Mid-Level, Corporate, Chicago

Position Overview and Responsibilities

The Chicago office of FleishmanHillard has an immediate opening for an energetic, self-starting, agile communications professional with a passion for implementing integrated programs to join our Corporate Communications/Reputation practice. This is an exciting career opportunity for an experienced public relations counselor to work in a fast-paced environment with collaborative teams on corporate communications, reputation management, crisis, corporate positioning and high-level media relations.

This person will play a pivotal role in handling many of the day-to-day logistics for the account team. Responsibilities include working with senior members of the team to create budgets, managing client programs and pursuing new business by contributing to proposals. This role will focus on developing and executing communications programs with an emphasis on social media, reputation, brand building, marketing, executive visibility and thought leadership programs.

Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day account leadership and strategic counsel to clients on corporate positioning and messaging, integrated marketing communications, business-to-business communications and crisis/issues management.
  • Work within a collaborative team on corporate positioning and reputation, issues management, crisis situations, executive visibility, internal communications and CSR programs.
  • High-level media relations. Building and maintaining strong relationships with reporters, editors and bloggers to build visibility for client news and subject matter experts.
  • Development of strategic plans, messaging, media materials and digital/social content.
  • Coordinate with the FH global network to develop and implement communication plans across a variety of sectors.
  • Manage multiple client contact relationships and deliver according to individual contact needs.
  • Project management and oversight of the work of teams, including mentoring of junior team members.
  • Participate in new business pitches.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of six years of corporate communications experience specifically related to corporate reputation management and media relations strategy. Previous agency experience is preferred.
  • Excellent writing and editing abilities with experience in all forms of persuasive, corporate and executive communication, including news releases, executive talking points and Q&A preparation.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and executing corporate public relations and consumer media strategic plans, and confidence in presenting them effectively and persuasively to current and prospective clients.
  • Proficiency in social media and experience in developing and implementing integrated strategies via content and channel management.
  • Strong media relations experience with proven program results and success in building relationships with national business and consumer media.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to work as a part of a team in the development of client programs and new business pitches.
  • Results-focused approach and committed to going the extra mile for clients.
  • A high level of energy, excitement and enthusiasm, as well as vision and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.
  • Additional proficiencies required include excellent interpersonal skills, solid news and issues judgment, PowerPoint and Excel skills and an understanding of how organizations work.

About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. FleishmanHillard was named PRWeek’s 2014 Global Agency of the Year, “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s 2013 A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2016; and among PRWeek’s 2013 “Best Places to Work.” The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com.

About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

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