Location: New York, NY
Field: Public Relations
Min. Experience: 0-1 year(s)
Basis: Full-time

Description:

JG Black Book is seeking a creative and proactive candidate who is passionate about travel to provide support for our public relations & partnership division working alongside a small team of Account Managers and will have the opportunity to contribute to larger projects along with standard administrative tasks.The appropriate candidate should be hardworking, extremely detail-oriented, and willing to challenge themselves by taking on new tasks which will reward them with a broader knowledge of media relations within the travel industries. A motivated work ethic, initiative, along with a drive to excel will be highly regarded.

The PR Coordinator’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Interacting with JG Black Book’s portfolio of clients

Monitoring, scanning media/press coverage and creating press clippings

Trafficking media stay requests

Compile and distribute monthly PR reports

Updating and organizing media databases

Liaising with the preparation and planning of special events

Assisting with assembling media kits, and writing and designing pitches or invitations

Special research projects Initiate press release formulation and edit drafts as necessary

Formulate internal agendas and client meeting agendas

Proactive, reactive, and follow-up pitching as necessary, toward garnering coverage

Managing and updating media lists

Updating client presentations

Preparing call/meeting agendas and recaps

Supporting ongoing pitching to the media

ABOUT OUR COMPANY

JG Black Book is one of the nation’s fastest growing integrated services firms, offering a portfolio of trade relations, marketing, public relations and branding services to clients in the travel and travel lifestyle sectors. The firm specializes in helping independent travel companies and destinations gain traction against larger, more well-known competitors, offering a one-stop resource for gaining exposure, building networks and increasing sales. JG Black Book’s team of industry veterans, unique service model, and powerful connections have built the firm’s reputation as a trusted advisor for more than 150 of the world’s most celebrated travel brands and destinations including Singita, Micato Safaris, the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board and the country of Belize.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in communications, PR, journalism or marketing preferred

Minimum 1 year previous PR experienceExcellent verbal and written communication skills

Extensive knowledge of the media landscape, both print and digital

Proficient in Photoshop and Microsoft Office (particularly Excel)Exceptional time management skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines

Highly organized with a strong attention to detail

Maintains composure under stress

Existing media relationships preferably within the travel and lifestyle industries



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