Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Senior Manager, Media Relations - UK and Ireland

My client is one of the most prestigious technology consulting firms in the world. It's also one of the best places to work.

The person in this role will drive media and analyst relations across all industry sectors and each of the firm's business areas.  That's a pretty broad landscape, yet it will also collaborate on other, wider communications strategies such as corporate citizenship, diversity and inclusion, and government relations.

In this role, you would manage teams of up to 5 or more people, and work alongside other dynamic marketing people.  It's a very collaborative environment.

We're looking for a minimum of eight years of experience in media relations, preferably with a technology services company.  Also looking for someone who is an excellent writer, with the ability to provide strategic counsel to colleagues and senior executives.  The right person has excellent media skills.

Experience managing issues would be very helpful as would experience managing a PR firm, ability to travel (about 10%).

The best thing about this role is the company -- that means the resources, the brilliant and creative people, the opportunities for growth and the benefits.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Media Relations Lead - San Francisco Area

Local stories turn global overnight and regional representation for businesses has become extremely important.  My client, which is a huge global consulting firm, understands this and is looking for a top notch communications pro to make sure that the company's stories are broadly and intelligently represented in the western region -- the most important media sector for the technology industry. This role includes executive positioning programs for all the firm's regional leaders, and working to support campaign and message development around important broad marketing initiatives.  You will collaborate with national, industry, business and global media relations colleagues across the company to leverage content for relevant stores and will complement the media relations programs with social media to amplify awareness and visibility.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Create regional media strategy, including identifying key market and regional themes and providing input to the West region marketing strategy
  • Coach and prepare spokespeople
  • Establish executive positioning platforms for regional business leads
  • Drive media release pipeline for market or region-relevant research studies and surveys corporate citizenship activities, inclusion & diversity initiatives, people on the move stories and civic and community oriented stories
  • Create and execute effective social media campaigns
  • Monitor the competitive landscape for media mentions and share of voice, applying this knowledge to improve the firm's overall positioning
  • Conduct and analyze market/competitor/influencer research as input to positioning and external marketing and communications plans
  • Drive the application process for locally important awards and rankings.
  • Drive efficient programs with PR agency in the region and different markets
Preferred Skills:
  • Natural storyteller 
  • Able to leverage social media to augment and amplify media relations programs.  Broad based business acumen and ability to quickly grasp business strategy
  • Global perspective and understanding of business marketplace; quick thinking with an inquisitive nature and desire to learn about economic and business drives, the technology ecosystem 
  • Able to partner with and influence executives at all levels 
  • Executive level presence
  • Ability to provide strategic support and counsel.  Issues management a plus
  • Ability to manage multitple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Innovative/creative progblem solving skills
  • Passion for executing deliverables and programs of the highest quality possible
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), negotiation, influence, mediation and conflict management skills
  • Strong leadership skills - team building, supervision, mentoring
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously yet integrate and collaborate with other areas 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Assistant Vice President - Corporate Communications - International Asset Management Firm - NYC

The AVP of Corporate Communications will provide a center of excellence and resource in the US for this large international asset management firm.  The role will be located in the NYC office.

The AVP will manage the company's website and internet to ensure visible and effective communications of the firm's activities and capabilities.

Additionally, the AVP will help to manage various publication projects such as the annual report, corporate videos, corporate brochures, and the biannual newsletter.  This will involve liaising with vendors and being the primary point of contact with suppliers, as well as having responsibility for the corporate communications budget in the US.

The AVP of Corporate Communications will draft press releases and other communications documents and should be a good eitor and proof reader.  They should have a good grasp of social media and modern technologies.

The AVP will be tasked with monitoring the quality and adherence to corporate standards in teh NY office to ensure that the branding and messaging is consistent with corporate identity and other company policy and standards.

Another responsibility will be to liaise with the PR agency in New York and coordinate meetings with journalists and other influencers.  Work with senior executives on media tours and other visits.

Coordinate with international offices on various projects and provide other support as needed.

Coordinate the design and production of effective communications materials such as press releases, Q&A's newsletters and etc.

The right candidate should inspire trust, demonstrate calm and focus under pressure, be familiar with the financial services industry, be a team player and have the self confidence to deal well with senior level executives.

Account Director or VP - Financial Services - NYC

A prestigious mid sized PR firm in NYC has a unique opportunity for someone with strong financial services experience, especially if you've got some exposure to the Private Equity industry.  But it's not a PE client...

This opportunity is unique because it blends the creativity and diversity of agency life with the stability and focus of an in house role.  The client is one of the largest consulting firms in the world and they have been outsourcing their marketing communications to this firm for over fifteen years.  The firm works very closely with the CMO and puts together creative, innovative digital and traditional programs across all the firm's business offerings and across all industries.  This particular role covers PE as well as other areas in financial services. And if you're looking for some exposure outside of financial services, that can be worked out as well.

