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Hiring Public Relations Professional: PR Assistant (PRA)

Located in Wakefield, RI

Caster is an industry-leading tech PR and social media agency. We value those who share our passion and belief in the power of a great team doing great work. We invest in our future by creating a fun workplace full of creative, skilled, and enthusiastic people. Caster is a boutique PR agency with a gorgeous 4200 sq/ft HQ office location in Wakefield, RI. All entry-level positions will work from this main office, but we also have Caster team members dispersed in remote work locations including in a D.C. area suburb, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Toronto. The office boasts extensive private and distanced workspaces across three floors plus an outdoor courtyard, which helps our team build community and connections while still maintaining safety during Covid-19.

Overview:

When you work at Caster, you will find compelling work, specialty consumer brands, worthwhile professional development, outstanding benefits and lots of opportunity. We value those who share our passion and belief in the power of a great team doing great work.

Caster is hiring for a Public Relations Assistant for the PR, digital marketing, and social media programs of a select group of clients as well as cross-team administrative support. A PRA is an entry-level position available to candidates with a Bachelors’ degree in PR, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or related field. A strong PRA candidate is super motivated, proactive, collaborative, creative, and has comfort with administrative office support.

We’re looking for someone who has strong verbal and written communication skills, has excellent time management skills and is a meticulous organizer who can and will multi-task and is interested in building their career with a fun and fast-paced team.

PR

  • Serve as day-to-day PR account team assistant and act as catch-all to service accounts
  • Daily news research and reporting for industry trends and key topic opportunities
  • Conduct outreach relevant to PR, social media and/or other campaign tactics
  • Media list creation and maintenance
  • Media pitching
  • Execute tasks associated with projects
  • Write award entries, product descriptions, blogs, PR drafts, smaller speaking opps
  • Support Client PR launches, reporting and measurement
  • Provide timely and in-depth analysis reports of press coverage
  • Contribute to Caster PR needs – press releases, awards, case studies, PR opps for agency
  • Write a monthly Caster Blog
  • Develop a broadened understanding of our clients’ businesses

Social Media

  • Assist in implementing digital/social media tactics as directed
  • Amplify/promote news on social properties
  • Updating & maintaining social editorial calendar
  • Understanding of the top social platforms Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube
  • Provide timely analysis of social media results & trends
  • Support Client social media campaigns, scheduling, engagement and measurement
  • Contribute Caster social media program for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

Team Admin Support

  • Monitoring and reporting daily news and media research
  • Learn to master Slack, MuckRack, Sprout (Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook), Outlook Email, Microsoft Office 365, Zoom, Teams, WordPress, Caster newsroom, along with additional apps, programs, and tools
  • Database management: research, build & create lists, edit & scrub lists, updates, etc.
  • Distribute press releases and all steps involved
  • Daily and weekly time sheets, job forms, status reports
  • Cross administrative responsibilities for agency team ranging from general office support to specific executive tasks as assigned
  • Support team tools to keep lists, pitches, files & platforms organized and updated: Dropbox Muck Rack, Sprout and or associated programs
  • Proofread, edit, and clean documents as needed
  • Share responsibilities such as answering the phone, shipping, filing and general office organizational support tasks

Qualifications:

  • 4-6 months hands-on experience in PR, social media communications for agency or corporate position
  • Outstanding writing, editing and verbal skills
  • Strong presentation & research skills
  • First-hand experience with social media channels and strong interest and enthusiasm for the platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Proficiency in computers & office applications (Office 365 (PPT, Excel, Word,) Teams, Slack, Adobe)
  • Bachelor’s degree in PR, Communications, Marketing, Writing or related field

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Full time salary of $36,000 to start with reviews at 30-days, 90-days, 180-days and one year, performance bonus eligible (you can attain a $10k salary difference by your 13-month Caster anniversary if performance markers are met)
  • Monday-Friday normal business hours averaging 40 – 45 hours per week
  • This position is located in Wakefield, RI; hybrid remote days will be managed during the pandemic but with all precautions in place, onboarding and training will happen in-person with onsite team.
  • Paid holidays (12+ annually)
  • Paid vacation (up to 10 days year one), personal days (2 annually), sick time (6 days)
  • Fully paid health & dental insurance premium for individual
  • Up to $600 annual for continuing education
  • Up to $600 annual for health & wellness program
  • 401k after 1 year of continuous employment
  • This position should be filled by December 1, 2020 but please let us know if you would like to start sooner

Applications will be accepted through 12PM ET on Friday, November 6th.

Please submit the following materials to the office manager, Kyra Casioppo at kyra@castercomm.com

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing samples (or online portfolio)
  • Links to view your social media profiles
  • 3 professional references

Benefits of being part of the Caster Team:

Work with global brands – we may be in Little Rhody, but our clients are all over the world, and we work on some of the coolest projects in tech.

Have a voice – in a boutique agency, everyone’s work matters. Even our junior team has input and output that help our client succeed – the sky is the limit here.

Find flexibility + balance – while PR is a stressful field, we are always seeking balance. Whether that’s Pilates after lunch, a walk around the block with whatever pup is in office that day or a few drinks after sundown. The quality of work matters more here than time sitting at a desk.

Beautiful location – our office is in the quaint seaside town of South Kingstown, minutes from the beach. The building was recently renovated, and our office is filled with collaboration and solo work areas design to help us enjoy work and also take a break.

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