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We’re always looking for the next fabulous addition to our team. If you’re a motivated and talented PR professional
or just starting out in your career, we’d love to hear from you. Take a look at the career opportunities and
internships currently available at Hawkins International.

Why working at HIPR will be good for your career:
 
 
  • We’re a small, entrepreneurial firm. If you’re willing to take initiative, we’ll give you the chance to take on work that will expand your horizons
  • We’re growing! HIPR was recently named one of the nation's fastest-growing private companies by Inc. Magazine.
  • You’ll get to work on large, well-known luxury travel brands
  • You’ll gain experience working on a team comprised of strategic, smart people
  • Our salary is competitive and our benefits are fantastic
  • We offer a fun, supportive and casual work environment in the heart of Chelsea. HIPR is a place where hard-working, creative people are respected, honored and celebrated
  • You'll be a part of a tight-knit, high-performing team where you will be groomed for future growth within the company
  • You'll be a key contributor to HIPR’s continued ability to stay ahead of the curve in a constantly changing industry
 
 
AVAILABLE JOBS
     
  Director - Digital Team  
     
  Hawkins International Public Relations (HIPR) is hiring a digital-savvy, strategic thinker who has mastered social media strategy and has extensive experience conducting integrated communications campaigns. We’re looking to fill a Director role to lead our rapidly expanding social media and digital marketing efforts across our client roster and agency footprint. Hawkins International is an award-winning and growing boutique agency, located in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, that’s internationally-minded and specializes in public relations and social media for a range of world-class global travel and lifestyle accounts.

The ideal candidate boasts a tailored, creative approach with global reach to each client and opportunity. They are obsessed with social media and are creative and thoughtful when interacting with online communities. S/he is also detail oriented, positive and maintains a vast network of contacts within the digital industry.

The Digital Director is passionate about finding and sharing stories online. Their friends follow them on Snapchat and Twitter for the latest news, ideas, and online memes. This person is curious about music.ly trends and Instagram platform updates and breakthrough start-ups out of Silicon Valley. They keep an eye on the most influential travel, wellness and fashion personalities. Most importantly, they respect and understand the crossroads of where earned, owned and paid media collide in today’s communications industry. A bold innovator and keen problem solver, HIPR’s Digital Director has the vision, experience and passion to evolve, elevate and execute a laser focused, breakthrough and scalable digital practice for the firm and its clients.

Requirements:
 
     
 
  • 4-7 years background in Marketing, Communications, Digital Marketing or PR
  • Proven track record in securing new business leads, pitching and winning social media and digital marketing business
  • A substantial understanding of analytics and measurement tools, such as Radian 6, Sysomos, Crimson Hexagon, Sprout Social or Iconosquare
  • Experience developing social media strategy that activates consumers and drives web or app traffic
  • Experience developing  highly shareable multi-media (particularly video) social media campaigns that grow audiences and engagement
  • Great understanding of public relations/advertising agency operations and financial model, particularly the ROI of social media retainers
  • Creativity, self-sufficiency, and sense of proactivity
  • Ability to recommend SEO strategy and a solid command of paid social media execution
  • Work closely with senior team on monetization opportunities in emerging technologies
  • Develop and grow partnerships with creative agencies, social media thought leaders and influencer talent to help grow a relevant social footprint
  • Help to identify and cultivate social media ambassadors throughout the agency
  • Ability to lead by example, motivate and inspire direct reports and promote teamwork
  • Intellectual curiosity in all things current events, media, pop culture and digital marketing
  • Experience in travel, luxury, lifestyle or hospitality industry welcome but not required 
 
 

We offer a competitive salary/benefit package, including 401(k), medical, dental and vision insurance, gym membership, and more. To be considered for the position, please submit a resume and a 140-character tweet describing the biggest digital trend in 2017 to: jobs@hawkpr.com.

 
     
 
     
  Freelance Graphic Designer  
     
  Hawkins International Public Relations (HIPR) is hiring a Freelance Graphic Designer to develop print and digital brand communications. Potential to work together on future client and agency projects if we find the right fit! Hawkins International is an award-winning and growing boutique agency, located in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, that’s internationally-minded and specializes in public relations and social media for a range of world-class global travel and lifestyle accounts.

We are looking for a freelance designer to work on a range of branded collateral projects. Each piece must convey that we are global, results-oriented, strategic, and integrated with a focus on luxury travel and hospitality. Our primary objective is to persuade the reader that our agency is growing and innovative. Candidate will support marketing, content and social media teams.
Projects include: brand identity package, new business proposals, capabilities deck, client list and brochure in both print and digital formats.

We are looking for candidates available for short term freelance projects with the possibility of a temp-to-per position. Must be able to work from our office one day a week and attend meetings as needed.
Requirements/Qualifications:

Requirements/Qualifications:
 
     
 
  • 3-5 years creative design experience
  • Background in hospitality or travel preferred
  • Ability to communicate design direction and vision
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Intermediate knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Knowledge of email marketing systems (Pardot) and templates
 
  Must be comfortable working independently with excellent time management skills and ability to handle multiple projects with deadlines.

To be considered for the position, please submit your resume with portfolio to: jobs@hawkpr.com.
 
     
 
     
  Assistant Account Executive (AAE)  
     
  Hawkins International Public Relations, www.hawkpr.com, is hiring a dynamic, smart, savvy public relations professionals who has the passion for the industry & big ideas. Our boutique PR agency, located in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, boasts world-class global travel accounts is growing and seeking seasoned talent.

Travel opportunities to fabulous destinations and a warm, supportive group of colleagues are just a few of the reasons to join our team. Applicants should be team players - polished, enthusiastic, service-oriented and eager to learn. PR experience with the travel and/or lifestyle industries is a plus, but not required.

Assistant Account Executives (AAE) are junior account team members with 1 – 2 years’ experience who work closely with managers to provide support to clientele. An AAE must be creative, have strong writing skills, media relationships to garner impressive placements in national and key regional magazines, newspapers, TV and online, and feature story development is a plus. He/she must also have a passion for travel and hospitality and be well versed in the various trends within the field. Knowledge of social media is a requirement. AAEs must be well-organized with exceptional multitasking skills to handle supporting the administrative workload of several client accounts.

We offer a competitive salary/benefit package, including 401(k), medical, dental, vision insurance, gym membership.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
 
     
 
  •  Support team members by handling daily account activities including client correspondence, answering and vetting media leads, as well as writing and distributing pitches and press releases
  •  Serve as day-to-day contact for media and clients
  •  Serve as knowledgeable source for media contacts for creating and editing media lists
  •  Establish and maintain strong media relationships
  •  Prepare and distribute monthly account reports
  •  Prepare meeting agendas, notes, reports, etc.
  •  Organize and attend events/ press trips when needed
  •  Assist with developing strategic and creative PR initiatives
  •  Assist with research and development of new business presentations
  •  Assist with developing creative client PR Plans
 
  If you have a passion for developing creative ways to tell your clients’ stories and are excited by the opportunity to work with luxury travel and lifestyle accounts, please apply now for this immediate opening by contacting jobs@hawkpr.com. This is an immediate opening. Local candidates preferred. We do not offer relocation assistance for this position.  
     
 

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