Available Positions

At Baker Public Relations, our teams work on a variety of accounts, from startup companies to Fortune 500’s, government agencies and not-for-profits. Whether launching a new product, managing time-sensitive crisis communications, or building integrated communications campaigns that engage with consumers, bloggers, influencers and experts, there’s always something exciting happening at Baker Public Relations.

We offer an environment where employees receive hands-on experience and an opportunity to grow, learn, and succeed. We continually strive to partner with people who are ambitious and intent on thriving.

Whether you are a seasoned PR professional or just starting out in the industry, we are always on the lookout for hard working and resourceful people to join our team.

Managing Director, Pittsburgh

Baker Public Relations, a full-service, woman-owned, public relations firm headquartered in Albany, New York, is seeking a Senior Account Director, Pittsburgh, a key senior position to lead and grow the Pittsburgh office. To enable the agency to continue its growth trajectory forward, it needs the committed expertise of a talented and passionate professional with 10-plus years of experience (agency preferred) and demonstrated success in growing and overseeing a portfolio of clients to act as a Managing Director, Pittsburgh. This position reports directly to the president & CEO.

The ideal candidate will have a pulse on the Pittsburgh business community, close working relationships with the media, work with a team across two locations and act as day-to-day point person on various client accounts. The Managing Director will also be involved in lead generation, growing media relationships, content development for media and audience consumption, development of public relations and social media strategies, management team decisions, initiatives and discussions regarding agency direction. As a growing public relations firm, the Managing Director role is a pivotal position as this individual will serve as a mentor, manager and lead for all account teams on client management, quality assurance, staff development and strategic guidance.

We are looking for a candidate who is driven, diligent, self-motivated and confident in their ability to successfully lead teams and establish strong relationships in the community and with Baker Public Relations clients. This role would suit an established PR professional looking to further develop their skills in client management, business development, and leadership. In return, we offer a very competitive salary, excellent growth opportunities, and a brilliant working environment.

Is This You?

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Translate client business needs into communications actions with solution-oriented focus.
  • Train, mentor, and support team members of all levels in executing effectively.
  • Support the creation, editing, and approval of client press materials, messaging and strategic plans.
  • Manage and lead the agency’s day-to-day efforts with key client relationships and accounts.
  • Create and edit media lists using Muck Rack.
  • Coordinate various event planning, media and influencer outreach events.
  • Strategically advise clients and develop ideas and solutions that achieve business, marketing and engagement objectives.
  • Translate client assignments into meaningful briefs for the creative teams and effectively balance dual expectations of clients and the agency.
  • Clearly establish objectives and priorities for client initiatives.
  • Work with content writers, copyeditors and other internal teams to ideate and develop concepts for projects and accounts.
  • Manage a variety of workstreams including traditional, digital, social, experiential and promotional projects, including creation of timelines, teams and budgets.
  • Effectively assign, delegate, coordinate and monitor the work of agency staff members assigned to client projects.
  • Effectively and regularly communicate with internal team members and clients.
  • Ensure all projects remain within outlined and agreed to budget parameters.
  • Participate in and/or lead brainstorming sessions for the agency.
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of, and be conversant in, assigned client’s business,  products, industry and competitive landscape.
  • Participate with senior team leaders in client presentations.
  • Coach/mentor junior staff and interns and review their work for accuracy.
  • Support organic new business development initiatives.

Candidate Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field is required.
  • Minimum of 10 yearsexperience in a communications role either in-house or with an agency (preferred).
  • Experience managing several accounts and/or projects simultaneously.
  • Passion for creativity and innovation.
  • Strong managerial and team building skills.
  • Strong ability to prioritize for self and others.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with a great attention to detail.
  • Experience creating and managing budgets for projects covering all of the above.
  • A thorough understanding of the agency process and agency/client relationship model.
  • Willing to work hours as required by workload, sometimes including afterhours, weekends, plus ability to travel as needed.
  • A strong ‘self-starter’ mentality and sense of responsibility.
  • A positive, upbeat attitude!
  • Desire to do the best work of your career.

If you are interested in this position, submit your resume to megan@bakerpublicrelations.com

Digital Content & Social Media Specialist

Baker Public Relations, a full-service, woman-owned, communications firm with offices in Albany, N.Y. and Pittsburgh, Pa., is seeking a Digital Content & Social Media Specialist to join our growing team of smart, passionate and dynamic professionals. The ideal candidate will be a creative communications professional with experience in social media management and strategy and exceptional organizational skills.

If you thrive working in a fast-paced atmosphere on a variety of clients and a variety of work, Baker Public Relations is a great fit.

Is this you?

