Publicist

Communications & Public Relations New York City, New York


Description

Publicist

New York Public Radio is seeking a creative and dynamic publicist to play a collaborative role on our fast-paced communications team. 

Reporting to the Vice President, Communications, the publicist works closely with the Senior Publicist to implement strategic PR initiatives to raise profile and audience for NYPR’s programming, hosts and talent across all of its brands: WNYC / Gothamist, WQXR, WNYC Studios, and The Greene Space. The publicist will forge key relationships across the organization to keep a finger on the pulse of our programming, conduct media outreach, and provide creative and operational support to the team. A passion for news, media, and culture is essential. 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to take on additional responsibility and become a key player on a close-knit, supportive team. 

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Secure coverage of NYPR radio, podcast, digital, and live event programming in a wide array of print, broadcast and digital media 
  • Cultivate ongoing relationships with key consumer, trade, online and community press
  • Execute critical operational duties including status reports, media monitoring, press clip reports, coordination of press materials, maintenance of the NYPR corporate website,  and portfolio of speaking engagements.
  • Work closely with the Senior Publicist and colleagues in editorial, marketing, social media, audience development and revenue departments to around strategic goals and tactics
  • Actively contribute to creative strategy on programming initiatives and campaigns
  • Generate creative, compelling, well-written press materials including press releases, media alerts, pitch letters, bios, fact sheets
  • Co-manage corporate social media accounts
  • Draft quarterly press reports for the Board of Trustees

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of PR experience, a background in media, politics, or PR agency experience a plus
  • Exceptional writing skills 
  • Track record of media placements
  • Strong awareness of trends across brand categories including news, podcasts, media and culture 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and to effectively manage multiple, sometimes competing priorities 
  • Proactive self-starter with strong follow-through and exceptional attention to detail, who can also take and follow direction; ability to easily shift gears between independent and collaborative work 
  • Passion for highlighting New York Public Radio’s impact and reaching new diverse audiences 
  • Sense of humor, team spirit, positive attitude and a sense of diplomacy
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality of information, internally and externally

Additional Information

This is a full-time role that includes benefits. New York Public Radio offers competitive compensation with excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, and paid time off benefits including vacation, personal, sick time and parental leave. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this role is currently operating in a remote capacity. However, this position is not a permanent remote position and is part of the New York City staff, and may be expected to work fully from the New York office when it is safe to do so.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

New York Public Radio is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We continuously strive to place our employees at the center of our thinking and elevate inclusive practices to develop and support a more engaged and productive workforce. Our journalism and operations in the service of that journalism benefit from a broad range of perspectives, from all backgrounds, at all levels of the organization. Diversity is essential to honest, authentic, accurate storytelling and reportage; creating an institution in which all voices are encouraged, valued, and heard. 

Equal Opportunity

New York Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving the goal of equal employment opportunity for all. Applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions without regard to mental or physical disability, race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, employment status or any protected federal, state or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.