Publicist

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TerraCycle, the world's leader in the collection and recycling of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste and a leader in green business, is looking to hire a Publicist on a contract basis with the potential to be hired at the end of the term. The candidate will join the communications team based in Trenton, New Jersey for a high-profile, intensive project beginning September 2017. The job will include writing and distributing press releases and pitches to media, calling media, reporting results, and other duties to promote TerraCycle's initiatives, programs and services.

At least three years previous PR experience required and experience pitching all levels of media and all media platforms a must. Please be prepared to discuss existing media contacts in cover letter and interview.

Location: Trenton, NJ

Position title: Publicist

Contract Wage: $3,000/month

Start Date: September

Duration: 90-day initial period with option to renew and potential for full-time employment

Major duties include:

  • Supporting Global Director of Communications and current PR team with high-profile, high-urgency, intensive project
  • Drafting and distributing high-quality, creative media pitches
  • Phone and email pitching of TerraCycle's story to broadcast/print/online media
  • Generating media placements to increase awareness of TerraCycle and the project
  • Maintaining reports of media success for internal and external use
  • Developing and maintaining media lists

Requirements:

  • At least three years previous PR experience and experience pitching all levels of media and all media platforms; financial media experience preferred
  • Experience publicizing financial news or environmental programs is a plus
  • Existing media contacts in any or several of the following categories: financial, environmental, consumer goods, business, luxury, general interest, online news
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • A degree in marketing, communications or public relations, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with using a media databases a plus

Position reports to Global Director of Communications in New Jersey.

Please send a cover letter and resume to lauren.taylor@terracycle.com.


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