The agency is one of the best firms in America to work for (per The Holmes Report, year after year) and they have a strong, 40 year old culture blended together with a stable leadership team that has embraced the most creative new channels and tactics for PR.

The agency offers great work/life balance, and a definite commitment to growth and development of each person in the company.  Wonderful people, many top name brand accounts and a great reputation.

We are looking for a strong presenters who are comfortable working in teams, can get excited about tackling complex content, and loves to be thinking creatively all the time.  Strong media relations experience is a definite plus but in this role there is so much more:  you'll help to conceptualize and help build content collateral (such as study reports, infographics, targeting, lead generation materials, and more...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Corporate Media And Issues Management - NYC or Washington DC

This Media and Issues Manager will support a high profile area within the global media relations sector of one of the most admired companies in the world. 

We are looking for a strategic thinker focused on supporting the generation of global tier one media attention for global corporate initiatives and also has experience working with sensitive issues, and reactive media as well as project management experience.

In this role you will work with colleagues to provide timely responses to media requests and support the development of channel and/or tactic specific external messages tos upport the company agenda in the marketplace.  You will work on a diverse set of disciplines including issues management, project management, messaging and positioning.
  • Proven success in project management and ability to manage multiple tasks including working with executives at all levels.
  • Exceptional media relations skills and ability to develop stores and understand news cycles;  solid relationships with business and politics/policy media
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills for audiences ranging from general to business to technical -- including press releases, talking points, Q&A's etc.
  • Strong business acumen
  • Ability to execute strategic PR and communications techniques
  • Ability to provide sound professional advice and strategic counsel to colleauges in key geographies, industries and similar areas of operation
  • ability to develop and apply creative solutions to project related issues
  • Ability to develop annual media relations plans with clear objectives and metrics
  • Passion for executing deliverables and programs that are of the highest quality, fully support the firm's business strategy and are in line with or exceed leadership expectations
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently, yet integrate appropriately with other areas within marketing and communications and with senior executives across the company.
This role requires a minimum of eight years of experience in communications.  Preferred skills include:

Monday, October 3, 2016

Southwest Media Manager - Huge Global Consulting Firm - Dallas

A well-known global consulting firm is searching for a dynamic public relations pro to support the strategy, execution and coordination of a comprehensive media relations program for the firm’s businesses across the Southwestern United States, with a particular focus on Houston and Dallas. The role is responsible for generating top tier media coverage in influential, local press that advances regional business objectives, and includes executive positioning programs for the firm’s leaders across the region.

This person will support campaign and message development around important regional and local marketing initiatives and collaborate with national, industry, business and global media relations colleagues across the company to leverage content for locally relevant stories, and will complement the media relations program with social media to amplify awareness and visibility
You’ll manage the press release pipeline for market or regional relevant research studies and surveys, corporate citizenship activities, inclusion and diversity initiatives, and other news and any community stories.

We’re looking for a minimum of 7 years of media relations experience in a professional services, B2B or technology sector.

Also looking for strong relationships with local press in Houston and Dallas and any experience with other key Southwest markets--Austin, San Antonia, Phoenix, Denver and Salt Lake City would be great.

Also looking for the ability to leverage social media to augment and amplify media relations program. 

We need an understanding of business marketplace; quick thinking with an inquisitive nature and desire to learn about economic and business drives, the technology ecosystem and other businesses.  You should be a collaborative partner, and able to work well with executives at all levels. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Content Strategist & Writer - Atlanta

Our client is a prestigious corporate communications firm in Atlanta that serves Fortune 500 clients in the development and production of their stakeholder communications.  They specialize in unique, customized Sustainability Reports and Annual Reports, which can range from a few to more than 100 pages, in both digital and print formats.  In addition, they help many of their clients develop auxiliary pieces tied to these large reports.  

The company offers a collaborative, casual and very past paced work environment.

We are looking for a highly creative and motivated self starter who is great at organizing editorial content into a format that makes sense to readers.  The right person would be a great writer and story teller and can transform disparate pieces of information into a compelling narrative.  We're looking for someone who has a knack for finding creative ways to convey often complex information into clear communication.  This person would be very resourceful, interested in business strategy, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, articulate, able to counsel clients and team and deadline oriented.

Requirements include (most importantly) proven long-format writing skills, demonstrated by previous business writing experience.  The role requires the insight and creativity needed to develop a compelling story, the ability to synthesize a variety of research and source materials into cohesive editorial copy, good research skills, very strong organizational abilities and a general knowledge of business strategy, financial reporting and/or CSR topics.  The right person is client oriented and is comfortable with deadlines and a fast turnaround.  S/he has a passion for understanding, interpreting and communicating business strategy.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Strategic Marketing Manager - Professional Services Firm - NYC

The Strategic Marketing Manager is responsible for developing and implementing various strategic marketing campaigns and related initiatives in support of the Firm’s brand positioning, business development and recruitment objectives.

