Public Relations Coordinator

Come join our team at Zilker Media, one of the fastest-growing companies in Austin

Are you a media relations professional with a knack for relationship-building and a drive to get results for your clients? 

Do you pride yourself on crafting killer content and staying on the razor’s edge of the latest media trends and news cycles? 

Do you thrive on community, authenticity and good vibes? 

We’re looking for a media relation/public relations coordinator with two-three years of full-time PR agency experience preferred to join our Publicity Department. If this description sounds like a good fit, we’d love to hear from you!

But first, a little more about us.

Zilker Media is a boutique digital marketing and PR agency providing end-to-end brand building for the world’s leading companies, thought leaders and best-selling authors. We are a partially-remote company with team members coming in the office two days per week and working from home (or a coffee shop, or Zilker park ) three days per week. Our mission is to cultivate community—for our team, our clients and our home here in Austin.

Even working partially remote, we’re a close-knit team of talented professionals who genuinely care about one another and value an open, collaborative environment. And that isn’t an accident—it’s by design. Zilker Media is built on:

  • Good Vibes
  • Meaningful Relationships
  • Bold Integrity 
  • Leading The Way
  • Bettering Our Community

 

And, we don’t mean to toot our own horn, but…we’ve built something pretty special here. See for yourself:

 

  • Winner of Michael Smart best pitch of the year award in 2019 and 2020; Honorable Mention in 2021
  • Ranked #13 on in the micro-companies section of Austin Business Journal’s 2021 Best Places to Work (https://bit.ly/3DkA4H7)
  • Ranked #15 in the micro-companies section of Austin Business Journal’s 2020 Best Places to Work (https://bit.ly/2XODY82)
  • Named to Austin Business Journal’s 2019 list of Top Austin-Area Advertising & Marketing Agencies (https://bit.ly/2MMFy5Y)

But enough about us. Here’s more about what to expect as a media relations pro at Zilker Media.

About the Role

Our Publicity Department secures a variety of top quality media coverage for our clients. In this role, you will be integral to the success of our PR campaigns! You’ll get to:

  • Assist the Publicity Director and other media relations pros in the department with developing and running PR campaigns that span all genres of media, from traditional (print, TV, radio, etc.) to digital (podcasts, influencers, online publications). This position is meant to grow and as experience is gained you will start to own your own campaigns and PR strategies
  • Build relationships with Zilker Media clients by engaging in entry-to-mid level client communications, including reporting, strategy presentation, consulting and more
  • Work cross-departmentally with our Brand Strategy team on branding and digital marketing collaborations with clients
  • Experience career growth as you tackle new challenges, stretch out of your comfort zone and hone your skills daily
  • Find greater meaning in your work, with more opportunities for creativity and making a difference

 

Requirements

Our ideal candidate has strong client-facing/account management, media relations and writing skills. As a media relations pro, you’ll receive on-the-job training to be the lead point of contact for Zilker Media accounts and responsible for building and maintaining client and media relationships. In addition, you’ll take a hands-on approach to all campaign operations, so you should be comfortable handling everything from writing press releases to juggling schedules to pitching the media.

 

Here’s a quick rundown of what we’re looking for in a publicist:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including executive relations
  • Strong project management and organizational skills to meet deadlines and milestones
  • Understanding of the PR process and how to secure media coverage
  • A proven track record of impressive media results!
  • Affinity for staying on top of industry trends
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of multiple teams 
  • A bachelor’s degree in public relations, English, journalism, communications or a related field
  • 1+ years of full-time work experience or internship experience in PR and/or media relations, in an agency setting
  • An attitude that embodies our Zilker Media core values of Good Vibes, Meaningful Relationships, Bold Integrity, Leading The Way and Bettering Our Community

Culture and Benefits

Flexibility

  • Work from the office approximately two days a week and remotely the rest of the time
  • Unlimited PTO – with a requirement to take at least 2 weeks off per year
  • In addition, we also take all standard holidays and shut down the office the week between Christmas and New Year’s – totaling about 19 days per year
  • Flex schedule. Customize your schedule to your preferred workflow

Growth

  • Professional development budget
  • Constructive feedback and open dialogue at all levels of the organization
  • A culture that supports constant learning
  • An opportunity to innovate, implement new ideas and make an impact

Benefits

  • Zilker Media contributes 60% of the company sponsored medical insurance plan
  • Zilker Media contributes 100% of the company sponsored dental, vision and life insurance plans
  • 401k option
  • Eligible for Zilker Media’s profit sharing program after one year with the company

Good Vibes

  • Option to participate in the Good Vibes Initiative – Zilker Media’s philanthropic arm 
  • Don’t just get the job done—have fun doing it

Ready to join the Zilker Media team and build something meaningful with us? We’re ready to meet you! Click apply to get started. Your resume will first be reviewed by our HR Consulting firm, Lake Travis HR (www.laketravishr.com).


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