Location: New York, NY
Field: Public Relations
Min. Experience: 7-9 year(s)
Basis: Full-time

Description:

BACKGROUND 

A fast-growing, dynamic New York-based Communications and PR firm seeks a Managing Director of Corporate Communications to lead an Account Team providing communications strategy and media relations to an array of C-suite executives, publicly traded and global companies. The firm specializes in communications strategies across retail, real estate, media, lifestyle, and crisis management. 

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES 

-Develop relevant communication strategies and integrated platforms to appropriately position a range of corporations and executives in the media

-Secure top-tier media opportunities, including press coverage in national business outlets and speaking engagements

-Serve as the senior client point-of-contact

-Lead and manage full Account Team, overseeing, client management, story angle development, press release writing, and media tracking

-Support new business development through participation in meetings with prospective clients relevant to Account Team’s specialty

Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS 

-Minimum 7 years media relations experience in an agency setting

-Senior level client management experience essential

-Extensive relationships with print and online media

-Strong ability to manage people at various levels

-Exceptional interpersonal, networking, and verbal and written communications skills

-Ability to lead client meetings a must, including structuring and delivering sophisticated presentations

-Strong time management skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment

-An interest in hard news, corporate affairs, media developments, and world affairs

-The ability to understand and converse in stories reported on the front page of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal

-A mature attitude and the ability to deal with clients experiencing time sensitive and pressured situations

-The ability to help devise media strategies and pitch stories

*Experience in new business development and client acquisition preferred

-Experience in retail, real estate, technology or media are a plus 

*If interested, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements.*



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