|Title:||Public Relations Manager|
|Location:||Los Angeles OR Washington, DC|
Sensis is seeking a PR manager to join our team. Energy, professionalism, attention to detail, resourcefulness and a well-rounded background in PR are required. This position will be in either our Los Angeles or Washington DC office.
Candidates should have at least three years of experience with a PR firm, advertising agency, corporate communications department, trade association, or non-profit. To learn more about Sensis, visit us online at www.SensisAgency.com.
The PR Manager will coordinate and deliver public relations strategy and outreach to Sensis' commercial and public sector clients and manage agency public relations outreach. This is a hands-on position that will require the candidate to handle PR programs from strategy to execution, and ongoing management. This is a unique opportunity to work with an established company to build a new department so the upside potential is significant.
§ Develop and execute outreach strategies for our clients and our agency.
§ Establish and cultivate relationships with media, bloggers, and other influencers.
§ Research, write and disseminate media pitches. Write news releases.
§ Identify opportunities to place bylined articles, op-eds, news releases, etc.
§ Create and maintain industry awards calendars. Oversee application process for industry awards.
§ Identify new business prospects and participate in business development activities.
§ Provide thought leadership and unique perspectives to client communications to position the agency as a leader in the public relations arena
§ Coordinate approval and oversight for all public relations plans, and estimates at appropriate stages prior to client presentation
§ Direct and manage all publicity stories to be distributed by the agency
§ Monitor, research and report on client industry trends, peer companies, and media coverage.
Education & Skills:
§ Four-year degree, preferably in marketing, public relations or journalism
§ At least three years of experience at a PR firm, advertising agency, trade association, or non-profit
§ Experience leveraging social media in a PR context
§ Excellent written and verbal communication ability and strong understanding of media relations, pitching and public relations process
§ Fluent in English
§ Fluent in Spanish preferred
§ Bachelors Degree
§ Analytical and organizational skills
§ Strong time and priority management skills and an ability to juggle multiple client accounts
§ Excellent interpersonal skills