PR and Social Media Manager
San Diego, California
Job Type



We are currently looking for a Public Relations and Social Media Manager with at least 3 years’ related experience. This position is responsible for day-to-day client account activity and requires strategic communication and a focus on attention to detail in project coordination. The ideal candidate will have media pitching experience, demonstrated media placement results and social media management expertise. National media placement results a plus.


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  • Write press releases, media alerts, pitches, press kit materials, etc.
  • Pitch media and bloggers on client news and story angles and manage story/interview coordination
  • Proactively create new seasonal/trend story angles
  • Create and manage client-specific media lists
  • Participate in client meetings and creatively contribute to brainstorms
  • Utilize social media to engage with media and influencers
  • Provide dependable, day-to-day support to senior team members
  • Conduct ongoing competitive, industry and client-specific research and media monitoring
  • Compile client activity reports and recap presentations
  • Assist with content creation, community management, broadcast plans and reporting/analysis for social media accounts
  • Cultivate relationships with media on behalf of the agency
  • Maintain media placement clips for clients
  • Coordination with advertising, creative and paid media disciplines



  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism or closely related field
  • Minimum 3 years of previous agency or in-house experience required
  • Passion for media relations with a portfolio that includes local market and regional press coverage, with national media placements a bonus
  • A fearless attitude for developing smart, targeted pitches
  • Solid understanding of newsworthiness with an ability to spot trends. Must be a daily consumer of news and entertainment across multiple platforms
  • Great communicator with exceptional writing capabilities, including knowledge of AP Style
  • Experience utilizing multiple social media platforms in a professional setting
  • Experience with social media reporting and social listening tools; Google Analytics reporting a bonus
  • Enjoys working in a collaborative environment but is self-motivated to work autonomously
  • Professionalism, attention to detail and a positive attitude are a must


THE i.d.e.a. WAY

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • Paid time off
  • Health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), life insurance
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Commitment to continued professional development of all employees



  • Community service opportunities, including paid volunteer time
  • Health & Wellness programming including in-office yoga
  • Opportunity to work with interesting and meaningful clients
  • Producer of national award-winning working including PR Week Awards, Hospitality Sales and
  • Marketing Association International Adrian Awards, among others.
  • Named a Best Place to Work by the San Diego Business Journal and San Diego Union-Tribune, and Agency of the Year by San Diego Ad Club.