Careers

 

Poston Communications is a national media relations, content and crisis agency serving clients in highly regulated industries, including top law and accounting firms, and other professional services organizations.

We value authentic, creative, hard-working and fun individuals who will contribute to our growing team. We offer a casual work environment, competitive salaries, health care and other benefits. 

We are always looking to talk with outstanding leaders who appreciate our commitment to clients, and who will help us develop a culture of collaboration and success.

If you are interested in sharing your resume, please connect with us by email at [email protected].

 

Current openings

 

Senior Account Executive – Atlanta, Commercial Real Estate

As part of the growth of Poston Communications’ commercial real estate division, which also includes serving clients in the architecture, construction and engineering sectors, we are seeking an Atlanta-based Senior Account Executive with at least four to seven years of experience in traditional and digital media relations initiatives.

The Senior Account Executive understands our clients’ work and business development goals and serves as a valued member of the account team, monitoring current events, proactive PR opportunities and ensuring quality of all communications.

The Senior Account Executive prepares proactive media pitches, press releases and other media relations documents on a daily basis and pitches stories to national and local media contacts by phone. He or she develops and nurtures relationships with reporters from national and local business and trade media outlets and tracks for media results and client placements.

Working with account managers and agency leadership to develop and execute media relations plans and client messaging strategies, the Senior Account Executive participates in client meetings and presentations with confidence and monitors the team’s progress and results.

Most importantly, the right candidate subscribes to our team philosophy of “we, us, our” when it comes to developing our culture of collaboration, leadership and success. He or she embodies our firm’s mission and values.

Responsibilities

  • Develops account strategies particular to each client in conjunction with the team.
  • Proactively identifies news hooks and writes timely pitches through trends monitoring.
  • Pitches by phone to journalists at local, national and trade publications.
  • Drafts basic public relations materials, including news releases, pitches, media alerts, fact sheets, client meeting summaries, status reports and other materials.
  • Identifies challenges that could affect project outcomes or client satisfaction, and works with the team leaders create resolution.
  • Observes client meetings, media training sessions, presentations and brainstorming sessions, all to develop a basic understanding of our clients’ work.
  • Builds and nurtures relationships with members of the media.
  • Provides ongoing monitoring, tracking and reporting for secured media placements.
  • Enthusiastically represents our firm through leadership in trade or industry organizations.

Requirements

  • Four to seven years of experience in a PR agency or in-house at a professional services firm with solid commercial real estate, architecture, construction or engineering experience.
  • Leadership experience in work, community or civic organizations. We are looking for individuals who demonstrate their ability to influence, and to lead others and themselves well.
  • Proven ability to phone pitch journalists. Must be able to share specific and measurable examples of this during the interview process.
  • Possess exceptional time management, as well as superior verbal and writing skills.
  • Developed relationships with reporters at national print media outlets.
  • Experience in managing multiple, high-profile accounts with daily pitching requirements.
  • Committed to living in a constant state of improvement, with dedication to continuous learning through proactive engagement with colleagues, asking for feedback and implementing suggestions.
  • Graduate and / or bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field.

Please apply with a cover letter, resume and two examples of your work to [email protected].

 

Poston Content – Freelance Writers

Our Poston Content division is expanding, and we are seeking freelance writers who have demonstrated experience in writing for professional services clients in a variety of industries and formats. We expect our writers to quickly grasp complex topics and present them in clear, conversational ways for our clients’ audiences.

Each client has a unique voice, and our commitment to aligning content with business development results differentiates us from other writing services. Our writers interact with top-level professionals, so the proven ability to conduct efficient, professional interviews with exceptional interpersonal skills is a must.

Writing assignments may include website content, bios, awards submissions, bylined articles, blog posts, social media posts, press releases, video scripts, newsletters and other marketing materials. Experience in creating content for digital platforms including LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook is a plus.

Our Content Experience

Poston Content’s hallmarks are an in-depth knowledge of professional services industries and a sophisticated understanding of what our clients’ audiences want to read. Our writers have editorial experience with national media outlets, public relations and marketing agencies and in-house communications at law firms and other professional organizations. In the legal industry, we have created content for Am Law 100 firms across the country, as well as small and mid-sized firms. Writing assignments for legal clients include Chambers legal ranking submissions, practice area descriptions and client alerts.

Industries we serve include:
  • Architecture, Engineering and Construction
  • Banking and Finance
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Professional Associations
  • Real Estate and Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Transportation

The Poston Content Team

Poston Content freelance writers work from their home offices in any part of the United States or Canada and are paid upon completion of work as 1099 contractors. Assignments may be project-based or hourly, depending on the scope required.

Our writers and editors share an appreciation for attention to detail, AP style, originality, efficiency and excellence in communications. Perhaps most importantly, the right candidate subscribes to our team philosophy of “we, us, our” when it comes to developing our culture of collaboration, leadership and success. He or she embodies Poston Communications’ mission and values.

Requirements

  • Solid writing experience and a content portfolio that demonstrates a sophisticated grasp of complex topics.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and the drive to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to craft compelling messages across various types of communication.
  • Experience with social media and content creation for digital platforms.
  • Confidence, humility and effectiveness when dealing with agency management, team members and clients.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly connect and communicate effectively with clients in various roles and industries.
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence and a commitment to delivering “white glove” client service.
  • Willingness to use and help us improve our document templates, writing style and formatting requirements.

Please apply with a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

 

Poston Crisis – Account Supervisor – Orlando

As part of the growth of our Poston Crisis division, we are seeking an Orlando-based Account Supervisor with at least five to 10 years of experience in supporting or managing crisis communications and / or litigation PR initiatives. In addition to his or her work on our Poston Crisis team, the Account Supervisor serves as a leader on our PR team and as a “face of our firm” to our valued clients.

