Junior Publicist

Website helloACPR Allyson Conklin Public Relations

We represent the brightest in indie beauty, home and lifestyle!

Allyson Conklin Public Relations (ACPR) is an eight-year-old Fort Collins, Colorado based boutique public relations agency specializing in beauty, home, and lifestyle brands. We’re hustlers, polished communicators, and forward thinkers who live and breathe creativity and strategy. We help indie brands get noticed by the likes of media including Vogue, MyDomaine, Refinery29, Apartment Therapy, Cosmopolitan, and Real Simple. We consider our relationships, with editors, clients, and our own team, our most prized possessions. We’re conscientious, quick on our feet, detail-oriented, and bring our A-game to whatever we’re working on. We’re a small but mighty team of multi-tasking self-starters that thrives in an ultra collaborative (#youcansitwithus), fast paced environment. We like to think we’re pretty lucky, as we love what we do (and do what we love), while representing the brightest brands.

We’re seeking a savvy professional to join our team as a Junior Publicist. This position will report directly to the Founder & Principal. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or another relevant area with a minimum of two years of post-graduate public relations experience, either at an agency or in-house. Ideal candidates will have experience with direct to consumer lifestyle brands, solid media relationships, and an impressive track record of press hits.

This is a full time, salaried position that starts at $40K and includes benefits including: paid time off, paid company holidays, holiday bonus, 50% health, dental and vision insurance, mobile phone stipend, fitness stipend, annual enrichment trip and conference, regular team building activities, and employee meals.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Administrative:
• Support Founder & Principal with day-to-day requests
• Achieve monthly objectives set by Founder & Principal
• Update and maintain all company lists: media tracking, press coverage, monthly pitches, monthly focuses, etc.
• Contribute to the ACPR Blog
• Other writing projects as assigned
• Assist Founder & Principal with monthly status reports
• Manage company interns
• Suggest and participate in activities to grow company exposure
• Identify and pitch new business opportunities
• Act as backup to Founder & Principal as company spokesperson
• Build and foster relationships with local PRSSA chapters
• Manage ACPR Shop initiatives

Client Relations:
• Develop strong relationships with clients
• Act as backup to Founder & Principal as point-of-contact for clients
• Facilitate phone and email interviews with clients
• Attend in-person meetings with clients

Media Relations:
• Develop strong relationships with media
• Assist in the creation of PR Plans
• Identify, pitch, and follow up with media
• Create and distribute high impact and creative media email blasts
• Rapid Response daily pitching
• Identify and pitch feature story opportunities
• Secure press hits: long lead, short lead, broadcast, and awards
• Write press materials (fact sheets, bios, press releases, media alerts, pitch letters, etc.)
• Identify other client exposure opportunities: sponsored posts, gifting, trade shows, and events
• Attend in-person meetings with media

Basic job requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related area
• 2+ years of post-graduate public relations experience, either at an agency or in-house setting
• Solid media relationships, and a commitment to expanding their network
• Impressive book of earned media placements
• Excellent communicator—verbal, written, and beyond—with a strong understanding of both the AP and creative writing styles
• Strategic thinker with endless amounts of creativity
• Self-starter and multi-tasking master that’s highly organized, have the initiative to start and maintain projects, and be willing to go above and beyond the job description
• Pop culture junkie and know what’s hot in the press and to consumers
• Passionate about the beauty, home, and lifestyle categories
• Champion for indie brands
• Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, Cision, InDesign, Canva, and WordPress

All qualified candidates should send their resumes, 2-3 writing samples, a sampling of recent press placements, and a short statement explaining why they want to work at ACPR to: hello@allysonconklinpr.com.

*No phone calls, please. Relocation assistance is not provided.*

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