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).
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Internet, social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc., Cision, etc.
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