The principal duties of the public relations specialist are:
Coordinating public relations, social media, and industry marketing programs and initiatives
Serving as the association’s publicist. Developing and maintaining solid relationships with members of the news media and proactive and reactive media outreach strategy
Writing for a variety of print and electronic products, including, but not limited to, news releases, social media posts, magazine and newsletter articles, and web-based copy
Distributing news releases and other PR products, developing and maintaining media lists, gathering metrics, and performing other research
Developing social media posts and associated imagery and tracking metrics.
Producing (filming and editing) in-house videos
Providing direct assistance for annual association industry awards programs.
Providing support to various association volunteer committees
Performing daily and ad hoc news monitoring to create reports and associated graphics for senior management, other staff, and additional executive audiences
Providing additional support, as requested, by chief operating officer and performing other administrative duties
Requires a bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing, or English, plus at least two to three years of relevant professional work experience. Proficiencies in using Microsoft Office suite products and familiarity with journalistic writing style. Some experience using video editing software (Final Cut Pro), and online news media monitoring, PR management (e.g., Cision), and social media management platforms (e.g., Hootsuite) is highly desired.
Must possess solid writing, proofing, and third-party research skills, have excellent phone manners and professional demeanor, and feel at ease interacting with reporters, association members, and the general public. Attention to detail is a must. The ideal candidate has a creative eye and has the ability to juggle and manage multiple, deadline-driven tasks in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
Interested candidates must submit a resume and a cover letter to HR@americanstaffing.net. No phone calls please.
About American Staffing Association
The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. Learn more at americanstaffing.net.