PR Specialist


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Why You Want To Work Here: 

We are a mission-driven growing non-profit based out of Herndon, VA. We aim to make a difference for growing startups and give them the guidance to succeed! During this unprecedented time, it is our goal to provide guidance and mentorship to small businesses. We are seeking an experience PR Specialist to assist in all of our communication outreach and correspondence! If you are a strong writer who is creative and enjoy helping others, this is the job for you! 

We Offer: 

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Parental Leave
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Work From Home Options

Responsibilities of Public Relations Specialist:

  • Pitch press releases, reports and stories to reporters; build and maintain reporter relationships
  • Optimize, distribute and report metrics for press releases
  • Manage media mentor experts and client spokespeople in response to inbound media requests and media forum inquiries
  • Provide editing and execution of Annual Report and Megaphone of Main Street reports
  • Write blogs and articles on behalf of spokespeople
  • Post articles to our website as needed
  • Write brand and campaign copy for various internal initiatives
  • Research and provide background for executive speeches/speaking engagements
  • Assist with the preparation and editing of marketing materials including presentations, brochures, data, images, and reports
  • Proof content from partners and volunteers as needed
  • Review and edit marketing/communications materials
  • Track, measure and analyze public relations data and metrics via Cision and PR Newswire
  • Quality assure own work to ensure flawless execution and delivery
  • Proactively identify opportunities for increasing our public visibility, process improvement and outreach
  • Coordinate work with outside vendors (i.e. PR firm, graphic designer) on major campaigns

Required Skills for Public Relations Specialist: 

  • Superior writing, copywriting and editing skills
  • Good, creative intuition when it comes to messaging and designs that represent our brand and resonate with our audience
  • Self-starter with a drive to learn and the ability to work independently or collaboratively and under deadline pressure
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and complete tasks on time with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
  • Cision media monitoring software; PR Newswire press release distribution software
  • MS Office proficiency (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Basic understanding of SEO preferred
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