Public Relations Specialist (Contract)
Convention Data Services is seeking a public relations superstar to help drive the CDS brand through dynamic storytelling. This person will develop and execute a PR strategy and manage all PR activities, including media relations management, writing and pitching stories as well as prepping spokespeople for interviews. The ideal person will have a minimum of 5 years of PR or journalism experience, preferably in the events industry. No Agencies Please.
-Create, manage and implement industry and community-related PR campaigns to ensure maximum
amount of media exposure.
-Day-to-day execution of public relations including writing, editing and pitching press releases, supporting media interviews and producing messaging documents.
-Review trade publications as well as industry and tech news for media opportunities and
-Develop and expand upon relationships with key contacts -- industry, media and key influencers.
-Research new publications.
-Communicate and collaborate with internal stakeholders to generate content.
-Identify and vet speaking opportunities.
-Represent CDS at industry events as needed.
-Research and identify any corporate award opportunities.
-Update/maintain PR CRM.
-Collaborate with Brand Strategist and Content Strategist as required.
Part-time contract position. 15 hours/week, averaging around 60 hours/month. Time commitment will vary depending on projects and deadlines.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent industry experience is required. *NO AGENCIES PLEASE*
Join the Team
Want to be part of a fun, dynamic company? Convention Data Services is always looking for talented individuals to add to our team. Full-time positions are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, medical/dental coverage, FSA and 401k.