POSITION: Publicist

LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA or New York, NY

JOB TYPE: Full-Time

 

The Lede Company is looking for a Publicist to join our Strategic Communications Division in our NY or LA office. 

 

Lede’s Strategic Communications division develops and executes successful PR and communications programs to tackle the most complex challenges for its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, film studios, media conglomerates, tech companies, private equity firms, trade associations, labor unions and nonprofit organizations along with top industry leaders and executives. 

 

The SCD Publicist will assist with the development of strategic plans, pitch media and liaise with clients to execute strategies, media offers and client requests. The SCD Publicist will be responsible for multitasking on multiple high-profile clients simultaneously in a high volume, deadline-oriented environment. We are seeking enthusiastic candidates who can work in a fast-paced environment, are driven, and have strong communication and writing skills. 

 

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with developing creative story angles and consistently pitch and secure media coverage on behalf of clients in print, broadcast and online media outlets on a regional and national level.

  • Work directly with clients and senior staff, and assist in leading client communications, as appropriate.

  • Develop and foster strong and positive relationships with current and potential clients.

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with entertainment trade and consumer media.

  • Keep abreast of music, entertainment and fashion industry events/summits and the media coverage that surrounds them.

  • Work on multiple accounts simultaneously and under deadline.

  • Stay abreast of media turnover and emerging outlets.

  • Write, proof and edit a variety of PR and marketing materials including press releases and pitches. 

  • Help develop compelling and out-of-the box story angles and draft compelling narratives on behalf of clients and their projects.

  • Review client itineraries, agendas, recap reports and media clips, and work with support staff to ensure timely delivery of these communications to clients.

  • Achieve exceptional outcomes for clients with evolving priorities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 6+  years work experience in corporate communications. 

  • Excellent writing skills. Whether writing an official press release, an awards submission, or casual email, you can tailor your writing style to deliver information accurately and effectively. 

  • Ability to multi-task and balance multiple clients. When everyone thinks their time and work is the most important, you understand how to balance competing requests and keep everyone happy. 

  • Ability to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.

  • Solid relationships with members of the media, particularly entertainment and media reporters. 

  • A passion for media. You get your news from a wide range of sources and follow broader media trends. 

  • A strong understanding of the entertainment industry. 

  • A team-oriented attitude. You understand that it’s about the team’s success and not just getting the credit for your work. You are willing to step out of your comfort zone so that the team can succeed. 

  • Bachelor's Degree.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides.

 

The Lede Company is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

 

ABOUT THE LEDE COMPANY 

The Lede Company is a full-service strategy, communications and social impact consulting firm, specializing in corporate, entertainment, brand and nonprofit sectors. With dedicated Talent, Music, Strategic Communications, Brand, Content and Social Impact divisions, we work with our clients to advance business and social outcomes through innovative storytelling, media, campaigns and partnerships. Our service offerings draw on our expertise, relationships, and resources, all of which enable us to exceed client expectations and ultimately, deliver results.