Public Relations Assistant – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

JOB TITLE: Public Relations Assistant
REPORTS TO: Senior Public Relations Manager
STATUS: Non-Exempt
CLASSIFICATION: Regular, Part-Time 15-20 hours/week
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is one of the nation’s most innovative contemporary art centers. From our leading edge exhibitions, performances, and films, to our groundbreaking civic initiatives and community partnerships, YBCA is where creativity, people, and new ideas collide.

Mission: We generate culture that moves people.
Vision: A community that thrives on inspiration.

YBCA is a new kind of art center. One that expands and extends its impact beyond its walls. A center that convenes creative souls from all walks of life to instigate actions and spur movements that transform our cities and our lives. A center that’s in constant, conscious evolution, on the front lines of societal change.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is one of the most innovative cultural organizations in the Bay Area. From our leading-edge visual arts, performances and films, to our groundbreaking community programs and civic partnerships, we are always pushing the boundaries of art and creativity.

YBCA is seeking a part-time Public Relations Assistant who possesses incredible energy and passion to support its public relations efforts. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in public relations, and is results driven, highly organized, and able to succeed in a fast-paced environment.

Draft public relations materials including press releases, media alerts as directed
Oversee the daily media monitoring and archiving of YBCA’ s news coverage, assembling a weekly recap, and creating coverage reports.
Research individual reporters and publications to assist with the development and maintenance of media lists
Respond to media requests for photos, press releases, bios, and other content.
Coordinate and deliver email campaigns to press
Assist in organizing and execution of press previews
Other general assistance with tasks as needed

1-2+ years experience in public relations and/or corporate communications.
A creative mind that loves to experiment and take calculated risks.
Must possess extremely proficient writing skills.
A natural networker and team player with strong social skills who can juggle multiple projects with finesse.
Driven self-starter with a strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to quickly build rapport and work cross-functionally with various teams on a daily basis.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English preferred
Proficiency with Google Drive, Cision, PR Newswire, Wordfly


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