RH Strategic is seeking a public relations specialist to join its team in either Washington, D.C. or Seattle.

The PR Specialist role is ideal for professionals seeking and gaining experience in owning project management, speaking and awards programs, research and media engagement activities. RH Strategic is a well-established public relations agency with a robust client portfolio across the healthcare, technology, security, sustainability and education industries. We are accepting applications from those who are curious about innovations shaping our future and having an impact through meaningful storytelling.

Our clients are Fortune 500 brands and well-funded start-ups with an exciting vision for the future. Our team of nearly 40 communications professionals connects these innovators with opportunities to showcase their thought leadership, build their brands and advocate for their issues.

As a PR Specialist at RH Strategic, you will:

  • Support day-to-day account work, including media list management and oversight, media strategy and outreach, tracking and reporting, event planning and campaign coordination.
  • Monitor news cycles and propose ideas to insert clients into the narrative.
  • Draft high-quality communications materials.
  • Own award and speaking programs including tracking, client communication and content development.
  • Tell clients’ stories to target audiences in creative ways.
  • Cultivate relationships with industry reporters that lead to earned media opportunities.
  • Learn from and collaborate with experienced account leadership and mentors to further enrich your career path.

Requirements:

  • 2 years of PR experience (can include 3-6 months of PR agency internships).
  • Ability to meet and or exceed deadlines.
  • Understanding for how to prioritize assignments.
  • Ability to communicate succinctly via email and over the phone with media targets in print, online, and broadcast mediums.
  • Experience owning events, editorial calendar, speaking and awards programs.
  • Ability to comprehend client’s business, issues and competitive environments, and contribute to storytelling opportunities.
  • Ability to take feedback and apply it to future work. Should possess a natural curiosity and a desire to grow.
  • Must be detail oriented, have strong spelling and grammar skills and understand AP Style.
  • Must be able to communicate challenges and propose solutions for prioritization and deadline expectations.

Preferred:

  • An appreciation for innovators shaping our future in healthcare, tech, security, sustainability and education sectors and exposure to some issues driving innovation in the space.
  • Experience owning projects from concept to completion and regularly reporting into teams and account managers.
  • Exposure to client communication and some media counsel
  • Experience in digital, paid, content, social, and analytics.

Salary:

$50,000 – $60,000 annually. This is the pay range the Company believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and the Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. The Company may, in its discretion, also offer an annual bonus in an amount, if any, to be determined by the Company. Bonuses are not guaranteed.

Benefits:

For this role, the Company offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Insurance: 100% paid base premium for employee’s medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurances.
  • Transportation Subsidy: $100 per month.
  • Paid Time Off: 16 days of annual PTO, 12 firm holidays, 1 floating day off, and 1 paid day of service.
  • Retirement Plan: 401(k) plan with automatic, fully vested match.

Ready to start the conversation? Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@rhstrategic.com.

RH Strategic is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We will not be able to respond to every submission. No calls, recruiters, or offers for contract work, please.