Public Relations Account Director

If you are a senior communications professional who loves to tell stories in a way that moves people and your clients’ business, we have a spot on our award-winning PR team at CTP. We’re looking for a strategic-minded and creatively-driven communications professional who thinks that way, as well. Specifically, we’re looking for an Account Director to lead and grow existing accounts. You will work directly with our clients and lead a team to create, plan and drive successful, integrated communications programs.

In this role, you will be responsible for leading communications strategy, directing and oversight of accounts, writing plans and client programs, fulfilling and managing client needs, working closely with internal teams to lead communications initiatives that stretch beyond traditional PR and achieve breakthrough visibility and impact. The candidate should be comfortable operating a position that requires close partnership with clients at many levels, critical thinking, great ideas and executional excellence.   You are also an important leader in the agency, advancing our brand externally, assisting with new business development, and helping to sustain and grow our dynamic and close-knit agency culture.

Job Responsibilities:

  • As a senior leader, act as primary PR contact and work directly with client decision-makers and provide exceptional client service and account management
  • Build rapport and credibility with clients, based on trust and expert counsel
  • Develop creative and innovative programs that help clients achieve goals, while securing and growing agency relationships
  • Through oversight and guidance, ensure effective and timely implementation of PR programs, including managing budgets and timelines
  • Develop strategic plans, presentations, briefs and other PR materials
  • Ensure that client direction is clear and achievable and related to teams
  • Provide clients with clear, measured strategic approaches
  • Manage multiple client accounts 
  • Develop and maintain successful relationships with key journalists and other influencers 

Qualifications

  • BA/BS or equivalent required
  • 8+ years in marketing communications in-house or at an agency  
  • Highly organized, mindful of deadlines, able to multi-task and work under limited supervision
  • Strong written and oral communications and presentation skills
  • Experience planning, managing and executing strategic programs that track toward clear, measurable goals
  • Strong work ethic, high energy, with a track record of following through with high-quality deliverables on schedule and on budget in a fast-paced environment
  • Genuine interest in learning a range of subject areas and understanding of the news and trends that provide opportunities and threats within each client’s industry, which could range from financial services, energy, and technology to retail, sports, and real estate
  • Adept in media relations, thought leadership, spokesperson development, writing, social media/digital
  • Exceptional ability in managing client relationships
  • Experience developing relevant story opportunities and providing traditional and digital/social recommendations to clients
  • Ability to think quickly, strategically and effectively
  • Assist with developing content, including pitches, news releases, social messaging and story ideas with relevance to current news and events

CTP offers great benefits and is committed to an effective work/life balance for all employees. We are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.