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Public Relations & Executive Assistant Position

Osmia is a growing natural products company in Carbondale, CO. We currently manufacture all of our offerings (soap, skin care, and natural perfumes) at our local facilities. We are passionate healthy-lifestyle advocates and educators, and we are proud to create luxurious, beautiful products with extraordinary, consciously sourced ingredients.

We are looking for a self-motivated, detail-oriented, research-savvy team member with strong communication skills to support our PR efforts. Our ideal candidate has experience coordinating press and public relations opportunities, managing external agency relationships, and has contacts within the media world (specifically wellness and beauty). This position will look for PR and Media opportunities that fit well with Osmia’s brand mission and values to create lasting media relationships and brand partnerships. This position reports directly to our founder and our Senior Brand Manager and requires presence in our Carbondale offices. This exempt position may involve travel and work outside of standard business hours due to the type of responsibilities managed.

We additionally seek to hire a team member who has the following qualifications: 

  • Possesses and refines strong, professional communication skills—especially writing

  • Is a self-starter who can prioritize, manage and juggle multiple projects at one time

  • Is a research master who can uncover opportunities both mainstream and unique

  • Is interested in authentic connection and relationships in an effort to share Osmia’s message

  • Is an incredibly efficient master organizer, scheduling Jedi, and record keeper

The right team member will help us increase brand awareness and qualify our unique positioning on local, national and global levels.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop new media and PR contacts and identify opportunities

  • Facilitate outreach to connect Osmia brand and/or founder with media and PR opportunities

  • Nurture and grow current Osmia PR relationships and editorial networks

  • Create and leverage your own network with media, influencers, events organizers and other communications professionals

  • Book and coordinate travel and event needs, with efficiencies in scheduling and budget

  • Assist and support executive needs of Osmia’s founder such as booking travel and maintaining a complicated calendar

  • Maintain searchable file of all PR outreach and hits, tracks results and compile end of year clip book

PR ASSISTANT DETAILS

  • Research and vet media and PR opportunities that increase brand value including but not limited to:

    • Opportunities for our founder as a panelist, podcast guest, keynote speaker, wellness retreat participant/speaker, or blog/interview contributor and brand PR opportunities

  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop story angles and coordinate any copy required:

    • Founder profile, brand stories, local angles, product launch, emerging trends, promos

  • Collaborate with our Brand and Operational teams to develop an ongoing calendar of evergreen and project-based pitching to key publications and media outlets

  • Create ongoing calendar for sending curated products to targeted media and editorial contacts—coordinate shipment and tracking with customer service team

  • Keep PR Calendar and determine and schedule lead-times for long and short-lead stories

  • Capture Osmia’s current media and PR partners, create a calendar to continue nurturing these relationships, develop and keep current a searchable PR and media contact database

  • Maintain Twitter account for media outreach, distributing brand messages, PR opportunities

  • Engage, expand, and track success of the Osmia Affiliate Program

  • Research partnerships within an Osmia brand ambassador program including retail brand partners and collaborations (both within and outside of the beauty industry) that are authentic, on-going, long-game partners who provide an additive contribution—includes influencer recruitment and seeding

  • Research partnerships within an Osmia brand advocacy program that include community events and donations

  • Maintain and update press kits and bios

  • Coordinate the scheduling and writing of press releases

  • Research and prep for editor/press meetings

  • Schedule, manage and coordinate events both internal and external, coordinating with wholesale team when appropriate

  • Exercise judgment in managing a budget and capitalizing on valuable opportunities

  • Report regularly and proactively on all PR initiatives including effort, spend, results, and areas where assistance is needed

EXECUTIVE SUPPORT DETAILS

  • Book travel and coordinate events

    • Product mailings, press tours, store events, partnership meetings, speaking engagements, media trips and interviews

    • Managing founder’s travel calendar, Airbnb/hotel bookings, flights, rental cars, offer suggestions for experiences or activities in line with Osmia lifestyle (healthstyle) along the way, etc.

    • Quick response times required, especially when the team is traveling or coordinating details for events

TO APPLY:

Thank you for your interest! Email cover letter and resume to info@osmiaorganics.com, attn: Nancy.

Apologies, but we may not be able to respond directly to all submissions and inquiries.