Posted by Willy Franzen on February 26, 2008. Jobs updated daily.
|Software Architect - (Top Secret Clearance)|
|Jr. Animator & Video Producer|
Cabin John, MD
|Community Forum Manager|
Mc Lean, VA
|Principal Software Engineers - St. Louis, MO|
|Data Center Operations Engineer|
|Dispensary Assistant Manager|
Montgomery Village, MD
|Digital Content Manager|
|Regional Sales Manager|
There are two reasons that we chose to write about Tech Image. The first is that they were named by the Holmes Report as the “Best Boutique PR Agency to Work For” in 2006 and 2007. The second is the Tech Image Team page. We also haven’t really posted about any PR firms yet, so it’s about time.
Tech Image works with technology companies to craft public relations campaigns that will reach customers and accelerate sales. They’ve worked with plenty of big names and appear to have built quite a reputation for a boutique firm. Since their staff consists of fewer than 20 people, the opportunities for jobs at Tech Image are probably pretty light. They must be, considering that the Tech Image Jobs page is almost impossible to find (remember: if you can’t find what you’re looking for on a company’s website, Google is your friend); in fact, the whole site is really confusing to navigate. The home page is cluttered, and it’s hard to find the information that you’re looking for. Even worse are the sub pages, which have weird navigation bars on the left-hand side. We can’t put our finger on why they confuse us, but we just don’t like them – maybe it’s because they look collapsable but aren’t. Note: After spending a little more time on the site, our confusion waned. We found it really hard to navigate the Tech Image site during our first visit, but maybe we were just a little out of it.
It’s a good thing that you’ve got us to find careers sections on corporate websites for you. So you’re looking for a great entry-level PR job at a well-respected and fun to work for firm? That’s exactly what Tech Image has to offer. Their jobs page only offers an application form, and it lacks any job listings. Since they’re so small, they don’t appear to use this page to actively hire, but instead to make it easier for people to cold call. The form allows you to apply for a Media Relations or an Account Manager position, neither of which seem to be entry-level. So where’s that entry-level PR job we were talking about? It’s a Media Analyst (link is now dead) position, and it’s on Careerbuilder. We try to link directly to employers’ job listings when we can, but sometimes we have to violate our morals and send you off to one of the big three job boards. We recommend reading the description on Careerbuilder, but not applying through Careerbuilder, since you probably want to avoid having Careerbuilder collect your personal information. Instead, e-mail your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org (if you want to research him, check out Bob Dirkes’ profile from the Tech Image Team page). The job posting states multiple times that no prior work experience is necessary, so it is truly entry-level!
Ok, seriously, we’re sorry being negative nancys about site navigation and Careerbuilder. We really like Tech Image and think this is an awesome job for someone who is looking to get into PR after graduation. Tech Image is in the Chicago area and even boasts employee ownership, so get on it and start researching!
Note: On April 25th we revisited entry-level jobs at Tech Image.
Links to Help You Begin Your Research
Hey, Tech Image, you are a PR firm that works with social media, right? Let’s see how long it takes you to find this piece of social media and take part in it by leaving a comment. We love hearing from employers!
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