Careers

 

Business Development & Marketing Coordinator

To support our agency’s growth, we are adding a Business Development and Marketing Coordinator who will support business development, sales and marketing efforts, including proposal development, responding to requests for proposals (RFPs), and our own Poston social media, public relations and communications efforts. In addition, this position will provide daily project and administrative support to our Chief Executive Officer in his sales initiatives, including appointment scheduling, coordinating travel, communication with prospective clients and others, and special projects as assigned by leadership.

Our team is known for its commitment to delivering results and exceptional client service. The Business Development and Marketing Coordinator 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

  • Works closely with agency leadership to prepare for new client pitches, business meetings and presentations, and track and present all opportunities in a weekly meeting.
  • Directs marketing campaigns, including print advertisements, email marketing and social media marketing.
  • Demonstrates exceptional client service, confidence and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Manages a client relationship management (CRM) system to implement effective campaigns
  • 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 demands, 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

  • Three to 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.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to see projects through with self-initiative, along with exceptional time management.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Rankings & Awards Specialist

As part of our Poston Content Team’s growth, we are seeking a full-time Rankings & Awards Specialist. The person in this role is responsible for organizing the agency’s efforts to nominate our clients for a wide variety of professional awards and recognitions, including legal directories, league tables, industry publications, and other rankings and awards. The person in this role will also manage our awards database and process, including assisting our team with communicating with clients about relevant awards.

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. Our team members are entrepreneurial, able to work independently but with a “team player” attitude and are proven self-starters. We are committed to developing new business and providing new solutions to existing 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 meetings proactively and with confidence.

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 

  • Partnering with team members on key legal directory submissions, award nominations and other client recognitions as applicable.
  • Creating best practices, timelines, templates and process documents for all submissions and awards nominations.
  • Reviewing and editing award nominations and submissions and providing feedback on the structure and clarity of strategically important submissions.
  • Ensuring timely completion and delivery of all relevant nominations, submissions and related references.
  • Maintaining our awards database and process, including tracking nominations and researching results, and communicating updates regularly to our team and clients
  • Researching new opportunities for legal directory / awards participation and drafting and communicating deadlines and criteria, as well as tracking results for past nominations, the status of ongoing projects, and the timing of upcoming directories and awards.
  • Overseeing logistics and scheduling for research interviews between attorneys and directory publishers.
  • Producing annual comparison reports of results and rankings.

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field.
  • Minimum of five to seven years of experience, preferably in-house at a law firm, professional services firm or at an agency supporting professional service firms / law firms. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with legal marketing backgrounds, particularly those who have worked on Chambers submissions.
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to excellence in work product.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate a collection of information and data from multiple sources.
  • Ability to make sound decisions and demonstrate a high degree of trustworthiness in handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines.
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence and a commitment to delivering exceptional client service.
  • Confidence, humility and effectiveness when dealing with agency management, 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.

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].

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].