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Public Relations Director

Company: Golin
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Golin is currently looking for an experienced, highly motivated Director/VP to lead integrated teams to greatness! This person will have the capes and intuitive "know-how" to drive strategy and execution of large, high-profile national PR campaigns for one of the most iconic QSR brands on the planet! We're hungry (no pun intended) for someone who knows how to get behind and champion brave, award-winning work, and then see it through. You'll comfortably lead (with autonomy) a large cross section of smart agency and client teams (at all levels) throughout the campaign process. This person understands what it means to EARN attention and is comfortable rolling up their sleeves on all tactical matters from media to digital to events, and collaborate closely (leading integrated efforts) with other agency partners in the areas of event operations, paid media), sponsorship activation and in-restaurant marketing. With a can-do attitude you will develop and drive strategic and creative initiatives, serve as the daily client go-to and manage multiple members of a top-notch team on a variety of projects. About Us: Golin is a progressive public relations agency designed to reach the profoundly diverse market. Inclusion is a core value for Golin and we are focused on establishing a culture that is intentionally inclusive, potently diverse and uncompromisingly equitable. Our expertise ranges from brand-building and cutting-edge digital content, to corporate reputation, healthcare advocacy and measurement. Golin aligns earned-first, data-driven creative with the customer journey through our collaborative G4 Model to deliver maximum impact for clients. Our roster includes many of the largest CPG, retail, food, healthcare technology and consumer service companies in the world. -- Recently named PR Week's Global Agency of the Year and winner of a 2019 Gold Cannes Lion, we tend to Go All In, in everything we do. We're especially committed to going all in for our people. We challenge our employees to be Courageously Happy and have empowered them to do so by offering our LifeTime benefits program. LifeTime offers unlimited time off, enhanced family care, generous health and wellness benefits, the ability to work from anywhere one day a week and a monthly LifeTime stipend for the gym or hobbies. Our culture is built around happy people who are the best at what we do! -- Are you ready to GO ALL IN? -- What You'll Do: Serve as client lead on campaign programming Develop comprehensive strategic integrated communication plans Lead day to day counsel to clients on strategic and tactical campaign matters, helping to connect strategic dots across all aspects of the business. Proactively generate new ideas and opportunities for the development of strategic client plans and assist with the creation of related budgets Partner with key team members in the other g4 communities to develop, sell-in and execute traditional media and social media plans Partner with IAT agencies and develop integrated communications plans Develop an intimate knowledge of your clients' brands Design and execute mid to large scale client events and PR programs and activations Provide leadership and executional excellence to agency team and clients during program implementation Develop deep knowledge of relevant industry events Manage external vendors Assist with supervision and development of junior team members Gain an understanding of key social media platforms and how to create consumer engagement Work well with a variety of key internal and external stakeholders Excel at verbal and written client, interpersonal and intra-team communications Pitch, WIN and execute award winning work with an incredible team! -- What You Have: Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline Solid director level PR agency or related professional communications experience at a mid to large sized agency A proven track record in account management, account growth, and leadership of integrated teams A sharp mind, a good memory, positive, can-do attitude and an attention to detail are absolutely key in this position Background in event planning and execution with experience overseeing both traditional media relations and social media execution A passion for sports, preferably basketball (HS, NCAA and NBA) with a background in the sports information field is ideal Experience leading coordination with venues and event operations agencies Strong program management experience (planning, execution, budget management) Proven ability to execute programs with large budgets and keep clients and leadership updated on budget trends Experience working on large consumer, retail or lifestyle brands a plus! Experience managing and mentoring junior level team members is mandatory Thrives in a fast-paced environment Excellent writing, copy-editing, and proof-reading skills -- Who You Are: An adrenaline junkie with entrepreneurial mindset A stickler for flawless execution Collaborative Good listener Not afraid to share your opinion Passionate about our business Flexible Driven -- Golin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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