Publicist

The Department of Sales - Los Angeles, CA (30+ days ago)


A representation company in the advertising industry is looking to hire an in-house Publicist to assume the role of managing a new public relations division. Applicants should be reliable and creative self-starters with proven communication and writing skills. The Publicist will promote talent on the existing roster through traditional PR practices and social media, while also serving the needs of paying PR clients. Clients include award-winning commercial and film production companies, an editorial collective and a music company, all of which have worked on major campaigns for brands such as Nike, Old Spice, Tide and more.

Essential job functions (including but not limited to):

  • Write press releases for new work and new talent as needed
  • Develop and maintain relationships with journalists writing for advertising trades as well as pop-culture and arts & entertainment outlets
  • Track progress of new work from the roster and promote as needed
  • Oversee social media for company and two roster clients
  • Pitch and secure coverage for company and clients
  • Manage website updates with new content as needed
  • Find unique ways to shine a light on the work and talent of our clients, outside of traditional PR practices
  • Track award show deadlines and assist clients with submissions
  • Coordinate and attend events, shoots, screenings and social gatherings to learn more about the industry landscape and our talent
  • Manage and assist with internal newsletters and creative projects

Applicants should have 3+ years of experience in PR and Marketing, preferably within advertising or the arts. Writing and editing skills are a must. Experience with Salesforce is a plus. This is a full time salaried position including full benefits. Compensation commensurate with experience. Please send in a resume and cover letter explaining why you are an ideal candidate.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Public Relations: 3 years
  • Social Media Management: 3 years
  • small company: 3 years

Education:

  • Bachelor's