PR Manager (NYC)

The Brand Guild is looking for a talented storyteller to join our growing Public Relations Team in our NYC (SoHo) office. Why join our team? We are a creative and passionate group of experts across Public Relations, Marketing, Events and Creative that builds strategies, creates experiences and influences audiences to win for our clients. This is your chance to work with the most innovative, cutting-edge brands in the country–companies who are truly revolutionizing how we work, play, and live.

The PR Manager serves as the day-to-day contact for a portfolio of clients, helping to develop strategy and execute campaigns.  The ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a fast-paced agency environment, is a voracious reader and can look for the story like a journalist and the hook like a marketer. Job requirements are 4+ years of public relations experience in a NYC-based agency, showing a path of increasing responsibilities, including the ability to manage one’s own accounts and team. Must be a problem solver, strategic thinker and an eternal optimist who has an overwhelming desire to craft and tell the stories of our incredible clients.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Public Relations Team to develop and drive communications strategy for a range of clients
  • Prepare spokespeople for media interviews through the development of messaging and talking points, and in-depth media training when required
  • Manage projects and juggle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Build awareness of clients by generating targeted media coverage through storytelling and the development of creative PR programs
  • Conduct proactive media outreach, prepare press releases, media briefings, messaging documents, coverage reports and communications plans
  • Ensure ongoing monitoring of editorial calendars and proactive pitching of story ideas, news developments and expert sources to media
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with local and national press
  • Perform in-depth research to support communications and messaging
  • Analyze, measure and report on communications and media projects

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of public relations agency experience (in NYC) and the ability to manage one’s own accounts and team
  • Understanding and a love of news
  • Ability to find and develop stories and drive visibility — from creating major moments to maintaining a drum beat of ongoing pitches
  • Ability to provide essential support for press initiatives including strategic thinking, research and writing
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Understanding of media needs and media relationships
  • Must be proactive, reliable, resourceful and have a great attention to detail
  • AbIlity to independently manage multiple projects and clients with changing priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

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