Public Relations Associate, Technology*

Technology San Francisco, California


Description

Position at Blanc & Otus

The world has changed. Smart, experienced, entrepreneurial tech PR professionals are in the driver’s seat. If you have the experience, media relationships and ability to tell a compelling story, we want to hear from you.

But how do you decide if this is the right move for you? Is the grass going to be greener? And will you get to just be you – quirks, successes and all?

If you choose Blanc & Otus the answer is yes. We have been redefining tech PR for over 30 years. We are a tribe of authentic, straight-talking people who are looking to redefine communications. We do great work for great clients – and have fun doing it. Do you have what it takes to join the tribe?

Blanc&Otus is seeking a public relations Associate to contribute to integrated communications campaigns for a diverse portfolio of B2B technology companies. This Associate position encompasses the roles and responsibilities of the traditional Account Executive position. The successful candidate will have a solid foundation of day-to-day experience with the desire to grow and be challenged.

As an Associate with B&O you will:

  • Work closely with account leaders and client contacts to execute client objectives and maintain client satisfaction 
  • Hone your skills with increased responsibility on accounts including client interaction, owning projects and key media contacts
  • Create key content including press releases, blog and social posts, briefing sheets, pitches and bylines; assist in the editing and oversight of materials drafted by junior team members
  • Act as a storyteller, helping shape the client narrative to secure media placements
  • Maintain and grow relationships with journalists and influencers
  • Collaborate with B&O colleagues at all levels to execute award winning client campaigns
  • Actively contribute to the agency’s growth by participating in the new business process and agency initiatives from marketing, to social and event planning
  • Work closely with B&O leadership including our CEO
  • Contribute your unique ideas and personality to the vibrant B&O culture

Our change agents enjoy:

Competitive benefits package—including healthy vacation allotment, 401(k) matching, medical/dental/vision support, schedule flexibility, fitness reimbursement, 11 paid holidays and more:

  • Your birthday off and WFH options
  • MacBook computers
  • All you can consume SNACKS and the ever-important fuel of PR folk, COFFEE!
  • A career working with and influencing bold, creative teams and client accounts that include on-the-verge startups and global giants
  • An office culture that thrives on authenticity, creativity and fun
  • An entrepreneurial environment where your ideas are heard and highly valued
  • Strong leadership with a focus on helping you grow and expand your skills

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Minimum 2 years’ PR/strategic communications experience on the client and/or agency side; agency experience preferred
  • B2B technology experience with a desire to grow your career in technology communications; enterprise tech expertise a plus
  • Media relations experience with an existing and growing base of media contacts in the B2B tech space
  • Strong grasp of PR fundamentals including drafting content for traditional media and social channels, building media lists, pitching and research
  • Proven success in building and maintaining a positive rapport with colleagues and client contacts
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to thrive in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment
  • Superb writing and editing skills  
  • Digital & social media savvy
  • Passion, tenacity and enthusiasm for the B&O brand