Public Relations Account Manager

Are you an experienced marketing or media professional?

Do you have a "work hard, play hard" mentality?

Are you a strong writer with great people skills?

Are you looking for a company that offers perks like powder days, lunchtime bike rides and paid volunteer time? How about a professional development fund and an annual wellness stipend? Do you want to live and work in a place with access to world-class skiing, fishing, hiking, paddling and biking?

If you answered yes to all of the above, then rygr has an exciting opportunity for you in our Carbondale, Colorado office. We are looking for a creative, passionate public relations professional to join our hard-charging team as an Account Manager working with clients in the ski hardgoods and apparel, and footwear categories.

Job Description: The Account Manager (AM) has at least three (3) years of public relations or journalism experience (general marketing experience will also be considered). The AM serves as a primary client contact, working with agency leadership to develop and execute strategic communications plans. The AM reports directly to the agency principal and is responsible for the daily oversight of two-to-three client accounts.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with client contacts
  • Develop and maintain successful relationships with key media
  • Develop and execute strategic PR plans that deliver on client goals and objectives
  • Maintain regular client reporting: weekly, monthly and quarterly
  • Regularly pitch client stories to media and follow-up on story opportunities
  • Develop effective press releases and compelling content for clients
  • Create targeted media distribution lists and build new media relationships
  • Monitor for client media coverage
  • Attend tradeshows, sales meetings and in-person media meetings on behalf of clients
  • Keep abreast of each client’s industry, competition and media coverage
  • Have a solid understanding of social media networks and marketing

Job Specifications/Qualifications:
For consideration, candidates should possess most of the following skills or traits.

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum three (3) years of public relations or journalism experience (candidates with five or more years experience in marketing will also be considered)
  • Strong writing skills and proven writing experience
  • Written and verbal proficiency in French and/or Quebec French preferred, but not required
  • Strong, established active lifestyle media relationships
  • Established media relationships in Canada, particularly Quebec, is preferred, but not required
  • Self-directed, yet able to succeed in collaborate environments
  • Strategic and forward-thinking approach to PR
  • Desire to keep learning and advance within the agency
  • Creativity and integrity
  • A love of the outdoors
  • A sense of humor, and tolerance for bad jokes 

Compensation:

  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Group healthcare with Flexible Spending Account
  • 401K retirement fund with matching contributions
  • Annual wellness stipend
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Professional development fund
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Long-term benefits include gear stipend and sabbatical

Apply Now:
Please email cover letter, resume and portfolio containing previous work and/or writing samples to yorygr@rygr.us. Extra points for clever, concise copy.

About rygr: rygr (pronounced rig-or) is a new media agency for today’s new media world. We partner with leading active lifestyle brands to orchestrate 360° product and brand campaigns. We excel in the gray zone between paid, earned and owned media. www.rygr.us 

Public Relations Contractor-Quebec

We are currently hiring a contract-based public relations professional to manage communications in Quebec for a four-season mountain sports brand, beginning in May 2018. The contractor will work as an extension of the agency, managed by the agency principal, and will execute primarily product-focused media relations activities across the footwear (running, trail running and hiking) and nordic (hardgoods and apparel) categories.

Job Description: The Public Relations Contractor-Quebec will work with a team of brand representatives at the agency to execute strategic communications in Quebec. The PRC-Q will act as the account lead in Quebec, reporting directly to the agency principal.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with client contacts
  • Develop and maintain successful relationships with key media
  • Contribute regional expertise to strategic PR plans that deliver on client goals and objectives
  • Maintain a daily action report that tracks work completed on behalf of the client
  • Provide biweekly coverage updates
  • Regularly pitch client stories to media and follow-up on story opportunities
  • Occasional press release translation

Job Specifications/Qualifications:
For consideration, candidates should possess most of the following skills or traits.

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum four (4) years of public relations or journalism experience (candidates with five or more years experience in marketing will also be considered)
  • Track record of successful contract engagements
  • Strong writing skills and proven writing experience
  • Written and verbal proficiency in French and/or Quebec French
  • Strong, established active lifestyle media relationships
  • Established media relationships in Quebec are preferred, but not required
  • Self-directed, yet able to succeed in collaborate environments
  • Strategic and forward-thinking approach to PR
  • Desire to keep learning and advance within the agency
  • Creativity and integrity
  • A love of the outdoors
  • A sense of humor

Compensation:

  • $1,200-1,500/mo. USD, depending on experience

Apply Now:
Please email cover letter, resume and portfolio containing previous work and/or writing samples to yorygr@rygr.us. Extra points for clever, concise copy.

About rygr: rygr (pronounced rig-or) is a new media agency for today’s new media world. We partner with leading active lifestyle brands to orchestrate 360° product and brand campaigns. We excel in the gray zone between paid, earned and owned media. www.rygr.us