PR Specialist

Archer Malmo, one of the largest independent advertising agencies in the U.S. — and recognized as one of the best places to work by Advertising Age — is powered by an exceptional group of talented and collaborative experts combining brand thinking, data and technology to drive results for our clients today and promote their growth tomorrow. Be a part of a team that sets the bar high for integrated communications excellence.

Are you a PR pro with a passion for storytelling through traditional media, online/blogger and other influencer channels? We are looking for a team member who will help develop and create compelling content across a variety of earned channels. In addition to crafting engaging pitches, news releases and other editorial content, this individual will also establish and nurture relationships with key social influencers to help tell our clients’ stories as well as work with interagency teams on a variety of integrated campaigns.

Does this sound like the job for you? We’re looking for professionals with the following background and experience to work in our office in Memphis, Tenn.:

  • Three to six years of PR agency experience with a focus on representing consumer and B2B accounts
  • Skilled at writing and content development (specifically news releases, media alerts and pitches, as well as experience in developing client/competitor reports, white papers, advertorials, etc.)
  • Ability to juggle fast-moving projects and work against evolving deliverables and deadlines
  • Proactive and strategic approach to PR, excellent verbal/written communications skills and keen attention to detail
  • Proven record of media relations success and relationships, specifically with local, national and sector media and influencers, as well as the ability to develop new relationships and identify media and influencer targets who can help share our clients’ stories
  • Experience in coordinating interviews, developing briefing materials and conducting client and media follow-up
  • Track record of working with and managing subject matter experts, spokespersons, industry groups and influencer programs for PR activations
  • Experience in leveraging social media in concert with traditional PR activities, and an understanding of how earned, paid and owned channels work together
  • Skilled at tracking results, showing value and developing status reports for assigned accounts, including editorial/influencer coverage
  • Have a professional demeanor and work closely with colleagues from across the agency, as well as with various client teams and outside vendors
  • Experience working events/trade shows (including pitching, securing and facilitating editorial meetings, as well as developing talking points and briefing materials)
  • Ability to manage up and down and work collaboratively with other departments and teams within the agency (and our clients)
  • Experience in crisis communications and issues management a plus
  • Some travel may be needed to support events, conferences and trade shows or media tours as requested by clients (anticipated on average 5–10 percent)

We offer the opportunity to grow and partner with brilliant specialists entrenched in every discipline of marketing. Our benefits package includes health, dental, vision, pet insurance, 401(k) and profitability bonus.

Please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to greatplacetowork@archermalmo.com. No phone calls, please.