Consultant, Communications & PR

Apco Worldwide Inc. New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 weeks ago

Named the 2017 PR Agency of the year by the New York Observer, we are open, collaborative, diverse and curious. Clients come to us to help solve tricky problems, create new ideas and campaigns, and connect with others. We believe in the power of communication to affect change and we are excited by purposeful work.

As a Consultant, you will lead project work and collaborate closely with colleagues at all levels and around the world on research, writing, media, and creative problem-solving. You'll have the opportunity to work across disciplines, including corporate communication, crisis and issues, deal work, sustainability and corporate responsibility, media relations, stakeholder engagement, and digital/social media. You could also work with clients in the financial, food and consumer products, health care, tech, energy, and nonprofit sectors.

Responsibilities

  • Performs day-to-day strategic communications account work with assistance from more junior and senior colleagues for our high profile, globally recognized clients.

  • Independently manages several small projects and engages with clients with support and supervision as needed.

  • Manages client expectations, earning their respect, trust, and confidence through proactive account management to successfully maintain and grow client relationships.

  • Develops and manages project programming, including implementation plans, staffing plans, budgets, timelines, and measurement/evaluation.

  • Produces high-quality, client-ready written deliverables, such as press materials, messaging toolkits, social media strategies, and advocacy communications, often under tight deadlines.

  • Leads media relations efforts, including cultivating relationships with media, drafting strategies, organizing press conferences, and more.

  • Integrates digital and social media tactics with overall communications strategy and constructs traditional and digital measurement deliverables upon request.

  • Familiarity with a variety of social media tools and the metrics that drive success within those tools.

  • Supports business development activities, including drafting of written proposals, developing new business presentations, and participating in pitch presentations.

  • Articulates and applies agency vision, goals, practice areas, products, and overall capabilities.

Qualifications

  • At least 4-6 years of PR/strategic communications, public affairs, or media experience--agency experience is a plus.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in English, Liberal Arts, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Social Sciences, or other related field.

  • Solid project management experience and a proven ability to manage multiple projects, client initiatives, and teams of both junior and senior colleagues in a fast-paced environment.

  • Previous experience developing and supporting strategic communications (corporate or financial communications, issues management, internal communications, crisis communications, etc.) plans across various industries and subject areas (financial services, health care, food and consumer goods, technology, transportation, energy, etc.).

  • Demonstrate exceptional presentation, writing, and analytical skills, including experience writing strategic plans, messaging and press materials, and the ability to write both strategically and creatively under tight deadlines.

  • Excellent client and interpersonal skills; ability to manage independent client relationships and communicate effectively by phone, email, and in-person.

  • Well-versed in current events and headline news at local, national, and international levels.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, media databases, and social media networks.

About APCO

APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations act with agility, and build organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed. APCO is an independent and majority women-owned business.

Most importantly, we are a trusted partner to our clients. We help them anticipate, plan, execute and secure impact through our curiosity, insights and diverse expertise.

Our clients benefit from APCO leaders who have the pulse of the dynamically changing global environment that defines the marketplace; the first-hand experience of having faced significant issues or opportunities; the ability to harness the power of data, insights and technology; and the passion to deliver unparalleled results.

Our expertise and integrated approach enable us to provide a full range of services, across industry sectors and global markets, allowing us to offer effective counsel and programs for boards of directors and CEOs. We meet the evolving needs of executives and their teams in communications, public affairs, government relations, legal, risk, organizational transformation, international relations, corporate responsibility and brand marketing.

We measure success in the transformations we help to catalyze, our clients' impact on society and their continued profitable growth.

APCO Worldwide, named "Public Affairs Agency of the Year" 2017 "Best Large Agency to Work For" 2013-2014 and one of the "Top Places to Work in PR" by PRNews, offers a collegial work environment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

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Consultant, Communications & PR

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