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Public Relations Account Coordinator Ellipses

  • Date Posted January 11, 2019
  • Location Oakland, CA
  • Category Business
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description

Founded in 2007, Ellipses is an integrated communications agency with a passion for restaurants, hotels, food and beverage brands and special events. As artisans ourselves, we believe in handcrafted cookies, not cookie-cutters. We take on one-of-a-kind clients and create a customized approach, using strategic campaigns that celebrate our clients’ strengths and yield powerful results.
 

Our mission is to inspire people to love our clients as much as we do. This mission extends to the clients we choose to represent, as we believe we do our best work when we’re passionate about and interested in what they do, their goals and their talent. Ellipses offers a range of services, including Media Relations & Publicity, Social Media Consulting & Management, Influencer Marketing and more. The culture at Ellipses PR embraces work-life balance, teamwork, across-the-board excellence, professional development and relationship building.

While our company is based in Oakland, Calif., our team members work virtually throughout the Bay Area, coming together to meet with clients and each other as often as needed. You must be based in the Bay Area for this position.

Job Description

You are:

A passionate storyteller, detail-oriented and a superior writer. No task is too small for you, and you are skilled in proper time management. You are genuinely excited about travel, food, beverage and hospitality, in the Bay Area and beyond. You have started to develop relationships with restaurant, travel and food industry media and keep up with the latest industry news for fun. You know that you want to have a career in public relations and would like to continue developing the necessary tools and confidence to be a public relations professional. We want you to grow with us.
 

The Role:

  • Tells the stories of our clients in creative ways
  • Writes media alerts, press releases, pitches, press kit materials, etc.
  • Maintains all client press kits
  • Monitors and responds to HARO inquiries
  • Creates Coveragebook clip reports
  • Supports new business outreach
  • Tracks and pitches editorial calendar opportunities
  • Provides support to all team members including, but not limited to: taking and distributing notes from client calls and meetings, researching and creating media lists, scheduling meetings and calls, managing event guest lists, and assisting with special projects

 
You must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, English, or similar discipline
  • One year of experience in consumer/lifestyle public relations or marketing (including internships)
  • Microsoft Office and iWork experience (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Keynote)
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills (English)
  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends on occasion (attending client events, media dinners, broadcast interviews, photo shoots, etc.)
  • Easy access to insured vehicle for team and client meetings and events across Northern California (can be a rental car)
  • Strong analytical skills for measuring and tracking success
  • An open mind and ability to think creatively
  • A very strong work ethic and excellent time management skills
  • Can work from home with ease


We’d love it if you had:

  • A portfolio of secured local and national media coverage
  • Videography and video editing skills
  • An interest in cooking
  • Knowledge of virtual productivity platforms (Slack, Asana, Zoom, etc.)
  • Experience with Cision, Wordpress, Coveragebook and/or Mailchimp


Enjoy these perks:

  • Working with a fantastic, tight team of six other PR and social media pros who are passionate about our industry and clients
  • Medical and dental insurance (50% of premium covered)
  • Paid vacation
  • Reimbursement for cell phone service
  • Monthly dining stipend to conduct industry research
  • Work from home (must be in the San Francisco Bay Area)
  • 401K retirement plan with profit sharing (after one year of employment)
  • Pre-tax transit benefit
  • The thrill of working with and experiencing our amazing clients, which often includes enjoying delicious food and beverages!
Compensation this position is PAID: salaried, less than 50k How to apply Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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