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PR Specialist & Copywriter (Contractor)

Group Black

Group Black

Marketing & Communications
San Francisco, CA, USA · New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024


Group Black is a pioneering Black-owned media company dedicated to connecting brands with diverse audiences. Committed to fostering an inclusive media ecosystem, Group Black amplifies diverse storytelling and deepens the investment pipeline for diverse-owned businesses. Informed by marketing and creative expertise, Group Black crafts contextually relevant strategies that resonate with a multicultural generation. Group Black is where culture calls home.

We know that your voice creates the path to our success. We are a place where employees can be authentic, creative, and energized by the people and work they touch each day.

Our Communications and PR team is a perfect mix of strategy and creativity. We are communication innovators– sometimes, the best solution requires a different approach to the situation. We are comfortable with metrics, data, and analytics and how to use them to drive our strategy for internal and external communications efforts. The Communication team understands how to leverage business strategy, and thought leadership while bringing a global perspective to the work each day.

The Role:

As a PR Specialist/Copy Writer at Group Black, you will play an important role in promoting our brand, building relationships, and supporting our PR/Comms efforts.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Assist in the development and execution of PR/Communications plans and strategies for Group Black.
  • Enhance the company’s voice and presence through online and offline channels.
  • Spearhead awards submissions and thought leadership content creation.
  • Manage press releases, speeches, and other PR copy with exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure PR initiatives align with overall marketing and business goals.
  • Support the planning and coordination of events, press conferences, and media interviews.
  • Present solutions in times of PR crisis.
  • Lead survey initiatives and analyze public opinion.
  • Facilitate the resolution of disputes with the public or external vendors.
  • Assist in managing and creating content for social media platforms.

What you can expect:

  • Collaborate on well-known, exciting and, upcoming events.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact in a fast-growing start-up company.
  • Fun company events and celebrations with a focus on inclusion and collaboration across all levels of the organization.

What you bring to the team:

  • 2+ years of experience in public relations, communications, or related roles, preferably in the media or advertising industry.
  • Bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, journalism, or a related field.
  • Exceptionally strong writing and editing skills, with the ability to swiftly copy write and edit.
  • Exceptional organizational, project management, and creative problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong verbal communication skills, with the ability to craft compelling messaging and narratives.
  • Excellent media relations skills.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to develop creative PR strategies that align with business objectives.
  • Experience with handling media inquiries in a fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms, digital PR tools, and analytics to track PR performance.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and objectives of the organization.

At Group Black we believe in leveraging our hiring process as a way to support transparency. The monthly pay for this opportunity is $6,500 to $6,900. Our job offer compensation philosophy, which impacts actual compensation, is based on a number of important factors, including, but not limited to, internal and market equity, financial budgets, and the individual’s skills, qualifications, experience, and education.

Group Black is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. Group Black is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know.