Office Manager

Seattle, WA

In our search for an Office Manager, we’re not looking for an individual to simply answer the phones and greet guests at the door. We are looking for a candidate to join our close-knit team and make this integral role your own. Having a passion for helping others as well as the agency is crucial to your success at the company as is thinking on your feet, seeing tasks through without being prompted, and having a great attitude. The position is based in Seattle, but also supports other locations.

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Perks include:

  • Competitive pay
  • Generous time off program
  • Retirement matching
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits
  • Supplemented bus pass
  • Weekly Amazon Fresh / Costco deliveries
  • Company-sponsored quarterly events and parties
  • Eclectic workspace & energetic vibe
  • Dog friendly office

Your position responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the first point of contact for agency – answer phones and greet visitors
  • Assistant to the CEO and company leadership
  • Serve as day-to-day manager of relationships with all vendors/partners (i.e. phone service, Internet, Costco/Amazon, courier, taxi/car service, building management, etc.)
  • Run errands (i.e. mail, bank, mail, coffee, lunch, etc.)
  • Master of all things kitchen: food/fridge clean-out/re-stock food, etc.
  • Manage inventories – supplies, technology, etc.
  • Ensure organization/cleanliness of office
  • Manage office related documents including vacation /sick tracker, etc.
  • Assist with management of agency internship programs
  • Manage agency social media channels
  • Serve as liaison with company accountant and light bookkeeping (payroll, bills, new hire paperwork, client invoicing, etc.)
  • Work with IT to solve tech issues
  • Support teams with research/projects for agency clients
  • Assist with agency marketing tasks
  • Plan and organize agency events

As the successful candidate, you:

  • Multiple years experience in an office manager or executive assistant role
  • Demonstrate solid writing and verbal communication skills
  • Completing time-sensitive projects on-time
  • Juggle multiple tasks at once and prioritize accordingly
  • Work well in a team environment to accomplish tasks
  • Always take initiative
  • Self-manage in a very fast paced and energetic environment
  • Possess excellent organization skills
  • Understand that attention to detail is a MUST!
  • Are passionate, energetic and willing to do what it takes to get the job done

Work Characteristics:

  • Motivated self-starter able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Works with a sense of urgency and operates efficiently
  • Demonstrated confidence to take on new, higher level work, balanced with good judgment and appropriate questioning to clarify when unsure
  • Able to earn trust and credibility with others, internally and externally
  • Flexible – able to adjust to changing demands
  • Able to work against deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Does this job description fit you? If so, send your resume to jobs@barokas.com.
Barokas PR is an equal opportunity employer.

Account Executive

Seattle, WA

As an Account Executive, you provide overall assistance to Senior Account Executives and Account Managers by preparing initial drafts of work (i.e. quarterly plans/recaps, speaker abstracts, client blog posts, and releases) for review. Client interaction typically includes hosting briefings, client calls, pitches, and proactively forwarding relevant items of coverage directly to the client.  The AE also works with AAEs and interns, providing guidance and leadership and receiving assistance in return.

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Perks include:

  • Highly competitive pay
  • Multiple bonus opportunities
  • Generous time off program including Work from Home Fridays
  • Retirement matching
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits
  • Supplemented bus pass
  • Weekly Amazon Fresh / Costco deliveries
  • Company-sponsored quarterly events and parties
  • Eclectic workspace & energetic vibe
  • Mentoring from seasoned PR pros

Your position responsibilities include:

  • Create first draft of quarterly plans/recaps with support of AAE or intern
  • Manage briefing schedules
  • Assist with pitching, host briefings and track coverage
  • Draft client blog posts, award applications, speaker submissions and new hire releases
  • Track quarterly metrics on a weekly basis
  • Actively contribute on client calls across accounts
  • Focus effort on pitching and delivering stories
  • Present proactive pitching / trends to team on a monthly basis
  • Manage and mentor AAEs and interns supporting accounts
  • Proficient writing across all assignments
  • Gatekeeper for AAE work on accounts, as relevant

Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to edit and provide productive feedback
  • Familiarity with AP style
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Able to receive direction, ask appropriate clarifying questions, and make effective progress opposite tasks and deliverables
  • Advanced familiarity with media relations and developing media pitches
  • Able to develop and maintain positive relationships with internal staff and external account contacts
  • Able to provide effective first-level, basic direction and support to AAEs and interns
  • Account of project management experience preferred

Work Characteristics:

  • Intellectually curious, well-read and stays abreast of current trends and events
  • Motivated self-starter able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Works with a sense of urgency and operates efficiently
  • Demonstrated confidence to take on new, higher level work, balanced with good judgment and appropriate questioning to clarify when unsure
  • Able to earn trust and credibility with others, internally and externally
  • Flexible – able to adjust to changing account demands
  • Able to work against deadlines in a high volume environment

Does this job description fit you? If so, send your resume to jack@barokas.com.
Barokas PR is an equal opportunity employer.

Fall Intern

Seattle, WA / Denver, CO / Detroit, MI

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Barokas PR Internship Program

The Barokas PR internship program exposes students to the daily activities of a PR agency including brainstorm sessions, online research, writing, media list development, media relations and client service. Our interns gain hands-on and in-depth experience they can use to jump-start their careers in the PR industry. PR is about being a ‘squeaky wheel’ and we encourage all of our interns to speak up in meetings and seek out new opportunities that will help them reach their own goals. After all, it’s the intern’s internship, so why not control the experience to get the most out of it.

Interested in an internship at our Seattle, Denver or Detroit offices? We hire interns on a quarterly basis with start dates beginning in January, April, July, and October. Our summer internships may have a slightly different schedule to accommodate semester schools. We finalize our interns for the upcoming quarter a month prior to the start date.

Send your resume and cover letter to one of the following: seattleinterns@barokas.com, denverinterns@barokas.com or detroitinterns@barokas.com.

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