Coordinator, PR & Communications

Overview

About Bonobos

We are on a mission to make fits and connections that inspire people to be themselves. Our Bonobos menswear brand is known for being a style instigator and offering perfect-fit risks through our innovative retail model and personalized experience. Launched online in 2007 with its signature line of chinos, Bonobos now offers a variety of styles available to order online and to try on at any one of our 60+ Guideshop locations. Our Guideshops are in-real-life stores that deliver one-on-one service and expert fit advice. Don't think traditional retail, Bonobos is something you haven't seen before.

The Bonobos team is vibrant, collaborative, and inclusive. We value self-awareness, empathy, intellectual honesty, positive energy, and judgment, often over experience. We've created a culture where collaboration and communication are paramount, all while making time for fun and celebrating extraordinary efforts.

About Express, Inc.

Express, Inc. is a multi-brand fashion retailer whose portfolio includes Express, Bonobos and UpWest. The Company operates an omnichannel platform as well as physical and online stores. Grounded in a belief that style, quality and value should all be found in one place, Express is a brand with a purpose - We Create Confidence. We Inspire Self-Expression. - powered by a styling community. Bonobos is a menswear brand known for exceptional fit and an innovative retail model. UpWest is an apparel, accessories and home goods brand with a purpose to Provide Comfort for People & Planet.

The Company has over 530 Express retail and Express Factory Outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, the Express.com online store and the Express mobile app; over 60 Bonobos Guideshop locations and the Bonobos.com online store; and 13 UpWest retail stores and the UpWest.com online store. Express, Inc. is traded on the NYSE under the symbol EXPR. For more information about our Company, please visit www.express.com/investor and for more information about our brands, please visit www.express.com, www.bonobos.com or www.upwest.com.

Location Name

New York Office

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Bonobos is seeking a P R and Communications Coordinator to support Bonobos' communications strategy internally and externally. This role will have a strong understanding of the PR and Social Media landscape and trends, with a strong pulse on creative talent and media across fashion, celebrity, and influencers. Previous experience in communications and fashion is key. This role will also maintain oversight and accountability for all sample requests, assist agency partners and support the communication team across Bonobos.
  • Manage samples and inventory - including of ordering, tracking, and supporting PR agency with all asset and sample requests
  • Lead product orders from the DC to support dressing requests and lead seasonal sample ordering for PR and VIP needs
  • General upkeep and organization of the PR sample closet and sample inventory/life cycle
  • Manage a master talent database of VIPs and Influencers and support in talent discovery
  • Handle editor, celebrity, and influencer gifting
  • Support management of influencers, ambassadors, creators including contracting, content creation and approvals, production, as required, and invoicing.
  • Support in event activations including collaborating with partners/vendors, executing event plans, sourcing relevant partners / materials, supporting PR and media needs during actual event.
  • Support team on administrative tasks including invoicing, subscriptions, expenses, replenishing PR supplies and other applicable tasks
  • Monitor media landscape for relevant industry news
  • Partner with team members on cross-functional department requests (creative briefs, global requests, etc.)
  • Assist in wider corporate communications asks as needed by parent company EXPR and management of external Bonobos LinkedIn


Required Experience & Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience (full-time and/or internship) in a PR specific role
  • Strong attention to detail understanding of the of PR and Social Media landscape, trends, and platforms with a strong pulse on creative talent and media across fashion, celebrity, and influencers
  • Degree in marketing, public relations, business management or related field
  • Experience in working with social media and PR teams, as well as external partners/agencies
  • Experience in event planning / management a plus
  • Experience in consumer-facing industries, fashion, apparel, a plus


Critical Skills & Attributes
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite
  • Ability to work with teams inside and outside the organization
  • Works well under pressure and can multitask influx of PR and Influencer requests across internal and external partners
  • Organized, can provide succinct updates to keep team abreast of daily tasks
  • Have excitement and understanding of the social media landscape to assist with ad-hoc requests when PR and social needs intersect


Benefits and Compensation:

Express, Inc. offers a range of benefits to help protect full-time associates health and long-term financial security including:
  • Medical, pharmacy, dental and vision coverage
  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with Company match
  • Merchandise discount
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental leave for new moms and dads
  • And more

Part-time associates may be eligible to receive paid sick leave, public health emergency leave and to participate in the 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with Company match. Additionally, part-time associates are eligible to receive a merchandise discount, and to choose voluntary benefits through YouDecide. Full-time associates may be eligible to participate in our incentive plan.

Actual compensation offered is dependent upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, work location, education, relevant skills and experience of the candidate.

Closing

An equal opportunity employer, Express, Inc. does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or any other terms and conditions of employment hiring on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected characteristic. Express, Inc. only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States. Express, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation because of a disability to search and apply for a listed job position, please call 1-800-964-9793 and say 'Associate Relations' or send an e-mail to AssociateRelations@Express.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notification to Agencies : Please note that Express, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express, Inc. will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.