J Public Relations is excited to introduce a new BIPOC Mentorship Program in March 2021. This will be a paid Mentorship program and JPR will stipend housing and transportation while working at our San Diego headquarters for four months. This particular mentorship program will be focused on fostering the growth and advancement of the next generation of BIPOC public relations and social media professionals. Thirty percent of our current management team started in our Mentorship program - we understand the importance of investing in all levels.
Who are we?
We’re passionate, professional, and purpose-driven. We're dedicated to our work, the agency, our clients, and each other. Being a part of this international powerhouse agency will connect you to a roster of distinguished hotels, resorts, restaurants, real estate projects, and destinations across the globe, elevating your career (and your frequent flier status). At J Public Relations, we’re incredibly intentional about our company culture and are proud to have been recognized most recently by PR News Best Places to Work, New York Observer PR Power 50, PR Couture Spotlight Agency of the Year, and Crain’s Best Places to Work (to name a few). We believe in a work-life blend, where you'll be empowered to continue learning and growing through mentorship, trainings and retreats, along with a connected company culture.
Who are you?
Creative, collaborative, connected. You strive to be your best, and help others be their best. You’re driven, savvy, and solution-oriented. Motivated and passionate, our teams continue to find ways to ideate and innovate, bringing client service to a whole new level. If this sounds like you, then please read on!
What is the BIPOC Mentorship?
The BIPOC post graduate mentorship program is a four-month (March - June 2021) entry-level position with a path to hire. The mentorship will allow knowledge learned in school to expand and translate into the workforce, and improve diversity in the public relations and communications industry. The program is an opportunity for a BIPOC individual to gain experience and guidance from seasoned professionals, and to learn in an environment that supports questions and growth in PR and social media. The dual role will support the teams, clients and accounts while learning tools and enhancing a skill set along the way. The mentorship will allow exposure to all facets of the agency. The mentorship asks for reliability and a passion for travel, hospitality, lifestyle, and media/social media.
The Mentorship Program will take place in JPR’s San Diego office and JPR is committed to supporting the candidate’s ability to live and work in the city. Acceptance into the program includes transportation to and from San Diego from the candidate’s city of residence (within the US) as well as a stipend for four months of housing in San Diego. The mentorship is also a paid program with up to 32 hours of work per week.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assigned to account teams and become a client-facing and integral part of the account work
Trainings in several tools like Cision (media lists), Cision dashboards for reporting, Fohr (influencer database), Harvest (time tracking), Barcelona Principles (reporting tool), Sprout Social, Facebook Business Manager, TV Eyes, and more
Assist in research on upcoming trends, articles and social media related to the PR industry and clients specific to: travel, luxury hospitality, lifestyle and culinary
Assist with reporting and gathering information to develop efficient pitches and social content creation
Create and write press materials: fact sheets, media lists, press releases, newsletters, bios/backgrounders
Create and write social media captions, research and compile user-generated content (UGC), and learn community management
Assist in brainstorming and planning sessions for story angles and partnerships, and use that to draft pitches and media-facing messages
Secure press placements with guidance from your teams
Monitor media and social posts, create media clips and influencer reports, draft client-facing placement spotlights
Monitor and update all administrative tasks and duties
Assist with data input for weekly and monthly reporting/client updates
Ability to navigate Cision, creating and updating quality media lists
Research publications, editorial calendars and maintain targeted media and influencer lists
Assist with drafting of weekly updates or look-aheads working with team members
Responsible for media tracking and client reporting (media clips, publicity alerts, Cision dashboards, digital alerts and calculating PR values)
Skills in establishing and maintaining effective, respectful and professional relationships with employees and clients
Ability to perform other tasks or projects assigned by Account Leads and teams
Bachelor’s degree (public relations, communication, journalism, marketing or similar)
Previous industry experience is welcome but not required
Oral communication skills
Written communication skills
Social media knowledge
Proficient in computer programs (word/power point/ excel/Google programs)
Enthusiasm and can-do attitude
Must be able to commit to a weekly schedule (minimum of 32 hours per week)
Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY J Public Relations strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.
HIRING PRACTICES The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
J Public Relations recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. J Public Relations may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.
About J Public Relations
Who are we?
We’re passionate, professional, and purpose-driven. We're dedicated to our work, the agency, our clients, and each other. Being a part of this international powerhouse agency will connect you to a roster of distinguished hotels, resorts, restaurants, real estate projects, and destinations across the globe, elevating your career (and your frequent flier status). At J Public Relations, we’re incredibly intentional about our company culture and are proud to have been recognized most recently by PR News Best Places to Work, New York Observer PR Power 50 and PR Couture Spotlight Agency of the Year (to name a few). We believe in a work-life blend, where you'll be empowered to continue learning and growing through mentorship, trainings and retreats, along with a connected company culture.