ACPR Is Hiring A Publicist In Fort Collins, Colorado

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We’re seeking an established communicator to join our team as a Publicist. This position will report directly to the Founder. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or another relevant area with three to five 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, a sturdy rolodex of media relationships, and an impressive track record of press hits.

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

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Administrative:

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  • Support Founder with day-to-day requests
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  • Achieve monthly objectives set by Founder
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  • Update and maintain all company lists: media tracking, press coverage, monthly pitches, monthly focuses, etc.
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  • Contribute to the ACPR Blog
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  • Other writing projects as assigned
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  • Manage the creation of monthly status reports
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  • Work with Founder to grow company exposure
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  • Identify new business opportunities

Management:

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  • Set weekly focuses for team
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  • Develop monthly pitch angles
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  • Review and approve pitches, email blasts, and outlets
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  • Direct Rapid Response monthly flow
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  • Provide monthly performance recaps and manage extra initiatives
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  • Train new team members
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  • Mentor team members
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  • Lead Friday team meetings

Client Relations:

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  • Develop strong relationships with clients
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  • Act as point-of-contact for clients
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  • Facilitate phone and email interviews with clients
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  • Participate in annual and quarterly strategy calls with Founder
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  • Attend in-person meetings with clients

Media Relations:

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

Basic job requirements:

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  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related area
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  • 3-5 years of post-graduate public relations experience, either in an agency or in-house setting
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  • Solid media relationships in the national beauty, home, and/or lifestyle categories
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  • Impressive book of earned media placements
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  • Excellent communicator-verbal, written, and beyond-with a strong understanding of both the AP and creative writing styles
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  • Strategic thinker with endless amounts of creativity
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  • Self-starter and multi-tasking master who’s highly organized, has the initiative to start and maintain projects, and is willing to go above and beyond the job description
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  • Highly coachable, thrives on feedback, and subscribes to the “fail forward” mentality
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  • Pop culture junkie and knows what’s hot in the press and to consumers
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  • Passionate about the beauty, home, and lifestyle categories
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  • Champion for indie brands
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  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, Cision, InDesign, Canva, WordPress, and social media

All qualified candidates should send their resume and a short statement explaining why they want to work at ACPR to: hello@allysonconklinpr.com. No phone calls, please. Relocation assistance will be considered.