Senior Manager/Associate Director of Public Relations

New York
May 16, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
HR Recruiter
Full Time
The Sr. Manager/Associate Director of Public Relations (title will depend on level of experience) is primarily responsible for business and consumer publicity for Hearsts various magazine brands and other executive initiatives. This position supervises other staffers and will oversee the PR efforts for a combination of 3 of the following consumer magazines: Harper's Bazaar, O, The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, House Beautiful, HGTV, Country Living.


Promote magazine editorial and business achievements, as well as brand extensions, digital initiatives, partnerships and events, for each title and special interest publications.
Work directly with executives, senior staff, editors and publishers on media opportunities.
Serve as a spokesperson for individual titles and for the corporation when necessary.
Liaise with and manage public relations agencies and other vendors on contract.
Produce written materials, including press releases, statements, briefing material for the executives, pitch letters for media and other communications.
Supervise other staff members on titles that fall under their purview.
Assist director on corporate initiatives, crisis management and management of team.

Required Skills:

Degree in Journalism or Communications
Perfection in English
Public Relations and Agency experience
Computer Skills

Experience Required:

The candidate will have a minimum of 6-10 years of direct experience in media relations/public relations: generating results with business and consumer press; interaction with company executives and senior staff; managerial experience; liaison with PR firms; and will possess excellent written and oral skills. Experience in public relations for a magazine or publishing interest is preferred. Prior management experience preferred. Must be experienced writer with copyediting skills, as well as conversant in social media and aware of the latest social media trends. Attention to detail is mandatory.

Due to high volume, only candidates of interest will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Thank you for your interest.