PR/Communications & Social Media Jobs 9.11.11

SRP, Phoenix
The Salt River Project in Phoenix has a spot open in Corporate Communications for a person with strong writing skills (journalism training is good!) and an interest in business writing. The person should have good project management skills. An interest in sustainability would be a plus, since this position will be the main communication support to our sustainability organizations. Some experience working with Microsoft Sharepoint is another plus.

The company will consider someone on a contract basis or an intern, although the hours will likely be 30 hours a week. There is a potential to later go full time. Pay is competitive.
Mike Stephens
Manager, SRP Corporate and Internet Communications
Office: 602-236-2518 – Cell: 602-809-1126

Community Relations Assistant, Phoenix Union HS District
Phoenix Union High School District is a 9-12th-grade public school district serving a diverse enrollment of 25,000 students with 16 schools. This person will assist the District community relations office (located at 4502 N. Central Ave.) involving internal and external communications, media relations, marketing and special events.

Primary Functions:
• Updates website content and assists in social media efforts
• Assists in preparation of publications (flyers, booklets, posters, newsletters, brochures, banners, etc.)
• Assists with organization and planning of District events
• Provides clerical support (recording-keeping, inventory and supply orders)
• Prepares and handles department mailings as needed
• Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Excellent computer skills to include desktop publishing/design
• Organized, attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and learn quickly
• Outstanding customer service skills

Optional Skills:
• Bilingual (Spanish)
• Experience working with Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
• Experience with technology-based communication (podcasts, video streaming, video production)
• Experience with digital photography and equipment

Flexible hours, approx. 20 hours a week
$9.18 an hour

Contact Renee Ryon, or Craig Pletenik or call (602) 764-1530 for an application.

Account Executive – Falls Communications – OH

Brand Marketing Associate – Capital Insurance – VA

Vice President – Formula PR – CA

Associate Director of Constituent Communications – Bryn Mawr College – PA

Public Relations Manager – Jenny Craig – CA

Senior Manager, Media Relations – Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association – DC

SAS/Director – Davies/Blaze – CA

Public Relations and Fundraising Manager – Confidential – DC

Meeting Planner – US & Canadian Academy of Pathology – GA

Konnect PR
Los Angeles CA
Details: Konnect PR, a Los Angeles-based boutique lifestyle public relations firm, is seeking an Account Coordinator to assist with several lifestyle consumer product accounts. The Account Coordinator will work closely with the Senior Account Executive and will be responsible for duties including: writing press releases, creating comprehensive media lists, pitching media, monitoring and updating social media/ blogs on a regular basis, shipping samples, clipping press and more. Ideal candidate should be able to work independently without constant oversight, has some knowledge of public relations and media contacts, and has the ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast paced environment. This is a full time entry level position with definite room for growth within the company.

– B.A. in public relations/ communications or a related field
– 1-2 years of experience working in the public relations industry
– Experience working with common PR tools such as Cision, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, etc.

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Marketing Coordinator, Millennium Entertainment
Los Angeles CA

Led by CEO Bill Lee, Millennium Entertainment is a leading independent supplier that acquires and distributes feature films, television series and specialty programming. Millennium Entertainment (ME) is currently seeking a Marketing Coordinator to provide administrative support and assist with various departmental projects. The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated, organized, proactive self-starter that is detail oriented, punctual and dedicated. The individual must possess strong organizational and communications skills, good interpersonal skills and knowledge of general office duties.

Duties will include (but may not be limited to):
* Coordinate film-marketing campaigns for all Home Entertainment titles; create and manage budgets; maintain on-time schedule for campaigns.
* Create marketing/product Setup Sheets, Sell Sheets and PowerPoint Presentations for all titles to Sales Team. Create sales books for bi/tri-monthly sales meetings.
* Coordinate creation of monthly trade publication advertisements.
* Coordinate setup/creation of monthly ESS Screener Mailing distribution and materials.
* Setup input of Filmtrack database and Extranet metadata and assets for all current, future, and catalog titles.
* Coordinate with Legal Department, Art, Ops and Post departments on all new release and catalog release product and programs.
* Maintain release schedules (new release, reprice calendar, etc) . Work with Sales Team to brainstorm packages ideas, catalog promotions, and special programs requested by or for specific retailers.
* Work with Sales Team to develop and create specialty promotional items for new release titles.
* Request and setup all UPC, ISBN and Film Catalog Numbers for all new products.
* Create salient sheets and coordinate creation and routing of all artwork assets through required departments.
* Fulfill event planners for Sales Team events, order mounted posters, promotional items, pull together giveaways and other requested items.
* Maintain weekly Cash Flow for Marketing/Finance.
* General light assistant duties for EVP of Marketing including phones, presentation prep, meeting scheduling, etc.

