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Public Relations Assistant - NYC or Chicago

Arnold Worldwide

Arnold Worldwide

Marketing & Communications
Tribeca, New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Agency :

Havas Formula New York

Job Description Summary :

Havas Formula, a national Public Relations agency with offices in NY, Chicago, Miami, LA, and San Diego, is seeking a Public Relations Assistant in their New York or Chicago office.

The PR Assistant program is designed for those new to PR. PR Assistants support account teams on various client projects while also building relationships with media and influencers to ensure brand|client coverage. Typically, individuals will contribute to four to six accounts based on division and VP discretion.

The program is a full-time, 4-month-long position with the opportunity for extension and advancement within the company. The ideal candidate enjoys a challenging environment, views public relations as a potential career, and has a bachelor’s degree.

The schedule is Monday - Friday, 9 am - 6 pm. Compensation is $18.00 per hour.

Job Description :

Media | Influencer Relations

  • Secures unique placements using media outreach (phone and email pitching), to include 5-10 unique placements a month in Tier 3 or higher outlets
  • Provides social media/competitive intel report and contributes to creative ideation/new pitch concepts that can be shared with clients
  • Monitors trend/industry news for client coverage for account team review; may assist with compiling trend and industry research into a client-facing email or agenda updates.
  • Supports weekly coverage upload and reporting within the agency’s dashboard
  • Researches and builds media and influencer lists
  • Assists account team with researching client speaking opportunities, industry awards, and competitor analysis

Account Management

  • May sit in on conference calls (target 1 – 2 calls per month for each client)
  • Participates in brainstorms
  • Assists the team in tracking media hits, influencer engagement metrics, and updates in monthly and quarterly activity reports
  • Executes various client program components
  • Supports account team with client event logistics and daily tasks involved
  • Assists with press kits and media mailers, sample requests, and inventory tracking
  • Provides research support for the account team

Writing | Editing

  • Drafts client-ready emails for manager review, press materials, and creative pitches, helps contribute to sections of event/launch strategy docs and other client communications.

Agency Contributions

  • Contributes positively to the culture, atmosphere, and values and exudes a positive outlook on his/her team
  • Establishes professional and respectful employee relationships within division and agency
  • Monitors and records time in the agency’s system


Education: Bachelor’s Degree (communications, liberal arts, business or marketing focus preferred)

Skills & Abilities Required: Strong writing (AP style), editing, listening, and verbal communication skills. Resourceful and solutions-focused. Capable of multitasking, prioritizing, and organizing. Excellent attention to detail. Self-motivated and able to work well in a collaborative environment and individually. Effectively manages time, follows up, and is results-driven. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and use|development of media databases.

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Here at Havas across the group we pride ourselves on being committed to offering equal opportunities to all potential employees and have zero tolerance for discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability and other factors that have no bearing on an individual’s ability to perform their job.