PR & Marketing Coordinator

KARA

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Job title

PR & Marketing Coordinator, KARA

Location

New York, United States

Level

Assistant / Entry Level

Function

PR, Marketing & Communications

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

The PR Coordinator role is a key and leading position in the company in defining how we talk about KARA externally. Requires 1-3 year of experience, strategic thinking skills, excellent management skills and creative resourceful abilities.

Primary Responsibilities Include

  • Work with Creative Director/Founder and Marketing Director to develop and execute the PR strategy with clear goals, deliverables and measurable results, ensuring all activities align with brand image and positioning
  • Contact for media (domestic and international), cultivate and maintain meaningful relationships with media (press, stylist, blogger) and other VIP. Support in securing press coverage and develop story angles to relevant media outlets, pitching new campaign and product launches; field domestic and international media inquiries; manage sample coordination and trafficking 
  • Proactively ideate media pitches based on KARA news and seasonal trends that positively position KARA in the press
  • Prepare all press materials, brand information and literature, create editorial reports and send weekly clippings to staff
  • Proactively monitor the news and social media cycles on a daily basis to keep the team updated on industry trends
  • Manage sample trafficking, send outs and returns
  • Coordinate press mailings
  • Assist in execution of events, invite and guest list management
  • Work cross-functionally across internal groups including creative, marketing, sales, design & development, e-commerce
  • Regularly attend key fashion industry events and strategically important social events

 Compensation package commensurate with experience    

The Ideal Candidate

  • 1-3 years of experience in PR at a PR agency or fashion brand
  • Ability to problem solve and work with others toward solutions
  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal skills, strong inner drive for success “no task is too big/small attitude”
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task and be flexible; strong mutli-tasking skills
  • Business-minded, results driven
  • Routine oriented but flexible, must enjoy working in a creative and entrepreneurial environment
  • Proactive/resourcefulness
  • Confidence and passion
  • Ability to innovate and excite
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs

Please submit a cover letter along with CV. Generic cover letters will be reviewed but not responded to.  

Language skills

  1. English, Full professional proficiency

About Us

KARA is a NYC based handbag label launched in Fall Winter 2013 by Sarah Law. The line is inspired by individuality, curiosity and modernity.

Four years since launching, KARA has expanded global distribution to 50 luxury retailers in 15 countries. Products from the label can be found at department stores and exclusive boutiques like Opening Ceremony, Barneys New York, Net-a-Porter, Lane Crawford, Ssense, Liberty of London, ShopBop, and United Arrows.

KARA headquarters are located in the New York City Tribeca neighborhood.  KARA derives from the Japanese word karaoke, meaning ‘empty orchestra.’ 

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Sarah Law is an American Chinese designer and entrepreneur from Hong Kong. She studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design in New York and Paris. In 2016, Forbes magazine included KARA founder & designer Sarah Law in "30 Under 30" in Arts & Style.