PR Specialist (Remote)

SmartBug Media - New York, NY

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.

We’re building a different kind of work environment at SmartBug Media – one where you can deliver great results, have a great time with people you respect and still embrace the things that matter in life. We focus on development and growth.

Position Overview:
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 VP of Client Services.

The day-to-day:
Develop public relations strategies and plans for clients
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 content
Attend/communicate in client meetings
Write & distribute press releases and conduct necessary media follow-up
Write/submit abstracts for byline articles to target publications
Other responsibilities as assigned
Have fun and make some great friends!

Experience and Education Requirements:
Authorization to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship is required
B.A. or B.S. degree - marketing, communications or public relations preferred
5-7 years of experience within the PR industry, agency experience preferred
Experience working with B2B clients is required
Experience working with a media database required; Meltwater or Cision preferred
Experience writing press releases and submitting through a wire service required
Experience creating media pitches required
Experience contacting and following-up with media contacts required
Experience facilitating media interviews with clients required
Experience working with analysts preferred
Experience researching media opportunities required
Experience running measurement reports required
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal required
Strong work ethic with a positive and enthusiastic attitude required
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Apps (G-Suite) required
Experience working remotely in similar roles strongly preferred

Interview Process:
Phone Screen
Video call with VP of Client Services
Writing sample assessment
Reference checking
Final video interview with SmartBug’s CEO

Our extensive employee benefits program includes:
Generous compensation package with performance incentives
Health insurance with company contribution
Paid maternity and paternity leave
Paid vacation
Paid time off
401(k) with employer matching
Flexible spend plan
Company-funded short-term disability and life insurance
Long-term disability
Annual leadership conference, ‘SmartBugapalooza’
Training budget
Flexibility of working remote

About SmartBug Media

SmartBug Media is a fast-growing and nationally recognized inbound marketing agency. We’ve built our name and client base by delivering game-changing marketing campaigns that increase traffic, leads, customers, and brand value. That’s why we are recommended by some of the biggest names in inbound marketing and maintain a client roster that’s growing by the day.

We are a 56-person remote company that believes you shouldn’t have to compromise work/life balance in order to deliver great work, and we believe that you can do this from anywhere.