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CooperKatz is Hiring!

September 23, 2014, 12:12pm posted by Jenni Lindahl  |  0 comments

Posted in: Agency News & Updates, CK Authors, Jenni Walton, Recruiting and Hiring,

CooperKatz is Hiring!

Are you ready to join a dynamic, creative, team that thoroughly enjoys working together to create award-winning programs for clients in a variety of industries?  If so, independent New York public relations agency, CooperKatz & Company, would love to meet you.

We are seeking a PR Professional with 1 to 4 years of public relations experience (agency experience preferred).  You will play a key role on a range of engaging accounts.  We offer competitive compensation, a collaborative culture and work environment, and tremendous opportunity for growth.   You should be a Renaissance person with varied interests, who brings enthusiasm, intelligence and genuine curiosity to every communications challenge.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to all aspects of account planning and strategy – including participating in client and / or internal team meetings
  • Drafting a wide range of communications / public relations materials, such as press releases, media pitches, backgrounders and other collateral materials, posts for social media channels, etc.
  • Developing highly-targeted media and influencer lists
  • Contacting media, pitching story ideas, arranging client interviews, etc.
  • Participating in developing and driving social media strategy for client accounts, working across a wide range of digital channels
  • Conducting research into client or industry issues and synthesizing learnings / outputs
  • Participating in creative brainstorms / process on behalf of clients
  • Mentoring and helping to manage those at the Account Coordinator and Intern levels
  • Performing administrative tasks such as activity reports, client contact reports, budget tracking, etc.
  • Participating in CooperKatz new business efforts as opportunities arise

Desired Skills & Experiences:

  • Bachelor’s degree with approximately 1 to 4 years of experience in public relations (agency and / or client side)
  • Strong interest in working in a “generalist” agency environment across multiple industry sectors
  • Ability to quickly ramp-up on new subject matter, including a willingness to invest the time it takes to gain a deep understanding of each client’s business
  • Strong media relations skills including a demonstrated ability to get meaningful results for clients
  • Confidence in speaking up in both client and internal agency settings
  • Strong writing skills, with experience developing effective public relations written materials (e.g., press releases, media pitches, memorandums, client reports, etc.)
  • Familiarity with digital / social media strategy and execution; demonstrated interest in understanding key digital technologies and platforms, and how they impact the work of PR
  • Comfort working in team environment, including being an active listener, sharing workloads and treating others with caring and respect
  • Ability to respond positively to feedback and constructive criticism
  • Strong interest in building managing and mentoring skills, to assist in the career development and retention of more junior staff members
  • High level of comfort with core business tools (e.g., PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)

Learn more about CooperKatz & Company on the Web (www.cooperkatz.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/cooperkatz), Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/cooperkatzpr) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/cooperkatzandco).

To Apply:

Email your cover letter and resume to Jenni Walton at recruiting@cooperkatz.com.

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