A firm is only as good as the colleagues who do the work. They are the foundation ‒ the engine that drives the mission. Our philosophy is simply this: To be really good at what you do, you have to love it. Love public relations? Love the power of insight and the value it can bring to any company or organization? Then, we want to talk with you.

Open full-time positions:

We are currently seeking a public relations professional to fill an account specialist or account executive role (dependent on years of experience).

Job Description

A team member in this role is expected to work with a full client roster from a variety of industries in a fast-paced work environment. Previous work with an agency is a plus. The chosen candidate must be flexible, organized, detail- and deadline-oriented, able to learn new software and technology quickly, and able to work independently among their various projects and accounts.

The selected applicant will also have excellent writing skills (with proficiency in AP Style), experience in traditional and digital media relations (including local, regional and national media pitching), experience managing client and vendor relationships (i.e. graphic designers, web designers, consultants, photographers, etc.), knowledge and experience in strategic communication planning and execution, and knowledge of and experience in creating/executing social media campaigns, blogs and other online content. The chosen candidate must live in or relocate to the metro Memphis area.

Interested parties should send their résumé and writing samples to Lauren Hannaford, senior director of client services, at

Desired Skills and Expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations required 
  • Two to three years of experience in the PR industry
  • Past agency experience or in-house PR experience (preferred) 


A solid internship is a gateway to a great PR career. These opportunities provide PR students with the chance to apply their knowledge and sharpen their skills.

Level I: This unpaid entry-level internship is for rising and current college juniors and seniors seeking a PR degree. 

Level 2: This is a paid, more advanced internship and is reserved for college graduates who already have a PR degree and who have interned at other agencies or in client environments. Interested candidates must be able to work in a full-time capacity in the greater Memphis, Tennessee, area.

Current internship opportunities

Obsidian is currently accepting internship applications for future semesters. If you are a public relations student or recent graduate interested in an internship opportunity, email your cover letter, resume and writing samples to