Communications Associate

Los Angeles or New York City
Communications /
Full-time /
On-site
Company And Culture

Created in 2002 by Marc Eckō, Complex is a leading global youth entertainment network showcasing the evolution of major pop culture categories, including streetwear and style, music, sneakers, and sports. Complex is a juggernaut in the content and culture space, delivering unprecedented global reach.

Complex is the world’s definitive cultural commerce, content, and experiential platform. We have created an all-new operating system built for the next generation, seamlessly integrating discovery, inspiration, community, and shopping. The company represents an expansion of the original vision with a deep understanding of convergence culture and its impact on contemporary society.

Whether through video, long-form editorial, or social content, Complex tells stories that engage dynamic conversation with our communities. Our internet-breaking cover stories document the heroes of culture and take them to the next level through product collaboration and shoppability.

Complex has become experts in creating immersive environments at our IRL experiences and cultural events. ComplexCon is our flagship festival bringing together the world’s most influential brands and artists for an unforgettable weekend of style, sneakers, art, design, food, music, inspiration and more. 

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Join us to help redefine the way people shop, while building a global marketplace that moves at the speed of culture. Complex is committed to building a high performing team that is passionate about what they do and the communities we serve.

Everyone at Complex truly believes in the company and its mission; it’s a requirement for working here. There is synergy within the teams that make Complex what it is, a well-oiled machine. Employees are at the forefront of the company's success because every one of us is given the opportunity to provide suggestions, feedback, and direction.

Who You Are

    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, PR, or marketing. Minimum of 3-4 years of experience in public relations (agency or corporate environment)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (knowledge of AP style) with a track record of securing positive coverage on behalf of client(s).
    • Must have strong media relationships, specifically within the consumer/retail/fashion, broadcast and business/tech sectors.
    • Ability to pitch media and strategically craft compelling messages for different audiences and channels.
    • Understanding of the leadership conference landscape.
    • Experience with working on PR strategy plans, events/openings, as well as day-to-day tasks.
    • Ability to think both creatively and strategically to secure meaningful coverage, anticipate communication challenges and develop proactive solutions.
    • Ability to run PR campaigns that deliver measurable results and meet business objectives.
    •  Proficiency in media monitoring and database software.
    • Project and budget management skills.
    • Responds well under pressure with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously; deadline-oriented and organized.
    • Quick, curious and enthusiastic learner, with great follow-up and a passion for story-telling.

What You'll Do

    • Develop PR strategies and campaigns for the company and its brand partners.
    • Write and prepare pitches, press releases, promotional material and other media communications to help promote Complex and its brand partners.
    • Establish and maintain strong relationships with consumer, business, and corporate media.
    • Respond to media requests for corporate/company information.
    • Coordinate media interviews, press conferences, and other PR events, including preparing spokespeople and managing logistics.
    • Collaborate with internal teams, including marketing, sales, and executive leadership, to ensure consistent messaging and alignment of PR efforts with overall business objectives.
    • Prepare and edit various company materials (i.e. employee newsletters, website copy, pitches & follow-ups, award submissions, and any other collateral deemed necessary for internal/external audiences).
    • Effectively communicate with leadership/managers to identify trends, and provide strategic recommendations on public relations/media decisions.
    • Monitor media coverage related to our organization, competitors, and industry trends, and develop responses or strategies as needed.

What We Offer

    • Best in class health, dental, and vision insurance
    • Short-term/long-term disability and life insurance
    • FSA Options: Health, Dependent, Commuter
    • Paid Parental leave
    • 401k with 4% match
    • Pet Insurance
    • Legal and Identity Theft Plans
    • Vacation time and sick days
$65,000 - $75,000 a year
The Pay Range for this position is listed. Actual pay will vary based on factors including, but not limited to experience and performance. The range listed is just one component of Complex's Total Rewards offerings for employees.
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of the job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some incumbents assigned to the job to perform a different combination of duties.
 
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