CAREERS

BVC is always looking for talented, passionate people interested in learning and growing.
If you are interested in a career at Big Voice, please contact:
info@bigvoicecomm.com

MEDIA RELATIONS SPECIALIST

SUMMARY

Our media relationship specialist partners with account and program leaders to develop solid media and influencer strategies that lead to coverage. They should be a capable communication professional able to develop interesting pitches, press releases and handle a broad variety of tasks with sound judgement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Seek out and create opportunities to place stories in all types of media (traditional, digital, influencers...)

  • Write and pitch stories that highlight our client’s thought-leadership

  • Develop compelling, media-focused content

  • Build relationships with national, regional, and trade media as well as bloggers and influencers

  • Recommend and track measurement for earned media and influencer efforts

  • Participate in and attend client meetings

  • Daily monitoring for opportunities

  • Collaborate with teams across multiple clients and be able to pivot quickly to handle changing priorities

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) preferably in communications, English, journalism, with 2-4 years of related experience

  • Proven experience working with media

  • A strong portfolio of story placements

  • Excellent writing and editing skills that can communicate creatively and in an engaging manner

  • Strong presentation skills

  • An understanding of earned media and experience creating media lists and plans

  • Ability to effectively organize and manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously

  • Ability to provide sound counsel and be comfortable providing recommendations to clients

  • Ability to travel to client events

  • Professional demeanor

  • Extreme attention to detail

  • Ability to excel in a team environment as well as work independently

  • Resourceful and effective problem solver

  • Has working knowledge of the following programs: MS Office, Cision, Newswise, Adobe Suite CS6, Social media platforms (twitter, Facebook, Linkedin), CRMs, Hootsuite,

  • General knowledge of photography, video, or sound editing a plus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Virtual and small office environment located in New Haven, Conn.

WORK HOURS

Flexible work hours are considered.

TRAVEL DEMANDS

Limited local travel and minimal air/train travel required (2-4 times a year).

To Apply: Please send resume & cover letter to info@bigvoicecomm.com; please include your name in the title of your resume file and letter

Big Voice Communication believes in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to recruit a diverse group of candidates to help us achieve that goal. Big Voice Communication is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, disability status, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

SUMMARY

Our account executives partner with account and program leaders to develop and execute marketing and public relations activities for our clients. They should be a capable communication professional able to handle a broad variety of tasks with increasing independence, time management and sound judgement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Guides day-to-day development of public relations activities with approved plans.

  • Attends strategy and planning meetings with the client and with other account team members.

  • Corresponds daily with clients and the media, often via telephone and email.

  • Ensures that progressive stages are approved with adequate time to meet schedules, reporting any significant changes to the team.

  • Assists in preparation of campaign proposals and budgets.

  • Proofreads copy and other media for accuracy.

  • Prepares regular client reports and attending client meetings.

  • Maintains database of media contacts and influencers.

  • Researches, writes and distributes/pitches press releases to targeted media.

  • Assists with the production of client publications, such as in-house newsletters and website copy.

  • Collates, analyzes and evaluates media coverage.

  • Assists with event management, including press conferences and promotional events.

  • Manages client social media accounts.

  • Works as part of an account team to develop client proposals and implement the PR activity.

  • Assists with new business proposals and presenting to potential new clients.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university required.

  • One to two years of related work experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Agency experience preferable

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Research skills

  • Dependable and trusted team member

  • Ability to effectively organize and manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Ability to provide sound counsel and be comfortable providing recommendations to clients and internal teams

  • Ability to travel to client events

  • Professional demeanor

  • Extreme attention to detail

  • Ability to excel in a team environment as well as work independently

  • Resourceful and effective problem solver

  • Has working knowledge of the following programs: MS Office, Cision, Newswise, Adobe Suite CS6, Social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram), CRMs, Hootsuite,

  • General knowledge of photography, video, or sound editing a plus

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Virtual and small office environment located in New Haven, Conn.

WORK HOURS

Flexible work hours are considered.

TRAVEL DEMANDS

Limited local travel and minimal air/train travel required (2-4 times a year).

To Apply: Please send resume & cover letter to info@bigvoicecomm.com; please include your name in the title of your resume and letter files

Big Voice Communication believes in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to recruit a diverse group of candidates to help us achieve that goal. Big Voice Communication is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, disability status, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.