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PR Associate (Contract/Freelance)

We are looking for a PR contractor with acute knowledge of Toronto and the Ontario media landscape to support on a number of accounts, primarily within the technology industry.

Position Type: Junior
Position Title: Account Associate

Position Start Date: TBD
Application Close Date: September 25, 2020

Talk Shop, a full-service, integrated communications agency, is looking to add to our roster of PR experts and talented communicators. This is a contract role to start with the opportunity to transition into full-time work. Leaders in technology, consumer goods, lifestyle, luxury, retail, real estate and finance, Talk Shop is made up of bright talent and brands looking to engage media, social, and influencer marketing differently. 

We are looking for a PR contractor with acute knowledge of Toronto and the Ontario media landscape to support on a number of accounts, primarily within the technology industry. Taking direction from Business Directors and Account Managers, the PR Associate will support with research and media list building, angle development and pitch writing, media and influencer outreach, and content writing. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Support and execute tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment for a variety of Ontario-based clients in the technology field
  • Provide PR support on a variety of tasks including creative writing and editing, media list building, pitching and media relations, research, media monitoring and more
  • Independently manage account priorities and balance deadline-driven workload with complete accuracy
  • Support with idea generation and strategy development

Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years of PR experience, either at an agency or a tech company
  • Proven track record pitching media to secure media coverage 
  • Acute knowledge of the Toronto/Ontario media landscape 
  • Interest in and knowledge of the tech space 
  • Strong knowledge or experience in communications or marketing
  • Exceptional creativity – a great eye for a story, and ability to come up with creative ways to use communications to engage stakeholders
  • Excellent writing skills – ability to weave current events, policy news, trends and data into insightful content for media consumption
  • Ability to manage priorities and balance deadline-driven workload with complete accuracy
  • Extreme attention to detail – produces high-quality, client-ready work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to contribute in a team environment
  • Work hard-play-hard personality that values humility, ingenuity, humour and integrity

Compensation 

Talk Shop offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience.

Location

This role is currently remote with the opportunity to work from an office space 1 – 2 days per week if desired. The role is open to candidates in Toronto, ON.

 

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and two relevant content samples to careers@talkshopmedia.com with the subject Account Associate. 

Talk Shop is committed to establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population we serve and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are also committed to preventing and removing barriers to employment for people with disabilities, and we invite you to inform us should you have any accessibility or accommodation needs.

Successful candidates will be contacted and while we appreciate the time required to apply, we ask that no applicants call the office to follow up.