Associate

About the job

Ceisler Media is seeking an entry-level candidate to join its team in our Harrisburg or Pittsburgh office. Superior writing, research and communication skills are required. Experience working on or managing grassroots advocacy campaigns preferred.

Education

  • 2 - 5 years experience at a public relations agency and/or an in-house communications function for a professional services company; internships will be considered

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Political Science or other liberal arts discipline

Requirements

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Solid understanding of public relations and experience with media engagement

  • Strong research skills

  • Client service experience and poise working with senior leadership

  • Ability to juggle and prioritize responsibilities based on impact, timelines, team workflow, and goals

  • Results-oriented and service-minded with ability to develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally

  • Willingness to adapt to the many changing requirements/needs of a fast-paced company

  • Collaborative work ethic and ability to work in a team-oriented culture

  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, and influencing skills

  • Conscientious, motivated, self-directed, and proactive with a willingness to take on additional projects

  • Proven track record of excellence, ownership, and accountability

  • Confident personality supported by disciplined, logical thinking and fact-based, documented conclusions and opinions

  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and execute against deliverables under deadlines and competing priorities

  • Highly focused, organized, and detail-oriented

  • Experience managing and developing social media content for clients

  • Experience with digital media and design a plus

  • Technical Skills:  Strong proficiency with the Microsoft Office 365; knowledge of Salesforce a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts detailed research and analysis for Ceisler Media clients, their issues, causes and campaigns.

  • Drafts press releases, media advisories, letters to the editor/op-eds, media pitches, speeches, testimony, byline articles, white papers, etc.

  • Supports digital campaigns through the development of social media content for various channels, working in collaboration with our Digital and Creative Services team.

  • Collaborates with Project Management team to ensure accurate record keeping of all critical stakeholder information, including contact information for elected officials, media members and key partners in our major locations.

  • Handles daily media monitoring and produces regular reports on media coverage and social media activity

  • Provides logistical support in planning and staffing of client related events

  • Assists with media outreach including both proactive (crafting pitches, developing reporter relationships, etc.) and reactive (taking media calls about events, breaking news, etc.)

  • Assists with building and managing coalitions around advocacy issues, including email communications and regular contact with coalition partners and key stakeholders

Apply Now

To apply, please email the following information to careers@ceislermedia.com:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Salary requirements

  • Portfolio of work

  • Two references

  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination

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