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Agency PR Manager

Alexandria, VA 22314

Employment Type: Permanent Specialty : Agency, Marketing, PR/Communications Job Number: 1382

TorchLight seeks a PR Account Manager for a fast-growing agency in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The Account Manager will oversee and execute high-impact PR and marketing programs for a variety of clients. He or she will work across digital and traditional platforms with a results-driven focus.

  • Develop and implement innovative PR and marketing plans that map to client objectives
  • Lead inbound and outbound media relations efforts, establishing and maintaining key media relationships
  • Write effective content pieces including blogs, articles, media alerts, press releases, case studies, speaker pitches, talking points, and related materials
  • Drive thought leadership through placement of key content in related publications, blogs, and other relevant channels
  • Serve as project manager, ensuring all deliverables meet deadlines and specs
  • Communicate proactively with clients on progress, issues, and results, serving as key client lead
  • Measure and report on performance and make recommendations for optimization

  • 5+ years of experience in account management for PR programs; B2G or Government Contracting Experience highly preferred; agency experience mandatory
  • Successful development of public relations programs, including media coverage and expert client management
  • Established relationships with local and national media contacts
  • Adept at tracking media placements, coverage, and effectiveness of other digital and traditional program elements
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills with high attention to detail
  • B.A. in PR, communications, or related field


TorchLight Hire is the Washington, D.C. region’s premier search and staffing firm placing marketing, communications, digital and creative professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent roles across a variety of industries in the DC metro area. At TorchLight, we know the recruitment and hiring process—and the DC metro area job market inside and out. More importantly, we know marketing and communications, with team members who have deep subject matter expertise prior to their tenure at TorchLight. In 2016 and 2017, Inc. Magazine’s Inc 5000 ranked TorchLight No. 621 and 2386 respectively as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2017, TorchLight was recognized in 2017 as one of the DC area's Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal.. Learn more at

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