Recruiting and Hiring

January 5, 2015

CooperKatz is Hiring!

Dianne Carilli

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 growing and looking for several candidates to support our exciting new clients!

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 growing and looking for several candidates to support our exciting new clients!

  • We are hiring for an SAE with at least 4 years of public relations experience (agency experience preferred). The ideal candidate will have a background in communications for financial or professional services, although it is not required.
  • We are also hiring for an AC or AE with 1-3 years of public relations experience (agency experience preferred).

As an AC, AE or SAE, 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.

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:

  • AC / AE: Bachelor’s degree with approximately 1 to 3 years of experience in public relations (agency and / or client side)
  • SAE: Bachelor’s degree with at least 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.)

To Apply:

Please specify the position you are applying for in your cover letter. Email your cover letter and resume to Jenni Walton at recruiting@cooperkatz.com.

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