Job Code: 20150701-1180
Position Title: Publicity Assistant
Post Date: Jul 1, 2015
Boutique PR firm, with star and developing music, entertainment & entertainment business clientele, needs a well-organized, smart, articulate, amiable self-starter with music or general entertainment industry knowledge/experience for an assistant position (training for a junior publicist position) in our Studio City, CA office. You must have a willingness to learn, great attitude, excellent oral/written communication skills, and be responsible/punctual. This is a full-time position: Monday - Friday, 9:30am to 6:00pm. Night and weekend events will be scheduled as necessary. Hours are not flexible. This is a casual, but busy, work environment with paid vacation and sick days. Health insurance and 401K is offered after completion of the probationary period. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: - Answer office phones (when p/t reception is not on-site) - Clip & file news articles on clients. - Maintain artist tour calendar. - Research of media in tour markets. - Update contacts in departmental lists. - Provide staffing support at live events/concerts. - Proofread press releases/pitches. - Create and issue artist news alerts/newsletters/email blasts. - Handle requests for tickets and photo passes. - Create day-of show grids for artists on tour. - General office support. SKILLS REQUIRED: - Proficient with Microsoft Word. - Proficient with Microsoft Excel. - Proficient with Microsoft Outlook. - Experience with an email newsletter program (ex. Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, Emma, YMLP, etc.). - Possess solid writing skills (we can teach you the formats, but you’ll know AP style and how to articulate your thoughts in print). - Google, Bing, etc. (basic Boolean knowledge).