Public Relations Senior Associate - North of Nine Communications

Location: US - San Francisco



Senior Associate, North of Nine Communications, San Francisco

We are searching for a public relations professional to be an integral member of the account team and service the client. Our primary focus is a skilled media relations professional with a strong track record of placements and active contacts in technology, business and vertical outlets.  Must be adept at traditional and social engagement with press, and have the ability to plan, as well as execute, media relations programs. The ideal candidate will have established media relationships built on knowledge and trust.  Experience in the mobile, government/civic, and enterprise technology spaces is a plus. Strong fundamentals in research, writing, program development and management, and day to day account administration also required.  Enthusiastic, tireless, passionate and driven people please apply today! Responsibilities include:

  • Developing pitches and working with targeted media on story development.
  • Handling media relations activities that will include target list development and daily media monitoring.
  • Writing media relations materials to include pitches, news releases, backgrounders, fact sheets.
  • Program execution and daily client service.
  • Assisting in the research and preparation for new business pitches.
  • Researching and monitoring client’s business and industry to maintain knowledge base.

North of Nine Communications:

North of Nine is a full-service innovation communications boutique dedicated to helping clients distinguish their brands in unique ways. We focus on technology-based innovations, regardless of industry, and specialize in creative, memorable and sometimes unexpected campaigns. Our clients range from technology icons like Intel and Ericsson to grassroots type innovators TechShop and Code for America and startups Jelly Industries and Snapchat.

North of Nine was designed to offer clients the creative power and spirit of a boutique agency and the deep, broad resources and reach of a global firm. We provide the entrepreneurial energy familiar to innovators and start-ups, and the ability to scale overnight with specialist capabilities and worldwide presence to meet the needs of rapidly growing technology innovations and companies. North of Nine is a member of the WPP and Young & Rubicam Brands family of companies. 


  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of previous public relations work experience, preferably in technology.
  • Proficiency in the use of office computer programs to include MS Office Suite.
  • Solid account management experience, junior staff management/coaching experience and initial experience with budget management.
  • Ability to provide client recommendations and work with senior team members to develop plans.
  • Strong writing and media relations skills and the ability to translate client’s needs into media opportunities as well as contribute to creating media relations programs.
  • Advanced understanding of key trade publications and national media outlets.
  • Professional and pleasant interpersonal communications skills.
  • Proven large program project management abilities.
  • Ability to work on a team and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to supervise the work of junior account staff, including managing and training
  • Ability to be collaborative and handle high priority and pressure situations.
  • Ability to write clearly and professionally.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.


  • Relationships with media at top tier business/tech publications.
  • Familiarity with mobile technologies, government and start-up environments.
  • Familiarity with cloud and big data a plus.
  • Experience with consumer technology also a plus.
  • Social media experience.

What we offer

You will find a friendly yet thoughtful and dedicated professional environment at North of Nine.  We fill our offices with talented individuals who are driven to deliver innovative solutions to our clients, small and large.  We offer an unmatched depth and breadth of capabilities and industry strengths, matched by cutting edge tools to include our unique evidenced based communications approach.  Care to join us?

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About North of Nine Communications

North of Nine is a full-service innovation communications boutique, dedicated to helping clients distinguish their brands in unique ways. The firm focuses on technology-based innovations, regardless of industry, and specializes in creative, memorable and sometimes unexpected campaigns. North of Nine is based in San Francisco with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Boston. For more information, please visit

North of Nine Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO, AAE, MF/Disability/Vet, and we are proud of our diverse workforce.

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