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Hiring Director of Public Relations in Chicago

POSITION

In general the PR Director will be an integral part to the AGENCY 360⁰ team and must be versatile, hard-working, and self-starting.  This person will be expected to independently manage key projects, publicity campaigns, and special events for various clients; have an established, reliable and current network of press contacts; and 3+ years of proven experience securing relevant media placements in the Chicagoland market.

 

Some specific tasks will include:

  • Effectively and professionally represent AGENCY 360 and clients to the media
  • Develop and implement overall media relations strategies and opportunities for all agency clients
  • Draft press releases, media alerts and pitch media in several categories in multiple markets
  • Work directly with clients, and with other 360 account managers to fulfill media placements
  • Develop and maintain media contact lists
  • Research local/regional and industry market media across the nation
  • Develop annual editorial calendars and timelines for media placements
  • Maintain media placement archives and work with account managers to develop summaries and reports for clients
  • Participate in management of company social media accounts

Skills required:

  • Capable of self-starting without micromanagement
  • Ability to manage up and down to company partners, account managers and various vendors
  • Excellent writing in all relevant formats with ability to mimic client brand language
  • Social networking and digital engagement
  • Effective and efficient researching of contacts, trends, partnership opportunities, background information, etc.
  • Constant Contact
  • WordPress
  • Market research databases, e.g. Cision

COMPENSATION

  • based on experience, 3+ years minimum in public relations in relevant categories (namely: dining, entertainment, sports); $45,000 – $55,000; option for health/dental benefits
  • flexibility to occasionally work remotely (offices based in Stickney, IL at Hawthorne Race Course — position requires a car)
  • start immediately; contract positions will also be considered
  • ideal position for experienced and talent publicist who is ready to grow in career with a company that provides leadership opportunities and true growth potential

CONTACT:

Send resume and cover letter:

Dakota Shultz

Co-Founder, Partner

dakota @ AgencyThreeSixty.com

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