Edelman Public Relations Worldwide is looking for an experienced Corporate Communications professional to join its Toronto team, whose clients currently include organizations such as Cara, GTAA and Starbucks.
Edelman is the leading independent global PR firm. We are not beholden to shareholders, so we are free to think. Independently. To listen, question and evaluate with an open mind unrestrained by conventional wisdom – and then decide for ourselves. For more than half a century we have been a creative force and thought leader. We invented the media tour; created litigation and environmental PR; and were the first to employ the web in crisis management. That’s just the beginning. Today we’re on a mission: to make public relations the lead discipline in the communications mix, because only public relations has the immediacy and transparency to build credibility and trust.
The Account Manager must have at least four years of public relations experience (agency experience is an asset), with people management and budget management expertise.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced corporate generalist with experience working with some of Canada’s most well-known companies; experience working for professional services clients is a benefit. Requirements include a robust knowledge of, and the ability to counsel clients on, digital communications and social media, as well as an understanding of all facets of corporate communications including media relations, employee communications, reputation building, and crisis and issues management. Candidates must display strong team leadership and project management qualities and bring a demonstrated track record of developing, executing and leading successful public relations strategies that measurably drive client business objectives.
The successful candidate will have proven project management skills, including the ability to oversee large projects as well as small teams on multiple client accounts. S/he will have excellent written and verbal communications skills, and a demonstrable knowledge of current events, news outlets and reporters.
Own the client relationship, managing day-to-day account activity, strategic client counselling, effective project staffing and client expectations
Lead client service, organizational development, staff training and development and quality control on multiple client accounts
Oversee the development and execution of media relations campaigns for proactive, reactive and issues management initiatives, providing ongoing strategic analysis of program results
Develop, write and edit strategic communications and stakeholder materials with a demonstrated understanding of client business, marketing and communication objectives
Research, develop and project manage strategic and tactical implementation of client programs, events and media relations campaigns, leading materials development, media pitching, and results tracking/monitoring
Manage billing, account profitability, and support new business and proposals (RFPs)
Coach and mentor junior team members by effectively delegating work and providing frequent and constructive feedback and contributing to their development
Should you be interested in applying for this role, please send your résumé and cover letter to email@example.com . Only those candidates short listed for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in working with Edelman Canada. Edelman - 12 months ago