Careers

 

Poston Communications is a national crisis communications, public relations and content agency with team members distributed across the United States working remotely. We serve clients in highly regulated industries, including top law and accounting firms, B2B tech companies, financial services institutions and more. Poston Communications is the honored recipient of such awards as PRSA’s Public Relations Professional of the Year (Dave Poston), the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Diversity & Inclusion Award and Bulldog Awards Best Media Relations Campaign. You may read more about our agency here.

Mid-Level Openings

To support our agency’s growth, we are seeking a mid-level team member, who will support Poston’s media relations team. Ideal candidates have between five and seven years of experience in traditional and digital media relations initiatives, have prior PR agency experience and have worked either inside or as a consultant to law firms or another professional services organization. Location is not a factor, as our team enjoys a distributed structure with a remote work policy.

This mid-level team member, whose title will be determined based on experience, supports our agency’s media relations clients, executing public relations plans by monitoring current events, producing proactive PR opportunities and pitching stories to national and local media contacts. 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.

Our team is known for its commitment to delivering results, the development of creative PR pitch ideas and exceptional client service. We work hard, love our clients and have a lot of fun together. Every day, we uphold our team philosophy of “we, us, our” when it comes to developing our culture of collaboration, leadership and success. Before applying, please consider how you already live out our firm’s mission and values.

Responsibilities 

  • Develop an authoritative understanding of our clients’ work and business development goals, and create media relations strategies that underscore sales opportunities.
  • Drafts basic public relations materials, including news releases, pitches, media alerts, fact sheets, client meeting summaries, status reports and other materials.
  • Pitch by phone to journalists at local, national and trade media outlets, as well as build and nurture relationships with members of the media at top-tier business publications.
  • Provides ongoing monitoring, tracking and reporting for secured media placements.
  • Enthusiastically represents our firm through a leadership role in trade or industry organizations.

Requirements 

  • Approximately five to seven years of experience in a PR agency or in-house at a professional services firm.
  • Leadership experience in work, industry, 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.
  • Solid, demonstrated relationships with reporters at national print media outlets.
  • Experience managing multiple, high-profile accounts with daily pitching requirements.
  • Possess exceptional time management, as well as superior verbal and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence and a commitment to delivering top level client service.
  • 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 engaging proactively with colleagues, asking for feedback, reviewing workstyle assessments (including the Enneagram) and implementing suggestions.
  • Graduate and / or bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field.

Poston Communications is a distributed team with talented professionals located around the country. We offer a top-level benefits package, including 100% full-time employee premium coverage of health, vision and dental insurance, as well as 401K match, exceptional PTO and holiday schedule and more!

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

Senior-Level Openings

As part of our continued growth strategy, we are seeking senior-level team members. Ideal candidates have a minimum of eight to 10 years of experience in traditional and digital media relations initiatives, have prior PR agency experience and have worked either inside or as a consultant to law firms or another professional services organization.

Location is not a factor, as our team enjoys a distributed structure with a remote work policy.

These are leadership roles and the individuals hired will serve as “faces of our firm” to our valued clients. These individuals must be entrepreneurial, able to work independently but with a “team player” attitude and are proven self-starters. They should be committed to developing new business and providing new solutions to existing clients.

All of our team members are responsible for account management, including day-to-day activity, oversight of account teams and budget management of multiple high-profile clients. In addition to understanding our clients’ work and business development goals, all of our team members possess excellent presentation skills – both in person and virtually – and lead regular client meetings and presentations proactively and with confidence.

Our team is known for its commitment to delivering results, the development of creative PR pitch ideas and exceptional client service. We work hard, love our clients and have a lot of fun together. Every day, we uphold our team philosophy of “we, us, our” when it comes to developing our culture of collaboration, leadership and success. Before applying, please consider how you already live out our firm’s mission and values.

Responsibilities 

  • Develop an authoritative understanding of our clients’ work and business development goals, and create media relations strategies that underscore sales opportunities.
  • Lead and direct business development efforts for our agency along with the rest of the leadership team.
  • Provide strategic guidance to sophisticated clients by anticipating and addressing communications needs and challenges.
  • Pitch by phone to journalists at local, national and trade media outlets, as well as build and nurture relationships with members of the media at top-tier business publications.
  • Manage account financials, including budget allocation, client billing and team profitability.
  • Enthusiastically represent our firm through a leadership role in trade or industry organizations.

Requirements 

  • Minimum of eight to 10 years of experience in a PR agency or in-house at a professional services firm.
  • Leadership experience in work, industry, community or civic organizations. We are looking for individuals who demonstrate their ability to influence and to lead others and themselves well.
  • Proven results when it comes to sales and business development of PR and content services to professional services firms.
  • Proven ability to phone pitch journalists. Must be able to share specific and measurable examples of this during the interview process.
  • Solid, demonstrated relationships with reporters at national print media outlets.
  • Experience managing multiple, high-profile accounts with daily pitching requirements.
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence and a commitment to delivering “white glove” client service.
  • 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 engaging proactively with colleagues, asking for feedback, reviewing workstyle assessments (including the Enneagram) and implementing suggestions.
  • Graduate and / or bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field.

