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Account Director (Public Relations)

Costa Mesa, CA · Marketing/Public Relations
Job Title – Account Director (Public Relations)
Company Location – Costa Mesa, CA (and New York City)
On-site Hybrid, Full Time
Salary –DOE


Job Summary of the of the Account Director (Public Relations) position
Integr8staff seeks an experienced, culturally attuned Account Director with a proven track record in Public Relation to develop and deliver strategic, creative client programs. He/she should possess leadership skills and drive exciting content across all brands, social platforms to influence, inspire, educate and engage your audience for an award-winning, fast-growing integrated ad agency in Southern California. This position can work out of the Southern California or New York offices.


Responsibilities of the Account Director (Public Relations) position
Manage and begin to lead the agency’s day-to-day relationship with select clients and internal teams through effective communication, problem solving and facilitating successful consumer engagement initiatives

Work with team to develop client communication strategies, plans and insightful briefs
Manage media relations activities for traditional and digital media; including media list development, sourcing new media outlets and pitching, spotting and capitalizing on media and influencer opportunities
Lead the sourcing of influencers for client initiatives and effectively negotiate contracts
Work cohesively within social media platforms to deliver on-brand messages
Effectively write (creative) press releases to capture the interest in key media for pick-up
Ability to provide unique communications solutions that raise the client / brand's profile with key audiences
Proven ability to interact with senior-level executives and press; confidence and strong interpersonal skills
Experience in the advertising and media landscape with a strong consumer PR background
Manage the work and performance of junior team members to have them successfully deliver their goals and enable them to grow within their career
 
Requirements of the Account Director (Public Relations) position
Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations)

7+ years’ experience in a PR agency or in-house PR department
Strong core competency in public relations: successfully working with internal teams, develop strong partner relationships and be able to develop and execute a wide range of ideas
Ability to effectively communicate and present the agency/client’s vision, recommendations and feedback to a range of internal and external teams
Desire to be a leader, passionate about involving others to develop unique programs that drive results
Creative, positive, and high-energy individual with an ability to execute flawlessly
Ability to juggle multiple projects and adapt to an ever-changing workload
Digitally savvy with fluency with the latest developments in social and new media
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
Ability to deliver quality written materials (new business plans, PR strategies, press releases, analytics)
Strong attention to detail, organized, flexible and able to solve problems
Proficient in Keynote for Mac and Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, etc.) and skilled in Cision, CubeYou, HootSuite (or similar social media listening/tracking tools)
Bilingual a plus (English/Spanish)

Updated resume is required for consideration.  Only Local candidates will be considered - Position does not offer relocation or visa sponsorship.

 

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