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Publicist/Senior Publicist- Arizona

Who are we?

The secret to success at JPR: Everyone is purpose-driven. It’s what happens when a company culture embraces the art of strategy and a chance to shine brighter on the daily. The powerhouse agency—with offices in LA, San Diego, NYC and London—will take you further afield, connecting you to a top-tier roster of leading hotels, resorts, restaurants and travel destinations across the globe. We’ve garnered awards for a reason, recently awarded SmartCEO magazine’s Company Culture Award and PR News’ Agency of the Year, recognizing our power to cultivate a creative, collaborative workplace. Praiseworthy? It’s what we do internally and for clients.

Who are you?

Passionate and motivated. Driven, enthusiastic with an entrepreneurial spirit. Resourceful, innovative, forward thinking and committed. At J Public Relations, our people embrace these qualities, so if this sounds like you then please read on.

The Role:

As a seasoned Publicist/Senior Publicist, you are an effective, confident communicator with your management team and trusted resource for junior staff seeking mentorship. With 3-5 years of public relations experience, you have a background/interest in the travel, hospitality, luxury lifestyle and the influencer realm. You are dialed into your account teams’ needs; eager to hone client management experience; and meaningfully seek interactions with key media—holding industry contacts in the highest regard. With your finger on the pulse of trends and passion for creativity, you are curious, driven and dedicated. You have a deep understanding of not only the Valley media scene with lots of local coverage success, but also impressive national media connections with the publicity results to prove it.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Able to format, develop, write and successfully pitch press materials including bios, backgrounders, fact sheets, media advisories and press releases
  • Comprehensive knowledge and ability to understand editorial calendars, identify relevant opportunities for clients and schedule pitches accordingly
  • Maintain excellent relationships with our clients and media contacts
  • Create, foster and leverage media and influencer relationships to produce stellar placements for our clients and exposure for JPR’s clients across various platforms and channels
  • Creativity and initiative to develop press worthy programs and ideas for clients 
  • Master of reporting techniques and tracking placements

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of PR experience and previous agency experience is required
  • Passion and experience in the travel and hospitality industry
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Quarterly visits to JPR’s California offices
  • Ability to begin working January 2019

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa. 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
J Public Relations strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. 

HIRING PRACTICES
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. 

J Public Relations recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. J Public Relations may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

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