Entry Level – Public Relations Associate

Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, we are a boutique technology marketing consulting firm. Our team includes experts in both social and traditional media and developer relations. The job is hybrid, requiring 3 days a week of in-person work in a shared office in Palo Alto.

Salary is $62,000 and does not include medical or dental benefits.

Perks:

We know that pay and benefits are important to you, and they’re important to us, too! Join our team and you’ll also enjoy:

  • Opportunities to grow within a company that’s dedicated to your professional development. We’ll make sure you get the resources, tools and training you need to be successful in your role and continue to learn best practices in PR and social media.
  • Learning and mentorship opportunities through direct work experience with Silicon Valley veteran marketing professionals
  • Office location includes free gym, showers, extensive Bay Area trails great for walking, running
  • We provide 10 holiday days and 10 other days of PTO per year

You will be responsible for conducting research, identifying needs, and developing PR material across a portfolio of Oppkey clients. Deliver day-to-day client work and play a key support role within the team. We seek a self-starter with strong PR skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend meetings, handle scheduling and logistics
  • Research, compile and analyze client media coverage
  • Write, edit and proof-read material including press releases, media pitch emails, fact sheets and client correspondence
  • Demonstrate general knowledge of social media tools
  • Assist with media list building
  • Media outreach to secure stories on behalf of clients in online, broadcast and interactive media outlets
  • Participate in new business process, including research and proposal preparation
  • Support for a wide range of clients, which may be local or in other parts of the U.S. Some clients may be international.

Key Relationships

Internal – account team and other department members, colleagues across the business, including international when applicable.

External – client team, journalists, media professionals and vendors.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • You love to write and have good attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s Degree in PR, Communications, Marketing, English or related field
  • Knowledge of social media
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to take responsibility for projects and to see them through to completion
  • A problem solver
  • The ability to be flexible with changing priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Function well as a member of a team

How to apply: Send resume to jobs@oppkey.com