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Public Relations Account Director

Press Hook

Press Hook

Marketing & Communications, Sales & Business Development
United States
Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2024

Company Overview:

At Press Hook, we're reshaping how companies and the media work together. We are currently at the forefront of leading the change in the public relations industry with our unique platform. As the first all-in-one solution designed for media and brands to collaborate on newsworthy stories, Press Hook offers a unique ecosystem where brands can access media opportunities, pitch to journalists, and store PR assets in a single, convenient location. In a rapidly expanding market, we are poised for substantial growth and are on a mission to scale from 500 customers to 1000+ within the next year.

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Press Hook is seeking an experienced and charismatic PR Account Director to join our innovative team. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in public relations, with a strong focus on client-facing roles within the Customer Goods/Lifestyle industries. This individual will be responsible for our Premium Brands: onboarding new clients, setting scope / boundaries, and managing a small team of publicists dedicated to media outreach. The PR Account Director will play a crucial role in maintaining and growing client relationships, ensuring the successful execution of PR strategies, and driving the overall success of our clients' media presence.

Key Responsibilities:

Client Management:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for assigned clients, building and maintaining strong, long-term relationships.
  • Understand clients' business goals, PR needs, and industry trends to provide strategic advice and guidance.
  • Encourage clients to explore new PR opportunities while setting realistic expectations and boundaries.

Team Leadership:

  • Manage and mentor a small team of publicists focused on media outreach and client support.
  • Foster a collaborative and high-performing team environment, ensuring clear communication and efficient workflow.
  • Provide regular feedback and professional development opportunities for team members.

Media Outreach:

  • Oversee the development and execution of media outreach strategies to secure press coverage for clients.
  • Leverage media relationships to maximize opportunities for clients and ensure consistent and positive media presence.
  • Monitor media trends and identify new opportunities for client exposure.

Project Management:

  • Coordinate and manage multiple PR campaigns and projects simultaneously, ensuring they are delivered on time and managing goals and expectations.
  • Track and report on client's PR performance, providing insights and recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensure all client deliverables meet the highest quality standards.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in public relations, with a strong focus on client-facing roles.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing client relationships and delivering impactful PR campaigns.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with experience overseeing a team of publicists.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with clients and media contacts.
  • Strategic thinker with a deep understanding of the media landscape and industry trends.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or a related field preferred.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.
  • 100% coverage for health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • 20 days paid time off per year plus holiday schedule.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
  • A collaborative and innovative startup work environment.

How to Apply:

If you are a passionate and experienced PR professional looking to join a forward-thinking company at the forefront of the PR industry, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you would be a great fit for this role.

Press Hook is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.