Account Director – Job Description
About CGPR: We are one of the best consumer active lifestyle, technology and tactical/law enforcement public relations firms in the country known for our outstanding work, relationships, and results. We work or have worked with some of the leading global active lifestyle brands throughout our 25 plus year history with a specialty in “where fashion crosses performance.” Our clients are iconic, national brands. Our team is made up of a smart, thoughtful, creative, fun-loving group of people. This is a nimble agency with a family feel and solid New York, big agency experience.
Who: We are looking for someone who is 150% passionate about PR, a leader, a mentor, a creative thinker and someone who is not afraid to get their hands dirty. This dynamo loves to work in the trenches with a team (our family), to deliver the absolute best outcome for clients. This person is a hard worker, a juggler that can switch gears quickly and brilliantly, is smart, responsive, has superior writing skills and has the desire to raise the bar. Must be detail oriented, able to manage multiple projects, budgets and goals, and work under tight deadlines. We want someone that will add value to our team and has the ability to think critically. This person will co-lead the agency with Chris Goddard, founder and president, and will be the lead when Chris travels, which is (50% of the time) often.
This person should be fun, knowledgeable, witty, able to meet deadlines, juggle multiple tasks, have a “wants to celebrate after a great day of hard work and make clients ecstatically happy” attitude, meaning does what it takes to get the job done and celebrates with the team. They shouldn’t mind working out of a really special and historical house in Marblehead, maybe have a love of Twizzlers, and also enjoy working on a beautiful outside deck on sunny days.
Objective: To lead the team, to deliver the best strategic outcomes for our clients, grow the business and meet billable goals.
Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing, or English required.
At least eight or more years of public relations (account management, public relations, etc.) experience required.
Agency experience and proven media track record.
Experience in consumer active lifestyle
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
80% account management/20% new business
Co-lead the agency with the president
Oversee all strategy, development of organizational client messaging and marketing plans for accounts.
Monitor and control the agency revenue growth and profitability
Work in tandem with Chris Goddard to actively pursue new business opportunities.
Provide counsel to agency staff to help manage the overall workload and knowledge level
Maintain top-level client contact
Represent the agency at new business and other meetings as needed
Lead new business and agency retention efforts. This includes scouting new
business opportunities in collaboration with the senior leadership team, analyzing research, writing public relations proposals and plans, and making presentations to potential clients.
Oversee account planning, revenue growth, profitability, work quality, client relations and strategic development
Set the tone to create a spirit of teamwork (enthusiasm and high quality) and excellence.
Strategize, motivate, coach and direct the staff in the performance of their daily responsibilities.
Serve as senior counsel for senior level clients.
Participate in media relation’s functions and maintain media contacts with the highest profile national, trade and/or regional targets.
Coach and advise direct reports on pitching media on client’s behalf.
Review and approve annual public relations plans and campaigns before they are presented to clients.
Please include a cover letter and let us know why you are interested in this opportunity and in what ways you are qualified for this role and a fit for CGPR.
Only individuals with the required experience and skills need apply. Thanks for your interest in this wonderful and rare opportunity to play a key leadership role.
Day to day responsibilities include:
Email: with resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
CGPR is looking for two full-time paid public relations interns for Spring/Summer 2018, with internship beginning May 28, 2018 through August 31, 2018. Students must be pursuing a degree in communications, marketing, or a related field. Our interns become active members of our account teams participating in client calls, strategy sessions, media relations, research and event planning.
Absolutely no calls.
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