Public Relations Director
Pittsburgh, PA Channel Marketing
Description

Brunner is an integrated marketing agency with a fast-paced, creative environment. We value Heart, Collaboration, and Attitude in every aspect of our business, especially our team members.   We are looking for talented individuals with public relations leadership skills to be a part of our Channel Marketing team.


The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, experienced public relations professional with the ability to lead a team across all public relations services. This role will focus on leading department growth, team coaching, day-to-day operations, client services and helping shape the strategic public relations vision for our organization.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Serve as a strategic trusted advisor to leadership, business, and key stakeholders across the public relations practice.

· Oversee the development, implementation, and execution of strategic public relations plans.

· Develop new public relations programs and/or services that demonstrate impact for our clients leading to growth for current and perspective clients.

· Collaborate closely with the channel marketing team and other key Brunner stakeholders to further the integration of PR strategies with the holistic marketing plan.

· Manage external public relations partners and tools, tracking budgets, monthly reporting, and delivery of support to meet business goals.

· Build and/or strengthen key reporter relationships, staying current on relevant news outlets, reporters, and their areas of focus to proactively pitch Brunner’s clients 

· Employ strong project management skills and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, consistently delivering high quality results.

· Manage the public relations team fostering their talent and ensuring a successful growth path. 

· Participate in and/or lead new business development efforts as well as organic client growth opportunities. Write proposals and statements of work to define strategic approach, budgets, and delivery options to meet client needs.

· Work with Account Teams to identify new opportunities for clients and drive incremental growth for the public relations team.  

· Run a profitable public relations discipline, reporting on contribution margin, proactively adjusting resource needs and new business growth plans to meet targets

Requirements

 

• Proven success in developing and leading a public relations team with a strong financial acumen 

• Executive presence and strong communication skills, comfortable managing to results - providing strategic counsel, asking good questions, challenging the status quo, suggesting alternatives, and articulating pros and cons.

• High level of comfort with ambiguity and fluid priorities; ability to manage multiple and complex priorities efficiently and effectively on budget and withing deadline.

• Ability to successfully engage and lead team members, providing effective guidance, coaching and capability development, maintaining close understanding of all team activities, ensuring high quality for all activities/deliverables, and implementing course corrections when needed.

• Ability to make connections in a highly matrixed environment, with an eye on collaboration and integration, across all levels of the organization.

• Strong listening and persuasive communication skills; able to gain consensus through influence and be able to pivot when warranted.

• Experience in measuring the effectiveness of communication strategies.

• Expert-level proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word. Knowledgeable in all aspects of Microsoft Office and ancillary programs

• Ambitious personality who is open to helping with any task, high energy and enthusiasm to learn and grow 


Education/Experience:

· Communications professional with a minimum of 15+ years relevant experience

· 8+ years in a leadership role

· A Bachelor's degree, preferably in Communications, Public Relations, or Journalism

· Past agency experience preferred



Perks

We offer your full traditional benefits including health, dental, vision, and life insurance. We also offer commuter and transit benefits, as well as flex funds for you to enjoy your life outside of work. Add to that unlimited PTO, half day summer Fridays and all the holiday time off you would expect.


Flexible Work Policy

It's simple - work where it's most convenient for you! We recognize that we're a mixed group of people with different priorities in our lives, so we empower our employees to create their ideal working scenario...in-office, at home, or a hybrid of both. Keep in mind you might need to pop into the office for a client meeting here and there, or even an agency-wide meeting.


Environmental Demands

Normal office environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time including extensive use of PC equipment.



We like everyone, so we are an equal opportunity employer. We do not consider your race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status when deciding to hire you. We just want you to be you.