JSA Strategies, PR Manager
Description: JSA Strategies, a Santa Monica-based boutique communications firm, is looking for a Manager to join our team serving clients in the consumer technology and digital media space. This person will be responsible for developing and implementing public relations strategies including: media relations, thought leadership, content creation, and strategic counsel. This is a great opportunity to join a small team and make a big impact.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Play account lead role on several large accounts and interact with client executives and team members.
Develop strategic plans and execute successful campaigns for a range of clients, specifically in esports, gaming and digital media.
Develop narratives, positioning and messaging on behalf of clients.
Maintain and develop strong media relationships, pitch in-depth story ideas, and be responsible for developing creative written materials that reflect an understanding of our clients’ businesses.
Assist in handling many of the day-to-day deliverables for account teams, including content creation and oversight as well as project and account management.
Manage media inquiries and interview requests and prep executives.
Consistent proactive creative idea generation and media opportunities on behalf of clients.
Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends affecting clients and make appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategy surrounding them.
Provide strategic counsel to senior executives and client contacts on a regular basis.
New business development and industry relationship building.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related field; minimum five to seven years experience.
Individual with esports or gaming experience preferred.
Strong media relationships with reporters in business and tech, and bonus points for esports and gaming
Exceptional communication, writing, editing, and organizational skills.
Deep understanding of media landscape and story-telling.
Team player and effective collaborator.
Can work in a fast-paced environment, switching back and forth on industries and clients frequently.
Self-starter and self-confident, but also enjoys having fun.