Public Relations Specialist 

Oster and Associates is looking for an experienced and results-driven public relations (PR) practitioner to join its full-service agency, located in San Diego's historic Hillcrest neighborhood. This person will be responsible for strategizing, planning and successfully executing PR campaigns with a small team to earn exposure for consumer and business-to-business clients as well as the agency. Being a member of the Oster team will require an ability to wear many hats. The public relations department is heavily involved in a multitude of things including, but not limited to, traditional and non-traditional media relations, community outreach, creation and implementation of detailed plans and marketing ideas, giving professional advice to valued clients, sharing feedback regarding advertisements and media buying efforts as well as providing guidance and content creation for social media activities. 

An ideal candidate has strong writing skills, can develop and maintain a strong network of contacts and is a team player, multi-tasker and problem solver.

Public Relations Specialist qualifications include:

-Minimum 5 years experience
-BA/MA degree in journalism, public relations, marketing, advertising, communications or related discipline (or equivalent experience)
-Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
-Ability to work in a team environment
-Experience developing press releases, brand/company announcements, client messaging and distribution
-Creative problem solver and multi-tasker
-Ability to prioritize multiple, time-sensitive projects and meet all deadlines
-Proficiency in Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
-Experience with industry-related software such as Meltwater
-Associated Press (AP) style writing proficiency
-Bilingual in English and Spanish is recommended, but not required

Public Relations Specialist responsibilities include:

-Writing and proofreading press releases, blogs, newsletters, feature stories, media pitches, proposals, plans, etc.
-Developing strong media and community relations programs/campaigns
-Successfully identifying beneficial PR opportunities for clients and the agency
-Conducting research for various projects and ongoing media relations activities
-Developing quarterly and/or annual plans for clients and the agency
-Strategizing with the Oster and Associates team to promote consistency throughout advertising, PR and social media campaigns

Please send your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio link to AndresV@osterads.com

No phone calls, please.

Freelance Production Artist

Oster and Associates is looking for a Production Artist who can work with our Art Directors to fulfill approved design work and complete internal production requirements. 

Freelance Production Artist qualifications include:

-Knowledge of production processes, including but not limited to traditional paste-up, pre-press requirements, type specification, photo cropping and computer layout/illustration/pre-press

Freelance Production Artist responsibilities include:

-Completing all computer layout work/camera ready art assigned by Art Directors
-Producing all artwork according to the Art Director’s specifications to achieve desired results
-Advising Creative the on best way to achieve approved concept via computer layout/illustration/pre-press technique
-Preparing proofs for review by Art Directors, account service personnel and client

Please send your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio link to AndresV@osterads.com

No phone calls, please.