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  • Public Relations Coordinator, NY

    Job Location US-NY-New York
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Established in 2002, Vince is a leading global luxury apparel and accessories brand best known for creating elevated yet understated pieces for every day. The collections are inspired by the brand’s California origins and embody a feeling of warm and effortless style. Vince designs uncomplicated yet refined pieces that approach dressing with a sense of ease. 

     

    Known for its range of luxury products, Vince offers women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, and home for a global lifestyle. Vince products are sold in prestige locations worldwide. The Company operates 44 full-price retail stores, 14 outlet stores and its e-commerce site, vince.com. The Company is headquartered in New York and operates a design studio in Los Angeles.

     

    Vince is searching for talent to contribute to the future development of the brand who have passion, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit. As a company, we are committed to offering our employees a challenging and rewarding work environment, opportunities for growth and development, a customer focused culture, a community to “give-back”, and competitive pay and benefits.

     

    Position Description

    The PR Coordinator works directly with the Director of PR & Corporate Communications to create and maintain the positive public image of VINCE. This position will also work closely with the Marketing department to enhance the public perception of the Vince brand.

     

    Organizational Structure

    The PR Coordinator will report to the SR. PR Manager

    Responsibilities

    • Assist team in outreach to targeted editors and stylists to secure fashion and lifestyle coverage.
    • Proactively monitor media coverage across digital, print and social media platforms.
    • Create and maintain media lists for domestic and international markets.
    • Assist with planning, preparation and execution of all press events, including seasonal press previews, dinners and launch events.
    • Compile weekly, seasonal and event press recaps.
    • Work directly with Sr. PR Manager to create relevant pitches that correlate with editorial calendars, seasonal trends and relevant topics.
    • Assist in drafting and preparing press releases, media alerts and other press collateral.
    • Assist Sr. PR Manager in managing responsibilities of seasonal PR intern.
    • Manage all sample traffic activity for domestic, international and VIP requests. 
    • Establish and cultivate strong relationships with relevant media, including print and digital editors, celebrity stylists and key influencers.
    • Effectively build and maintain interdepartmental coordination and communication for various projects and tasks.
    • Perform general administrative duties including but not limited to filing, scanning, copying and packaging.

    Qualifications

    • Must have Bachelor’s degree in Communications, PR or a related major
    • Must have one to two (1-2) years of work experience in Communications or Public Relations
    • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to adhere to tight deadlines
    • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Must be highly perceptive and anticipate the needs of the department by taking initiative
    • Must have excellent problem-solving skills
    • Must be proficient with FashionGPS/Launchmetrics, MS Office, Cision, Dropbox, Fedex and social media platforms – Photoshop experience a plus

    Compensation:

     

    The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive compensation package which may include short and/or long term incentives, clothing allowance, and merchandise discount, in addition to base salary and full health and welfare benefits. 

     

    Vince strives to maintain a diverse workplace and does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

     

    Vince is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V

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