DESCRIPTION
This person will work in the digital public relations department to help Mixte implement communications strategies and work as a team. To be successful, you will continuously elevate your skills at email marketing, grassroots marketing and public relations. If you firmly believe that, “Life is a pitch” and relish the opportunity to use the power of words, the amplification of voices and the importance of community to impact positive change – this is the job for you. Working with the public relations team, you will be a part of the incredible opportunity of taking our digital public relations efforts to a whole new level.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY
Mixte is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes diversity. We are committed to building teams where people of all identities and backgrounds are welcome, included, and respected. We work to help close representation gaps in the PR and advertising industries, and to actively recruit people from underrepresented groups. We strongly encourage gender diverse people and minority candidates to apply for this role, especially those who have experience with Native American communities.

ABOUT YOU
You see the potential for communications to make the world a better place. You welcome a fast-paced setting, and you feel alive when multiple colleagues need things from you contemporaneously, and you are at the center of figuring it out and getting it done. You believe that maintaining a commitment to strong community values is a critical element of any job in today’s world. You are comfortable working independently in a 100% remote setting, and you understand how and when to ask your colleagues for help and support.

ABOUT US
We are a California-based, remote digital marketing company powered by public relations. Our 18 employees believe in doing business the right way with good people who want nice things for our communities. We’re grounded in simple principles that meet at the intersection of local business, community, environmental protection, social equity, healthy living and fun. Lots of fun. We’re looking to expand our public relations and digital marketing expertise and this role will help our team grow its capabilities, implement mind-blowing work for our clients, and usher the company into new markets.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   

  • Writing
    • Draft media materials, including press releases, media alerts, op-eds, statements and pitches
    • Craft messaging and talking points
    • Switch tone and style depending on audience
    • Write creatively, efficiently and with perfect grammar and AP Style
  • Media Relations
    • Track relevant news
    • Keep an eye out for media opportunities
    • Interview relevant spokespeople and client-related people for stories
    • Manage media lists
    • Brainstorm with team members for new pitches
    • Find creative ways to pitch clients
    • Build strong relationships with media
    • Pitching, pitching and more pitching
    • Secure and coordinate placements
    • Clip media and report for clients
    • Develop a running knowledge of other clients to pitch
  • Account Coordination
    • Produce engaging social media and other digital content 
    • Take notes in meetings and plan action steps
    • Track deadlines and keep tasks moving through the approval process
    • Be proactive with tasks and emails

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in public relations and online communications
  • An understanding of social justice issues
  • Independent worker capable of managing deadlines and fluctuating workloads
  • Ability to service a diverse set of clients including advocacy, political, environmental, and business, and including extension-of-staff and public relations clients
  • Demonstrated commitment to job completion
  • Comfort with video and telecommuting
  • Strong client and interpersonal relationships
  • Writing and editing
  • Be awesome, be flexible and love what you do

Nice to have

  • Relationships within or knowledge of Native American communities or other regions facing social justice challenges.
  • Experience in an agency setting and Basecamp project management
  • Fluent in English and Spanish, Arabic or Vietnamese

We want to find the right person, so we’ll consider people with:

  • 1 to 3 years of experience in communications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or
  • On-the-job experience or education related to digital marketing, or
  • Any interesting combination of the above three bullets

 

COMPENSATION 

  • This is a non exempt position with a range of $16-$20/hour, based on experience

Tell me why you’re different and why you believe you’re the one. Be creative. Send cover letter, resume and references to hailey(at)gomixte(dot)com. We review applications on a rolling basis until we find the right candidate. Mixte provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, sexuality, sexual identity or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mixte complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. 

Interested in the role? Apply here!

We will begin reviewing applications immediately, and will keep our search open until we find the right candidate.
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