Careers

 

Poston Communications is a national media relations, crisis communications and content agency serving clients in highly regulated industries, including top law and accounting firms, commercial real estate brokers, B2B tech companies, financial services institutions and more.

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

 

Receptionist – Atlanta

As part of our continued growth strategy, we are seeking a part-time, Atlanta-based Receptionist / Office Assistant with at least two years of experience in a similar position. (Part-time hours are flexible during the standard business day for a weekly total of approximately 30 hours.)

The Receptionist understands our clients’ work and serves as a valued member of our team, answering calls, monitoring events / calendars and assisting with day-to-day developments, such as general office management tasks, errands to the bank and post office, and other duties as requested by the Office Manager and agency leadership.

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

  • Creating positive first impression of our agency to callers and visitors.
  • Demonstrating exceptional client service, confidence and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Answering the phones and greeting visitors to our office.
  • Assisting with facility management of our Atlanta office.
  • Helping with team member onboarding process and training.
  • Managing incoming and outgoing courier and mail.
  • Working with the agency’s marketing manager and office manager to maintain and make regular updates to our database.
  • Maintaining inventory of office supplies.
  • Keeping high level of engagement with our Culture Committee, supporting its efforts with event planning, team outings and similar responsibilities.

Requirements

  • Minimum of two to three years of job experience in a similar position.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred.
  • Flexible, resourceful and enthusiastic.
  • Valid Georgia driver’s license, reliable source of transportation and willingness to run errands in a 10-mile radius of the office.

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

 

Senior Account Executive – Atlanta

As part of Poston Communications’ continued growth strategy, 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, email and other communications methods 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 and may collaborate with senior staff to lead 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. Strong preference will be given to candidates with law firm experience and / or Accreditation in Public Relations.
  • 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].

 

Vice President – Atlanta

As part of Poston Communications’ continued growth strategy, we are seeking an Atlanta-based Vice President with a minimum of 10 years of experience in traditional and digital media relations initiatives.

This is a leadership role on our team and serves as a “face of our firm” to our valued clients. The individual selected will be entrepreneurial, able to work independently and is a proven self-starter. This professional should be committed to developing new business and providing new solutions to existing clients.

This results-oriented team leader is 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, he or she possesses presentation skills and can lead regular client meetings and presentations proactively and with confidence.

This person leads our team when it comes to the development of creative PR pitch ideas and exceptional client service. He or she will also effectively manage multiple accounts and client demands and be motivated by our fast-paced work environment.

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 an authoritative understanding of our clients’ work and business development goals, as well as creates media relations strategies that underscore sales opportunities.
  • Leads and directs business development efforts for our agency along with the rest of the leadership team.
  • Provides strategic guidance to sophisticated clients by anticipating and addressing communications needs and challenges.
  • Pitches by phone to journalists at local, national and trade media outlets, as well as builds and nurtures relationships with members of the media at top-tier business publications.
  • 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

  • Minimum of 10 to 20 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 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 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].

 

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].