Location: Fort Collins, CO
Field: PR/Communications
Min. Experience: 1-2 year(s)
Basis: Full-time


Allyson Conklin Public Relations (ACPR) is a ten-year-old Fort Collins, Colorado based boutique public relations agency for beauty, home, and lifestyle brands. We’re communicators, storytellers, and connectors committed to creating intentional awareness and driving influence for new and heritage brands through a holistic communications approach. We’re known for our earned media and influencer relations (you can find our clients in VOGUE online, MyDomaine, Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, Apartment Therapy, and more)—but that’s not all we do. Our 360-degree approach is what gives us (and our clients) an edge. From PR and brand partnerships to social media and founder-to-founder consulting, our clients consider us as an extension of their teams, and the hype girls they’ve always dreamed of having. We’re a small but mighty, tight knit team who is as intuitive as we are strategic, ultra-collaborative (#youcansitwithus), appreciates the hustle as much as we do stillness, walks the walk, and thrives in a fast paced environment where no two days are ever the same. 

We’re seeking an established communicator to join our team as a Junior Publicist. This position will report directly to the Founder. Applicants must have a minimum of two years post-graduate public relations experience, either at an agency or in-house. Ideal candidates will have experience with direct to consumer lifestyle brands, existing media relationships, and an impressive book of earned print, digital, social, and broadcast press hits.This is a full time, salaried position that starts at $45K with benefits including: paid time off, performance bonuses, health, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k), mobile phone stipend, wellness stipend, #WFHWednesdays, flexible daily schedules, and Summer Fridays. This is not a remote position.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


-Support team with day-to-day requests
-Achieve monthly, quarterly, and annual objectives set by Founder
-Update and maintain all company lists: media tracking, press coverage, monthly pitches, monthly focuses, pitch angles, PR lists, etc. 
-Other writing projects as assigned 
-Assist in the creation of monthly status reports and annual recaps 
-Suggest activities to grow company exposure
-Identify new business opportunities 
-Assist in award submissions and editorial calendar management

Client Relations: 

-Develop strong relationships with clients 
-Act as point-of-contact for clients 
-Assist Founder in ensuring client satisfaction with services, and effectively resolve client issues or concerns as needed
-Present press opportunities to clients  
-Facilitate phone and email interviews with clients
-Attend in-person meetings with clients 

Media Relations:
-Develop strong relationships with media, including editorial and influencer contacts
-Assist in the creation of PR Plans
-Identify, pitch, and follow up with media 
-Secure press hits: long lead, short lead, broadcast, social, and awards
-Write press materials, including but not limited to pitches, fact sheets, bios, press releases, key messaging, run of shows, and more
-Identify other client exposure opportunities
-Proactively monitor and research news and relevant media coverage on a daily basis and provide insights 
-Plan and execute live or virtual press visits, desksides, previews, and other events
-Attend in-person or virtual meetings with media 
-Manage execution of product mailers


Basic job requirements:

-Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related area 
-2+ years of post-graduate public relations experience, either in an agency or in-house setting 
-Solid media relationships in the national beauty, home, and/or lifestyle categories
-Impressive book of earned media placements  
-Excellent communicator—verbal, written, and beyond—with a strong understanding of both the AP and creative writing styles
-Strategic thinker with endless amounts of creativity  
-Self-starter and multi-tasking master who’s highly organized, has the initiative to start and maintain projects, and is willing to go above and beyond the job description
-Excellent time management skills and commitment to hitting to deadlines
-Team player—end of story 
-Wants to grow long term with the company 
-Highly coachable, thrives on feedback, and subscribes to the “fail forward” mentality 
-Pop culture junkie and knows what’s hot in the press and to consumers
-Passionate about the beauty, home, and lifestyle categories 
-Champion for indie brands 
-Knows their way around G Suite, Microsoft Office programs, Cision, InDesign, Canva, WordPress, and social media


All qualified candidates should send their resume and a short statement explaining why they want to work at ACPR to: hello@allysonconklinpr.com. No phone calls, please.

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