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.

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].

Executive Assistant to CEO and General Counsel (Based in Denver)

To support our Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel Dave Poston, we are adding a new full-time position to our team in 2022: an Executive Assistant who will provide daily support through appointment scheduling, travel planning, communication with prospective clients and others, and special projects as assigned by leadership.

While Poston Communications’ team is distributed across the country, the Executive Assistant should be based in Denver, Colorado, working from his or her home office.

Our team is known for its commitment to delivering results and exceptional client service. The Executive Assistant will support that model. 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

  • Demonstrates exceptional client service, confidence and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Ensures all correspondence and documents have a professional appearance and are organized in a clear, concise and professional manner with correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Directs incoming communications according to the CEO’s schedule and priorities and takes responsibility for ensuring that he is prepared for all meetings with the right documents and information.
  • Prioritizes conflicting needs, handles matters expeditiously and proactively, and sees projects through to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Maintains and updates Outlook with current information, and schedules and maintains CEO’s extremely active calendar.
  • Arranges travel and coordinates schedule.
  • Researches, prioritizes and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the CEO and determines appropriate course of action, referral or response.
  • Deals discretely and appropriately with confidential information concerning Poston Communications and its clients.

Requirements

  • Minimum of five years of job experience in a similar position.
  • Strong written and verbal communications, administrative and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently on projects from conception to completion but also collaborates well with the team.
  • Flexible, resourceful and enthusiastic, with the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations and willingness to jump into new areas as the agency expands.
  • Confidence, humility and effectiveness when dealing with agency leadership, clients and the public.
  • 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.
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license, reliable source of transportation and willingness to run errands locally.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

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 and resume to [email protected].

Mid-Level Opening

To support our agency’s growth, we are seeking a mid-level team member, who will have a unique opportunity to work across all of Poston’s divisions – content, crisis and media relations. Ideal candidates have about five 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 with 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. In addition, he or she will work alongside our Content Team’s division leader to manage multiple projects and timelines, and to ensure quality and timely delivery of writing assignments.

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.
  • 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 represent our firm through a leadership role in trade or industry organizations.
  • Coordinate intake of all content projects, track progress, maintain team calendar, and ensure timely delivery of content materials.
  • Create award submission templates and other content forms.
  • Assist in coordinating Chambers’ submission process, including arranging client interviews, uploading the final submissions, and communicating with the publication and its researchers.
  • Assist in maintaining our internal awards database of business, legal and industry surveys, rankings and recognitions.

Requirements 

  • Minimum of five 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 exceptional 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]