PUBLIC RELATIONS ACCOUNT COORDINATOR

THE POSITION: 

  • Public Relations Account Coordinators are responsible for managing the day-to-day administrative needs for a variety of accounts at Polk & Co. Ideal candidates are proactive, highly organized, detail oriented, and effective communicators. Account Coordinators will have the opportunity to interface with a number of Broadway professionals across the theatrical landscape as they play a key role in implementing successful publicity campaigns. 

  • Account Coordinators report to Account Managers.

 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to the following):

 

  • Monitor and service daily client media coverage.

  • Service daily media requests.

  • Distribute approved press releases.

  • Build and maintain targeted press lists in company database.

  • Provide research assistance on request as it pertains to media pitches and targeting client information.

  • Manage production assets for distribution to members of the press – Production photos, b-roll footage, press releases, etc.

  • Acquire, organize, and manage all Playbill-related information for assigned theatrical clients.

  • Manage press seat and critic ticketing for theatrical productions.

  • Draft and disseminate memo and posting notices for interviews, events, press opportunities, press junkets, onsite interviews, theatre visits, photo shoots, opening nights, etc.

  • Assist with the booking of approved transportation, glam and grooming when in support of client interviews and press opportunities.

  • Provide logistical and organizational assistance as it pertains to event coordination.

  • Occasional evening and weekend responsibilities shall include assisting with opening night parties, critic performances, press events, red carpets, and award campaigns. Services provided in excess of employee’s standard 40-hour work week are eligible for overtime compensation.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • An interest and passion for theater!

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, PR, English, Communication, or Liberal Arts recommended, but not required.

  • Relevant industry or internship experience a plus.

  • Attention to detail and exemplary time management and organizational skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude under pressure.

  • Acknowledge and respect the need to keep client information confidential.

  • Basic understanding of media needs and how to successfully build and manage positive media relationships.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop.

  • Tactical understanding of all social media platforms and management.

  • Ability to adapt and become proficient in additional business software, as needed.

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

 

  • Full-Time, entry-level, non-exempt position

  • Currently all work is done remotely, with the expectation to move to in person work in the future.

  • Medical coverage

  • Pre-tax commuter benefits

  • Comprehensive PTO policy includes vacation, holiday, sick day, and personal time-off.

  • Annual Summer Friday schedule

  • Complimentary invites and tickets to Broadway and off-Broadway theatre

Polk & Co. is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from communities underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.