* College degree Marketing/Business
* 2+ years minimum experience in marketing or product management
* MUST have a strong working knowledge of Mac & PC computers as well as proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
* Web production experience (HTML) preferred
* Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task and pay attention to detail is required
* Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of management.
Salary: We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and extensive benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and vision benefits and future growth opportunities within the company. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.
Info at

— The Sierra Club seeks a Chicago-based associate press secretary with at least three years experience to join its Beyond Coal campaign, an effort to protect the public health and fight global warming, who is smart and resourceful, is a team player, understands how to use media to win campaigns, is diplomatic and flexible, can work closely with field organizers and the legal tam to identify and implement winning strategies in states across the Midwest and can act as a liaison between the media team and the issue team to plan and carry out communication strategies; must be ready to serve regularly as a spokesperson and research and prepare reports for release to the media as well as writing media messages, op-ed pieces, press releases, talking points and other materials, coordinating media events as needed. Apply by e-mail to

— Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) seeks a director of content strategy with at least 10 years marketing and communications experience, with positions of increasing responsibility, for its Kellogg Graduate School of Management who will serve as a catalyst, will harness the talents of a five-person team to craft the schools voice/tone/brand across all media, develop and execute the school’s unique content strategy, oversee and contribute to the creation of story themes and messaging strategies for a wide range of audiences that include students/prospective students/faculty/administrators/alumni/donors, develop new processes to oversee the content lifecycle and measure team results, direct the development and distribution of content, oversee all writing and editorial projects, collaborate with other group leaders and project managers to assign staff and agree on timelines, while managing project risks and securing approvals, managing and prioritizing communications requests from student/faculty/administrative stakeholders; must have superior leadership skills, be well-organized, have good interpersonal skills, have proven project-management experience, be able to multi-task and meet all deadlines, have expertise in existing and emerging communications technologies, have an understanding of content strategy (including editorial, metadata, content management, SEO and content channel distribution strategy), have superior storytelling skills and have familiarity with scaled non-profit and higher-education environments or the equivalent combination of education/training/experience. For more information, and to apply, contact or go online to

— The State Universities Retirement System (Champaign, IL) seeks a communications manager who will develop and implement strategies relating to all communications available to staff, legislative counsel, membership, employers, constituency groups and media; will make an effort to provide clear and consistent messaging and education. For more information and to apply online, go to

— The National Center for Media Engagement (Madison, WI) seeks a communications and social media manager who can develop and deliver messaging across various communications platforms, play a key role in implementing NCME’s communications strategy, manage NCME’s social media presence and develop and deliver NCME content across a variety of distribution vehicles. For a full job description and to apply online, visit

— The Experimental Aircraft Association (Oshkosh, WI) seeks a creative and talented copy writer who will work with the in-house marketing services team and business units to create and produce innovative and targeted ad and marking copy and messages for EAA’s membership, prospective members and other stakeholder audiences while working to achieve consistency of the look and messaging of EAA’s brand into the organization; must have a track record of strong creative writing and marketing conceptualization skills and have the ability to convey the company’s brand and positioning through simple and effective phrases with a style that is clear, fresh and concise, with a passion for clarity, quality and consistency, working collaboratively in a high-production environment. E-mail work samples/link to online portfolio and resume to the EAA HR Dept. at

— The Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri (St. Louis, MO) seeks a dynamic communications media manager who will utilize a broad skill set that ranges from social media implementation to traditional media placement and media metrics analysis to design background; must addresses internal and external audiences, manage the council’s overall social media presence, manage traditional media relations with both print and broadcast media, develop Web site graphic design and content, create e-marketing plans, evaluate and report on statistical data generated by social/Web/traditional media, write/edit/design communications collateral, support the group’s diversity and fund development goals and utilize superior writing/editing/presentation skills; must be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of volunteers/vendors/public/community partners; should have graphic design skills that include InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Apply online at

** Crain’s Detroit Business seeks a marketing director (Job #1149) with at least 10 years experience who can develop marketing strategy/goals/measurement, do advertising sales promotion, conceptualize and execute campaigns on all platforms, devise long-term strategic planning that combines integrated marketing platforms, director and manage brand development PR/sponsorships/research/vendor relationships, supervise the work of the events team and display a track record of brand building and knowledge of emerging new media strategies. Apply online at

— Clear Channel/Columbus, OH seeks a marketing manager with 3-5 years experience who will design and purchase promotional items, such as mouse pads ad mini-billboard frames, maintain records/schedules/itineraries/event calendars, discuss objections, make revisions, research market statistics, incorporate into ad campaigns. Apply online at

— NewsLink, Lincoln, NE seeks a public relations executive/corporate journalist who has some journalism experience, can conduct interviews with a digital recorder and can snap photos for professional publications in a deadline-oriented environment; sales and marketing experience will be considered. Work samples and resume to the News Link HR Dept., attn: Dave, 1845 S. 11th St., Lincoln, NE 68502, call (402) 475-NEWS or e-mail

— The University of Kansas Medical Center (Kansas City, KS) seeks a savvy communications coordinator (Job #M0203742) who enjoys scientific discoveries to plan and coordinate internal and external communications for a multi-faceted research institute based at the hospital; must support communications efforts for “Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research” by developing an effective communications structure between researchers and partner institutions, oversee communications efforts for the Community Partnership for Health Program section of the initiative, can do strategic thinking and relationship building to achieve wider distribution while performing the daily communications tactics of the job, and write news and internal publications, manage social media and promote community-based activities across KS; the ideal candidate will have science or healthcare writing background for general audiences. Apply online at

