This is a paid, hands-on, 40+ hours a week entry-level position lasting six months for people interested in pursuing a career in technology-focused public relations.
As a graduate associate (GA), you’ll work collaboratively across teams to develop ideas, strategies and work that aligns with clients and campaign objectives. GAs support the strategy and execution of media relations through the creation of briefing docs, media lists and news scans. In this role, you will provide exceptional and consistent work for both the agency and the clients we work with.GAs shadow all members of our PR teams, attend internal and client meetings, compile media databases and assist with creative strategy. You’ll learn how to turn creative ideas into practical solutions, and you’ll also refine your ability to think on your feet and stay organized in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Prepare client agendas and action items, scan news for relevant press stories and assemble client competitor research
Coordinating press tour pitching, scheduling and logistics
Maintain internal documents such as coverage trackers and awards grids
Provide support to team members in the development, monitoring and ongoing upkeep of relevant client speaking and award opportunities
Research, build, manage and audit master media lists and briefing docs
Create coverage reports and compile media clippings
Compile daily/ weekly news briefs for clients and internal team
Monitor client news and identify/flag relevant competitor coverage
Provide media insights and fresh ideas to internal teams
Source and pitch rapid response opportunities to the internal team
Discover what tools are available, what Method has to offer
Strengthen your knowledge of the intersection between marketing and PR
Learn how to use social media and analytics effectively for clients
Help with day-to-day office management: greet guests and answer calls (Post COVID: When we return to the office)
Assist with conference room and meeting scheduling
Typically an undergraduate degree or relevant combination of education and experience in public relations, communications, marketing and/or related fields
Interest in pursuing a career in enterprise technology-focused public relations
Familiarity with Google Drive and Google’s suite of tools (e.g., Slides, Docs, Sheets)
Basic Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook skills
Excellent time management, project management and organizational skills
Intermediate written, visual and verbal communication skills
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience, adjusted for location
About Method Communications
Founded in 2010, Method Communications is a midsize public relations and marketing communications agency. Our culture is anchored in three core values – relationships, resourcefulness and results – and enables us to produce award-winning work. We are a part of the Chime network, working on global accounts with global teams.
In 2020 we were recognized as a PRNews Top Places to Work. The Holmes Report has also honored us as Technology Agency of the Year, and our team has been honored by PRWeek 40 Under 40 and PRWeek Young PR Professional of the Year, among others.