Most importantly, the right candidate subscribes to our team philosophy of “we, us, our” when it comes to developing our culture of collaboration, leadership and success. He or she embodies our firm’s mission and values.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the Poston Crisis division team leader to evaluate, respond to and provide strategic recommendations related to crisis communications situations of all types.
  • Conducts research, media audits and other fundamental tasks that are essential to crisis communications counsel.
  • Supports the Poston Crisis team with business development efforts by preparing proposals and researching targets.
  • Provides strategic guidance to sophisticated clients by anticipating and addressing communications needs and challenges.
  • Serves as a trusted point person and knowledge manager to our clients on behalf of the agency and coaches clients on best practices for working with the media and related activities.
  • Pitches by phone to journalists at local, national and trade publications, and builds and nurtures relationships with members of the media.
  • Encourages, manages and develops junior members of the team by providing opportunities for growth, sharing professional knowledge and freely giving feedback.
  • Manages account financials, including budget allocation, client billing and team profitability.
  • Enthusiastically represents our firm through leadership in trade or industry organizations.

Requirements

  • Seven to 10 years of experience in a PR agency or in-house at a professional services firm preferred. Candidates with strong corporate experience counseling C-suite leaders will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in crisis situations, including a developed personal process for evaluating, responding to and completing crisis work.
  • Availability, due to the nature and unpredictability of crisis matters, to work evenings and weekends as required for excellent client service.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain solid relationships with colleagues and clients; experience leading and effectively communicating with clients at the C-suite level.
  • Leadership experience in work, community or civic organizations. We are looking for individuals who demonstrate their ability to influence, and to lead others and themselves well.
  • Solid relationships with reporters at national media outlets.
  • Experience managing multiple high-profile accounts with daily pitching requirements.
  • Comfortable and motivated by a fast-paced environment with sophisticated clients.
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence and a commitment to delivering “white glove” client service.
  • Proven ability to phone pitch journalists. Must be able to share specific and measurable examples of this during the interview process.
  • Confidence, humility and effectiveness when dealing with agency management, clients and the public.
  • Commands an executive yet accessible presence with a commitment to enthusiasm and passion for our work.
  • Committed to living in a constant state of improvement with dedication to continuous learning through proactive engagement with colleagues, asking for feedback and implementing suggestions.
  • Candidates with Accreditation in Public Relations will be considered with top priority.
  • Graduate and / or bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field.

Please apply with a cover letter, resume and at least two examples of your results to [email protected].

 

2020 Summer Interns, Atlanta and Orlando

Poston Communications is accepting applications for our 2020 Summer Internship Program. Candidates will be accepted in both our Atlanta and Orlando offices.

As part of our commitment to excellence, we develop future leaders in PR. We created our Internship Program to provide hands-on experience combined with learning opportunities for recently graduated individuals, undergraduate students in their senior year of college and graduate students.

Through our PRecision Curriculum, our program covers all substantive areas that prepare our interns to take on a full-time role in our firm, as well as leadership topics, workstyle assessments and discussions on real-life career issues. Our interns are assigned to client teams, write and pitch story ideas to reporters, and coordinate media placements.

We also provide opportunities for interns to engage with the local community, through our partnerships with other organizations. These include volunteer activities, networking and educational / leadership programs.

We’re looking for future-focused, self-starters with demonstrated leadership in their school work, extracurricular activities and their communities. Interns should be motivated by our fast-paced work environment and ready to be a team-player.

We subscribe to a philosophy of “we, us, our” and look for individuals who want to be part of a collaborative culture, work hard and serve our clients exceptionally. Candidates should review our Mission and Values in advance of applying.

Responsibilities

  • Drafts basic public relations materials, including news releases, pitches, media alerts, fact sheets, client meeting summaries, status reports and other materials.
  • Observes client meetings, media training sessions, presentations and brainstorming sessions, all to develop a basic understanding of our clients’ work.
  • Develops and updates media lists and other databases, including client, marketing, prospect and administrative databases.
  • Pitches by phone to journalists at local, national and trade publications, with direction of the account team.
  • Provides ongoing monitoring, tracking and reporting for secured media placements.
  • Assists with administrative duties, including managing newspaper and periodical inventories, researching editorial calendar opportunities and various other activities that keep our agency running well.
  • Supports the agency with client, business development and management projects.

Requirements

  • Recent graduates or those with senior-class standing from public relations, communications, marketing or other related programs. Strong preference is given to candidates who are eligible for full-time hire at completion of the program.
  • Previous internship or relevant work experience in a PR agency, professional services firm or other professional office setting. Must possess a basic understanding of and enthusiasm for an agency environment.
  • Leadership experience in school, community or civic organizations. While official positions are not required, we are looking for individuals who demonstrate their ability to influence, and to lead others and themselves well.
  • Must be able to dedicate a minimum of 35 hours per week to the internship.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage multiple priorities and to undertake basic public relations writing assignments.
  • Possess exceptional time management skills, basic media relations skills and an ability to interact professionally with others.
  • Committed to living in a constant state of improvement, with dedication to continuous learning through proactive engagement with colleagues, asking for feedback and implementing suggestions.

Please send your cover letter, resume and two writing samples to [email protected].

A special note: The application process begins when you submit your resume. Please give careful attention to your cover letter and other attachments to ensure accuracy and relevancy. The attention to detail that you present should reflect the high standards that we seek. In addition, circulating your resume to email addresses within our company outside of the provided address above disqualifies you from consideration.