— Democracy North Carolina (Durham, NC) seeks a communications specialist who has exceptional skills, has a commitment to social justice, can serve as Webmaster, can coordinate online/social media communications and advocacy, can help plan and implement strategies for media relations and all external communications, can coordinate production of various print and online materials, has experience with traditional media relations/marketing/public affairs/PR/campaign communications/other communications professionals, knows NC politics, has experience with social justice issues, has good speaking and writing skills, has experience with Web development, knows CSS/CMS/social media, has background with online organizing and advocacy tools, is highly self-motivated, can prioritize and meet deadlines, can work in a team, can thrive in a hard-working organization dedicated to social change. Resume and contact information for three references to the Hiring Committee, 1821 Green St., Durham, NC 27705 or e-mail

** The National Wild Turkey Foundation (Edgefield, SC) seeks a public relations specialist with at least two years experience who can plan/organize/create online content for use on all platforms to spread the foundation’s message, drive Web site traffic and increase it social media presence; will work with other individuals and departments within the foundation to develop additional content for the online uses that would highlight its mission; must also stay apprised of news technology, have basic knowledge of Dreamweaver, html, MS Office, FTP clients, CMS, Google analytics, CANSPAM, FISA compliance and AP Style, write clean and compelling copy and can edit others’ copy to match, can take projects from concept to completion with minimal guidance, can analyze site traffic reports and provide concise summaries for client use, understand the foundation’s mission (conservation) and promote it to the media and the public; must suggest areas for improvement in the site. Must be able to travel to foundation events for up to seven days at a time. Apply online at

— Openings at WMBF-TV, Myrtle Beach, SC: Marketing director who will guide a multi-person department in the creation and management of on-air, online, social media and mobile promotional efforts along with commercial production; must develop and implement strategic plans to assure continued growth for the station and be hands-on daily. Marketing producer who can write/produce/edit news topicals, station image and special promotions spots as well as commercials, using FinalCut Pro, AfterEffects, Adobe Premiere and Photoshop; background with ENPS and Edius a plus; must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes some nights and weekend and work at a face pace. Tape/DVD and resume to Ted Fortenberry, WMBF-TV, 918 Frontage Rd. East, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or e-mail No calls.

Junior Copywriter, Wholesale Online Strategy & Marketing
Polo Ralph Lauren

Location: New York
State: NY
Salary: Competitive
Work Schedule: Full Time

Ralph Lauren Corporation is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For more than 40 years, Ralph Lauren’s reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets.

Write product copy across all brands and wholesale accounts.
Work with digital asset coordinators to determine deadlines to ensure delivery in a timely manner.
Coordinate with cross-functional teams to route/return samples.
Participate in showroom walkthroughs, review seasonal buys, and work with divisions to ensure familiarity with brand concept and sensibility for each of the deliveries.
Own the entire copy process from start to finish and troubleshoot all copy issues (with accounts or divisions) that may arise throughout the process.
Work with marketing managers to develop romance/marketing copy for online assets (emails, banners, etc.).
Work on special projects as needed.

Ralph Lauren is an equal opportunity employer. We offer dynamic career opportunities with growth potential and a generous company discount.

Job Requirements:
1-3 years of editorial/fashion copywriting experience.
Proficient in Word, Excel and experience with database tools.
BA in English or Journalism (or comparable work experience) and strong conceptual skills with knowledge of how copy relates to design, graphics and concept inspiration.
Excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills.
Ability to prioritize, work under multiple deadlines, and work independently and as well as with a team.
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PR News Jobs


Social Media Coordinator
International Business Times

Location: San Francisco
State: California
Salary: Competitive
Duration of Position: So long as you’re performing
Work Schedule: Full Time

Social media coordinator position for aggressive, passionate and dynamic people with writing and marketing talent.
The ideal candidate must:
> Be familiar with the latest social technologies and services
> Possess demonstrable experience in planning and executing successful social media marketing initiatives
> Exhibit creativity, knowledge and the ability to leverage new social media activities to achieve our goals
> Be able to humanize the IBTimes brand, allowing readers to feel like they are not just receiving the news, but also have the ability to respond to us and engage with us
> Have ability to actively engage and stir community conversations
community development, building and management
> Help reporters find sources, moderate comments, respond to questions and complaints
> Drive key metrics, specifically site traffic and viewers
> Drive an integrated experience across social media platforms
> Identify and manage social media opportunities and create materials in support of driving awareness, engagement and lead generation
> Guide clients in adopting social media strategies

Required Qualifications:
> US college degree, preferably a bachelors degree in journalism, marketing, new media, arts or mass communications
> 1-3 years agency experience, with at least one year experience in social media
> Familiarity with the planning, design, creation and management of social accounts and micro-sites
> Consummate professional with good writing, marketing and communication skills
> Understands SEO techniques, including but not limited to use of back links and keywords, and their relationship to creating a story
> Strong proficiency in Internet research

Interested applicant must send prior writing/reporting sample(s) together with resume. Applications may be sent to with SFTECH-SMC in Subject line.
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