Public Relations Account Manager at THE CONSULTANCY PR

BACKGROUND

THE CONSULTANCY PR is a dynamic brand communications practice that merges the sophisticated, senior-level execution of a big agency with the more personalized approach and entrepreneurial spirit of a boutique firm. We pride ourselves on transcending the traditional client/agency relationship and serving as a true partner to our clients, and an extension of their internal teams, across all facets of their business. The firm's clients represent the best-in-class brands and individuals within the home/design, architecture, and luxury lifestyle categories. Our core capabilities lie within the following areas:

  • Communications + Digital Strategies
  • Key Messaging + Brand Positioning
  • Image Development
  • Creative Consulting
  • Brand Partnerships + Collaborations
  • Event Management + Execution
  • Influencer Relations
  • Social Media Community Management
  • A+D Community Networking
  • Affiliate Marketing

TCPR is seeking an Account Manager with a minimum of four years of experience to support its current client roster. An ideal candidate will have previous experience and/or a personal interest in the interior design, architecture, luxury lifestyle industries, or adjacent categories, and possess an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to grow with the company.

ROLES + RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and execute communication strategies to appropriately position a range of home/design and lifestyle brands in the media marketplace
  • Retain a network of media contacts across print and digital categories, as well as bloggers
  • Conduct press outreach and secure top-tier media opportunities, including brand/founder profiles, feature stories and market press coverage in home and design, fashion (men's and women's), accessories, lifestyle, consumer and business outlets; speaking engagements; sponsorship opportunities; award submissions
  • Liaise with bloggers and social media influencers, as well as like-minded brands, for partnership and/or event opportunities
  • Oversee logistics for targeted press events to support seasonal launches, brand introductions, dinner/cocktail events, etc.
  • Interface with clients daily as relevant to press opportunities and strategic advisement
  • Lead, review and provide feedback on press materials, inclusive of press releases, company/executive bios, face sheets, media alerts, case studies, etc.
  • Provide regular updates on client status to the Account Director
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to prioritize duties, meet deadlines, proactively communicate progress and deliverables
  • Complete individual tasks with minimal supervision; manage both up and down to the team
  • Work collaboratively with team members to develop and implement successful PR strategies and ongoing campaigns
  • Attend and facilitate media interviews/editor appointments; network with reporters and editors on an ongoing basis
  • Read relevant consumer and trade media, including print digital publications as well as blogs; report to the team on industry news and opportunities for clients on a regular basis
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions for existing clients and new business opportunities; begin to formulate ideas and aid in the proposal process
  • Report to Account Director as well as senior leadership; supervise, lead and mentor PR Coordinator and/or Account Executive roles on account management, research, daily projects, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S/B.A in Public Relations/Communications or related field
  • Minimum four years of relevant experience at a PR agency preferred
  • Strong relationships within the home/design, lifestyle, fashion (men's and women's), accessories, lifestyle, consumer and business outlets (specifically news/market/features editors and directors) on a national and regional level, in print and digital categories
  • Exceptional interpersonal, networking and verbal and written communications skills; team-oriented attitude
  • Creative, efficient, detail-oriented and organized
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Solution-oriented with the ability to think critically and strategically
  • Proactive with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a collaborative yet fast-paced environment
  • Flexible, driven, curious and passionate about the design industry
  • Excellent writing skills with attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of PR databases/tools such as Cision, PR Newswire/Businesswire

BENEFITS

The mental health and well-being of our team members is of the utmost importance to TCPR. It is our top priority to ensure our employees maintain a positive balance in their lives, both professionally and personally. We are invested in our team members' short- and long-term growth at the agency and in their overall career paths. Our current benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick time, "flex" and volunteer days as well as maternity/paternity, bereavement and family medical leave
  • Summer Fridays beginning at 1 PM from Memorial to Labor Day
  • Inclusive Holiday calendar
  • December break from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day
  • Flexible work-from-home policy
  • Comprehensive health insurance for all employees
  • 401k plan for you to invest in your future
  • Monthly stipend for cell phone and internet service
  • Professional development and monthly "inspirational hours" led by an executive coach
  • Quarterly team-building activities
  • Annual off-site company retreat
  • Celebration of individual and agency milestones (birthdays, work anniversaries, etc.)

*Note, while this position is remote through the end of 2021, we are looking for candidates who plan to be in NYC or LA long term or willing to travel if/as needed.

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