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PR Coordinator - Rochester, NY (563)
Location: Corporate - Rochester, NY


The Public Relations (PR) Coordinator is a member of the Corporate Communications staff. He/she relies on existing experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals with a high degree of accuracy, consistency and integrity. The PR Coordinator should possess a high level of integrity, dedication, energy and an ability to make things happen.

  • Support the PR and IR Managers in the day-to-day public relations and media relations responsibilities
  • Write and edit press releases, newsletters, articles and other copy under the supervision of a manager that may be based on market research data, requiring careful analysis for accuracy and interpretation.
  • Assist with media inquiries and arrange interviews with internal spokespersons
  • Expand/develop relationships with media
  • Practice effective media relations to build awareness of company brands
  • Assist with maintenance of PR content on the corporate website for Harris Interactive and subsidiary newsrooms.
  • Utilize resources to create media lists and maintain the media contacts database
  • Distribute news releases to wire services and in-house media distribution lists
  • Assist in media monitoring


  • A bachelorís degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, psychology or other related field preferred (market research experience a plus)


  • 3 to 5 years of strong PR/CorpCom experience in a corporate/agency environment
  • ability to execute tactics consistent with the business goals of the Company
  • excellent writing and editing skills
  • market research and analysis experience/skills
  • strong communications skills (verbal and written)
  • strong organizational, problem-solving and project management skills
  • diplomatic communicator, effective interpersonal skills
  • ability to work effectively as part of a professional team

Other Qualifications:

  • Idea generator, not afraid to express her/himself
  • Initiative to take ownership of projects Ė and a self-starter
  • Detail-oriented, but not afraid to say "itís good to go" when needed.
  • Able (and not afraid) to work on multiple tasks simultaneously under deadline pressure
  • A high level of creativity and flexibility
Additional Information

We prefer to receive your resume in an electronic format. Please indicate your name and Harris Interactive Website in the subject line.

We regret that we can only contact those candidates that we are considering inviting for an interview.

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter indicating Job Title, Job Code and Harris Interactive Website to:

Human Resources Manager
Job Code: 563
Harris Interactive
60 Corporate Woods
Rochester, NY 14623
Fax: 585-272-0687

If you have a question about a job opening you can e-mail Human Resources:
Harris Interactive is An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
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