Public Relations Representative

Bellevue, Washington | Freelance | Job ID #49230 |
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Onward Search has an exciting opportunity as a Public Relations Representative with one of our top clients in Bellevue, WA. Our client is seeking an individual to join a team that owns a variety of areas including search engine marketing, affiliate marketing, partnership relations, display advertising, evergreen email campaigns, real-time bidding, mobile and social marketing, and related analytics and market research. Also, they play a key role in delivering compelling and inspiring marketing content that sustains activities to acquire and retain customers.

We are seeking an individual with a background in communications and PR to develop programs, processes, and relationships across the company’s partner landscape and internal consumer comms business. This role will own the partner communications needs end-to-end, including comms plans around key retail moments, crisis comms, internal PR relationships in addition to managing our event calendar and execution of events designed to recruit and grow partner engagement.

The right candidate will have a creative mindset and be familiar with Comms, PR, and marketing in retail. S/he will have a strong bias for action, be comfortable working in ambiguity, a quick study and have a keen ability to remain focused under pressure. S/he will work in tandem with marketing, product, Customer Support, and Partner Development teams to create concise, compelling communications programs in support of our most important Partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Own strategy, development, and deployment for Partner communications, and associated outcomes.
  • Direct the creation of content and programs which articulate “why it matters” for Partners.
  • Own the end-to-end plan for any necessary communications, internally and externally.
  • Work alongside product, service, and marketing in times where internal and external crisis comms are needed, to drive the key message and associated reactive messaging.
  • Own event calendar and drive execution for Partner events, and in addition to events our
  • Partners host where we have a presence.
  • A keen sense of how to approach complex problems – asking the right questions and getting to consensus quickly.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing communication plans in occasionally ambiguous environments – creative thinking when answers aren’t always clear.
  • Previous verifiable experience managing crisis communications, ideally in technical environments.
  • Proven ability to achieve results while balancing and prioritizing work on multiple projects.
  • Innate interest in how and why things work the way they do. You are curious.
  • Experience planning events of varying size and scale
  • You have worked on distributed teams and are comfortable with inherent challenges, and are creative in approaches to getting things done.
  • Experience with global teams a big plus.

Does this sound like you? Apply today.

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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