Account Manager (PR)
DDB Canada - Vancouver, BC

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Wanted: A creative, passionate PR professional who isn’t afraid to Instigate! DDB Public Relations, an award-winning public relations agency within a dynamic, marketing communications agency, seeks a well-rounded practitioner with experience in retail, fashion, hospitality and corporate sectors for an account manager position in our Vancouver office.

You: Creative, strategic and self-managed with five to seven years experience in an agency setting. You possess excellent writing skills; first-rate media relations and social media experience; event management expertise; new business knowledge and solid people management skills. Experience in crisis/issues management is an asset.

What will you do? You will develop strategic and tactical initiatives and budgets for clients. You will serve as a senior level media contact and provide counsel to clients and DDB’s senior management team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Media relations: develop and sell-in media relations strategies; pitch key journalists with unique story ideas and opportunities to generate coverage.
  • Writing: strategy concept development; media materials, contributed articles and speeches.
  • Presentation skills: experience leading client presentations and new business pitches.
  • Event planning: develop, craft and sell-in event concepts to clients; manage all aspects of execution and on-site media relations.
  • Client relations and new business: lead accounts; foster organic client growth; seek and secure new business opportunities.
  • Social media: Develop and oversee social media strategies for clients.
  • Business management: review and approve client invoices; manage budgets.

Please send your résumé by October 7, 2013. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.