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Public Relations and Social Media Manager

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i.d.e.a. is a creative marketing agency and certified B Corp in San Diego. We work with prominent clients providing public relations, social media, branding, advertising, design and digital services. We create powerful ideas that get our clients noticed, shared and talked about.

We are currently looking for a Public Relations and Social Media Manager with at least 3 years’ experience.  This position is responsible for day-to-day client account activity and requires strategic communication and a focus on attention to detail in project coordination. The ideal candidate will have media pitching experience, demonstrated media placement results and social media management expertise. National media placement results a plus.

Job Responsibilities:
• Write press releases, media alerts, pitches, press kit materials, etc.
• Pitch media and bloggers on client news and story angles and manage story/interview coordination
• Proactively create new seasonal/trend story angles
• Create and manage client-specific media lists
• Participate in client meetings and creatively contribute to brainstorms
• Utilize social media to engage with media and influencers
• Provide dependable, day-to-day support to senior team members
• Conduct ongoing competitive, industry and client-specific research and media monitoring
• Compile client activity reports and recap presentations
• Assist with content creation, community management, broadcast plans and reporting/analysis for social media accounts
• Cultivate relationships with media on behalf of the agency
• Maintain media placement clips for clients
• Coordination with advertising, creative and paid media disciplines

• Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism or closely related field
• Minimum 3 years of previous agency or in-house experience required
• Passion for media relations with a portfolio that includes local market and regional press coverage, with national media placements a bonus
• A fearless attitude for developing smart, targeted pitches
• Solid understanding of newsworthiness with an ability to spot trends. Must be a daily consumer of news and entertainment across multiple platforms
• Great communicator with exceptional writing capabilities, including knowledge of AP Style
• Experience utilizing multiple social media platforms in a professional setting
• Experience with social media reporting and social listening tools; Google Analytics reporting a bonus
• Enjoys working in a collaborative environment but is self-motivated to work autonomously
• Professionalism, attention to detail and a positive attitude are a must

The i.d.e.a. way
• Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
• Health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), life insurance
• Profit sharing plan
• Commitment to continued professional development of all employees
• Great company culture that includes:
o Health & Wellness programming including weekly in-office yoga
o Community service opportunities, including paid volunteer time
• Opportunity to work with interesting and meaningful clients
• Producer of national award-winning working including PR Week Awards, Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Adrian Awards, among others.
• Named a Best Place to Work by the San Diego Business Journal and San Diego Union-Tribune, and Agency of the Year by San Diego Ad Club.



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