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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Senior Director/Managing Supervisor Padilla Speer Beardsley

Job Description

Are you a savvy senior PR practitioner who can hit the ground running? If so, we have an opportunity you should consider. Our New York office, located in Midtown Manhattan, needs a director with experience working in an agency on high visibility consumer and business-to-business accounts. Must have managed and grown existing accounts. To be successful you need, strategic and tactical sales, cross-selling and counseling skills. Candidate must have a successful track record of retaining, managing individuals and teams as well as budgets. Job requires excellent oral and written communications skills, strong affinity for business development and experience with senior-level counseling. Some travel required. To be considered you must have over four years of experience in a senior level public relations position and/ or 9-12 years total agency or equivalent corporate, marketing communications or public relations experience.

Padilla Speer Beardsley is a mid-size, independent firm; rated one of the top 20 public relations firms to work for (2008 Holmes Report), an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers generous benefits to employees. This is a great opportunity to become an employee-owner, not just an agency employee.

Skills

Needs over four years experience in a senior level PR position and/or 9-12 years total agency or equivalent corporate, marketing communications or PR experience.

This person in this position will spend the majority his/her time managing and growing existing accounts and the NY office. The position requires account management, strategic and tactical, sales, cross-selling and counseling skills across a broad client and revenue base. Candidate must be able to retain and grow accounts, manage individuals and teams as well as manage budgets, have exceptional client relationship skills, writing and editing skills, team and account management skills, oversee quality control of work product and client growth.

Company Description

Padilla Speer Beardsley is an employee-owned, multi-specialty communications firm with headquarters in Minneapolis and an office in New York City. It is a founding partner of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, a consortium of more than 100 independently owned partner offices in more than 90 cities on six continents. Padilla also is a founder of Lumin Collaborative LLC, an intellectual collaborative dedicated to developing next-generation communications solutions.

Additional Information

  • Applicants with recommendations are preferred.
  • Referrals through network preferred.
  • Local candidates only, no relocation (Greater New York City Area).
Job ID: 698965