During those not-so-abundant times or especially when traveling, I deferred to the Internet. I would search remote + freelance public relations jobs, and it was a MESS. I was taken to 10+ sites, many of which weren't interesting, relevant or even vet well.
But sometimes, I would find gold: International startups, established agencies looking for support on big ticket names, or solopreneurs looking for oversight and counsel on strategy. It even gave me the opportunity to try my skills out in new industries that I wouldn't have attempted before. And the best part? I could be remote for all of it.
I started sending weekly emails to PR friends with my favorite freelance PR jobs that I'd find, as well as those that came through my personal network. After becoming a PR author/instructor for LinkedIn Learning, my personal network grew even more exponentially. With that exposure and credibility, I now had access to more remote PR roles, to share.
And here we are. At a time when nearly 40% of the American workforce is an independent worker and nearly half is working remotely, RemotePRJobs serves as a centralized, curated and aggregated list of remote PR gigs and full-time positions, for PR pros like you.
Over the last 13 years, I’ve had the good fortune of managing PR teams for some of the biggest brands in consumer technology and learning from some of the brightest minds in the industry.
I’ve placed companies everywhere from The New York Times to the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and TechCrunch, and put executives on the stages at CES and SXSW. But, after more than a decade in the corporate world, I decided my personal key to happiness was not going to be climbing the corporate ladder. My experience with large brands allowed me the opportunity to start my own consultancy focused on early stage startups.
That same year, I whimsically applied to an entrepreneurship program in Southeast Asia for 20 entrepreneurs from all over the world. I was the only American PR professional chosen. For several months I traveled and consulted, connecting with international startups and business owners along the way. Simultaneously, building my own venture, with a whole new lens of the world and of myself.
My first venture, DialedPR was created with a certain design in mind — to be able to serve clients anywhere in the world, *from* anywhere in the world. Our contractor model covers every time zone, with clients in the U.S., Europe, South America and Southeast Asia, ranging from apps in the consumer tech, fashion space, to hardware and venture capital. Lots of successes, many failures and tons of learning led to a successful venture, but also an opportunity with LinkedIn.
In 2016, I was contacted by LinkedIn to create online PR courses for their newly acquired education division, LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com). It’s been an amazing experience to work with the LinkedIn production, content and video teams to create content for universities, employers and other PR professionals worldwide.
And now, I am proud to be building RemotePRJobs with my business partner Mike, helping serve the fast-growing remote workforce, and providing communications professionals with opportunities and jobs.