Dentsu Aegis Network

  • PR Specialist

    Job Locations 3 weeks ago(10/24/2018 3:29 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-21235
    Posted Date
    Account Management & Client Services
    Category
    Houston, TX
  • Overview

    Mitchell Communications Group is a full-service, award-winning public relations firm creating real connections between businesses, brands and people. As the PR flagship of the Dentsu Aegis Network, one of the fastest-growing agency networks in the world, Mitchell is connected to more than 300 offices operating in more than 145 countries.

     

    Mitchell is growing its LocalLink Network wich includes several PR professionals currently located in 12 different markets across the country who work on pitching and media relations projects as the need arises. We are expanding our network to include a broader array of PR professionals in additional markets. This position will interact regularly with client service team members and other LocalLink employees.

     

    Mitchell LocalLink employees enjoy flexible work schedules that each can tailor to their needs. As a member of this network, we contact you when we have appropriate project work, and you are free to accept or decline any projects offered to you.  We only ask that if you accept an assignment, you agree to complete the assignment as requested.

    Responsibilities

    • Pitching and coordinating with local media on stories and interviews, developing media lists, and tracking results using online tools and resources.
    • Writing and editing press releases and other media materials following AP style rules and other journalistic preferences, to include writing feature stories for newsletters and websites.
    • Creating compelling story angles and message points.
    • Managing content of regular media reports and results through tracking and reporting processes.
    • Understanding and working with various target audience groups and implementing communication activities to effectively reach these groups.
    • Planning, implementing and attending special events on occasion.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism or related field.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including knowledge of AP style and journalistic preferences.
    • Strong understanding of media and solid pitching skills and experience.
    • Good interpersonal skills, able to work well independently and in a virtual team environment.
    • Reliable, deadline and detail-oriented.
    • Good presentation and public speaking skills.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Able to handle multiple tasks/projects.

     If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please apply online. 

     

    Mitchell Communications Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building an inclusive environment.  We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We also participate in E-Verify.  In 2018, Mitchell was named as one of the Best Places to Work in Arkansas by Arkansas Business and Best Companies Group. In 2017, Mitchell was recognized by the PR Council in partnership with PRWeek as Best PR Firm Diversity Initiative – Honorable Mention during the annual Diversity Distinction in PR Awards in New York City.

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