Entertainment, Lifestyle and Sports Public Relations Professionals - Santa Monica, CA Our award-winning PR agency client continues to grow their team in Santa Monica and is looking for more strong individuals to join them. This is an exciting opportunity to get in on the ground floor with a rapidly-moving PR firm known for out-of-the-box thinking and great relationships with well-known accounts. They are considering SAE through VP level candidates at this time. Responsibilities The candidates my client seeks will work in a PR team environment and will contribute to a mix of brainstorming, media outreach / publicity, event management, thought leadership programs, crisis communications, investor relations, client account management and program / campaign development. They will also participate in new business development efforts and, depending upon their level, will lead projects and manage and mentor lower level staff to ensure that activities are taking place on deadline, on budget and efficiently. They will communicate / counsel with both upper management and clients effectively on a dayto-day basis. Using their Public Relations agency experience, they will work with teams of professionals including Account Coordinators, Account Executives, Senior Account Executives, Account Supervisors and Senior Account Supervisors, all focused on strategically managing the overall reputation of client brands. Requirements The right individuals will have: 4+ years PR experience from within a strategic PR agency Entertainment, celebrity, and / or consumer lifestyle brand experience (studios, networks, labels, sports entertainment, theater, hospitality / clubs, theme parks, wine and spirits, food and beverage, restaurants, automotive, fashion and beauty, luxury, retail, travel and tourism) Experience writing strategic PR plans for existing clients as well as in support of new business activities Proven ability, either through publicity or carefully strategized and executed public relations plans to persuade the public, investors, partners, employees, and other client stakeholders to maintain a certain point of view about clients, their leadership and their products Experience with new product launches, thought leadership programs, press tours, event management, reputation management, community outreach, corporate social responsibility, arranging for speaking engagements, promoting clients for industry awards, working with the press, celebrity seeding, product sponsorship, branded entertainment and/or endorsements Great track record working with corporate clients from the CMO on down / solid reputation for your ability to deliver on clients' strategies and provide superior client counsel Experience leading and mentoring junior team members Great media contacts throughout one or more industry verticals, tier 1 business publications and social / digital media Successful experience helping with new business pitching / being part of a pitch team Self-starter attitude; ability to work autonomously as well as with teams of PR professionals Entrepreneurial, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude More About the Hiring Firm This firm of approximately 140 communications professionals has received several awards for the work they’ve done, including: PRWeek Midsize Agency of the Year Finalist 2012 The Holmes Report Small Agency of the Year 2011 PR News Top Places to Work in PR 2011, 2013 NJ BIZ Best Places to Work in NJ, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 They provide excellent benefits including: Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance 401(K) with matching Annual bonuses Generous paid time off Paid half-days on Fridays during the summer Mass transit / parking reimbursement account Tuition reimbursement and regular internal training / mentoring opportunities Regular social events and outings Casual dress and work environment Opportunities for CSR contributions And, they represent well-known clients, some of which are &/or have been: Disney General Mills breastcancer.org Milk Bone Hard Rock Turner Sports Mtn Dew Lifetime Pfizer Medco 9Lives The Container Store Shop Rite Starwood Hotels and Resorts V8 Good Year Meow Mix Eggland’s Best Mary Kay Longines Novartis Humana Harley-Davidson Pillsbury Heathrow Airport Siemens Campbell’s Crayola Quaker State Del Monte Vtech Hasbro Toys R Us Red Robin Burger King BASF ESPN Hong Kong Tourist Board BMW Diet Pepsi Max Ironman Casio Chap Stick South Africa IMAX WebMD UPS Chrysler Hershey’s Harlem Globetrotters To Apply In order to be considered for this position, please return your resume and cover letter addressing why you think you’re a fit for this team to firstname.lastname@example.org.