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?
You are a seasoned Publicist ready to bring your creativity, connections, and collaborative style to JPR. You make it your personal mission to craft coverage-worthy pitches and story angles for journalists and entice sought after influencers to collaborate on posts. Our ideal Publicist has developed a confidence that is validated by results and has started to master the delicate balance between surging ahead and asking for help. You’re a role model to junior staff making time to mentor and you thrive off of increased client interaction, eager to share well thought out ideas. You anticipate your managers needs, are the right hand to our senior team members, and proactively look for opportunities to interact with and develop key media contacts because you value personal relationships as much as we do. If this sounds like you, then please read on!
As a Publicist, you are our in-house Media Relations go-to. This means flawlessly handling everything from building media lists, to drafting and helping with pitches, to rocking the end-to-end coordination of a FAM: pitching, planning, staffing, developing the itinerary, and attending. Your fingers are on the pulse of the industry, which means you’re also getting hits and placements, and proactively reaching out and submitting clients for award submissions. You’re also starting to have more direct client communications, which means responding to emails, having a bigger voice on client calls, directly reaching out to the client when needed, and competently and confidently handling incoming day-to-day requests.
Duties and Responsibilities
Account + Client Management
Provide approvals on agendas, reports, and updates for the junior team members
Oversee the workflow of junior team members
Have a deep understanding of reporting, particularly of Barcelona Principles
Actively participate in creative brainstorming and pitch development
Provide attention to detail, while being able to prioritize, multi-task and delegate
May be a primary client go-to on select initiatives
Lead portions of client calls
Establish and grow relationships with media and influencers by taking more 1:1 meetings
Organize, invite and host press trips
Concept creative and targeted pitch projects for the team that are aligned with account goals
Facilitate media missions in local, regional and national markets
Monitor and manage editorial calendars, assign duties to team as necessary
Be an account authority – you have your finger on the pulse of the junior team workflow and are beginning to anticipate what’s needed next in support of the senior team member(s)
Offer mentorship and guidance to Junior Publicists and Publicity Assistants
Seek opportunities to get involved in relevant organizations
Remain up-to-date on and share news on trends in our industry as well as those impacting your clients by following relevant blogs, websites, influencers, newsletters, etc.
And other tasks, projects, or duties as required
College Degree or comparable experience required
At least 2 years public relations experience
Agency experience preferred
Computer skills, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint in a Microsoft Windows environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, experience in a hospitality environment is a plus
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
Strong knowledge of media and news cycles
Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment
Basic understanding of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Foundational understanding of Influencer engagement
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.