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Account Supervisor, Public Relations

Apply Job ID 16453 Date posted Jan. 14, 2020 Location Minneapolis, Minnesota Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

Quad/Graphics

Periscope is a full-service creative agency on a mission to Do Things People Love. We are an idea-centric culture with world-class creativity, providing unique, in-depth understanding and expertise for every touchpoint in the consumer journey. Every action and decision we make manifests in this notion. Layered within this idea are the opportunities and responsibilities that allow us to practice what we preach.

We’re looking for an Account Supervisor, Public Relations to join our team.

The Account Supervisor, PR acts as a primary contact to clients. This role would be expected to gain a deep understanding of the client's business, foster the client/agency relationship and become an invaluable and reliable partner for clients. Experience with providing strategic guidance and managing the development of integrated campaigns/platforms is a must.

ABOUT THE GIG:
  • Leads overall strategic direction for assigned PR accounts
  • Establishes priorities for key account projects
  • Provides leadership in the areas of reputation management, media relations, content publishing and events management
  • Develops relationships with key client, media and industry contacts
  • Collaborates well with various internal agency subject matter experts who also support PR clients (e.g. several PR clients leverage Periscope’s integrated team, so PR is often just one of many experts helping make decisions and offering ideas)
  • Ensures delivery of appropriate resources
  • Initiates long-term projects for team
  • Views strategic goals in broader business context
  • Leads our clients through challenges and new opportunities while offering a strong creative evaluation mindset, resulting in a trusted opinion valued by others
  • Demonstrates a solid knowledge across a variety of channels and products
  • Passionate about making an impact on the client's business
  • Performs other duties from time to time to meet the changing needs of the agency

Communication
  • Seamlessly provides the right information to the right people at the right time
  • Articulates effective strategic rationale and logic flow
  • Is clear, concise, articulate, focused, persuasive, wise, responsive, confident, and a team player
  • Is a good listener
  • Knows when and how to insert themselves in integrated discussions where PR has a role to play, and effectively communicates how PR can add value

Leadership
  • Helps manage staff resources on accounts to ensure appropriate staffing levels
  • Ensures collaboration among all internal teams
  • Keeps account team motivated, involved and inspired
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
  • Strong client management, negotiation and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven ability to pitch and influence reporters and news content
  • Experience in consumer PR
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Experience collaborating successfully across multiple teams and management levels
  • Professional experience with Google Apps and Microsoft Office Suite
  • 7-10 years in marketing/marketing communications/advertising agency or client organization (agency preferred), or equivalent
  • Ability to work independently and know when to loop in PR leadership and when to leverage junior resources.
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