media
  • Media pitching (initially focused on trade press) and tracking progress of existing pitches
  • Executing social media programs for clients and for Violet PR; updating Violet PR website and client websites as needed.
  • Compiling and preparing client reports, includes merchandising and quantifying media placements for clients
  • Researching speaking opportunities and editorial calendars for client opportunities; managing and tracking award entries
  • Planning itineraries for media tours and press trips
  • Maintaining and updating account files. Consistently striving to increase knowledge of agency/client procedures, your own knowledge of the public relations field, as well as your clients’ business.
  • Participating in client calls and meetings; responding in a timely and professional manner to client requests or needs.
  • Administrative assistance for the Agency principal

This full-time position comes with a competitive salary, perks including free coffee and bagels, and opportunities for growth.  Interested and qualified candidates should send an email with cover letter including salary requirements and resume to violetcomms@gmail.com.

Job Requirements
  • Exceptional writing and oral communication skills
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think strategically, creatively and proactively
  • Be detail oriented and able to coordinate/participate in numerous tasks/projects in an organized manner
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong reading comprehension skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Social media savvy, with experience using Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.
  • Genuine interest in reading media coverage and understanding media relations process
  • Ability to understand editorial calendars, identify relevant media opportunities for clients and schedule pitches accordingly, with direction.
  • Stay up to date on trends in client industries through following websites, blogs, daily/weekly newsletters.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing or related field.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; knowledge of PR tools including Cision, PR Web, Pitch Engine and PR Newswire a plus.
  • At least one year full-time related work experience and/or two public relations internships.

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