Public Relations Account Specialist

Mixte Communications | OR

Posted Date 5/28/2021
Description

Public Relations Account Specialist

We are a remote-based digital marketing company powered by public relations. Our 16-ish employees believe in doing business the right way with good people who want nice things for our communities. We’re grounded in simple principles that meet at the intersection of business, community, environmental protection, social equity, healthy living and fun. 

Lots of fun. 

In addition to incubating a social enterprise agency, we’re looking to expand our media relations capacity and are searching for our next Mixte Superstar to help our team grow its capabilities, implement mind-blowing work for our clients, and secure local to national media. 

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY
Mixte is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes diversity. We are committed to building teams where people of all identities and backgrounds are welcome, included, and respected. We work to help close representation gaps in the PR and advertising industries, and to actively recruit people from underrepresented groups. We strongly encourage gender diverse people and minority candidates to apply for this role.

Description: 

Our Public Relations Account Specialist will have 6 months to 2 years of experience writing and coordinating successful and creative media campaigns. This person should have a desire to sell a story and do whatever it takes to place it. The perfect candidate will have experience within San Diego’s social justice communities and in geographic areas such as City Heights, communities south of I-8, Tijuana or other regions facing social justice challenges.  

Responsibilities:   

  • Write like a boss
    • Pitch, pitch and pitch – on the phone, in email and through social
    • Draft media materials, including press releases, media alerts, op-eds, statements and pitches
    • Craft messaging and talking points
    • Switch tone and style depending on audience
    • Write creatively, efficiently and with perfect grammar and AP style

  • Have an eye for media
    • Pitching, pitching and more pitching
    • Secure and coordinate placements
    • Clip media and report for clients
    • Develop a running knowledge of other clients to pitch
    • Track relevant news
    • Keep an eye out for media opportunities
    • Interview relevant spokespeople and client-related people for stories
    • Manage media lists
    • Brainstorm with team members for new pitches
    • Find creative ways to pitch clients

  • Build strong relationships with media
    • Pitching, pitching and more pitching
    • Secure and coordinate placement
    • Clip media and report for clients
    • Develop a running knowledge of other clients to pitch

 

  • Have a digital state of mind

 

    • Produce engaging social media content 
    • Manage communities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
    • Create social graphics and videos 
    • Help develop and launch social media ad campaigns

  • Keep client accounts running smoothly
    • Take notes in meetings and plan action steps
    • Track deadlines and keep tasks moving through the approval process
    • Be proactive with tasks and emails

  • Embody the Mixte mantras
    • Work with intention
    • Ask lots of questions
    • Create work that showcases your personal brand
    • Keep Mixte running smoothly with crystal clear communication
    • Be in charge of your life at Mixte
    • Believe that the work you do is important
  • Required skills and knowledge: 
      • 6 months to 3 years of experience, preferably in an agency setting
      • Experience in public relations and digital communications
      • Independent and flexible worker
      • Efficiency in work pace while maintaining attention to detail

 

  • Preferred skills and knowledge:
    • Customer service
    • Language skills other than English 
    • Experience with reporting and analytic
    • Ability to use graphic design programs for print and digital graphic work (Canva, Adobe Creative Suite)
    • Experience with email marketing platforms 
    • Know your way around WordPress

 

  • Education: 
    • We want to find the right person, so we’ll consider people with:
      • 1 to 3 years of experience in media relations
      • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or
      • On-the-job experience or education related to media relations, or
      • Any interesting combination of the above three bullets

Compensation & Culture:

  • Salary dependent on experience - $15/hour to $20/hour
  • Complete benefits package including company-sponsored health insurance and vision insurance, matched investments, company-sponsored dental and disability insurance, two weeks vacation, ten paid holidays + two floating holidays, 40 hours of sick, monthly cell phone reimbursement, Mixte Adventures, and a company culture that will blow your mind.
  • We are a remote company looking for candidates based in California, Oregon, New York, Hawaii, Illinois or Georgia. 

Tell us why you're different, why you believe, why you’re the one. Be creative. Send cover letter, resume and references to jamie at gomixte(dot)com. No phone calls, please. We will begin reviewing applications immediately, and will keep our search open until we find the right candidate.

 

Listing Type
Jobs
Categories
Communications | Public Affairs | Public Relations
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Entry Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary
$15 - $20
Salary Type
/hr.

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