Marketing PR Specialist (Temporary)
Remote / Annual / Full time
The Best Friend's Mission is to do nothing short of making history by bringing about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. Our goal is that every animal shelter in every community in the country be no kill by the end of 2025.
The fact is, we have a great culture, populated by fun, dedicated and brilliant people. But we're always looking for talented people who can help us make history, and that's where you come in. If you want to be a part of history and end the killing of shelter pets by 2025, apply today for one of our open job opportunities!

Location: Remote (USA)

Hiring range: This position's hiring range is anticipated to be $58,000 to $65,000 annually, depending on experience.

Manager interviews will occur weekly until the position is filled (recruiter phone screens will occur before a manager interview).

Position Summary: The PR Specialist is fluent in Spanish (native speaker) and responsible for strategizing, developing, and implementing a comprehensive PR communications strategy to support and drive Best Friends lifesaving work in assigned priority markets for achieving no kill by 2025.  Goals include building awareness around adoption, spay and neuter, fostering as well as increasing Best Friends brand visibility and engagement with our Spanish-language audiences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with cross-functional teams, the PR Strategist will lead, strategize, and implement Spanish language PR campaigns (national, regional, and local) to increase awareness of the Best Friends brand and important community information that leads to lifesaving within Spanish-speaking communities.
  • Act as spokesperson for Best Friends brand for the Spanish media.
  • Attend PR weekly meetings to stay updated on current General Market pitches and determine whether they will play in Spanish-language media as well as report out Spanish-language media hits and developing stories.
  • Responsible for exploring proactive press coverage and trends in the Spanish language media as well as monitoring and distributing a Spanish language media report for internal stakeholders.
  • Work with our Spanish PR adviser team on Latine insights in priority markets to create new and different angles for media and marketing opportunities.
  • Identify and cultivate community partnerships and relationships with influencers that drive our priority CTA’s and focus on leveraging their channels and audiences
  • Recruit local volunteers where applicable to help with PR efforts.
  • Translate/transcreate English pitches.
  • Translate shorter copy messages as needed.
  • Treat people around you as our most valuable resource by leading with Kindness and Compassion in all your actions, build trust by demonstrating authenticity and following through on your commitments, encourage self-care and work-life balance through your own example, and work to build strong relationships with your team by creating communication loops to share and receive honest feedback. You are responsible and accountable for the culture of your team.

Skills and Experience:

  • 3-5 yrs experience in Spanish PR
  • Bilingual speaker and writer, fluent in English and Spanish
  • Relationship builder and networker
  • Knowledge of/and the ability to provide media training/coaching with talking points to identified Spanish spokespersons
  • Ability to follow-through, from press release writing to final reporting of engagement
  • Flexible and agile and ability to shift priorities when needed
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a fast pace and balance work across multiple projects simultaneously

Physical Requirements:

  • Perform repetitive tasks for extended periods of time including typing, sitting, walking, arm, and hand motion.

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society.  Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or domestic partner status.

 

Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by Best Friends Animal Society.

Culture Statement and Responsibility
We value attitude over aptitude, and we treat Kindness as a discipline because it is paramount in our culture along with our other Guiding Principles. Culture is how we talk to and treat ourselves and one another, it's how we generate and respond to change, it's how we plan and make decisions, it's how we do what we do.
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About Best Friends

Best Friends recently received a 2022 Top Workplaces USA award from Energage.

Visit the Best Friends Animal Society page on the Energage Top Workplaces award winners' site here to learn more. Not only do we take pride in cultivating a welcoming and supportive community and culture for our employees, but we also offer competitive benefits that make it easy to see why we were granted such an awesome award! We offer competitive pay including the opportunity to receive a discretionary bonus based on performance. We offer medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability, dependent care reimbursement, pet sitting reimbursement when traveling for work, flexible spending account, and health savings account. We offer generous paid time off up to 9 hours per month for full time employees, nine paid holidays annually, auto insurance discount, and legal and identity theft coverage.  For added well-being support, we offer Pawternity Leave for employees to have time to care for their personal pets, mental health support, and an employee assistance program. We also offer a generous 401k savings plan. Do you want to love where you work and make history and end the killing of shelter pets by 2025? Look no further and apply today!

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or domestic partner status. Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by Best Friends Animal Society.

 

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