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Company Name: Taft Communications LLC

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If you’re an experienced, results oriented creative professional who loves to harness the power of words and are looking for a new challenge with one of New Jersey’s most respected PR firms, read on.

Taft Communications, which has more than 30 years of helping clients who do good work tell their stories, needs a brilliant mind who can craft click-worthy pitches, has a track record of consistently getting local and state media coverage, is up to date on best practices and trends in the digital space and can navigate InDesign and/or Illustrator.

You’ll be based in our Princeton-area office, surrounded by a cohesive, welcoming diverse team of sharp, passionate colleagues who excel at upping each other’s game. We meet deadlines head-on for clients ranging from universities to regional hospitals to Fortune 500 companies and philanthropic foundations. Our expertise areas are health/life sciences, energy/environment and public policy/education.

We pride ourselves on our willingness to grow each day, and to offer winning ideas and unparalleled service to great clients.

Responsibilities:
The Communications Manager is expected to provide communications, marketing and media relations support (writing, editing), social media strategy, and project management for assigned clients and Taft. Specific responsibilities include:


● Develop and execute media relations strategy, including concise and compelling media pitches, news releases, op-eds, etc.
● Perform outreach via multiple channels (phone, email, social media)
● Identify fresh opportunities for coverage for assigned clients via editorial calendars, media monitoring and staying on top of newspapers/magazines/online news sites
● Maintain knowledge of local and national media, business developments pertaining to client industries, and PR and social media business trends
● Participate in development and execution of social media strategies and tactics
● Develop and traffic creative content for marketing activities including: websites, video, digital advertising, and social media
● Project manage client deliverables for assigned accounts, lead internal and client meetings/calls and prepare written progress reports.

Requirements
Traits we love
● High energy and drive
● Sense of humor
● First-rate writing skills
● Outstanding verbal communications
● Skillful time management
● Detailed oriented
● Readiness to learn and stretch
● Interest in current events
● Ability to meet deadlines, keep track of multiple projects, and thrive in a fast-paced environment
● Passion for public-interest causes like health, education, environment

Required Education and Experience
● Bachelor’s degree.
● Minimum of 5-plus years of experience in media relations, journalism, public relations, public affairs, or marketing.
● Working experience in health/life sciences, education, public policy, and/or renewable energy/environmental issues.
● Working knowledge of the New Jersey political landscape and experience in political or issues campaigns is a plus.

About Taft
Taft is a top communications consultancy based in New Jersey with 30-plus years of success in creating and implementing targeted campaigns for mission-driven clients across our state, nation, and the world.

We are a diverse team of experienced pros with eclectic backgrounds in a range of areas. The firm has particularly in-depth experience in the health and life sciences sectors and is expanding its role in public policy, education, and environmental and energy issues. ClearPoint, Taft’s leadership communications practice, provides coaching, clinics, and training to help transform leaders – and aspiring leaders – into superb communicators.

Our mission is to help good clients do good work — and to have fun while we’re doing it. Learn more about us at taftcommunications.com.

If you have what it takes for this position, let us know why we should hire you. Send a cover note and your resume to careers@taftcommunications.com. No phone calls please.

• Location: Central Jersey, Lawrenceville

• Post ID: 52762812 centraljersey
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