  • You have demonstrated a proven track record in building brand presence and loyalty
  • You possess strong writing and copyediting skills, have excellent presentation skills and love the new business hunt
  • Proficiency with Canva, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Adobe or other media editing software
  • You possess excellent analytical and project management skills
  •  You have a passion for being part of a fast-paced communications agency that works with diverse clients in the Capital Region and Pittsburgh, Pa.

Here’s what you’ll be doing in the role of a Digital Content & Social Media Specialist

  • Design and development of social media assets for Instagram, Instagram Stories, IGTV, Facebook, Snap Chat, TikTok, LinkedIn and other emerging social media channels
  • Creative development of all social media assets including copywriting and original artwork to support brand content strategies
  • Monitor social media metrics, responding to comments and assist with overall creative design for clients and Baker Public Relations
  • Measure the success of every client social media campaign
  • Deliver proper promotional communications on time and according to editorial planning calendars
  • Come up with strategic creative social media campaigns
  • Manage multiple clients and projects including media outreach, launch events and vendor
  • management
  • Oversee social media monitoring processes and communicating with clients while maintaining
  • relations
  • Work with graphic designer, account executives and senior team members to ensure content is
  • informative and appealing
  • Communicate with influencers via social media on behalf of our clients to create a strong network
  • Coordinating the creation of digital content (website, blogs, press releases and podcasts)
  • Collaborating with Marketing and Creative Services Team to ensure brand consistency for Baker Public Relations and its clients
  • Monitoring ROI and KPIs
  • Staying up to date with digital media technologies and latest trends
  • Attending networking events, seminars and conferences, including out-of-hours, as required to maintain personal professional development

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of agency and social media experience is preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Passionate about social media and delivering excellent client service, generating meaningful results, working with integrity and being a team player
  • Demonstrate strong media relations capabilities and ability to consistently secure publicity
  • Proficiency with Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Ability to think creatively and conceptually
  • A solid understanding of digital aesthetics is required

Send resume, cover letter and writing samples to megan@bakerpublicrelations.com. Competitive salary and benefits offered.

Account Executive

Baker Public Relations is seeking a results-oriented professional who has a passion for the PR industry. Candidate must be a creative thinker who has both an agency background as well as the desire to grow into a senior account executive role.

Responsibilities:

Draft and service pitch letters, press releases and media advisories; Create targeted media lists for broadcast, radio, print and online outlets; Proactively pitch media outlets, including broadcast, print, radio and new media; Write and edit media materials such as media advisories, fact sheets, bios and case studies; Daily client interaction to update, report on, and discuss media relations; Daily interaction with media outlets to discuss upcoming story ideas; Daily account management activity such as agendas, recaps, editorial calendars, activity reports, monthly reports, media monitoring, etc.; Attend and facilitate media interviews; Coordinate various events including media outreach events; Assist in researching, writing and development of new business proposals and presentations; Work collaboratively with team members to develop and implement successful PR campaigns (including social media campaigns); Assist in Baker PR website management; Misc. research and projects assigned.

Qualifications

  • B.A./B.S. in Public Relations, Communications or related field
  • At least 3 to 5 years of PR agency experience, communications or other related areas
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently and work well in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Proven client relations
  • Creative and energetic personality
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong understanding of social media, integration, monitoring and measurement tools

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and relevant work samples to Megan@bakerpublicrelations.com.

 

Account Coordinator

Entry-Level Position.

Baker Public Relations is seeking a results-oriented professional who has a passion for the PR industry. Candidate must be a creative thinker who has the desire to grow into an account executive role. The agency account coordinator is a learning role for a recent graduate or someone new to this side of the business. An internship in a related field is a plus.

Responsibilities:

Assist account executives and senior team members with daily administrative and client service support; Development and maintenance of media lists; Strong phone and pitching work; Respond in a timely manner to client requests or needs; Prepare and implement PR program components for clients, including media contacts, special event coordination, writing and/or distribution of press releases, media advisories, program writing and research; Assist in coordination of all necessary materials for client presentations; Maintain and update account files; Stock and scan all media clip/coverage books; Help to conduct agency brainstorming sessions to develop strategic/creative thinking for clients; Be able to communicate effectively in all written and verbal reports; Misc. research, duties and projects as required.

Skills & requirements:

  • The daily duties and responsibilities of an agency account coordinator include: Knowing our clients and their industries.
  • Developing and maintaining a working-level understanding of assigned client’s industries, company culture, products/services and strategic communications plans.
  • Proactively communicating with team members and clients on a daily basis in a professional, efficient manner.
  • Attending to the needs of the client and continually seeking ways to add value to the client-agency relationship.

Skill set:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level of organization
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong work ethic and energetic personality
  • Outgoing and motivated
  • Understanding of social media
  • High competency level on computer and software skills compatible with job responsibilities
  • Professional conduct within and outside office while conducting agency business
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