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PR Manager

Managers at Konnect Agency play a significant role in the agency as part of the leadership team and are responsible for the success of their division and their individual accounts. This position requires a significant amount of autonomy and proven leadership. To be considered for a manager position within the agency, you must already be adept at the following:

Requirements

  • A full understanding of the entirety of the media landscape for any client or situation and the ability to craft and guide an outreach strategy to support client objectives
  • Proven ability to advise clients on day-to-day tasks, establish yourself as the go-to contact with any requests or inquiries and be seen by the client as their primary source of counsel on important issues and an asset to the overall agency
  • Initiating and leading the development and presentation of PR plans for clients and maintaining a timeline of when contracts are due for renewal to ensure timely outreach to clients for future planning
  • Understanding and knowledge of budgets and staffing to make decisions and recommendations to executive team
  • Contributing to generating new business opportunities and developing new business proposals that are thoughtful and original
  • Leading PR strategy and overall planning on multiple accounts while consistently thinking of how we can add value through new/additional services
  • Managing overall progress and KPIs on accounts and reporting to the executive on each account on a regular basis to ensure you are tracking against client service agreements and scope of work, always with the client perspective in mind
  • Mentoring and coaching of account executives to ensure their growth and success
  • Critically evaluating staff and contributing to account allocation and hiring
  • Working with the full management team and executives to better company quality of work, address employee issues and establish the most effective processes, etc.
  • Monitoring day-to-day tasks on the account and ensuring progress and/or foreseeing concerns that should be addressed before they become problems
  • Maintaining positive client relationships and ensuring client sees you as primary counsel on their account
  • Providing final review and recommendations for press materials
  • Guiding teams in the development of story ideas, pitch angles and media strategies to meet client objectives
  • Ensuring client goals are being met and quality press is being secured on a daily basis, and providing counsel to the team if goals are not being met
  • Creating team action plans and following through to ensure all goals are being met
  • Approving monthly updates for each client and sending them by the 5th of every month (at the very latest)
  • Mindfully delegating account work while maintaining a sense of an account executive’s overall workload and issues that may need to be addressed with other managers or executives
  • Coordinating division meetings with other managers to ensure the entire division is on task and learning from each other and reporting updates to the executive team on a regular basis during management meetings
  • Initiating and leading employee reviews and development plans
  • Representing Konnect Agency at company and client events

Qualifications

  • BA in Mass Communications, Public Relations or related field
  • 6+ years of PR experience
  • Previous management experience
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high-pressure PR environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead high-level projects and campaigns
  • Positive attitude
  • Results-oriented
  • Self-starter, able to work independently as well as in groups
  • Strong ability to prioritize, solve problems and be resourceful
  • Takes direction from executives and clients and disseminates to team
  • Able to handle any/all confidential information, issues and matters in a sensitive manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Full grasp of “big picture” ideas and knowledge of appropriate strategies for accounts
  • Desire to continue to grow and learn with the company while empowering others to do the same
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Requirements
    • A full understanding of the entirety of the media landscape for any client or situation and the ability to craft and guide an outreach strategy to support client objectives
    • Proven ability to advise clients on day-to-day tasks, establish yourself as the go-to contact with any requests or inquiries and be seen by the client as their primary source of counsel on important issues and an asset to the overall agency
    • Initiating and leading the development and presentation of PR plans for clients and maintaining a timeline of when contracts are due for renewal to ensure timely outreach to clients for future planning
    • Understanding and knowledge of budgets and staffing to make decisions and recommendations to executive team
    • Contributing to generating new business opportunities and developing new business proposals that are thoughtful and original
    • Leading PR strategy and overall planning on multiple accounts while consistently thinking of how we can add value through new/additional services
    • Managing overall progress and KPIs on accounts and reporting to the executive on each account on a regular basis to ensure you are tracking against client service agreements and scope of work, always with the client perspective in mind
    • Mentoring and coaching of account executives to ensure their growth and success
    • Critically evaluating staff and contributing to account allocation and hiring
    • Working with the full management team and executives to better company quality of work, address employee issues and establish the most effective processes, etc.
    • Monitoring day-to-day tasks on the account and ensuring progress and/or foreseeing concerns that should be addressed before they become problems
    • Maintaining positive client relationships and ensuring client sees you as primary counsel on their account
    • Providing final review and recommendations for press materials
    • Guiding teams in the development of story ideas, pitch angles and media strategies to meet client objectives
    • Ensuring client goals are being met and quality press is being secured on a daily basis, and providing counsel to the team if goals are not being met
    • Creating team action plans and following through to ensure all goals are being met
    • Approving monthly updates for each client and sending them by the 5th of every month (at the very latest)
    • Mindfully delegating account work while maintaining a sense of an account executive’s overall workload and issues that may need to be addressed with other managers or executives
    • Coordinating division meetings with other managers to ensure the entire division is on task and learning from each other and reporting updates to the executive team on a regular basis during management meetings
    • Initiating and leading employee reviews and development plans
    • Representing Konnect Agency at company and client events
  • Qualifications
    • BA in Mass Communications, Public Relations or related field
    • 6+ years of PR experience
    • Previous management experience
    • Experience working in a fast-paced, high-pressure PR environment
    • Demonstrated ability to lead high-level projects and campaigns
    • Positive attitude
    • Results-oriented
    • Self-starter, able to work independently as well as in groups
    • Strong ability to prioritize, solve problems and be resourceful
    • Takes direction from executives and clients and disseminates to team
    • Able to handle any/all confidential information, issues and matters in a sensitive manner
    • Attention to detail
    • Full grasp of “big picture” ideas and knowledge of appropriate strategies for accounts
    • Desire to continue to grow and learn with the company while empowering others to do the same
    • Great interpersonal skills
    • Professional appearance and demeanor