Join the #ChromeCrew

August 9, 2017

We're looking for an outgoing, experienced, creative individual to join our ever-growing #ChromeCrew. If this sounds like you or someone you know, please reach out or reply below!

 

 

Position: Freelance/Part Time Publicist 

 

Company Overview:

Chrome City Creative is a boutique creative agency & PR firm handling a range of clients in the hospitality, design and lifestyle industries. Chrome City exists to tell the story of Chicago’s creative class and their unique role within the community. Our mission is to provide strategies that create a shift in our current culture by finding new and innovative ways to connect, think and understand. Chrome City is a creative catalyst for businesses to connect with like-minded brands and audiences. We believe creatives hold the power to change, illustrate and elevate what is happening around us. Chrome City’s purpose is to propel this community’s brand story and strengthen its cultural identity by enhancing the way we communicate. 

 

Job Description:

Our team is looking for a tenacious and outgoing individual who possesses a strong work ethic and desire to drive client stories in unique and inventive ways. As a Publicist, you will be exposed to a range of creative and innovative entrepreneurs in the city that include restaurateurs, chefs, stylists, artists and more.  

 

Our work ranges from event creation to community outreach, street team marketing and media relations. We are looking for a well-rounded individual who has previous PR experience (2 years preferred), and a proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple accounts and deadlines. The ideal candidate will pull up their sleeves and work on a wide range of tasks and projects and is comfortable managing their own projects. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with clips, tracking circulation numbers and placement values

  • Attend client meetings regularly and assist leading accounts with meeting agendas and PR reports

  • Coordinate and attend client meetings and off-site events for clients (i.e. photo shoots)

  • Draft and disseminate a wide range of public relations materials (i.e. press releases, media alerts, pitches, backgrounders, and other materials) 

  • Facilitate PR intern initiatives, project development, and community outreach efforts

  • Leverage existing media relationships and cultivate new contacts within business and industry media

  • Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends affecting clients and make appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategy surrounding them

  • Manage media inquiries and interview requests

  • Organization of client project management files (ie- Google spreadsheets) 

  • Pitch local, regional and national contacts with targeted angles

  • Review editorial calendars to identify personalized angles for each of the clients

  • Schedule and attend meetings with local press including journalists, bloggers, social media influencers and segment producers to establish a professional network 

  • Support all mid-level and senior level publicists with ideation

  • Update all ongoing media lists for PR database both local and national

 

Requirements:

  • A degree in communications and/or relevant field with experience and course work focused on Public Relations

  • Previous PR/Account Management experience (2 years minimum)

  • Able to provide examples of past secured media coverage in broadcast, print and online news outlets in the Chicago market

  • Strong relationships with both local and national business and industry media outlets

  • Have a full understanding of media needs and media relationships 

  • Must be able to thrive in a boutique style environment

  • Extremely detail-oriented and be able to work in a flexible work environment (hours are not restricted to 9-5pm).

  • Posses leadership skills, result-oriented, creative, a strategic thinker, collaborator, and team player

  • Candidate should be a motivated, energetic and pro-active self starter

 

Apply: To be considered for this position, please email Resume, Cover Letter and Professional References to Anthony Ott, Director of Operations: anthony@chromecitypr.com 

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