Strategic Communications Associate

Our ideal candidate is a news and marketing  junkie, who loves the thrill of pitching top-tier business media, writing a timely blog post and managing client PR & marketing campaigns. Pitching the Wall Street Journal or TechCrunch? No problem. Searching and networking for the next great speaking opportunity for a client? Of course! You live to see your clients featured in the spotlight. KCD PR is hiring a full-time Strategic Communications Associate in our beautiful San Diego office in the Little Italy neighborhood to join a rapidly expanding PR agency specializing in the financial, fintech and emerging technology industries. This position works directly on a small, collaborative team on public relations, digital marketing and social media campaigns for our diverse roster of clients across the nation in emerging categories like fintech, AI, robotics, software and blockchain. This position promises to offer an exciting, fast-paced work environment, access to clients and the opportunity to grow within the firm. If you enjoy rubbing elbows and supporting some of the brightest names in financial and technology with brand-building public relations and marketing campaigns, we want to hear from you. Our office environment is a laid-back, fun setting -but make no mistake – we work hard and play hard! Expect a fast paced day and plenty of opportunity to shine and be rewarded for your hard work.

What You Will Be Doing at KCD PR:

  • Key contact for clients, supporting daily communications for 4-6 key client accounts
  • Partnering with other KCD PR team members on content creation and support of collateral materials and client events
  • Participates in day-to-day media monitoring of client and industry news
  • Creating press releases, fact sheets and various other press materials
  • Strategizing on public relations and marketing goals and objectives
  • Pitching/conversing with national business and technology media on behalf of KCD PR clients
  • Managing social media marketing content for new clients and knowledge to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter and Youtube
  • E-Marketing management, blog posts and landing page content creation
  • Utilizing social media platforms to promote client news/events updating/creating pages for clients, web content revisions for client web sites
  • Editing web site content, uploading videos, often first draft of client work

Does This Sound Like You?
(*Must meet all criteria*) Candidates with previous experience working in related roles in the financial services and technology industry will be given priority. No recent graduates will be considered.

  • 3-4 Years previous PR or marketing agency experience (with technology and/or financial services clients is a plus)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Communications, Marketing, Finance, Business or related field)
  • You have proven skills of integrating and leveraging social media programs, print and broadcast media to heighten client exposure and visibility
  • You have a strong knowledge of the financial and technology markets and know the trends, opportunities and challenges that face many of the agency’s clients
  • You’re a communication guru and have a strong portfolio of writing (creative and strategic) and possess a healthy network of media contacts that have helped garner impressive results
  • Experience managing multiple client accounts and collaborating with a team of internal resources
  • Superior, proven written and oral communication skills and an obsession with detail-oriented results
  • Ability to speak with clients, participate on conference calls and maintain high level of professionalism and maintain confidentiality of client information
  • Knowledge of WordPress, basic website editing and Hubspot marketing software systems a plus (as is Hubspot certification)

Compensation:
Competitive salary based on commensurate experience, spot bonuses for performance, 401 (k) retirement plan with full company match and annual company profit sharing contributions, generous group health care contribution, 2+ weeks PTO plus paid company holiday from Christmas Day through New Year’s Day, free coffee/sparkling water and weekly fresh fruit deliveries, direct deposit, mass-transit/biking incentives

How to Apply:
Send your CV and tell us why you’re a great fit with KCD PR to [email protected] No calls please.


