PR Job: Account Manager – Community Relations and Communications

She has no idea they are talking about her

She has no idea they are talking about her

The things you find on Twitter; not only are they hiring an account manager, but it also looks like they could use a proofreader. Here’s a pretty primo PR position:

Edelman Public Relations Worldwide is looking for an experienced public relations and corporate communications professional to join its expanding team in Vancouver.

 

Reporting to the Vice President, Corporate and Public Affairs, the Account Manager will contribute to the overall direction of account teams as it relates to client service, account management and quality control. You will also co-lead and/or contribute to winning new client business.

 

Our immediate need is for a team player with a demonstrated interest in government or business issues. The focus of Edelman’s work in these fields is to identify stakeholder and community priorities on behalf of clients and to develop response plans using direct contact or a variety of communications channels.

 

The successful candidate will support the development and implementation of comprehensive community relations programs, including the development of communications materials and documents, event planning and management, supporting clients in stakeholder meetings, and interacting with the public. Working in cross-practice and cross-geographical teams, the Account Manager will oversee quality and performance of accounts, ensuring work quality and adherence to budgets and deadlines. The position will take on increasing responsibility as the incumbent becomes familiar with project content.

 

Qualifications:

 

At least three to five years of related experience

An interest in content: that is, demonstrated ability and interest related to government or business issues and the rollout of major initiatives and major projects.

Community relations experience including event planning and management, managing subcontractors stakeholder contact

Experience in communications at an integrated marketing, PR or advertising agency

Strong organizational and project management skills, with proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and keep teams on track

Ability to work with senior staff to develop and execute plans based on client goals

Solid understanding of social media and digital applications

Exceptional written and verbal communications skills with demonstrated ability to write across a wide variety of topics and platforms

Familiarity with best practice in communications and community relations, and an ability to present them to clients

Ability to act as a daily client contact and to be responsible for client-related finance management, including managing large projects within budget

A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university is preferred

 

Should you be interested in applying for this role, please send your résumé and cover letter to hr.vancouver@edelman.com. Only those candidates short listed for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in working with Edelman Canada.

About Edelman Canada

Edelman provides comprehensive, integrated communications counsel and services to an expanding list of Canadian and international companies, public sector organizations and not-for-profits. With offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, Edelman Canada is pushing the boundaries of traditional public relations, using the latest social media and digital tools to place our firm at the forefront of a new era of Public Engagement between organizations and their constituents.

About Edelman

Edelman is the world’s largest public relations firm, with 66 offices and more than 4,500 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in more than 30 cities. Edelman was named Advertising Age’s top-ranked PR firm of the decade in 2009 and one of its “A-List Agencies” in both 2010 and 2011; Adweek’s “2011 PR Agency of the Year;” PRWeek’s “2011 Large PR Agency of the Year;” and The Holmes Report’s “2011 Global Agency of the Year” and its “2012 Digital Agency of the Year.” Edelman was named one of the “Best Places to Work” by Advertising Age in 2010 and 2012 and among Glassdoor’s top ten “Best Places to Work” in 2011 and 2013. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Berland (research), Blue (advertising), A&R Edelman (technology), BioScience Communications (medical communications), and agencies Edelman Significa (Brazil), and Pegasus (China). Visit http://www.edelman.com for more information.

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