Now Hiring: Public Relations Director for the Boston Office

PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR

O’Neill and Associates is a communications, public affairs and government relations firm providing services throughout the Northeast. O’Neill and Associates is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local employment discrimination laws.

O’Neill and Associates seeks to fill the role of director within its public relations division of its Boston office. The director responsibilities and qualifications are as follows:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the vice chairman and other public relations senior management in servicing various clients
  • Seek out new client and business development opportunities
  • Collaborate with the public relations team to grow the practice
  • Develop and execute national media relations, PR and publicity campaigns
  • Contribute to overall strategic planning and campaign development for clients
  • Write premium content of all kinds with a high degree of skill and professionalism
  • Design and execute first-rate social media campaigns
  • Assist in event management for clients
  • Attend certain client and other events

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 3-5 years of public relations or related experience
  • Strong and proven communication, writing and research skills
  • Proven experience effectively pitching national media across a variety of programming types
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Advanced digital and social media practical skills
  • Ability to multi-task, shift priorities and meet deadlines
  • Excellent team player with ability to interact with all levels of management and staff

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter by email to careers@oneillandassoc.com.

For a PDF version of this document click PR Director Job Description

New Hire Spotlight: Welcome Ashley Lokken and Chase Schaub

 

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O’Neill and Associates welcomes Ashley Lokken and Chase Schaub as two additions to our Boston office.

Ashley Lokken is an account coordinator in our public relations practice. In this capacity Ms. Lokken provides client support to the public relations team. Ms. Lokken also assists the company with day-to-day operations.

Before joining O’Neill and Associates Ms. Lokken was a legislative intern for State Representative Paul Brodeur at the Massachusetts State House. Previously, Ms. Lokken was a social media intern for The Esplanade Association and a communications intern for WGBH and the New Hampshire Democratic Party.

Ms. Lokken graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. In college she was the social media director for Emerson’s student publication The Berkeley Beacon. She currently resides in East Boston.

Chase Schaub is an account executive within the O’Neill and Associates communications practice. In this capacity, Mr. Schaub provides client support, including messaging and branding, media relations, marketing, and social media strategy and implementation.

Mr. Schaub is an alumnus of O’Neill and Associates’ internship program, where he assisted the public relations division in creating social media content, conducting research, and drafting and distributing press releases.

Prior to joining O’Neill and Associates, Mr. Schaub was a Real Estate Portfolio Planning and Research intern at Fidelity Investments. At Fidelity, Mr. Schaub worked on a variety of projects including a “GenZ” real estate and workplace strategy.

Mr. Schaub will receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Communications from Boston College in May 2018 and will join the firm full time in June. Mr. Schaub is involved in the Marketing Academy, The Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action, and WZBC Sports Radio. He has also written for The Heights, Boston College’s student newspaper. Mr. Schaub currently resides in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

 

Welcome Spring 2018 Interns

This spring, we are proud to welcome eleven undergraduate students from Boston College, Boston University, Emmanuel College, Endicott College and Suffolk University. Throughout the semester, these students work closely with specially paired mentors in order to gain first-hand experience into the world of public relations, government relations and marketing. Our interns will become immersed in the public affairs world and will build lasting relationships that will help guide them as they embark on their careers.

Spring 2018 Interns

O’Neill and Associates sends our condolences to the family and friends of Carol Troxell, President of the Faneuil Hall Marketplace Merchants Association who passed away today.

O’Neill and Associates sends our condolences to the family and friends of Carol Troxell, President of the Faneuil Hall Marketplace Merchants Association who passed away today.  Carol was not only a client, but also a friend who worked tirelessly for the Faneuil Hall Marketplace merchants. Carol was instrumental in putting Faneuil Hall Marketplace on the map as a “must do/must see” holiday destination as she helped to conceive “Blink”, the show that featured the region’s largest Christmas Tree (always 85 feet or taller!) with a synchronized light and sound show that attracted thousands of visitors from near and far.

