PR Specialist

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Basic Function and Scope of the Position:
Responsible for assisting PR manager with programs and activities targeted at press, bloggers and key influencers.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Assist in the execution of annual Company PR plan, as well as tactical plan specific to key initiatives and events
• Process PR agency and wire service invoices
• Manage press release calendar and schedule
• Assist in the development of all press materials (press releases, Q&A docs., internal briefing docs., media kits, etc.)
• Ensure day-to-day PR activities adhere to defined processes
• Support key corporate communications activities as needed
• Act as an internal PR resource, sharing processes and best practices with product marketing

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities.

Required Educational Background:
B.A./B.S in Journalism or Business Administration

Preferred Experiential Background:
• 3 years relevant PR experience (agency or corporate); life sciences and/or high-tech PR experience preferred
• Excellent and proven written and verbal communications skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated executional skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Strong computer skills (MS Office and Outlook)
• Strong project management skills