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This not your average communications and public affairs job and not your typical office environment. We are a group of communications and public affairs strategists who are looking for a driven, motivated individual who wants to work with a variety of different clients spanning many different industries. You must be a highly skilled and creative writer who can craft anything from a press release, to a long-form thought leadership piece, with ease and confidence.

We provide communications and public affairs support for a wide variety of companies and organizations. Our clients include startups, political organizations, environmental groups, emerging technology companies, cannabis retailers, venture capital firms, non-profits, civic engagement organizations, and more.
We are looking for someone that has an interest in both traditional and digital-focused communications, media relations and public affairs. The ideal candidate for this position will be creative, proactive, detail-oriented and self-motivated.

Our office is conveniently located one block from the 16th Street BART station in the Mission!

Responsibilities:

  • Develop comprehensive understanding of our clients including their business, products/services, competitors, influencers and markets
  • Execute communications, public affairs strategies and media outreach
  • Build and maintain press lists for multiple clients
  • Drafts communications materials (press releases, pitches, blog posts, newsletters, etc.)
  • Manage social media channels for company and clients
  • Identify and submit clients for speaking opportunities and event participation
  • Conduct miscellaneous research for all clients as needed
  • Provides general office admin support

Required:

  • Strong, creative writing skills (3 samples required)
  • 1-2 years of experience related field (communications, media relations, marketing, journalism, politics, government)
  • Strong skills in organization, prioritization and time management.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
  • Confident. Demonstrates the ability to take initiative, and can also take direction well.
  • Solid research, proofreading, writing and editing skills.
  • Computer experience including but not limited to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with social media including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter
  • Experience publishing blogs and updating websites on WordPress (SEO knowledge preferred)

Preferred:

  • An internship in politics or the media industry
  • Working knowledge of the media industry
  • Past experience working with reporters, editors and producers
  • Previous experience in digital strategy/marketing

Perks:

Our office is in the heart of the Mission in San Francisco with great food and coffee just steps away. We provide big company benefits (competitive salary, subsidized transit, 401(k) with matching, very good coffee, chocolate, a stocked bar) while maintaining the size and energy of a startup. Working with us means you’ll be challenged, surrounded by high quality teammates, and learn something new every day.

Riff City Strategies, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Think you’d be a good fit? Email us at: hello@riffcitystrategies.com