Carol always wanted to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate and she made a big impact through the nonprofit, Pitching in for Kids, that she founded with her business partner Sara Youngelson. Pitching in For Kids provides specifically earmarked grants designed to improve the lives of children across the New England region through sports-related fundraising events and programs.

Carol was committed to helping others in many ways, through her businesses, through her philanthropic work, and through her faith. She will be missed.

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Welcome Marissa Choy

Marissa Blog PhotoO’Neill and Associates welcomes Marissa Choy as Account Coordinator in our public relations and communications practice. Marissa will help service clients in the public relations practice.

Before joining O’Neill and Associates, Ms. Choy was the events manager for Crash Line Productions where she led and trained a team of over 50 staff members to ensure excellent service for events that included the Boston Calling Music Festival and Forbes 30 Under 30. Previously, Ms. Choy interned at Rawlins George PR and Marketing in London.

Ms. Choy graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in communication studies — public relations. Ms. Choy was involved with multiple organizations at Boston Univeristy. She served as the executive director for Boston University’s Relay for Life for three years; was the vice president of public relations for the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority; an admission ambassador; and the study abroad column editor for The COMmunicator, the official student publication of the Boston University College of Communication. Originally from San Francisco, Ms. Choy now resides in Brookline.

2017 Holiday Gift Guide Featuring Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and National Braille Press

This holiday season, consumers have the opportunity to buy gifts for friends and family that will make a lasting impact on local charities. We wanted to make sure you were aware of ways to help some of our nonprofit clients through your holiday gift purchases.

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is a non-profit dedicated to providing grants for the most promising research to prevent, slow or reverse Alzheimer’s disease. Available gifts will support the nonprofit include:

Remember Me nail polish – Los Angeles-based All Heart Cosmetics is offering a limited edition of nail polish named Remember Me. The polish is a red base with tiny gold shimmers with $1 of every bottle sold going to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. The polish is available for purchase on the company’s website ShopAllHeart.com. PETA and Leaping Bunny proudly certify All Heart Cosmetics’ formula as cruelty free and vegan.

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2013 Joseph Jewell Russian River Valley Chardonnay – Napa Valley’s One Hope Winery will donate proceeds from the sale of a case of its 2013 Joseph Jewell Russian River Valley Chardonnay to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. One Hope describes the wine as having a caramel green apple aroma with hints of baking spice followed by a creamy finish and is available on the company’s website OneHopeWine.com (while supplies last).

Puzzles to Remember – Kansas City-based puzzle manufacturer Springbok Puzzles, the nation’s largest maker of puzzles, will donate $3 of every puzzle sold in its Puzzles to Remember line to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. The puzzles are specially designed for those who have memory loss. They are the same overall dimensions as the company’s 500-piece puzzles, but instead contain 36 to 100 pieces. The images and themes of the puzzles are specifically chosen to provide gentle stimulation and positive reinforcement for older adults. The puzzles are available on the company’s website Springbok-Puzzles.com.

Bracelets – Bracelets by Bravelets are designed to help people going through difficult times with 10 percent of the proceeds on select Bravelets products going to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. According to the company, “all Bravelets jewelry and accessories are symbols of hope, strength and courage,” and are available on the company’s website Bravelets.com.

National Braille Press (NBP) has a selection of unique gift ideas with proceeds going towards helping blind and visually impaired children gain access to braille books. This year, NBP has an array of gifts for sale including jewelry, poetry books, children’s books, self-help books and cards in braille. All items to benefit NBP can be found on its website nbp.org.

In the event consumers can’t find exactly what they are looking for but still want to make an impact with local charities, AmazonSmile is a program where Amazon donates 0.5 percent of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of a consumer’s choice. Clients that are participating in the AmazonSmile program include Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, St. Francis House, and the Pine Street Inn. St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in Massachusetts and provides services to an average 500 poor and homeless men and women a day. Pine Street Inn provides shelter, housing, and job training services and other services to homeless individuals.  To select your charity, go to smile.amazon.com.