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We at Leonard & Finco Public Relations, Inc. believe that if our associates succeed professionally and personally, so does the company.

Because of this belief, we want good people on staff; honest people, sincere people, caring people and talented people. We enjoy our work and want you to enjoy your work as well.

Our business is one of teamwork, of creativity, of meeting deadlines and helping our clients to achieve their goals in the most professional, positive way possible.

We enjoy and appreciate a fun and flexible atmosphere where we can depend on each other to do the job, just as we enjoy the times when we are frantically working together toward a project completion or deadline. It’s all part of the business.

Leonard & Finco Public Relations offers competitive pay and benefits and a business casual working environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

We are currently looking for a Media Relations Account Assistant to join our team!

Position Summary:

Fun. Fast-paced. Teamwork. Room for advancement. The person holding this entry level position should enjoy an environment where no two days are the same. We work with a wide variety of clients in diverse industries, so you’ll learn something new every day! This position assists account executives with L&F’s clients, as well as helping with operational needs of the firm.

You’ll work to carry out the goals and objectives of Leonard & Finco Public Relations, Inc., under the direction and guidance of the L&F management team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. An account assistant will work with one or more account executives in whatever capacity is needed. Tasks may include but are not limited to:
    • Engaging with the media; building media relationships with key media contacts and identifying opportunities to proactively pitch client stories as appropriate.
    • Planning and coordinating events to create/result in media coverage
    • Content creation, including writing news releases, articles, blog posts, website copy, newsletter copy, media alerts, etc.
    • Developing media databases, targeted lists and task/timelines for clients.
    • Brainstorming client ideas.
    • Social media: drafting copy and graphics/visuals for various clients.
    • Collaborating with account executives and clients in development and implementation of communications strategy.
    • Research and data collection.
    • Creation of regular client reporting.
    • Organizing events and activities.
  2. With oversight provided by the operations manager, the account assistant is responsible for maintaining and organizing media clips for clients. This includes the monitoring of various search providers and creating the appropriate copies for clients and company archives:
    • Reviewing, saving, scanning, printing and filing media clips found through various search providers including print, online and video-based news clips.
    • Maintaining client clip books (print and electronic); creating and assembling copies for client distribution, ensuring all books and copies are neat and professional in appearance.
    • Reviewing newscasts when appropriate and compiling client stories for the client and L&F records.
  3. An account assistant will:
  • Plan, schedule and prioritize work responsibilities and adhere to deadlines in the daily working environment as well as in a crisis situation.
  • Ensure accuracy and accountability of all client records, receipts and timesheets and maintain a daily log of all activities.
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Continue to study and learn about industry and technology developments through extensive reading, seminar/webinar attendance, etc.
  • Follow and adhere to company rules and regulations as well as standards of conduct outlined in the Leonard & Finco Public Relations, Inc. employee handbook.
  1. While it is not the norm, the account assistant must have flexibility to be able to work nights, weekends or occasional holidays when the clientele needs are outside of normal working hours or when the job requires extra time or effort

Qualifications:

  1. Educational requirements include a minimum of an associate degree in a communications field, preferably a bachelor’s degree.
  2. Preferably 1-2 years of industry experience; would consider some internship or volunteer experience in the profession or as a journalist.
  3. Possess demonstrated experience in proactive media pitching.
  4. Strong attention to detail; be organized and accurate.
  5. Think critically and deliver high quality work under pressing deadlines.
  6. Ability to follow a prescribed process.
  7. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Power Point, Excel, and Publisher) and Adobe Acrobat as well as various social media platforms.
  8. Experience with Canva, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and/or Illustrator a plus.
  9. Be a self-starter and a team player.
  10. Have the ability to build professional relationships and successfully work with a variety of different clients and personalities in the scope of the workday.
  11. Be willing and interested in learning about the public relations business.
  12. Have a professional understanding of, and abide by, client and company confidentiality.
  13. Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by first day of work; the company will consider accommodations for disability and religious-based reasons.
  14. Must be bondable, possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation and automobile insurance.
  15. Must present a professional appearance and demeanor as an associate of L&F.

If you think you have the knowledge, experience, energy and principles to be a part of the Leonard & Finco Public Relations team, send us your resume, cover letter, writing and/or design samples to:

Email:
info@lfpublicrelations.com