[CLOSED] Bay Bird Now Hiring: Junior Publicist (San Diego)

Leading boutique lifestyle PR and marketing firm, Bay Bird Inc, has an immediate opening for a full-time Junior Publicist position in our San Diego, California office. This exceptional communications rockstar will be responsible for assisting our culinary team members on a range of exciting lifestyle accounts with a concentrated focus on our award-winning restaurant client portfolio.

Junior Publicist, San Diego

Responsibilities will likely include:

  • Assisting with assigned culinary accounts and serving as a liaison between the media and client

  • Participating in team brainstorms and providing recommendations for communications strategies

  • Working directly with media contacts in print, broadcast and online to help fulfill requests for client information and images

  • Helping to inform targeted media of new client developments via creative pitch angles, press releases and media alerts

  • Helping to schedule and facilitate interviews and press opportunities for clients

  • Maintaining accurate media lists and tracking press coverage for monthly reporting

  • Developing first drafts of press releases, pitches and internal supporting documents

  • Creating compelling social media content, both from a verbal as well as an image perspective

  • Assisting with the management of our company internship program


Our ideal candidate should be an extremely creative, pro-active PR professional with a proven track record of assisting with all facets of lifestyle public relations and will possess all of the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience beyond internships working with clients in the culinary/restaurant, craft beverage, health/wellness, sustainable agriculture advocacy, and consumer lifestyle arenas – either with an agency or in-house position

  • A deep passion and understanding of food and the inherent culture of food

  • An outstanding grasp of the written and spoken word

  • Experience working directly with media on a local, regional and national level (producers, bloggers, editors, freelance writers and reporters)

  • Must be a strong communicator, able to support story angles with relevant, engaging pitch material, including tying in story lines with select social media platforms that will be managed in-house

  • Able to develop social media content to correspond with a client’s in-house sales and brand messaging

  • The candidate must be an excellent storyteller throughout every online and offline engagement opportunity

  • Possess a vibrant personality and be inherently clued into the trends and culture of now - a rockstarThis team member will support the Publicist, Team Manager, Director and President of the company, and will also help to oversee interns.


Commensurate with experience.

  • Paid time off

  • Health insurance

  • Generous paid holiday package

  • Monthly stipends (cell, parking)

  • Restaurant client trade

  • Work from home days

  • Monthly company team building outings/activities

  • Unparalleled company culture

Resumes with salary requirements and any writing samples you would like to ‘wow’ us with should be included in your response and sent to peyton@baybirdinc.com. If you are sincerely interested in is position, we suggest being creative in your response. No phone calls please.