HIRING! PR Entry Level and Up, NJ

Graduation is quickly approaching and Stern Strategy Group is looking for talented and passionate graduates to join our B2B PR team in our new office in Iselin, NJ!    We are currently hiring for our entry level Assistant Associate position as well as the Associate position (1-3 years of experience).

To view full descriptions visit:  www.sternstrategy.com/careers
At Stern Strategy Group we give voice to ideas, institutions and individuals impacting the world. Our public relations, advisory and speakers services build thought leadership and business. Embracing clients’ ideas and mission, our relationships offer empathy, coaching, strategy, connections and influence.  Our work thrives on championing clients’ dreams and helping them create opportunities to grow their business through creative, strategic communications and big ideas.
 
Stern Strategy Group offers all the advantages of a big city agency (bold ideas, big name clients, regional presence, beautiful and ideally located headquarters) infused with the spirit of a homegrown firm (quality of life, entrepreneurial, hands-on, ambitious, fun). We have also been voted as a “best place to work” by NJBiz magazine.
 
The benefits of working with us don’t stop there. We also offer competitive salaries, generous PTO (paid time off), flex time/flex place arrangements, hands-on training and professional development (inside and out of the office), team building events and social/community involvement projects, and much more.
 
For more information please visit www.sternstrategy.com/careers
 
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Assistant Associate
Position Profile
An Assistant Associate supports his/her account or project teams and must efficiently service them. He/she is expected to understand the business of the clients he/she works for and the marketplace to which it sells. Assistant Associates perform fundamental tasks such as monitoring/assisting in the production of content and materials and communications outreach. There is no client contact in this position unless deemed necessary and appropriate by the account leader. This position is focused on developing the necessary skill set to become a successful communications practitioner.
Primary Responsibilities
Client
 Manage client supplies, publications, resources and materials
 Participate in preparation for client meetings and presentations as needed
 Prepare client meeting reports, status reports, clips reports, etc.
 Monitor publications and platforms (media, social, websites, newsletters, etc.) for clients and share appropriate stories and items about clients, industry and competitors with team

Platforms
 Demonstrate knowledge of and familiarity with media pitching and tour scheduling
 Maintain media files, understand clients’ media targets and identify target editors and reporters
 Research and maintain conference and editorial opportunities and calendars
 Monitor media outlets and digital platforms for coverage of client news and competitor developments
 Generate client-related story angles and content ideas
 Conduct media outreach and follow-up: begin development of media relationships
 Manage external vendors if needed
 Provide assistance with the logistics of events as necessary (e.g.: satellite media tours, desk side briefings, editor events, etc.)
 Handles/oversees distribution of content (kits, newswires, newsletters, etc.)
Writing and Content
 Draft pitch letters, editor bios, profiles, press kit materials and releases, briefing documents
 Contribute to content development (newsletters, articles, infographics, slidicles, social campaigns, videos, etc.)
 Proof and edit client related documents as needed
 Compose client reports and memos as needed
Team Participation
 Balance workload between projects to ensure that all work is accurate and completed within deadlines
 Communicate frequently and appropriately with managers on each account or project
 Proactively share new ideas for both account teams and agency
 Attend agency training meetings and group meetings

Administrative Support
 Track/enter time in a precise and timely manner
 Assist in weekly/monthly report preparation
 Coordinate mailings; create/distribute media kits, book galleys, etc.
 Conduct research for plan development
 Research vendor costs for budget development
 Perform other administrative tasks as assigned
Qualifications

Education
Bachelor’s Degree

Success Factors
 Understanding of Stern’s service offerings, competencies and thought leadership approach
 Strong oral and written communication skills
 Fosters open communication and acts as a role model for how to treat others
 Builds working relationships that foster teamwork, works well with others and inspires great work
 Exhibits upbeat, can-do attitude and displays willingness to handle all tasks
 Demonstrates potential to interact with clients
 Can complete challenging projects within set parameters
 Develops personal leadership, is learning focused, adaptable to change and proactive
 Excellent judgment when working with team members and vendors
 Demonstrates integrity in all actions
 Desire to pursue learning and self development; participates in required and voluntary professional development programs
 Ability to consistently meet deadlines
 Attention to detail and quality
 Solve problems
 Proficient in Microsoft Office, Internet, social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc., Cision, etc.
 Professional demeanor
 Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and manage time in a consistent manner
 Keeps workspace neat and organized so others can access file, binders, etc.
 Have reliable transportation to attend client meetings and other professional engagements, as appropriate

For more information please visit www.sternstrategy.com/careers
Alicja Mackowiak
HR Manager
Direct: 908-325-3892 | Cell: 908-591-6949 | Main: 908-276-4344
186 Wood Avenue South | Suite 300 | Iselin, NJ | 08830
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