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Posted Mar 14
Leaf Group

PR/Senior Manager - Media

Leaf Group
Santa Monica, CA, United States Full Time

Leaf Group is looking for a PR/Senior Manager to help lead media relations efforts for a dynamic company. This is a PR opportunity where you can do it all – help plot the course AND roll up your sleeves and work in a profitable company that is growing rapidly and redefining the media business. You will be responsible for managing the day-to-day communications efforts primarily for our Media brands from our Santa Monica office.

A big vision calls for a big job. As we grow, our need for a PR/Senior Manager grows with us.

Leaf Group is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms to enable communities of creators to reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories. We create amazing experiences that celebrate the best of art, design and technology. We’re looking for great people who are passionate about redefining how art is bought and sold by innovation and unconventional thinking through our marketplace platforms (Saatchi Art, Society6, and The Other Art Fair). We believe in empowering artists and making art accessible to everyone. We want people with intense curiosity, a commitment to high quality service, and those who embrace the fun of the journey. Come help us disrupt and transform the art world!

We work in a fun, collaborative environment that is diverse, adventurous, and open-minded. We encourage all of our employees to learn and grow personally and professionally so they can assume greater responsibilities and advance their careers within the department or within one of our operating businesses. Check us out here: https://www.leafgroup.com/brands/

You’ll Report To: Director, PR

A typical day as a PR/Senior Manager might include:

  • Working with the PR Director to implement an innovative strategy for digital media brands
  • Managing relationships with a variety of media including design, home décor, fitness/wellness, fashion, tech, business, local, etc., across all media types including blogs, online, print and broadcast
  • Working closely with marketing, product development and executive team to develop and implement a strategic PR plan to complement marketing programs, campaigns, launches, etc.
  • Managing and attending media-related events
  • Drafting and editing pitches, press releases, and by-line articles to high standard consistent with company messaging and editorial guidelines
  • Monitoring relevant industry and trade publications, competitive news landscape, etc.
  • Assisting with organization of press briefings, media training, photography, and press attendance at company events

You’ll be successful if you are an ambitious, driven, self-starter who wants to work in a fast-paced, highly-flexible environment where your decisions can have a positive effect on the company’s bottom line.

What You Have:

  • Demonstrated success in implementing media campaigns
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other managers
  • Self-starter – ability to work independently to accomplish tasks in a creative, decisive, and responsive manner; take responsibility of projects and outcomes
  • Demonstrated competence in managing multiple priorities and projects on tight deadlines while maintaining top quality deliverables
  • Demonstrated success in securing media coverage in a variety of outlet types
  • Demonstrated track record of developing successful working relationships with reporters and bloggers
  • Ability to craft messages based on the desired goal of the communication and tailor to specific audiences
  • Copywriting and editing experience
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail
  • 4-6 years of experience in public relations and marketing communications, preferably for a publicly traded company and digital publishing brand
  • PR Agency experience preferred
  • Relationships with local and/or national broadcast outlets a strong plus

What We Have:

  • Cool office environment and culture (if we do say so ourselves at our ice cream socials, Thirsty Thursdays, Free Lunch Fridays, and all of the other fun activities we gather for)
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Paid-to-play vacation rewards
  • Discretionary unlimited vacation time
  • Employee discounts for Saatchi Art and Society6
  • 401K
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Agency Disclosure:

If the Leaf Group Talent Acquisition department, or any current company employee, receives an unsolicited resume from a third party recruiting agency and Leaf Group does not have a signed Agency Agreement active, Leaf Group will not be deemed liable to pay a placement fee. The unsolicited resume will be considered a gift and can be considered for our recruitment efforts.

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