Public Relations Specialist
Kforce Inc.

Herndon, Virginia


A Kforce client is seeking to hire a Public Relations Specialist in Herndon, Virginia (VA).Responsibilities include:
  • Writes and pitches press releases, reports, and SCORE stories to reporters/editors
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with reporters/editors from local and national media outlets
  • Public Relations Specialist manages media mentor experts and client spokespeople databases
  • Responds to inbound media requests and media forum inquiries
  • Provides editing and execution of Annual Report and Megaphone of Main Street data reports
  • Writes brand/campaign copy, blogs, articles, speeches, etc., for initiatives and spokespeople
  • Applies quality assurance measures to ensure flawless execution and delivery
  • Public Relations Specialist collaborates with corporate sponsors on press releases and media outreach
  • Tracks, measures, analyzes public relations data, and media metrics via Cision and PR Newswire


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of experience in media relations and/or public relations field
  • Proficiency in using media monitoring software (e.g., Cision, Meltwater) and PR Newswire press release distribution software
  • Basic understanding of SEO
  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Excellent communicator and creative thinker, with an ability to use data and judgment to inform decisions
  • Superior writing, copywriting, and editing skills

The pay range is the lowest to highest compensation we reasonably in good faith believe we would pay at posting for this role. We may ultimately pay more or less than this range. Employee pay is based on factors like relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, location, performance, union contract and business needs. This range may be modified in the future.

We offer comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, HSA, FSA, 401(k), and life, disability & ADD insurance to eligible employees. Salaried personnel receive paid time off. Hourly employees are not eligible for paid time off unless required by law. Hourly employees on a Service Contract Act project are eligible for paid sick leave.

Note: Pay is not considered compensation until it is earned, vested and determinable. The amount and availability of any compensation remains in Kforce's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified in its discretion consistent with the law.

This job is not eligible for bonuses, incentives or commissions.

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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