Northern New Mexico Field Representative

Location: The Waite Company – Taos, NM

Company Description:

The Waite Company (TWC) is a results-driven, Albuquerque-based strategic communications and digital advertising firm with offices in Albuquerque, Taos, and Melbourne, FL. Our firm has been ranked among New Mexico’s “Top Ten” public relations companies for several years in a row. The firm, established in 2012, is growing rapidly and specializes in developing and executing cutting-edge strategies for business-to-business development and public opinion campaigns.  TWC is currently seeking talented individuals to join its team to serve its diverse group of clients.

Position Summary:

The Northern New Mexico Field Representative will be responsible for conducting outreach and education activities.  The primary role of the Field Representative will be to book health insurance and/or healthcare presentations, events, or meetings for businesses, employees, health insurance brokers and agents, and others. Contact lists will be provided.  Key tasks include:

  • Making phone calls and sending emails to business leaders, health insurance agents and brokers, and others to secure their assistance in either distributing educational materials or working with TWC to book speaking and education events
  • Using TWC tracking mechanisms for outgoing calls and event scheduling activities
  • Working with the project director to coordinate marketing materials for delivery to groups
  • Providing event support by delivering and distributing materials, collecting sign-in sheets, and conducting outreach and education meetings
  • Presenting to small groups throughout Northern New Mexico about healthcare and health insurance enrollment
  • Travel throughout northern parts of the state and Albuquerque will be required and some overnight stays are likely
  • Data entry

Required Skills:

  • Political campaign experience and/or inside or outside sales experience
  • Excellent and pleasant phone skills and people skills and willing attitude
  • Basic level of knowledge about health insurance and healthcare
  • Strong familiarity with Northern New Mexico geography and communities
  • Ability to write clearly and with proper grammar
  • Ability to stay on task for long phone programs
  • Ability to work in Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel as well as the ability to learn other online programs
  • Strong attention to detail for booking scheduling items, performing follow-up tasks, and organizing event and marketing materials
  • Must have a valid New Mexico driver’s license, insurance, clean driving record, reliable automobile transportation, and willing to drive anywhere needed within Northern New Mexico – automobile must have sufficient room to carry at least three boxes of marketing materials
  • Some physical labor will be required in moving large boxes of marketing materials, setting up tables and/or banners, and similar types of activities
  • Must be able to take camera-phone shots of quality and create Twitter and Facebook posts from events

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree from an accredited university in business, education, communications, political science, or similar field (Degree is preferred but not required – work experience may be substituted for a degree)
  • Two years or two campaigns experience in field work and/or 2-5 years of inside or outside sales experience
  • Experience with volume-based sales and outreach programs preferred
  • Bilingual preferred

This will be a part-time position (30 hours/week) with the possibility of becoming full-time. This position requires someone who is a self-starter with a strong work ethic and the ability to work with minimal direction at times. Experience in the health care field is preferred but not required.

Salary is commensurate with experience and ranges from $15 – $18/hour.

For Consideration:
For best consideration, please email a cover letter, three writing samples and resume to Marissa@waitecompany.com.

PR Student Intern

Location: Albuquerque, NM — Uptown

Company Description:

The Waite Company is a results-driven, Albuquerque-based strategic communications and marketing firm that has been recently ranked as New Mexico’s #1 public relations firm for the second year in a row by Albuquerque Business First. The firm, established in 2012, is growing rapidly and specializes in developing and executing cutting-edge strategies for business-to-business development and public opinion campaigns. The Waite Company is currently seeking talented individuals to join its team to serve its diverse group of clients.

Position Summary:

As the PR Intern you will assist on client marketing and public relations campaigns with a primary focus on earned media and grass roots outreach. In addition, other tasks may include developing and implementing social media strategies, creating media lists and media kits, and writing press releases and pitches to the media.  Waite Company internships are unpaid and can be taken for school credit.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a junior or senior working towards a Marketing or Communications degree
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 8-10 hours a week
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, work under pressure, and adhere to deadlines
  • Must have an eye for detail and strong writing skills
  • Able to speak comfortably on the phone in a professional manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working in teams as well as on individual projects
  • Must have a valid drivers license

For Consideration:
For best consideration, please email a cover letter, writing samples and resume to Marissa@waitecompany.com.

Taos PR Student Intern

Location: The Waite Company – Taos, NM

Company Description:

The Waite Company is a results-driven, Albuquerque-based strategic communications and public relations firm that has been ranked as the number one public relations firm in New Mexico for two years in a row.  The firm, established in 2012, is growing rapidly and specializes in developing and executing cutting-edge strategies for business-to-business development and public opinion campaigns. The Waite Company is currently seeking talented individuals to join its team to assist in our public relations campaign for the Town of Taos Tourism Department.

Position Summary:

As the Taos PR Intern you will assist on the Town of Taos tourism marketing and public relations campaigns with a primary focus on earned media. Duties include: gathering content for social media posts, developing media & contact lists, research tasks, writing press releases and blog posts, developing a bi-weekly e-newsletter and drafting and sending out pitches to travel media. Weekly check-ins with the internship supervisor are required and will be done over phone, email, or Skype. Waite Company internships are unpaid and can be taken for school credit. A small stipend will be presented at the end of the school semester.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a high school or college student
  • Must be able to work a maximum of 8-10 hours a week (Monday and Tuesday availability is strongly preferred)
  • Must have an eye for detail and strong writing skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, work under pressure, and adhere to deadlines
  • Able to speak comfortably on the phone in a professional manner
  • Able to efficiently complete tasks and take direction with minimal direct supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively
  • Comfortable working in teams as well as on individual projects
  • Must have a valid drivers license

For Consideration:
For best consideration, please email a cover letter, three writing samples and resume to Marissa@waitecompany.com.