Guided by the Firm’s global communications strategy, he or she supports the Global Marketing Communications Director and key stakeholders in ensuring the efficient and effective execution of marketing communications strategies and campaigns.

 Duties and Accountabilities: 
Marketing Strategy and Initiatives
 • Focus on creation of an integrated marketing communications strategy using a selection and mix of various tactics and approaches to achieve the business goals
 • Manage awareness/perception and market insight research to inform ongoing marketing communications strategy and campaign development to contribute to the development of the brand strategy and ensure it supports evolving business and client needs
 • Work with the Global Marketing Communications Director to develop programs to support the Firm’s brand positioning and practice, industry, and geographic priorities and objectives
 • Work closely with partners and practice development team members on strategic marketing for their groups, identifying opportunities for thought leadership and developing issues-led campaigns
 • Work with and support business development efforts, including brochures and white papers, pitch templates, client alerts and digital tools • Support the development of a range of marketing collateral including ads, brochures, web content, thought leadership materials and other brand, client and recruitment communications
• Develop processes for identifying and showcasing the best of the Firm’s marketing collateral and content Advisory
• Work with key functions (e.g. marketing, knowledge management and HR) and external agencies to help them understand the brand strategy and champion its effective implementation
• Work with internal teams to ensure all marketing communications activity supports the Firm’s brand positioning objectives
• Provide brand advice and guidance to internal teams worldwide and share best practices across offices
• Together with the Global Marketing Communications Director, develop guidelines, processes and tools to guide efficient and effective implementation, e.g. planning process, briefing process, ROI analysis
• Develop and run regular program of marketing communications training for key functions, e.g. marketing, knowledge management, HR, etc Teambuilding
• Ensure close collaboration and coordination with marketing colleagues in Media Relations, Internal Communications, Creative Services and Marketing Technology teams, as well as practice development colleagues and key stakeholders within the Firm Quantifying and Reporting Results
• Contribute to the design of systems and processes to monitor and track success of strategic marketing campaigns and initiatives
• Ability to report on targeted audience responses to marketing strategies and assist with client development

• BA and/or MBA in Marketing and/or Communications preferred
• At least 5 years of experience in strategic marketing , including previous experience of developing, project managing and implementing integrated marketing campaigns
• Experience of legal or professional services or similar corporate environment, preferably with a mix of agency and client-side experience
• Understanding of communications theory and an eye for design
• Excellent communications skills (written and verbal) with confidence and ability to deal with partners, senior lawyers and staff at all levels
• High emotional intelligence and ability to understand and navigate within a professional services partnership • Proven project management skills
• Experience dealing with multiple constituencies and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment • Ability to proactively identify communications opportunities and develop supporting programs
• Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
• Client service oriented

Sunday, June 26, 2016

AS/SAE Professional Services - NYC

This position could be filled with an Account Supervisor or Senior Account Executive who will join the Professional Services team. This SAE/AS will have the opportunity to act as the driver, as well as team member, for several lines of business for a major account, participate in strategic planning and content creation initiatives and help develop both traditional and social media relations strategies. Mentoring and training junior staff members, helping them to leverage their strengths and develop integrated marketing core competencies will also be required at this level. Primary responsibilities include: * Serve as the day-to-day client contact for several industries and lines of business managing both strategy and execution * Develop and edit content (bylined articles, internal education and external marketing collateral and other press materials) * Develop media relations strategies, goals, media targets and pitch angles, pitch the media * Serve as information leader on client teams, demonstrating industry, cultural or media-driven knowledge that directly and indirectly affects the client * Route articles of interest to account teams and client * Assist in the development of long-term client plans and program recommendations and developing budgets * Participate with senior team leaders in client presentatio * Coach/mentor junior staff and review their work for accuracy * Aid in the research and development of new business proposals Qualification requirements include: * BA or BS in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related field * Minimum of 3-4 years PR agency experience required * Experience managing accounts and strong client interactions

Friday, June 24, 2016

Account Manager - PR Firm in NYC

Wouldn't you like to work at a growing PR firm with no politics and happy clients?  This terrific little firm, based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is looking for an experienced account manager to work on a range of exciting work for varied clients in industries such as financial services, tech, education and non profit.  Work involves use of PR and integrated marketing tools such as social media, content creation, thought leadership and media relations.

We're looking for with 5 to 7 years of experience delivering great service to B2B clients.  We're looking for a great writer with diverse PR skills who can understand and relate to a wide range of industries.  This person should have experience managing the various aspects of account management with demonstrated experience building trust internally with your team.

The best person for this role is a team player who can also run with responsibility and also appreciates collaboration.  S/he understands the importance of hard, results driven work but still maintains a congenial attitude.

It's an opportunity for someone to learn and grow at a rapid pace.

You'll be engaging with clients, leading aspects of accounts and growing internally as you prove yourself.  Work with the media to drive client stories, help with content creation, social media and events/speaking engagements.