Remote PR Specialist

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Remote PR Specialist | SmartBug | Remote | US |

Do you have experience working with the media? Have you found success getting interviews in trade and mainstream outlets? Do you have experience working with a media database and creating measurement reports for your clients? Then you should consider becoming a Public Relations Specialist for SmartBug Media.
As a Public Relations Specialist for SmartBug Media, you will work with our B2B agency clients that have a wide range of expertise – from technology and data security to learning and development for business leaders. You will be an integral part of the SmartBug Media PR team; delivering media pitches, securing interviews and communicating with our clients. You will work within every facet of PR and report to our Director of Public Relations.
  • Create targeted pitches for the media
  • Facilitate client/media interviews
  • Research potential in-the-news topics for media outreach
  • Create media lists from PR database
  • Write PR-focused blog posts
  • Attend/communicate in client update meetings
  • Write & distribute press releases
  • Write/submit abstracts for byline articles
Skills Required
  • Agency experience
  • Experience working with B2B clients
  • Experience working with a media database; Cision preferred
  • Experience writing press releases and submitting through a wire service
  • Experience creating media pitches
  • Experience contacting and following-up with media contacts
  • Experience facilitating media interviews with clients
  • Experience working with analysts, preferred
  • Experience researching media opportunities
  • Experience running measurement reports
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong work ethic with a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Apps (G-Suite)
Experience & Education
  • B.A. or B.S. degree –  marketing, communications or public relations preferred
  • 3+ years of experience working in PR, in an agency setting
Our extensive employee benefits program includes:
  • Generous compensation package with performance incentives
  • Medical, dental, vision with agency contribution
  • 401k plan with Company match
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Flexible spending account
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Annual leadership conference, SmartBugapalooza
  • Training budget
  • Flexibility of working remotely
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