Public Relations Manager

Position Overview

A Public Relations Manager is responsible for providing account management assistance to the senior account team, as well as managing their own clients. This individual should have 3-4 years of experience in PR. Strong candidates are highly organized, collaborative, and driven by results. Duties include management and execution of day-to-day client tasks, media relations, writing and editing client related materials. This position reports to our Senior Public Relations Manager.

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Senior Account Team
san diego
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Essential Functions
  • Work closely with senior PR team to create and execute proactive PR strategies.
  • Cultivate relationships with print, digital, and broadcast journalists.
  • Serve as primary client contact for day-to-day project tasks and media relations.
  • Write and edit first-round drafts of client materials, such as news releases, media alerts, backgrounders, fact sheets, bios, newsletter articles, pitch letters, etc.
  • Manage development of account timelines and implement tasks within deadlines.
  • Monitor media for stories related to the agency, clients and their industry trends, and competitive set.
  • Monitor, analyze, and communicate relevant PR opportunities; posts, partnerships, etc.
  • Pitch local and national consumer and trade media on behalf of agency clients.  The PR Manager holds primary responsibility for results in this area.
  • Supervise and mentor account coordinators and interns on client projects and other delegated tasks.
  • Contribute to proposal brainstorming, proposal writing and presentation during new business meetings as needed.
  • Primary responsibility to schedule and participate in regular internal account team status meetings.
  • Organize and actively participate in creative team brainstorm sessions for client projects.
  • Develop and edit targeted media lists for client news release distribution and pitches.
  • Create client monthly activity reports.
  • Attend and actively seek out professional growth education programs as needed.
Qualifications & Education
  • 3-4 years minimum proven work experience and success in a public relations role.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications and presentation skills.
  • Creative and collaborative mindset.
  • Agency experience is strongly preferred.
Compensation + Benefits
  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Outstanding benefits package, including: health, dental and vision insurance, flexible vacation policy, STD and LTD insurance, life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), 401K Plan with 3% match, Aflac Insurance, Paid Parental Leave, Sick time, and flexible schedules
  • We are a Benefit corporation. We believe business has an obligation to do good in its community, treat employees with respect, and tread lightly on our planet.
  • We are a hybrid team. We have an office in San Diego’s East Village where we meet each Monday. Some staff like to come to the office almost daily. Others prefer their home office. We’re flexible and will work with your needs. Please note: You do not have to live in San Diego to be considered for the job.



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