Publicist

We are looking for savvy, self-starting Publicist to support our Account Teams’ various clients as well as for Bullfrog + Baum at large.  Our ideal candidate is a strategic and creative storyteller who has a proven track record of securing a steady stream of meaningful placements and segments in local, regional and national media across print, broadcast and online portals.  Bullfrog + Baum’s Publicist knows where to find cut-through-the-clutter stories in all genres of media that touch the hospitality industry, including lifestyle, travel, home, entertaining and design, and who to bring them to (strong press relationships are a must!).  This nimble thinker also knows how and when to pivot in order to build on-message and on-brand coverage seamlessly.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES + RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Forge and cultivate meaningful relationships with all genres and levels of media on a daily basis; secure impactful coverage on behalf of clients and the Agency 
  • Work with account teams to understand client goals in order to write thoughtful and creative pitches that generate coverage 
  • Discover “new media” and keep abreast of key editorial staff changes of various media portals while exploring potential story opportunities
  • Work alongside account teams to ensure a coordinated media approach; assist teams in breaking through to key media via strategic pitches based on client goals and initiatives 
  • Establish internal media monitoring and strategic media relations clinics in order to train and mentor junior staff 
  • Create and manage lists of target publications and key contacts on a daily basis
  • Oversee editorial calendar collection and identify relevant opportunities for all clients
  • Serve as a sounding board for senior and middle management in terms of pitch ideation and aligning journalists
  • Participate in client and new business brainstorming sessions and proposal development

DESIRED SKILLS + EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related area of study
  • Three (3) to five (5) years related agency experience with demonstrated success in media relations
  • Ability to work independently with measureable success
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills, the ability to write and edit effectively and to convey creative ideas in an intelligent manner
  • The ability to think (and act) strategically 
  • Outstanding follow through and be extremely detail oriented
  • Must bring a sense of accountability and commitment to excellence
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment with a dynamic range of people

To Apply

Please email hireme@bullfrogandbaum.com and provide a cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements.