Public Relations Account Director
110 S Union Street Suite 300 Alexandria, Virginia 22314 | Permanent
TorchLight seeks a Public Relations Account Director to lead and manage internal teams and external client relationships for a boutique agency in Alexandria, VA. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience with managing client work in PR/Media relations and social media and possess a proven track record of staff management and development.
- Manage a diverse client portfolio by managing day-to-day account activity, providing strategic client counsel and presenting the agency as a trusted partner with clients
- Develop strategic client positioning, integrated communications programs and proactive account planning to retain client roster and identify opportunities for incremental growth
- Manage team on tactical program execution, media relations, trend spotting, social strategy, industry analysis and reporting and special event management
- Oversee and identify staff development opportunities for team members
- Proactively build relationships with media, online influencers, professional associations, vendor partners and other relevant external audiences
- Manage client budgets, planning and strategic direction and project management
- Bachelor’ s Degree and 8+ years of relevant marketing and public relations experience; agency experience mandatory
- Excellent oral and written business communication skills
- Self-motivated individual who thrives independently as part of a close-knit team of highly motivated and dedicated professionals
TorchLight is the only search and staffing firm dedicated solely to placements in the DC metro area in marketing, digital and creative for contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent roles across a variety of industries 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 creative, because all our account managers and recruiters have deep subject matter expertise prior to their tenure at TorchLight.
In 2016 and 2017, Inc. Magazine’ s Inc 5000 ranked TorchLight as one of the 5, 000 fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2017 and 2018, TorchLight was recognized as one of the DC area' s Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal.
Learn more at http://jobs.torchlighthire.com/.