Public Relations Specialist (Contract)

Convention Data Services - New York State3.5

Convention Data Services (CDS)—one of the largest private employers on Cape Cod—is a software development company delivering customized products and services to the tradeshow industry worldwide.

CDS builds the software that drives conventions. Our SaaS and mobile applications handle more than 1.5 million registrations and 2.5 million leads every year across 300+ events in the US and abroad. We are 30 years old and stable with the energy and growth of a startup.

Public Relations Specialist (Contract)

Convention Data Services is seeking a public relations superstar to help drive the CDS brand through dynamic storytelling. This person will develop and execute a PR strategy and manage all PR activities, including media relations management, writing and pitching stories as well as prepping spokespeople for interviews. The ideal person will have a minimum of 5 years of PR or journalism experience, preferably in the events industry. No Agencies Please.

Essential Functions

  • Create, manage and implement industry and community-related PR campaigns to ensure maximum
amount of media exposure.
  • Day-to-day execution of public relations including writing, editing and pitching press releases, supporting media interviews and producing messaging documents.
  • Review trade publications as well as industry and tech news for media opportunities and
content ideas.
  • Develop and expand upon relationships with key contacts -- industry, media and key influencers.
  • Research new publications.
  • Communicate and collaborate with internal stakeholders to generate content.
  • Identify and vet speaking opportunities.
  • Represent CDS at industry events as needed.
  • Research and identify any corporate award opportunities.
  • Update/maintain PR CRM.
  • Collaborate with Brand Strategist and Content Strategist as required.

Part-time contract position. 15 hours/week, averaging around 60 hours/month. Time commitment will vary depending on projects and deadlines.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent industry experience is required. *NO AGENCIES PLEASE*

Join the Team

Want to be part of a fun, dynamic company? Convention Data Services is always looking for talented individuals to add to our team. Full-time positions are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, medical/dental coverage, FSA and 401k.