Full-time PR professional

Montclair, NJ

Violet PR (www.VioletPR.com) is a seeking a full-time PR professional to support our growing boutique PR firm based in Montclair, NJ. We’re looking for a fun, energetic go-getter who’s passionate about news, writing, social media and media relations. The new hire will support a diverse range of clients in fields including real estate, economic development, professional services and social good.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Pitching media by email or phone to national, regional and trade journalists, across print, broadcast and online
  • Researching and drafting news releases, pitches, fact sheets, media advisories, social media content, etc.
  • Researching target media lists using Cision and the Internet; working with the team to come up with new ideas to reach targeted media outlets
  • Social media management, including implementation of social media campaigns for multiple clients on platforms including Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Researching speaking opportunities and editorial calendars for client opportunities
  • Managing day-to-day account activities
  • Monitoring media coverage and reporting results to the wider team and clients

Job Requirements:

  • 2-4 years of PR agency or journalism experience
  • Exceptional work ethic and motivated to excel in a fast-paced, creative environment
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication with an interest in public policy, real estate and economic development
  • Track record of securing media coverage and experience developing relationships with reporters
  • Detail oriented and able to coordinate/participate in numerous projects in an organized manner
  • Ability to work well within a team in a fun, collaborative and creative setting
  • Social media experience, with successful campaigns implemented using Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, etc.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive salary
  • 15 days PTO to start, plus winter recess and summer Fridays, as well as flexibility to work from home on Fridays
  • Medical and dental insurance, and 401k plan with employer match
  • We love to get together in and out of the office and find lots of reasons to celebrate throughout the year – from summer happy hours to our annual holiday party. Check out all our Violet PR adventures on Instagram.
  • Professional development opportunities

The new hire will work full-time from our Montclair, NJ, office. Interested candidates should send an email with a detailed note explaining why you’d be an ideal candidate for this opportunity to Christina Forrest at Info@violetpr.com. Please include your resume and relevant writing samples / recent successes for review. Salary is commensurate with experience.