sid lee
New York, New York, United States

YPR - Specialist, Media Relations Canada & US

WHO WE ARE

Sid Lee is a multidisciplinary creative collective striving to make a difference and celebrate culture with bold ideas. Its 700 professionals work as one team from offices in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles and Seattle. Their mission is to create what matters through brand building, brand expression and brand experience. Its creative community also includes Yard, Digital Kitchen, BIMM and Haigo.

Alongside progressive clients, Sid Lee draws on its rich collection of disciplines, from design to data and experiential communication and technology to advertising and architecture, empowering its clients to outperform their competitors, earn the trust of their customers and increase their influence on culture.

Sid Lee is a member of kyu, a collective of top-tier global creative companies established by Hakuhodo DY Holdings. Sid Lee also imagined C2 Montréal, one of the largest creative-business conferences in the world.

**To apply to this role, please see section “How to Apply”**

ROLE

YPR is seeking a Specialist, Media Relations Canada & US (hybrid position) who will report to the Account Director, PR & Influencer Marketing. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and executing media relations strategies and programs for B2C and B2B brands in the US and Canada. It is a hybrid position, with priority provided to applicants that can be in office 2-3 times per week (location: 395 Hudson St, New York, NY).

This role will provide the opportunity to support clients across a wide range of industries including retail, fashion, CPG, tech, financial services, and more, also working in collaboration with partner agency Sid Lee on creative campaigns. We are looking for a creative thinker and go-getter who can work both independently and in collaboration with others, from brainstorming to implementing program strategies. This role requires someone adaptable, detail oriented, and who has demonstrated successful media relations skills, holding relationships with key Canadian and US media contacts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct end-to-end media outreach and communications, including building media lists and coordinating samples and assets for media placements
  • Draft pitches and copy including contributed articles, social media content, blog posts and other written content
  • Write and prepare press releases
  • Provide client media training, including developing briefing materials and key messaging documents
  • Support client relations with YPR and Sid Lee clients, contributing to calls and client communications 
  • Stay up-to-date with new media contacts, opportunities, industry trends and developments
  • Contribute to the development of creative campaign strategies that align with client goals
  • Develop presentation decks for new and existing clients
  • Conduct deep-dive research on behalf of clients, uncovering new areas of opportunity 
  • Work closely with team members across Toronto, Montreal and NYC, and collaborate with other agency teams to meet client goals

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3-4 years of PR experience in an agency setting
  • Strong organizational, time-management and project management skills
  • Detail oriented with excellent writing skills
  • Strong media contacts in the US and Canada (priority: US) 
  • Ability to work with evolving client priorities, being adaptable and flexible
  • Experience developing and executing earned media strategies, and experience with paid media strategies will be considered an asset
  • Collaborative spirit, results-driven with the ability to manage multiple priorities and work against deadlines
  • Desire to learn, grow, and gain new experiences
  • Ability to be in office (located at 395 Hudson St, New York, NY) 2 days a week is an asset 

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to yanik@yprcanada.com. If selected for an interview, our team will contact you within two weeks to confirm the next steps. 

 

Sid Lee is strongly committed to hiring a diverse staff and believe all experiences and perspectives bring value to our clients. Sid Lee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnic origin, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.