Associate, Consumer Practice, Pittsburgh
The Consumer Practice is looking for an Associate to join their ever-growing and exciting team.
- Research the client's business and industry to maintain a current knowledge base;
- Write and distribute news releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, bios, newsletters, prepared remarks, standby statements and pitch letters;
- Assist in the research and preparation for new business pitches;
- Handle routine media inquiries;
- Monitor media to report coverage that affects the client's business;
- Assist in client administration duties such as billing and activity reports;
- Coordinate production and distribution of materials with internal service departments to create print and video products.
- New hire will be one of two Associates in the Pittsburgh market;
- Responsibilities include day-to-day oversight of small projects, writing, media monitoring, media relations, project management, and event coordination.
- Have at least three years of prior PR consumer brands experience and solid experience pitching media;
- Good oral and written communication skills;
- Excellent interpersonal skills;
- Ability to work as a member of a team;
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
- Strong editing and proofreading skills
- Ability to organize and prioritize work under pressure;
- Ability to facilitate organization of project details;
- Ability to work within an assigned budget;
- Proficient in computer software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Burson-Marsteller is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO, AAE, MFDV.
Burson-Marsteller, established in 1953, is a leading global public relations and communications firm. It provides clients with strategic thinking and program execution across a full range of public relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, advertising and digital strategies. The firm’s seamless worldwide network consists of 73 offices and 84 affiliate offices, together operating in 109 countries across six continents. Burson-Marsteller is a unit of WPP, the world’s leading communications services network. For more information, please visit www.bm.com .
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