PR 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 PR 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

KCD PR is hiring a part-time Office Coordinator in our beautiful San Diego office. This position reports directly to the president of the firm. KCD is a boutique public relations, digital marketing and social media agency that has a diverse roster of clients across the nation in emerging categories like fintech, AI, robotics, software and blockchain. The ideal candidate has 3+ years of administrative experience, is a rockstar collaborator and an expert at multi-tasking.

Working at KCD PR promises to offer an exciting, fast-paced work environment and the opportunity to help grow a company in the high-tech sector. If you enjoy supporting others, keeping an office environment neat and organized as well as managing vendor relationships, we want to hear from you. The position is flexible as we are looking for about 25 hours a week in the office (think 10am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday). We also know how to enjoy ourselves too, fostering a creative, collaborative environment that makes KCD PR a fun place to hang your hat. 

Job Description:

The Office Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the office is running effectively and smoothly. The key areas of responsibility for the person in this role are human resources coordination and general office management. This role is part-time at approximately 25 hours a week, with flexibility.

Basic Functions:

Human Resources

  • Assist with recruitment and the interview process of new hires including making call backs, informing potential candidates of their standing etc.
  • Support the employee handbook, policy and procedures.
  • Assist in the termination and separation process of previous employees.
  • Revise, create and distribute Employee ASQ (Annual Survey of Quality) collect, analyze, and summarize data into a cohesive and concise presentation.
  • Help drive company culture by managing various internal meetings and events to further KCD’s values
  • Coordinate all agency training and professional development sessions.
  • Facilitates the on-boarding of new employees (computer, supplies etc.).
  • Train (or coordinate training efforts and plan) new employees – culture, process etc.
  • Create and distribute the assessments. Collect the results of the assessments and ensure that they are saved and uploaded to the appropriate places.

General Office

  • Coordinates the ordering, receiving, stocking and distribution of office supplies.
  • Acts as liaison for housekeeping and other vendors to the company as needed.
  • Answers main line phone calls – routes appropriately.
  • Receives, sorts and forwards incoming mail. Maintains and routes publications. When available, will coordinate such activities through the agency intern.
  • Books and handles all conference room and kitchen maintenance and upkeep.
  • Coordinates conference rooms and maintains cleanliness of conference rooms, kitchen and other shared office areas.
  • Coordinates the pick-up and delivery of express mail services (FedEx, UPS, etc.).
  • Coordination and planning of special events for employees, including regular all hands meetings
  • Coordinates the maintenance and alteration of office areas and equipment.
  • Serve as project manager for upcoming office relocation

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify areas for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change.
  • Continually seek opportunities to increase client satisfaction and deepen employee relationships.
  • Serve as administrative assistant and manage calendar for agency president
  • Special projects as they arise, in coordination with the agency president.
  • Maintain specific knowledge of clients and how our services relate to their business strategy and goals.
  • Potentially be involved the design and building of new services and supporting basic accounting functions
  • Ensure consistency of existing systems through creating, maintaining, and enforcing standards/procedures when required.
  • May support agency marketing from a coordination level in the future.
  • Document internal processes and procedures related to duties and responsibilities.

Skills Required:

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and take initiative.
  • Experience in supporting/coordinating the recruitment of top talent.
  • Project management with an ability to think ahead and plan over a 6-12-month time span.
  • Planning and preparing written communications.
  • Interpersonal skills: such as telephony skills, communication skills, active listening and client-care.
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changes quickly.
  • Ability to work in a team and communicate effectively.
  • Service awareness of all organization’s key services for which support is being provided.
  • Understanding of support tools, techniques, and how technology is used to provide services.
  • Typing skills to ensure quick and accurate entry of service request details.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast-moving environment.

Educational Experience Recommendations:

  • 3+ years’ experience in a client facing or front office role, preferably in a professional services firm
  • Associate degree from an accredited university with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Prior administrative experience is a plus

Benefits

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Performance based incentives.
  • Full on the job training & support.
  • Fun working environment and culture at one of the top-ranked PR firms in the industry.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume/CV to [email protected] and reference the Office Coordinator position.

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 PR 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 technology media, writing a timely Medium post and managing client PR & marketing campaigns. Pitching Fast Company 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 PR Manager with strong technology PR experience. You’ll join our fun team in our beautiful Little Italy San Diego neighborhood to join a rapidly expanding PR agency specializing in 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 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 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
  • Manage junior team 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.

  • 5-7 Years previous PR or marketing agency experience on technology clients
  • 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 100% company match and annual company profit sharing contributions, generous group health/dental/vision plan options, 2+ weeks PTO plus paid company holidays 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.