Current Positions

Our ideal candidate is a news and marketing  junkie, who loves the thrill of pitching top-tier business media, writing a timely blog post and managing client PR & marketing campaigns. Pitching the Wall Street Journal or TechCrunch? No problem. Searching and networking for the next great speaking opportunity for a client? Of course! You live to see your clients featured in the spotlight. KCD PR is hiring a full-time Strategic Communications Associate in our beautiful San Diego office in the Little Italy neighborhood to join a rapidly expanding PR agency specializing in the financial, fintech and emerging technology industries. This position works directly on a small, collaborative team on public relations, digital marketing and social media campaigns for our diverse roster of clients across the nation in emerging categories like fintech, AI, robotics, software and blockchain. This position promises to offer an exciting, fast-paced work environment, access to clients and the opportunity to grow within the firm. If you enjoy rubbing elbows and supporting some of the brightest names in financial and technology with brand-building public relations and marketing campaigns, we want to hear from you. Our office environment is a laid-back, fun setting -but make no mistake – we work hard and play hard! Expect a fast paced day and plenty of opportunity to shine and be rewarded for your hard work.

What You Will Be Doing at KCD PR:

  • Key contact for clients, supporting daily communications for 4-6 key client accounts
  • Partnering with other KCD PR team members on content creation and support of collateral materials and client events
  • Participates in day-to-day media monitoring of client and industry news
  • Creating press releases, fact sheets and various other press materials
  • Strategizing on public relations and marketing goals and objectives
  • Pitching/conversing with national business and technology media on behalf of KCD PR clients
  • Managing social media marketing content for new clients and knowledge to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter and Youtube
  • E-Marketing management, blog posts and landing page content creation
  • Utilizing social media platforms to promote client news/events updating/creating pages for clients, web content revisions for client web sites
  • Editing web site content, uploading videos, often first draft of client work

Does This Sound Like You?
(*Must meet all criteria*) Candidates with previous experience working in related roles in the financial services and technology industry will be given priority. No recent graduates will be considered.

  • 3-4 Years previous PR or marketing agency experience (with technology and/or financial services clients is a plus)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Communications, Marketing, Finance, Business or related field)
  • You have proven skills of integrating and leveraging social media programs, print and broadcast media to heighten client exposure and visibility
  • You have a strong knowledge of the financial and technology markets and know the trends, opportunities and challenges that face many of the agency’s clients
  • You’re a communication guru and have a strong portfolio of writing (creative and strategic) and possess a healthy network of media contacts that have helped garner impressive results
  • Experience managing multiple client accounts and collaborating with a team of internal resources
  • Superior, proven written and oral communication skills and an obsession with detail-oriented results
  • Ability to speak with clients, participate on conference calls and maintain high level of professionalism and maintain confidentiality of client information
  • Knowledge of WordPress, basic website editing and Hubspot marketing software systems a plus (as is Hubspot certification)

Compensation:
Competitive salary based on commensurate experience, spot bonuses for performance, 401 (k) retirement plan with full company match and annual company profit sharing contributions, generous group health care contribution, 2+ weeks PTO plus paid company holiday from Christmas Day through New Year’s Day, free coffee/sparkling water and weekly fresh fruit deliveries, direct deposit, mass-transit/biking incentives

How to Apply:
Send your CV and tell us why you’re a great fit with KCD PR to [email protected] No calls please.

Our ideal candidate is a news and marketing  junkie, who loves the thrill of pitching top-tier business media, writing a timely blog post and managing client PR & marketing campaigns. Pitching the Wall Street Journal or TechCrunch? No problem. Searching and networking for the next great speaking opportunity for a client? Of course! You live to see your clients featured in the spotlight. KCD PR is hiring a full-time Strategic Communications Manager in our beautiful San Diego office in the Little Italy neighborhood to join a rapidly expanding PR agency specializing in the financial, fintech and emerging technology industries. This position works directly on a small, collaborative team on public relations, digital marketing and social media campaigns for our diverse roster of clients across the nation in emerging categories like fintech, AI, robotics, software and blockchain. This position promises to offer an exciting, fast-paced work environment, access to clients and the opportunity to grow within the firm. If you enjoy rubbing elbows and supporting some of the brightest names in financial and technology with brand-building public relations and marketing campaigns, we want to hear from you. Our office environment is a laid-back, fun setting -but make no mistake – we work hard and play hard! Expect a fast paced day and plenty of opportunity to shine and be rewarded for your hard work.

