Public Relations Associate

| Greater NYC Area

About Us:

At Rent the Runway, our mission is to make women feel empowered and self-confident every single day by combining best in class technology, logistics, and customer service. Since our launch in 2009, we’ve developed proprietary technology, a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation, stores of the future, a viral brand, relationships with hundreds of fashion designers - and we are passionate about continuing to innovate our customer experience. We have pioneered the closet in the cloud and believe that every person globally will soon have a subscription to fashion. We are proud to be both a profitable and fast-growing business, with a loyal 11 million members who believe that rental is the future. 

About the Job:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented Public Relations Associate who will help tell Rent the Runway’s story through quality earned media placements. This candidate must be a hustler who is excited to protect, promote, and enhance the brand’s reputation through media, influencers, and internal communications. This role will assist the Senior PR Manager with a meticulous attention to detail, efficiency and passion for our mission. Ideal candidates will have had hands-on experience at a PR agency (internship and/or full-time).

What You’ll Do:

  • Facilitating consistent, quality media placements around initiative launches, brand news, partnerships, evergreen storytelling opportunities and cultural moments to generate a steady drumbeat of earned press coverage.
  • Tracking, clipping and reporting press coverage.
  • Building media lists and researching relevant outlets, reporters, and influencers - always staying on the pulse of new/interesting opportunities for Rent the Runway.
  • Writing press materials, crafting pitches and brainstorming creative storytelling ideas.
  • Developing and maintaining a network of media contacts, proactively attending networking events or grabbing coffee/drinks with new and existing contacts.
  • Coordinating media including interview requests, media reservations, media sampling, mailers, etc.
  • Assisting with marketing + PR events including logistics, coordination and staffing.
  • Maintaining calendar of upcoming events, thought leadership opportunities and awards
  • Performing other administrative duties as necessary.

About you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1 - 2 years of PR or marketing experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple tasks, prioritize your to-do list, be resourceful and complete responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations.
  • Outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Benefits:

At Rent the Runway, we’re committed to the happiness and well-being of our employees and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth. Our benefits include, but are not limited to: 

  • Generous Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, and family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves and their family.
  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents + flexible return to work program - because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention. 
  • Paid Sabbatical after 5 years of continuous service - Unplug, recharge, and have some fun!
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA and dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first and we’ve got you covered.
  • Industry leading 401k match - an investment in your future. 
  • Many other amazing perks!


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Location

345 Hudson Street , New York , NY 10014

What are Rent the Runway Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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