Communications Coordinator
OpenX - Pasadena, CA

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Work closely with the Head of Communications and Director of Communications to help ensure the smooth running of the communications function at the Company.

OpenX is looking for a highly motivated, self-starter, and someone who is dedicated to telling the Company’s story while providing the highest level of quality and attention to detail.

  • Prepare briefing documents for senior executives in advance of media interviews.
  • Manage and maintain the communications database of journalists, analysts and bloggers.
  • Research and maintain the annual calendar of speaking opportunities.
  • Write, compile and collect conference panel and keynote content pitches.
  • Write and help prepare blog posts in conjunction with senior executives where necessary.
  • Assist in the monitoring of social media outlets.
  • Prepare and distribute a daily round-up of leading industry news for internal consumption.
  • Assist the communications team with research projects as needed.
  • Speak to and assist journalists and photographers as needed.
  • Research and maintain the annual calendar of awards and editorial opportunities, alerting the rest of the team when opportunities arise.
  • Manage all media subscriptions, licensing and rights arrangements.
  • Manage communications supplies, including official article reprints, media kits and other items required by the team.
  • A solid working knowledge of technology and digital advertising as it relates to display, mobile and video advertising.
  • Exceptional communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Exceptional presentation skills with a strong eye for detail.
  • Strong skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • A real passion to work in a hard-charging start-up environment that is not overly structured.
  • Highly organized, comfortable in managing multiple projects to tight deadlines with little supervision.
  • Experience building strong personal relationships working well across different teams.
  • Deep understanding of the media landscape (domestic and international, online and traditional) with a keen sense of how they operate.
Strongly Desired:
  • BA or equivalent with a strong academic record.
  • 1-2 years communications/public relations experience, either in-house or agency-side.
  • Experience in writing for different audiences.
  • Familiarity with Cision, Radian6, HootSuite, and press release distribution services.

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