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Account Director - Public Affairs and Crisis

Washington, DC, USA | Leading Public Relations and Communications Firm

  • Industry:
    Advertising/PR/Marketing/Events
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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We are seeking a public relations professional to lead client accounts by overseeing the day to day projects and/or events to ensure the quality of work meets objectives and provides value.


Responsibilities include:


Developing and cultivating relationships with clients & external audiences.

Managing account administration such as billing and financial reporting.

Recommending and implementing initiatives that will improve the public’s perception of the client.

Partnering with client and potentially other stakeholders to develop and complete communications plans.

Developing original media plans, and story development concept for client.

Participating in solving practice management issues and providing input to defining the direction of the practice.


REQUIREMENTS

Minimum of 6 years of previous public relations work or communications experience.

Seasoned writing skills; ability to write for senior level management and audiences.

Experience with crisis communication, reactive public relations and crisis management.

Proven ability to work with multiple accounts and multi-task.

Ability to supervise and motivate account staff, and creative problem-solving skills.

Ability to develop and deliver presentations and produce program outlines for creative brainstorms.

Strong strategic-thinking skills, and the ability to handle and manage stressful situations.

Ability to develop and present new business pitches, and strong project-management skills.

Proven relationships with the media and familiarity with the newest media outlets.


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