Junior PR Specialist

Junior PR Specialist

San Jose, CA 95134 (North San Jose area) 2016-10-07 - –

NETGEAR

NETGEAR is looking for a junior public relations specialist to work as part of its global media relations team. The ideal candidate has excellent written and oral communication skills, strong presentation and networking skills and an ability to work independently. Curiosity, creativity and an enthusiastic desire to learn are a must. Ideal candidate has 2-4 years public relations experience (or equivalent marketing experience) and a four-year college degree in liberal arts, English, Journalism, Communications, Business or Marketing. NETGEAR is a fast paced environment with a portfolio of products that spans from IoT and Smart Home to consumer WiFi routers and modems as well as network hardware and software offerings for the small business space. We are looking for a creative and outgoing marketer that would be able to adjust to the ever changing landscape of developing strategic plans for a multitude of differing audiences.

Job description:

Coordinate Day-to-day public relations activities: Respond to daily media requests for information, photos and product samples. Coordinate interviews with leaders and gather information as needed, manage relationships with media, internal clients and an outside agency. Attend product meetings and have a basic understanding of the technologies included in the portfolio of product offerings.

Must have strong writing skills, which will be essential for the drafting of news releases, blog posts and bylined articles as necessary. Must have a keen understanding of how to shape a brand’s voice and is capable of effectively communicating through written material.

Work with NETGEAR events team to facilitate PR efforts at events. Contact journalists, set up interviews for spokespeople on the ground, prepare people on the ground and work closely with social media teams.

Coordinate timing, approval and submission of awards. Create news release and help with promotion of award winnings.

Assist with day-to-day maintenance of the NETGEAR blog including editing content, finding photos and uploading as necessary.

Assist with public relations reporting by keeping record of key placements, preparing slides, reports and monitoring updates as necessary.

Skills:

Microsoft Windows OS

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office: Power Point, Word, Xcel

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or Premier a plus but not mandatory

Education:

4-year College Degree: Liberal Arts, Journalism, Communications, English, Literature, Business Administration or Marketing

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