Public Relations Director (NYC)

The Brand Guild is looking for a talented storyteller to join our public relations team in Washington, DC. Someone who loves the constantly exciting pace of agency life. A voracious reader whose curiosity never subsides, who is equal parts left brain and right. One who constantly looks for the story like a journalist and the hook like a marketer. Sound familiar? Then this could be the perfect place for you.

We’re looking for a candidate with 7+ years of public relations agency experience developing and executing public relations strategies for national accounts. Reporting to the SVP of Public Relations, this role requires a PR pro that can manage a team as well as a portfolio of high-profile accounts. Someone who can sniff out the big stories, cultivate client relationships, and comes with a wealth of longstanding editorial relationships.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic public relations counsel to leaders in real estate, hospitality and consumer lifestyle segments
  • Develop and establish a good working relationship with clients and interact with them via in person, phone and/or email meetings to ensure all clients are kept informed of new developments and progress
  • Proactively identify, create, pitch and follow up on media opportunities to garner national and regional earned media coverage that meets client goals
  • Create communications materials including brand strategies, press releases and media messages
  • Analyze, measure and report on communications and media projects

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of public relations agency experience developing and executing public relations strategies for national accounts
  • Ability to provide essential support for press initiatives including media and client management, and strategy development
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be creative thinker with strong decision making skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work in high-intensity environments, and thrive in fast-paced and deadline oriented environments
  • Proven relationships with existing media contacts in national and regional markets
  • Proficient in using MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint

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