Food Public Relations - Director level
RF|Binder has an excellent opportunity for a Director level account manager to handle exciting pieces of food and beverage business. This person should have a high level of experience in food and beverage PR and know key media contacts in both the consumer and business media. The ideal candidate has a vast knowledge and interest in food trends and issues. This person should have experience managing multiple projects, product launches and new brand extensions. •The Director is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the client team and projects. He/she participates in new business development and supports organizational initiatives. •He/she interfaces regularly with clients, client service team members at all levels, finance department, business development staff, administrators and support staff. •He/she reports to and is reviewed by a Managing Director.•He/she has the discretion to work with and contract with select vendors and partners after consultation with his/her Senior Managing Director. He/she has limited authority to make commitments and expend Agency resources – within Agency guidelines and in consultation with his/her Senior Managing Director. Primary responsibilities: •Develop and cultivate relationships with clients and external audiences.•Supervise day-to-day client projects and events to insure the quality of work meets client’s needs and objectives. •Oversee all aspects of major events for clients.•Review materials (press releases, pitch letters…) prepared by Senior Associates and Associates. •Develop material on complex issues (speeches…etc.).•Develop and place appropriate stories by and about the client in business, and consumer media as needed. •Maintain clear and consistent communication between the client and RF|Binder. •Provide strategic insights and suggestions to senior colleagues and team members. •Work with senior management to develop complete communications plan for the client.•Work closely with a Senior Director / Managing Director on medium pieces of business. •Business development: 1. Identify opportunities for additional assignments for existing clients. 2. Create first draft for new business proposals. •Responsible for activity reports and other client administrative duties. •Develop budgeting skills through organization of sub-projects on the account.•Supervise several Senior Associates and Associates.Skills required: •Strong oral, editing and written communication skills•Excellent interpersonal skills•Excellent organizational skills•Ability to think creatively and suggest ideas•Ability to plan strategically•Business presentation skills, including their development •Ability to budget programs and understand the financial aspects of the client relationship•Proficient in computer software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)Qualifications:•4-6 years PR agency experience working on food and beverage related accounts•BA or BS degree; graduate degree in specialist area is a plus.