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Director of Public Relations

Company Name:
Tenacious Staffing
Our client, who is in the Scientific & Technical Instruments industry, is in need of a talented and motivated
Director of Public Relations
to join their team ASAP!
The Director of PR is a new position that involves equal parts "big picture strategy" and "nuts and bolts" implementation. In other words, you will need to be a thought leader who can mind the details. And because it's a new role, this could be your chance to build your dream job.
Our client is a technology company, so you will ideally have a background working in the tech space. You'll need to be a quick study. We launch multiple products every year, and are expanding our reach into consumer markets.
You'll report to the Senior VP/Chief Marketing Officer and manage a mid-sized team.
We promise your job will never be boring.
On any given day you might plan a press event for a tradeshow in Vegas, explain the basics of our products to a writer, discuss an upcoming product launch with executives, or pitch Hollywood producers with the idea of using our products in an upcoming flick.
Primary responsibilities
:
Develop and coordinate internal and external public relations strategies in
support of six distinct business lines
Be the chief point of contact for media (Hint: your phone will be your constant companion)
Find strategies for increasing company exposure in mass media, trade magazines, and
online channels
Work in concert with vertical marketing directors, executive staff, and product managers to ensure PR plans are accurate, on point, and adhere to company branding standards
Develop high impact media campaigns, especially in support of international product launches
Promote company as a thought leader in the industry
Manage your department budget and work schedules
Oversee and champion company's social media activities, collaborating with internal support staff
Necessary Qualities
:
You are an experienced PR professional with strong knowledge and relationships with key media
You have demonstrated success building online and social media presence for a global company
You ideally have combination of agency and in-house experience (but especially in-house)
You have managed the PR campaigns of major product launches--from preparing media kits to orchestrating press events
You are a collaborative, team player with a high degree of initiative, drive, accountability, judgment, and flexibility
You are an outstanding writer, editor and grammar cop (Knowledge of AP Style is a plus)
You are undaunted at the thought of explaining scientific technology accurately and
authoritatively on the spot without notes
You have demonstrated experience managing and inspiring small teams of employees who
would say good things about you
You are eager to travel domestically and internationally-up to 50 percent of the time
You are adept at working with journalists, editors, and bloggers working on deadline

Desired Skills/Traits
Prior experience in a PR role within a global company, preferably a high tech or manufacturing company that markets to consumers.

Bachelor's degree or higher.

10 - 15 years relevant experience, including experience in PR implementation and proven ability managing domestic and international projects.

Proven effectiveness in developing and executing media plans.

Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to work with executives across diverse groups and translate complex concepts into clear, concise and compelling messages for the media.

Proficient in measuring and reporting on the progress of public relations initiatives against goals.

Salary: $120,000 (negotiable)
Bonus: based on performance
Benefits: Yes
Relocation package provided
US Citizenship/Permanent Resident Required

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please submit your resume for immediate consideration!
Apply Now: http://app.betterinterviews.com/careers/TenaciousStaffing/vacancies/863?board=

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