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#179836

PR Specialist

Richmond, VA
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Overview

Vitamin T's client is looking for a talented PR Specialist to join their team. This is a 4-month assignment with the potential to extend, working with an amazing company. 

TITLE: PR Specialist

ASSIGNMENT: 4-month temp assignment with the potential to extend

HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours per week

LOCATION: 100% Remote, if candidates are located in Richmond, VA and are open to a hybrid structure, that is a plus. 

 

Responsibilities

●      Support the Public Relations team by staffing the PR hotline during normal business hours and preparing responses to reporters and other stakeholders with support from pre-approved language and internal company subject matter experts

●      Review opportunities presented to the client's employees to represent the company externally and make recommendations regarding participation (speaking opportunities, conferences, podcasts, and case studies)

●      Work closely with the client's legal and Investor Relations teams to facilitate reviews of external-facing materials, such as statements to reporters or thought leadership case studies

●      Conduct risk assessment research to ensure there are no potential negative impacts to the company’s brand by being associated with an individual/venue/event/platform

●      Prepare and edit Word documents and PowerPoints; leverage track changes to align on edits

●      Create and distribute a weekly digest featuring company and news media coverage

●      Support creation of a quarterly PR measurement report

●      Support award entries such as ‘Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For’

●      Draft company LinkedIn posts for company news and initiatives

●      Keep apprised of daily news and proactively identify topics that may impact the brand

●      Support the management of the PR budget including invoice processing, tracking, and generating reports

Requirements

●      3-5+ years’ experience in PR and media relations is a must

●      A college degree in Communications, Journalism, or PR is preferred

●      Experience with Meltwater or similar media monitoring service is preferred but not required

●      Experience working with the news media required

●      Proficient with Microsoft Teams, PowerPoint, and Word. Capable of using track changes to propose and confirm edits to a document

●      Strong written and communication skills

●      Capable of researching opportunities for reputation risk/reward

●      Highly responsive and able to effectively prioritize multiple, competing initiatives 

●      Positive team player who is effective in a fast-paced, collaborative and supportive workplace