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Working at Purple Orange

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Founded in 2009 in Jackson Hole, WY, Purple Orange LLC produces small batch, high quality brand communications mixed with creativity, modern mediums and a respected authentic voice. Our professional influences range from publishing, large and small agency work, and former in-house marketing; we like to think we see the whole picture for our clients. Specializing in outdoor and active lifestyle brands, our clients have spanned industry-leading performance apparel brands, food and beverage, outdoor tech, and non-profit work. We strive to create, execute and deliver customized communication platforms that meaningfully connect brands with their audiences.

We don’t believe in a shotgun approach to PR, but rather a deliberate process matching up appropriate pitches with interested journalists. We use old fashion best practice combined with modern mediums. Our communications are never seen as an annoyance or associated with spam. We’re well known for being timely, thoughtful, personal and real with all our communications. Sometimes it takes more time, but we’re into doing it right.

If you are looking for a workplace that offers perks like powder mornings, lunchtime bike rides and a dog friendly work environment, while working along side people who take as much pride in their professional career as they do in how many days a year they ski, Purple Orange may be the perfect place for you.

PR Account Manager

Purple Orange Digital Communications is looking for an experienced PR / Communications Account Manager to join its rapidly expanding agency. 

Primary Responsibilities:

MANAGE NATIONAL PR EFFORTS – Serves as the primary client / media contact for 2-3 national outdoor brands. Maintains professional communications with clients and media partners. Able to stay self-motivated and hyper-organized amid an entirely digital and demanding daily routine. Possesses great writing skills and the ability to translate complex ideas into succinct vernacular. 

CLIENT SERVICE AND COMMUNICATION – Consistently provides superior client service, acts as a point of contact, and escalates issues or key risks as appropriate. Works with team to ensure client develops trust in our team by overseeing client outputs and communication are delivered in the Purple Orange way. Develops and nurtures excellent relationships, reflected in very high client satisfaction and retention.

REPORTING AND ANALYSIS – Uses data strategically and nimbly; primarily responsible for performance reporting and makes sure that all data entry is accurate and precise. Performs routine sales projections for client programs and for individual opportunities to support recommendations to clients backed back clear KPI’s.

POSITIVITY & TEAM ORIENTED – Enjoys working alongside a team, either in person or digitally. Navigates daily tasks with empathy of other people’s workloads and personal accountability. Can face down a challenging task with positivity and a creative approach toward problem solving. Demonstrates intellectual curiosity; challenges the status quo, regularly pitches new or out-of-box communication concepts.

 

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with client contacts
  • Develop and maintain successful relationships with key media
  • Develop and execute strategic PR plans that deliver on client goals and objectives
  • Maintain regular client reporting: weekly, monthly and quarterly
  • Regularly pitch client stories to media and follow-up on story opportunities
  • Develop effective press releases and compelling content for clients
  • Create targeted media distribution lists and build new media relationships
  • Monitor for client media coverage
  • Attend tradeshows, sales meetings and in-person media meetings on behalf of clients
  • Keep abreast of each client’s industry, competition and media coverage
  • Have a solid understanding of social media networks and marketing

 

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 3 years of digital marketing, journalism, or agency experience
  • Strong writing skills and proven writing experience
  • Strong, established active lifestyle media relationships
  • Team-oriented attitude and willingness to pitch in wherever needed
  • Strategic and forward-thinking approach to PR
  • Desire to keep learning and advance within the agency
  • Creativity and integrity
  • A love of the outdoors
  • A sense of humor

 

Why Work With Purple Orange?

Purple Orange is a rapidly growing digital progressive brand communications agency. We believe in breaking down marketing silos and connecting the dots between earned media, affiliate marketing, influencer marketing, and search engine optimization. We’re big enough to have sophisticated clients and digital practices, but small enough that every employee makes a major contribution. 

Based in Jackson Hole, WY, we are truly committed to finding work / life balance in everything we do. 

How we do business:

Foster Team Connection.

  • Preference face-to-face interactions in the office AND through video chat
  • Preference verbal communication over written
  • Find opportunities to bond / spend time outside of work
  • Promote inclusive workplace where there are questions are encouraged
  • Focus on mentorship
  • Celebrate each other

 

Support Life.

  • Fair compensation
  • Flexible work hours
  • Recognize that work is not life

 

Do the Best Work.

  • Be thought leaders — explore new ideas, success measurement, and strategies
  • Be a person — in our interactions and communications to others

 

Find Meaning in Our Work.

  • Take pride in doing the best job
  • Connect our PR to our values

 

Be a Good Partner.

  • Facilitate and celebrate others’ successes
  • Be accountable to established timelines and deliverables
  • Clear and thoughtful communication

Compensation:

$55K – $75K yr (DOE), Group Health + Dental Insurance, IRA Company Matching, Unlimited PTO, remote work / WFH friendly.  

To Apply:

Email resume, cover letter, and any other pertinent information to

peeltheorange@purpleorangepr.com

PR Account Coordinator (contract-to-hire)

Compensation:
$20 / hr
(contract-to-hire)

Position Summary:

Purple Orange Brand Communications is looking for a PR Account Coordinator to join its team. A background in marketing, PR, or journalism is preferred by not required. A background and/or passion for the outdoor industry is a plus.


Primary Responsibilities:

The Account Coordinator (AC) serves to support agency Account Managers, helping carry-out strategic communication plans, coordinating with journalists, clients, and helping compile reports. The AC should expect to spend 6+ hours a day cranking away at computer, while also assisting with shipping, office organization, and with agency-sponsored media events.


Responsibilities:

  • Support the Account Manager in daily PR duties and tasks.
  • Develop and maintain successful relationships with key media.
  • Maintain regular client reporting: weekly, monthly and quarterly.
  • Regularly pitch client stories to media and follow-up on story opportunities.
  • Develop effective press releases and compelling content for clients.
  • Create targeted media distribution lists and build new media relationships.
  • Monitor for client media coverage.
  • Research new media outlets & list building.
  • Keep abreast of your client’s industry, competition and media coverage.
  • Have a solid understanding of social media networks and marketing.


Job Specifications/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Strong writing skills and proven writing experience.
  • Experience managing spreadsheets, databases, or other cloud-based applications.
  • Team-oriented attitude and willingness to pitch in wherever needed.
  • Creative communications approach.
  • Desire to keep learning and advance within the agency.
  • Creativity and integrity.
  • A love of the outdoors.
  • A sense of humor.


Office Culture:

Are you looking for a company that offers perks like powder days, lunchtime bike rides and dog friendly work environment? Do you want to live and work in a place with access to world-class skiing, fishing, hiking, paddling and biking? Do you take as much pride in your professional career as you do in how many days a year you ski? If you check these boxes, Purple Orange may be the perfect place for you.

 

To Apply:

Email resume, cover letter, and any other pertinent information to

Chris.Dickey@purpleorangepr.com