Are you ready to bring your A-game? If you’re beating your chest, salivating at the challenge, then this is the place for you.
5-7 years of experience in agency/client services
Our rapidly growing integrated agency is looking for an experienced public relations manager with a strong traditional background in PR to join our team full-time. We are a close-knit, highly collaborative team when it comes to developing messaging, strategizing integrated plans, and brainstorming wild and crazy campaigns – all to create great PR results.
The public relations manager will be responsible for all PR efforts and management of multiple PR retainers/projects. The ideal candidate understands contemporary public relations and is savvy in understanding how digital and social strategies, tactics, and evaluation techniques integrate with traditional PR efforts. The candidate should be familiar with all aspects of maintaining and upselling clients.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
You have at least a bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing, or communications
Experience managing client accounts, projects, and teams
Superb writing, communication, and research skills
Solid organizational skills with detail-oriented focus
Comfortable juggling projects and prioritizing
Experience writing proposals, setting/managing budgets, and presenting to prospects
Strategically minded, creative thinker
Proactive problem-solver & learner
Understand client industry trends in PR and integrated communications
Proficient with Google Docs/spreadsheets, Dropbox files, etc.
Experience with media contact database and/or news monitoring tool
Media training experience preferred
Experience with Help a Reporter Out (HARO) or similar service preferred
Conceptualize effective, creative, and individualized strategy for a variety of client industries throughout the DMV and nationally
Ensure all PR campaigns proceed according to plan, deadline, and budget
Draft, delegate, and edit a variety of written materials (pitches, releases, bylines, blogs, etc.)
Conduct media research both organically and via media contact database
Identify relevant proactive pitching opportunities and new media relationships
Participate in new business research, proposals, and presentations
Oversee management of coverage reports, content libraries
Manage HARO (Help a Reporter Out) pursuits
Collaborate with digital, account and creative teams to facilitate integration points, provide resources as needed
Provide constructive guidance and growth for team members
If interested in this position, send your resume, cover letter, and salary range requirements via email or apply with the application below. No applications will be accepted without salary range requirements. We encourage you to include relevant writing samples of your work.
The Cyphers Agency, Inc. is an independent, full-service creative agency offering advertising, public relations and digital services with a focus on marketing strategy and brand development. Headquartered in Crofton, Md., the agency works to promote regional and national brands in a range of industries including ADP, Grain Foods Foundation, Capital Bank, Kay Apartments and Advance. Visit www.thecyphersagency.com.