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Senior Publicist

Reports to: Executive Director and/or Account Directors 

Direct Reports: n/a 

Work Locations: Hybrid/Remote (office locations inPhiladelphia, New York City, Los Angeles) Type: Part-Time Employee (20-30 hours per week) Temporary/Seasonal 

Who We Are 

Skai Blue Media (SBM) is a strategic communications and creative marketing agency of multicultural and multigenerational brand builders, expert problem-solvers, and engaging communicators. In an ever-changing world, we focus on building purposeful connections, shifting culture and shaping brand storytelling for the future. 

Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles, Skai Blue Media boasts a curated cohort of globally recognized clients across entertainment, finance, fintech, venture studios, direct-to-consumer, retail, non-profit, AI and web3. Our global team has extensive experience in the fields of public relations, journalism, strategic brand communications, urgent care communications, brand and social marketing, and content development and production. 

Job Summary 

The Communications Assistant position provides valuable support to our communications team in various aspects of internal and external communications. The person in this role will draft reports, create press materials, conduct research and other projects as assigned. This role offers a hands-on learning experience in the field of communications, allowing you to gain practical skills and insights while supporting the overall objectives of our organization.

Responsibilities 

  • Work closely with the Communications team staff to support various account needs, such as: Research relevant, topical news stories and events in which clients and partners can contribute/participate 
    • Research media, podcast and speaking opportunities to inform our recommendations for client participation 
    • Assist with drafting creative pitches, press releases, media alerts and calendar listings Keep organized records and lists of various editorial calendars, award opportunities, speaking engagements, and events for to SBM’s clients and staff 
    • Conceptualize creative social media campaigns that tie back to Public Relations and marketing efforts 
    • Assist in planning and preparation for special events 
    • Identifying relevant influencers, tastemakers and leaders for campaigns and events Assist with production of mailers and influencer gifting 
  • Support various administration tasks, such as: 
    • Join select external meetings; create agendas and take/circulate meeting minutes Scheduling internal and external meetings 
    • Craft monthly reports and clip placements in a timely fashion. Organize and maintain client asset folders 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications 

Energetic, outgoing, team player that thrives in an ever-changing work environment Professionalism and a positive attitude 

Flexibility and willingness to travel domestically, sometimes on short notice Ability to learn new things and prioritize competing demands 

Must have strong attention to detail 

Must be able to multitask, learn and adapt to new situations, work under tight timelines to meet client deliverables and other assignments 

Must be on time and prompt on all occasions 

Must be able to handle all situations with tact, professionalism, persuasiveness, and diplomacy On occasion, work beyond normal business hours, including some weekdays, weekends and holidays to staff client events and to ensure deliverables are met

Skills and Competencies 

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar 

Excellent verbal, written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills Familiarity with various social media platforms and understanding of their role in PR campaigns Strong ability with Google Suite and Microsoft Office 

Proficiency with Canva and/or Photoshop and other graphics software 

Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree (or in pursuit of) in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field preferred but not required 
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammatical accuracy 
  • Prior experience in PR, communications, or related fields through internships or extracurricular activities preferred but not required 

Physical Requirements 

  • Ability to sit at a computer workstation for extended periods. 
  • Capability to use a computer and other office equipment effectively. 
  • Capacity to communicate verbally and in writing for prolonged periods. 
  • Capability to maintain a quiet and distraction-free work environment. 
  • Possess the ability to thrive and meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced work environment, either remote or in-person. 
  • Capacity to maintain proper posture and ergonomic setup to prevent discomfort or injury. Ability to attend virtual meetings and collaborate with team members using video conferencing software. 
  • Capability to troubleshoot technical issues independently or with remote support. Ability to adapt to changes in technology and workflow processes related to remote work. Capability to organize and manage work tasks efficiently in a remote setting. Ability to travel for business-related situations, including using all means of transportation e.g. ground, rail and air. 
  • Ability to remain onsite for a business-related function for multiple days, which includes the need for overnight stays. 
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Full-Time Employment Package:
★ Premier Health Benefits package (Health, Vision, Dental)
★ In-House Therapy Sessions
★ Paid PTO
★ Vacation
★ Weekly Flex Workday
★ 401K
★ Company Laptop
★ Company Mobile Phone service (optional)

*length of service may be required for certain items included in the Full-Time Employment Package

Skai Blue Media, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Skai Blue Media, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Skai Blue Media, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Skai Blue Media Inc.’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.