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Public Relations Associate

Full Time

 

POSITION SUMMARY:
Do you have experience in public relations, publicity and/or communications, perhaps including: media relations, pitch writing and event planning? Have an interest in the world of food: from top chefs and restaurants to cooking and the business of food? Are you an ambitious talent looking to step up and prove yourself by storming onto the food scene in an exciting PR role?

The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is looking for a full-time Public Relations Associate, to work alongside the Public Relations Director and become part of a collaborative marketing team. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a strong work ethic and excellent writing and organizational skills. Attention to detail and an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment are essential. The ideal candidate will have experience in public relations, media pitching, event planning, writing, social media, video production, and have an interest in food and cooking.

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Support public relations plan with media relations research, media outreach, including writing press materials and pitch emails
• Leverage existing media relations and cultivate new contacts within industry media
• Assist in managing media inquiries and interview requests and build relationships with thought leaders, editors and bloggers
• Contribute to ICE’s marketing event planning and logistics
• Staying on top of news/trends/issues relevant to ICE and food industry

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Minimum of 3-4 years of communications, public relations or comparable job experience
• Media relations experience and experience working with and pitching to reporters
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Strong attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple projects, in varying stages of development simultaneously
• Ability to write and edit high quality written materials
• Working knowledge of social media platforms
• Degree in a related field or equivalent experience, job knowledge and success

TO APPLY:
Please email Stephanie Fraiman at sfraiman@ice.edu the following items with the subject: Public Relations Associate.

1) Resume clearly demonstrating your professional skill set, experience and interests
2) Salary requirements

• Please do not apply directly through the job boards; we’d like you to apply directly.
• Only applicants that meet the position’s requirements and provide the above items will be considered.
• Please do not submit your resume if you do not live in commutable distance to the NYC area.
• We appreciate the interest, but phone or walk-in applications will not be accepted.
• Thank you, but no agency solicitations please.

The Public Relations Associate will work with an outstanding management team and staff in an environment that supports and rewards creativity, performance, professional development and team involvement. We also have fun in the process!

About ICE:
The award-winning Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) was established in 1975 and has since grown to be one of America’s leading centers for culinary education and recreational cooking. ICE offers comprehensive career training programs in the Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Culinary Management and Hospitality Management. ICE also operates the nation’s largest recreational cooking, baking and wine program, offering over 2,500 classes to 26,000 students annually. Our new 74,000-square-foot facility is located at 225 Liberty Street and is open 355 days and nights a year.

For more information about ICE, please visit our website at ice.edu or connect with us @iceculinary on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Watch our videos on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/iceculinary