Communications Associate (Contract)

PR/Communications New York, New York

About Your Role:

As Communications Associate, you will gain visibility into the inner workings of an internal public relations and events department through Dotdash and across its collection of premium brands: Verywell (health), The Balance (finance), The Spruce (home and food), TripSavvy (travel) and more. You will work closely alongside Dotdash’s VP, Communications and Communications/Events Manager, joining a small team that wears many hats. If you enjoy learning, thrive when presented with challenges, welcome new ideas, and are excited to gain incredible insight across all planning at a large digital publisher; we’d love to have you on board.

About Your Contributions:

  • Fully support company’s PR strategy and execute it in different phases, working to build brand recognition across Dotdash and its vertical properties
  • Assist in administrative duties, including but not limited to field and database research, cold calls to vendors, updates to company media kit
  • Create and manage a rich editorial calendar, awards and conferences grid, and press contact list
  • Manage inventory, stock and organize marketing materials and swag closet
  • Support team with programming and implementation of various sales events with existing and potential advertising clients; including scouting, set-up, management and breakdown
  • Contribute weekly to company’s social media accounts

About You:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Business, Journalism or related field
  • Active team participant who is not afraid to contribute ideas or take ownership of tasks; must possess excellent follow-through skills
  • May be asked to work evenings, early morning or weekends on a limited basis as needed (with product launches or events)
  • Proven interest in the digital publishing industry, keeping up with competitors’ news cycles, branding and sales marketing
  • Efficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Drive, experience with media databases a plus

About Us:

Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the fastest-growing publishers online, and its brands are the fastest-growing in their respective categories. Dotdash brands include Verywell, The Spruce, The Balance, Lifewire , ThoughtCo, and TripSavvy.