Filson

  • PR Specialist

    ID
    2018-2170
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location
    Seattle
    City/State/Country
    US-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Marketing
    Posted Date
    4 months ago(4 months ago)
    Company
    Filson
  • Overview

    In 1897 C.C. Filson began outfitting prospectors headed for the Gold Rush with tools and apparel strong enough for the toughest spots on earth. More than 100 years later, Filson remains committed to providing pioneers of all fields around the world with unfailing goods made from the highest quality materials available.

     

    Filson recognizes that it takes a world-class team to make a world-class product. As we build on the Filson legacy of American craftsmanship, we are looking for individuals who share our dedication to innovation, excellence, and superior customer service.


    PR Specialist


    The PR Specialist will report to the PR Manager and marketing team in development and coordination of putting the brand in front of media, influencers and local retail communities. It's essential that applicants to this position have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and understand the importance of tending to the smallest details.

    Responsibilities

    • Retail Community Outreach/ Media Efforts
    • Primary contact for all regional media where Filson has retail stores
    • Development and weekly maintenance of regional calendars of PR events, pitches, press visits
    • Coordinate and host annual press events/previews for regional media where appropriate
    • Identify trends and topical stories that are brand relevant
    • Secure product write-ups for seasonal push products that support traffic to retail stores and to filson.com
    • Guide Seattle Flagship factory tours for visiting media and local community leaders
    • Product and Pitch coordination
    • Responsible for maintaining and ordering PR samples and product seeding samples
    • Act as the point person for all incoming product placement requests, photo asset requests and fact checking
    • Organize and track all PR samples
    • Process returns of loaned samples and previous season samples back to the distribution center for credit
    • Responsible for maintaining media contact lists for each retail region- including details like hobby and sizes
    • Collaborate with merchandising teams to ensure product viability and making go-forward recommendations on how to adjust plan if necessary
    • Draft product pitches, Q&A’s, fact sheets, store event alerts and proactively outreach to regional key editors, stylists, bloggers, event calendars and television producers to secure coverage
    • Manage and foster local media, local partner relationships and marketing/pr teams associated with store locations that exist in certain regions
    • Reporting
    • Maintain the hits and progress reports for who we’re pitching, along with national PR firm
    • Weekly hits reports and monthly activity reports distributed to all Filson employees
    • Internal PR for the Marketing Team- Collaborates with the team to prepare and disseminate weekly Filson “happenings” to Filson employees and external partners.

    Qualifications

     

    • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations or related field
    • At least 2 years of public relations, fashion and/or outdoor industry related is a plus
    • Strong editorial contacts are not required, but candidate should have basic knowledge of the industry
    • Strong PC and Mac computer skills.
    • Strong writing skills.
    • Strategic
    • Creative
    • Articulate with strong interpersonal and writing skills
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Self-starter, but team player
    • Organized with an extreme attention to detail
    • Flexible with change in a fast paced work environment
    • Travel required
    • Able to bend, kneel, or stoop
    • Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time
    • Able to work weekends, holidays and evenings
    • Able to lift and carry 25 pounds
    • Able to reach overhead
    • Note: This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

     

    Filson is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings, which are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy that all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship will be made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, veteran and military status, genetic information, political ideology or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. Discrimina­tion and/or harassment based on any of those factors are totally inconsistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated.

     

    With regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, the company offers what the law refers to as "reasonable accommodation" to enable a person to perform his or her job.

     

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