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Great Job Alert: PR Consultant

Are you the PR Consultant we're looking for?

Do you have a passion for being in the know? Do you start every day getting up to speed on what’s happening in your city and around the world? Does the idea of learning something new every day thrill you? Then this job may be for you.

We are a team of smart, informed, resourceful, quality-driven, and accountable individuals. We currently have an opening for a dynamic PR Consultant.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Stakeholder Communications

  • Participating in campaign planning and handling day-to-day project management including budgeting, timelines, and status reporting.
  • Producing compelling communications materials (written and visual) to support campaigns.

Media Relations

  • Executing media relations campaigns, including: preparing effective written and visual materials; researching and crafting compelling story angles; and successfully pitching media.  
  • Preparing spokespeople for media interviews, and assisting with formal media training sessions.

Events

  • Supporting the development of comprehensive event plans and working with suppliers to create top-notch event solutions.  
  • Handling event logistics, collateral production, and aspects of project management.

Social Media

  • Developing social media content calendars for clients, including paid and organic content. Preparing written and visual content.

 

ESSENTIAL ATTRIBUTES:

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following attributes:

  • SMART: You are sharp and quick-thinking.
  • INFORMED: You’re a newshound who is informed about our city and our country.
  • RESOURCEFUL: You are not daunted by obstacles or uncertainty. You simply find a way to get it done.
  • QUALITY-DRIVEN: You are dedicated to producing work of the highest standard.
  • ACCOUNTABLE: You keep your commitments. You take responsibility and ownership over your work.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business, Arts, Marketing, or Public Relations.
  • 3-5 years’ direct experience in public relations.
  • Strong knowledge of regional/national media landscape.
  • Exceptional writing skills. You write clear and sophisticated prose in a variety of styles.
  • Proven success with conducting media relations campaign.
  • Highly adept at, and engaged with, social media.
  • The following are considered assets: Adobe Creative Cloud proficiency; photography skills; Wordpress skills

 

POSITION DETAILS:

Full time, permanent. You must be flexible with hours and able to respond to media inquiries and work at events outside the 9-5, Monday-Friday work week.

Salary will match experience of the successful candidate. Expected start: Early September 2017.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Demonstrate your exceptional writing skills by sending a well-crafted cover letter and resume to careers@elettra.ca.

Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be accepted. 

Application closing date: July 10, 2017.

Job Posting: Account Coordinator

elettra_logo type-blackElettra Communications has an immediate opening for a full time Account Coordinator. We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven professional who is keen to take the next step in their PR career. Responsibilities:

Media Relations

  • Writing media materials, including news releases, fact sheets, articles, and web copy.
  • Developing media lists, distributing media materials, and pitching stories.
  • Responding to incoming reactive media inquiries.
  • Monitoring media and developing campaign recaps.

Social Media

  • Monitoring social media channels on behalf of clients.
  • Developing social media content and assisting in strategy development.

Events / Community Relations

  • Coordinating events and community programs, working with clients and suppliers.

General

  • Supporting senior team members on a variety of communications projects.
  • Supporting administrative functions of the agency.
  • Contributing to Elettra’s social media profiles. Creating content for Elettra’s blog.
  • Conducting research on a variety of topics.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business, Marketing, Public Relations, or Arts.
  • Previous experience (6 months – 1 year) working in a public relations agency or within a communications team. This can include internships.
  • Strong media literacy and interest in local, national, and international current affairs and news.
  • Active user of social media, including all major platforms. Experience in content development and monitoring.
  • Exceptional writing and oral communications skills.
  • A wealth of knowledge about, and passion for, the city of Vancouver.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Flexible with hours and able to respond to media inquiries / attend events outside the 9-5, Monday-Friday workweek.

 

Please apply with cover letter and cv to info@elettra.ca.

Annnnd Scene!

Leanne Kedrosky, Elettra, PR, public relations, BCIT, Marketing Management, PR, public Relations, Vancouver, agency, firm, company By Leanne Kedrosky As my internship at Elettra Communications comes to a close, I’m reflecting back on how much I have learned, accomplished, and progressed over the past nine weeks. I started my time at Elettra with a faint inkling that public relations is in my career future, and I am finishing the internship with a solid conclusion that I want to be a PR star.

What I Learned at Elettra Communications:

How do you become a PR star? I have complied some of my favourite tips gathered throughout my nine-week internship at Elettra.

The people make the job. The people at Elettra made my internship a highly enjoyable experience. I’m thankful to work with Managing Partners that made me feel like part of the team and were available for any of my questions. Personal relationships are important to the Elettra team and this reflects in numerous previous employees who have returned as clients.

Choose accuracy over time. Take the time to triple and quadruple check you work! Clients will never appreciate sending off wrong or misspelled information; that time to check facts will save your reputation. Then when you think it is perfect, have someone else read it over.

Mom was right, patience is a virtue. If a situation is tough take a deep breath, ask questions, and respond with a goal in mind. The people around you will notice how you respond to others and your future workload will reflect your capabilities.

Write EVERYTHING down. From small tasks to weekly reminders, write it all down. As an intern you may be focusing on many things in a day, don’t let the small things slip out of your organizational grasp.

Small is important. Doing a good job on small tasks will lead to more responsibility. Don’t consider any task unimportant. When you put effort into the small things it will be noticed, you will gain respect in the workplace, and slowly receive more responsibility and projects.

Thank you to the Elettra team for teaching me so many valuable practices and helping me progress towards my career goals. I am looking forward to working here longer and absorbing more information from such a knowledgeable team.

Elettra is Looking for a PR Star

elettra_logo type-blackElettra Communications has an immediate opening for a Junior Public Relations Consultant with 1-2 years of PR experience. The position is for a 6-month term, with the possibility of an extension.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven professional who is keen to take the next step in their PR career. The Elettra team is dynamic, fun, and prides itself on providing the highest quality communications service to its clients. Posting Date: April 17, 2014

Closing Date: May 4, 2014

Responsibilities:

General

  • Acting as day-to-day contact for a variety of clients.
  • Supporting senior team members on a variety of communications projects.
  • Supporting administrative functions of the agency.
  • Supporting Elettra’s social media profiles.

Media Relations

  • Writing media materials, including news releases, fact sheets, articles, and web copy.
  • Developing media lists, distributing media materials, and pitching stories.
  • Responding to incoming reactive media inquiries.
  • Developing campaign recaps.

Social Media

  • Monitoring social media channels on behalf of clients.
  • Developing social media content and assisting in strategy development.

Events / community relations

  • Coordinating events and community programs, working clients and suppliers.

 

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business, Marketing, Public Relations, or Arts.
  • 1-2 years direct experience in public relations.
  • Experience writing media materials, building media lists, and successfully earning coverage in editorial media.
  • Strong media literacy and interest in local, national, and international current affairs and news.
  • Active user of social media, including all major platforms. Experience in content development and monitoring.
  • Exceptional writing and oral communications skills.
  • A wealth of knowledge about, and passion for, the city of Vancouver.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Flexible with hours and able to respond to media inquiries / attend events outside the 9-5, Monday-Friday workweek.

Applicants are to send their cover letter and resume to info@elettra.ca.