Job Description – Junior Public Relations Specialist

Steelcase is looking for a public relations specialist to work as part of its global public relations team. The ideal candidate has excellent written and oral communication skills, strong presentation and networking skills and an ability to work independently. Curiosity, creativity and an enthused desire to learn are a must. Ideal candidate has 1-2 years public relations experience, with agency experience preferred. The Steelcase global public relations team is a high-energy, smart, driven team and is looking for someone who excels in these areas.

Job descriptions include:

Coordinate Day-to-day public relations activities:  Respond to daily media requests for information and photos. Coordinate interviews with leaders and gather information as needed, manage Gesture demo/loaner program for journalists.

Social Media: Work with social media manager to closely align public relations messages with social media messages and create social media calendars and timelines.

Writing: Draft news releases, blog posts and bylined articles as necessary. Capture Steelcase voice and effectively communicate through written material.

Coordinate public relations for events: Work with Steelcase events team to lead PR efforts on small events. Contact journalists, set up interviews for spokespeople on the ground, prepare people on the ground and work closely with social media teams.

Awards: Coordinate timing, approval and submission of design awards. Create news release and help with promotion of award winnings.

Blog: Assist with day-to-day maintenance of Steelcase blog including editing content, finding photos and uploading as necessary.

PR Reporting: Assist with public relations reporting by keeping record of key placements, preparing slides, reports and monitoring updates as necessary. Work with outside agencies to provide the best tools for monitoring coverage.  Develop method to share clips with key internal stakeholders on regular basis. Contact Mary Chestnut at mchestnu@steelcase.com to apply.

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