Careers

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Jobs at RLF

If you know our name, you know our philosophy. To be Respected, Liked and Feared is the mantra we live up to every day. It serves as both our internal compass and our guiding aspiration for clients, colleagues and peers.

If you are interested in being part of that kind of team, we’d like to get to know you.

We are currently hiring for a Communications Manager to be based in our Greensboro office.

Responsibilities

  • Supports day-to-day relationships with clients
  • Conducts media relations, social media and thought leadership campaigns
  • Writes press releases, media pitches and similar media outreach
  • Uses PR software to build media lists and track coverage
  • Reviews and analyzes client media coverage
  • Creates client content such as blog posts, social medial posts and bylined articles as needed
  • Coordinates schedules for advertising and marketing campaigns, from concept to publication
  • Maintains and updates client jobs in project management systems
  • Keeps client and team informed on status of all projects including completion and distribution of weekly status reports, production timelines and other verbal or written updates
  • Reviews and proofreads client related output
  • Participates as required with new business pitches and proposals

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism or communications
  • 2-3 years of experience (if recent college graduate, internships or other relevant experience required)
  • Strong writing, critical thinking and time management skills
  • Has proven, solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Motivated self-starter who can handle multiple projects and deadlines at the same time
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Experience in digital media is a plus

Apply

Resumés and two writing samples can be sent to Michelle Rash at careers@rlfcommunications.com.

Internships

We are proud to offer paid internships to qualified college students during the spring, summer and fall terms.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to see projects and tasks from start to finish
  • Earn real-world, hands-on experience working within a fast-paced agency
  • Build valuable verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with PR and social media programs such as Cision, Sprout Social, Hootsuite, etc.
  • Create a portfolio of writing samples
  • Participate in networking opportunities such as ‘Mentoring with Monty’

Tasks

  • Researching new and potential clients
  • Building targeted media lists for trade, local and national publications
  • Drafting and distributing press releases and media pitches
  • Connecting with media and assisting in coordinating interviews
  • Planning and scheduling social media content for clients and RLF
  • Creating media coverage and social media metrics reports for clients
  • Assisting in drafting for client websites, ads and collateral pieces (this work is needed on an occasional basis)

Requirements

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Previous experience (whether in class or through past internships) related to communications and/or public relations
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong writing skills and familiarity of AP style
  • Enthusiastic and proactive personality
  • Currently enrolled in a 4-year university or community college

Apply

Send your resume, cover letter and two writing samples, including at least one press release, to careers@rlfcommunications.com.
Spring 2022 applications close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5.

The RLF internship is very hands-on, gives interns so much experience and provides numerous writing samples to use in future job applications.

My experience at RLF has been far more valuable than any of my academic coursework. This internship expanded my fundamental knowledge of PR and strengthened my strategic writing skills.

RLF has trumped all of my previous internship experiences. After working at RLF, I now know I want to enter agency life.

I expanded my skill set and met some awesome professionals already established in the PR field, which was very helpful in beginning my career.