Account Director, Consumer Public Relations

Overview

The New York office of Ogilvy Public Relations is seeking a highly skilled, accomplished professional with consumer PR experience to join our consumer/brand marketing team (lifestyle experience is a plus!) Candidates must have strong client management skills, superior presentation skills and the ability to manage the day-to-day business and client relationship on a piece of business (or several small projects) within a large client account. Candidates must also possess the ability to be a team leader, independently develop programs, oversee the development and delivery of high-quality work products, play a business development role on his/her piece of business and also offer strategic client counsel with confidence.

Responsibilities

  • Develops and manages projects and programs, including strategies, implementation plans, evaluation mechanisms, staffing plans, timelines and budgets.
  • Acts with a high degree of independence; holds responsibility for overall account relationships.
  • Responsible for maintaining and growing existing accounts.
  • Develops and delivers client presentations.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with key client contacts and ensures that client/agency relationships exist on multiple levels and grow over time.
  • Leverages full resources of the firm and ensures the development of increased client/agency points of contact.
  • In managing account teams ensures that work is delegated to the appropriate experience levels within the team structure.
  • Provides proactive leadership to accounts, staff and clients.
  • Directs development of range of materials developed by account team including client memos, press releases, speeches, articles, brochures, presentation and collateral materials.
  • Efficiently and effectively plans and manages large-scale events.
  • Develops and guides media relations strategy.
  • Leads growth of existing accounts and works with senior leaders to develop and direct new business program development and presentations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field and 5-7+ years of public relations experience, agency experience highly preferred
  • Strong project management, counseling, programming, people management and business development skills
  • Understanding of how to manage budgets for pieces of business or several projects within a large account
  • Experience managing people and teams, strengthening team dynamics and inspiring success.

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