Responsible for leading public relations and consumer engagement efforts for high-profile integrated accounts. This position will work on multiple accounts and is responsible for providing strategic public relations counsel that delivers impactful results. The ideal candidate must possess a broad understanding and working knowledge of public relations, social media, partnership development, engagement marketing & events, and advertising.
Key Responsibilities include:
Lead the development and management of integrated public relations, social media and consumer engagement programs for a wide variety of high-profile local, regional and national clients.
Provide strategic counsel to both internal teams and clients on public relations, social media, and consumer engagement strategies, activities and tactics.
Lead proactive media relations efforts for all accounts across all media platforms.
Arrange, coordinate and manage media requests and interviews, with the support of team Managers and Associate Managers.
Rely on existing relationships, as well as develop and cultivate new relationships on behalf of clients and the agency.
Supervise management of media monitoring, tracking and reporting for all programs.
Lead and work closely with the project teams to develop innovative ideas and campaigns.
Serve as the day-to-day client contact, project and budget manager, managing upwards of $1 million in fee-based work.
Successfully lead a team of up to 8 people on projects and supervise 2-3 direct reports.
Create and manage project plans, including project objectives, details budgets, timelines and logistics from start to finish.
Grow existing portfolio of client business, as well as proactively identify new business opportunities, assisting with efforts to secure new business.
Essential Skills include:
Experience in facilitating client meetings, and cultivating strong agency/client relationships.
Established editor, reporter and blogger relationships; working knowledge of media channels; crisis communications experience; and proven recent experience placing stories with long- and short-lead media at the national, regional and local levels.
Ability to quickly and creatively develop a wide range of materials including news releases, op-eds, key messages, talking points and media pitches consistent with AP style and brand voice.
Experience working with media database, newswires and media monitoring vendors preferred.
Strong working knowledge of social media channels and trends.
Proven experience in developing successful social media strategy across multiple channels.
Proven experience working with and integrating social media strategies and tactics into all aspects of public relations and consumer engagement efforts, including contests and promotions.
Planning & Project Management:
Proven success in planning and implementing high-profile media and promotional events, including development of plans with clearly stated goals, measurable objectives, strategies, tactics, timelines, budgets, event run-of-show/scripting, and on-site project management.
Excellent organization and prioritization skills, including the ability to multi-task, prioritize, delegate and apply resources effectively in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Experience in working with Creative teams including development of creative briefs and project management.
Excellent written communication skills, including client correspondence, program recaps/case studies, presentations and new business pitches.
Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to present ideas effectively and communicate with clients, media, vendors and others on the phone, via email and in person (one-on-one, small working groups and presentations).
Ability to explain and persuade the client regarding the rationale of particular campaign strategies and tactics.
Accountability & Initiative:
Great work ethic, self-starter and willingness to think beyond the traditional.
Proven team player with a willingness to provide assistance whenever and wherever.
Calm under pressure, with an ability to deliver work on time, on budget, and as promised.
Proven track record of living company values and supervising others, including directing work, monitoring workloads, training/coaching/mentoring, and conducting performance reviews.
Strong Seattle community knowledge and established contacts.
Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of directly relevant experience, with a track record of significantly increasing responsibilities and success. If you are interested in the position and meet the requirements, please send a cover letter and resume to .