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Public Relations Specialist (Part-time)

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Location
Boston, MA
Hourly
$30.00 - $35.00
Job Type
Contract
Date
Feb 17, 2017
Job ID
2453149
FlexProfessionals is seeking an experienced PR professional to help build public awareness of our services in the Boston metro area.
 
Position: Public Relations Specialist

Company: Launched in 2010, FlexProfessionals is a niche staffing and recruiting firm that matches companies looking for seasoned part-time employees to professionals looking for meaningful part-time work. Most of our candidates are working moms or freelancers with bachelor’s and/or advanced degrees and ten or more years of professional work experience.  Our clients are mostly small to medium-sized companies looking for smart and economical staffing options. We have become a leader in this niche market and were named by Forbes as a Top Staffing Firm for Part-Time Work. 

Location:  Work can be done virtually but must be local to the Boston metro area for occasional in-person meetings
 
Hours/Schedule:  3 to 6 month consulting position, 10-15 hours monthly.  May be extended based on impact.
 
Rate: $30-$35/hour
 
Job Description:  Responsible for overall public relations in Boston metro area.

Responsibilities: 
  • Lead the planning and implementation of strategic public relations campaigns that raise organization's profile
  • Build and maintain relationships with reporters, columnists, editorial writers, and news producers who cover small to mid-sized businesses
  • Monitor media and other relevant issue areas
  • Research new media contacts
  • Research public events that can bolsters organization's awareness and visibility efforts
  • Position company as subject matter expert and get company in the spotlight as the authority on small business staffing 
Qualifications :
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism/communications or a related field
  • Experience in public relations or at an agency preferably for a service business
  • Well connected and established in local media/news circles
  • A self-starter with strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Dynamic, outgoing personality 
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Passion for the FlexProfessionals' mission