What You Will Be Doing at KCD PR:

  • Key day-to-day contact for client, running daily communications for 4-6 key client accounts
  • Managing Associates/Interns and partnering with other KCD PR team members on content creation and support of collateral materials and client events
  • Participates in day-to-day media monitoring of client and industry news
  • Creating press releases, fact sheets and various other press materials
  • Strategizing on public relations and marketing goals and objectives
  • Pitching/conversing with national business and technology media on behalf of KCD PR clients
  • Managing social media marketing strategy for new clients and knowledge to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter and Youtube
  • E-Marketing management, blog posts and landing page content creation
  • Utilizing social media platforms to promote client news/events updating/creating pages for clients, web content revisions for client web sites
  • Editing web site content, uploading videos, managing quality control of client work

Does This Sound Like You?

(*Must meet all criteria*) Candidates with previous experience working in related roles in the financial services and technology industry will be given priority. No recent graduates will be considered.

  • 5-8 Years previous PR or marketing agency experience (with technology and/or financial services clients is a plus)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Communications, Marketing, Finance, Business or related field).
  • You have proven skills of integrating and leveraging social media programs, print and broadcast media to heighten client exposure and visibility
  • You have a strong knowledge of the financial and technology markets and know the trends, opportunities and challenges that face many of the agency’s clients
  • You have demonstrated success in developing and executing strategic PR and marketing plans for organizations and have an eye for detail and results
  • You’re a communication guru and have a strong portfolio of writing (creative and strategic) and possess a healthy network of top-tier media contacts that have helped garner impressive results
  • Experience managing multiple client accounts and a team of internal resources
  • Superior, proven written and oral communication skills and an obsession with detail-oriented results
  • Ability to speak with clients, participate on conference calls and maintain high level of professionalism and maintain confidentiality of client information
  • Knowledge of WordPress, basic website editing and Hubspot marketing software systems a plus (as is Hubspot certification)

Compensation:

Competitive salary based on commensurate experience, spot bonuses for performance, 401 (k) retirement plan with full company match and annual company profit sharing contributions, generous group health care contribution, 2+ weeks PTO plus paid company holiday from Christmas Day through New Year’s Day, free coffee/sparkling water and weekly fresh fruit deliveries, direct deposit, mass-transit/biking incentives.

How to Apply:

Send your CV and tell us why you’re a great fit with KCD PR to [email protected]. No calls please.

Interested in joining a team of like-minded professionals that share a focus of reaching goals and delivering results? KCD PR is the place for you. Below are open searches for positions at KCD PR.

KCD PR Fall Internship

We are seeking a Public Relations Intern, who is passionate, curious, full of creative ideas and eager to contribute on a large scale. As part of our fall program you will gain visibility into the inner workings of California’s top financial services public relations agency. You will see the broad spectrum of how the firm operates, from delivering excellence for our clients through to the critical administrative support we provide our account teams. In addition, we will ensure you have exposure to key areas of personal interest and are mentored through a structured team approach.

About you:

You are a team player and have a natural ability to collaborate well with others within your team and across the organization at large. You are highly organized and have an exceptional attention to detail. You possess outstanding work ethic, ability to perform under pressure, meet deadlines, and prioritize and deliver multiple tasks on time. You have a passion for a vibrant company culture and are committed to being bright, kind and goal-oriented.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Account support
  • Media monitoring and management
  • Create and curate engaging content
  • Assistance in admin duties
  • Business development
  • Build and update critical databases
  • Schedule, coordinate and attend events
  • Perform research and market analysis

Requirements:

  • Strong desire to learn
  • Professional approach and passionate about communications
  • Solid understanding of social networks including blogging
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Efficiency at MS Office/Excel
  • Current enrollment in a BS or Masters university/college

How to Apply:

If you are interested please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. No calls please.