Associate

Website ceislermedia Ceisler Media & Issue Advocacy

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.

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

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

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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To apply for this job please visit www.ceislermedia.com.