Poston Communications is a distributed team with talented professionals located around the country. We offer a top-level benefits package, including 100% full-time employee premium coverage of health, vision and dental insurance, as well as 401(k) match, exceptional PTO and holiday schedule and more!

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

Content Client Services Director

As part of our Poston Content Team’s growth, we are seeking a full-time Client Services Director with a minimum of 10 years of experience in client service, project management and content development. As one example of the responsibilities required of this position, this person will help our PR team and our clients determine candidates for key awards, make assignments to our team of writers, and ensure timely project delivery and quality control. An ideal candidate would be someone in a law firm or other professional services firm marketing manager role who perhaps has overseen his or her own firm’s Chambers awards process.

Location is not a factor, as our team enjoys a distributed structure with a remote work policy.

All of our team members are considered leaders and serve as “faces of our firm” to our valued clients. These individuals must be entrepreneurial, able to work independently but with a “team player” attitude, and proven self-starters.

Our team is known for its commitment to delivering results and exceptional client service. We work hard, love our clients and have a lot of fun together. Every day, we uphold our team philosophy of “we, us, our” when it comes to developing our culture of collaboration, leadership and success. Before applying, please consider how you already live out our firm’s mission and values.

Responsibilities 

  • Serve as account lead for Poston Content accounts.
  • Manage content projects from start to finish, including intake, assigning projects to our team of writers, ensuring timely delivery of content materials and overseeing quality control for the division.
  • Draft award nominations, including interviewing candidates and clients, obtaining feedback and submitting to publications.
  • Oversee the Chambers submission process, including coordinating client interviews, soliciting referees and matters, proofing all materials, uploading the final submissions, and communicating with the publication and its researchers.
  • Provide oversight of our internal awards database of business, legal and industry surveys, rankings and recognitions.
  • Manage account financials, including budget allocation, client billing and team profitability.
  • Enthusiastically represent our firm through a leadership role in trade or industry organizations.

Requirements 

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a PR agency or in house at a professional services firm. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with legal marketing backgrounds.
  • 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 results when it comes to effective project management. Be ready to show us your own process orientation and discuss how you stay on track, manage multiple projects, and get them done on time and in an excellent fashion.
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence and a commitment to delivering “white glove” client service.
  • Confidence, humility and effectiveness when dealing with agency management, clients and the public.
  • Command 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 engaging proactively with colleagues, asking for feedback, reviewing workstyle assessments (including the Enneagram) and implementing suggestions.
  • Graduate and / or bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field.

Poston Communications is a distributed team with talented professionals located around the country. We offer a top-level benefits package, including 100% full-time employee premium coverage of health, vision and dental insurance, as well as 401(k) match, exceptional PTO and holiday schedule, and more!

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

Business Development & Marketing Manager

To support our agency’s growth, we are seeking a Business Development and Marketing Manager to support our business development, sales and marketing efforts. Candidates should have at least five years of experience working in marketing, PR agencies or in any of the industries we serve (above). Location is not a factor, as our team enjoys a distributed structure with a remote work policy.

Our team is known for its commitment to delivering results, the development of creative PR pitch ideas and exceptional client service. We work hard, love our clients and have a lot of fun together. Every day, we uphold our team philosophy of “we, us, our” when it comes to developing our culture of collaboration, leadership and success. Before applying, please consider how you already live out our firm’s mission and values.

Responsibilities

  • New business development activities, including research, creating target lists and assistance with proposal writing.
  • Oversees the responses to requests for formal proposals (RFP, RFI, RFQ, etc.) and collaborates with the team to develop winning pursuit strategies.
  • Work closely with agency leadership to prepare for new client pitches, business meetings and presentations, and tracks and presents all opportunities in a weekly meeting.
  • Direct marketing campaigns, including print advertisements, email marketing and social media marketing.
  • Create and manage a client relationship management (CRM) system to implement effective campaigns.
  • Project manage and collaborate with other team members to produce website content, blog posts, awards submissions, bylined articles and social media posts.
  • Support the Chief Executive Officer in his sales initiatives, including scheduling meetings, coordinating travel and other administrative duties.

Requirements

  • Minimum of five years of experience in an agency or in-house at a professional services firm in a marketing capacity.
  • Possess exceptional time management, as well as superior verbal and writing skills.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to see projects through with self-initiative.
  • Ability to work with both macro and micro perspectives to ensure quality in both large and small tasks.
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence and a commitment to delivering top level client service, including to internal team members.
  • Confidence, humility and effectiveness when dealing with agency management, clients and the public.
  • Combination of analytical, strategic, creative thinking; ability to jump from the analytical side of tasks to creative.
  • Flexible, resourceful, enthusiastic and willing to jump into new areas as the agency expands.
  • Leadership experience in work, industry, community or civic organizations. We are looking for individuals who demonstrate their ability to influence and to lead others and themselves well.
  • 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 engaging proactively with colleagues, asking for feedback, reviewing workstyle assessments (including the Enneagram) and implementing suggestions.
  • Graduate and / or bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field.

Poston Communications is a distributed team with talented professionals located around the country. We offer a top-level benefits package, including 100% full-time employee premium coverage of health, vision and dental insurance, as well as 401K match, exceptional PTO and holiday schedule and more!

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

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