Public Relations Account Director

Tempe, Arizona
Jan 08, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

Position: Public Relations Account Director
Location: Tempe
Status: Full Time
Estimated Duration: Full Time
Starts: Within a Couple Weeks
Rate: $75,000-$95,000; DOE

Job Description:
Our client in Tempe is hiring a Public Relations Account Director to join their team full time.

This will be onsite, 40 hours per week.

What you will be doing:
- Manage several complex, large client public relations or social media accounts in varying industries
- Lead the development of public relations and/or social media strategies
- Develop client messaging, story angles and communication plans, including crisis communications
- Garner national, regional, and local media attention for your clients
- Strengthen and expand working and personal relationships with clients
- Foresee client problems before they happen and provide insights on how to head them off
- Ensure senior management is up-to-date on account activity, opportunities, and challenges
- Interact with clients at the senior level by building trust and displaying an expert ability to have certain conversations
- Ensure clients are receiving all agreed upon services on time and within budget
- Expertly present complex ideas and concepts to clients in formal and informal settings
- Foster a productive and empowering working relationship with all team members
- Provide guidance to, and be a mentor for, the junior staff on assigned accounts

What you need to know:
- 7+ years of public relations experience
- 5+ years of social media experience
- 4 years' experience in an agency setting
- Strong leadership skills with a proven track record of managing relationships and teams
- Proven ability to garner national media attention for clients
- Ability to foresee challenges/issues with client accounts before they happen and propose solutions
- Proven ability to build relationships with internal account team members to create a productive, collaborative work environment
- A strong work ethic and whatever it takes to get the job done attitude

JAN. 2019

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Creative Circle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Creative Circle will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact your Recruiter (the person you'll be interviewing with) or a member of our Human Resources team to make arrangements.

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