Associate Vice President

Description:

Brian Communications is a strategic communications agency, led by Brian Tierney. With expertise in strategic counsel and planning, public relations, crisis communications, branding and advertising, Brian Communications is one of the fastest-growing communications firms in the Philadelphia region.  Position located in Conshohocken, PA.  Candidates should send their resume to Elaine Annos, Chief Talent Officer eannos@briantierney.com

 Job Description: 

 §  Provides senior-level communications counsel and ensures the effective implementation of clients’ strategic communications programs.

  • Anticipates and manages communications issues and effectively positions clients with key opinion leaders and constituencies.

 §  Develops and track budgets including monitoring account team hours, out of pocket costs, etc. for multiple accounts.        

 §  Supervises a number of direct reports for which he/she is responsible for performance reviews, professional development and account work oversight. 

 §  Fosters agency culture

 §  Develops strategic communications programs that could include media relations, community relations, public affairs, social media, CEO positioning, etc.       

 §  Reviews and edits the written work of staff including media materials (news releases, media advisories, background materials, media messages and Q&A) as well as client presentations, speeches and by-line articles.    

 §  May participate in crisis and issues management opportunities.    

 §  Participates with agency leadership team in developing proposals for new business opportunities.  

 Job Requirements:

 §  Skilled in program development and execution of PR strategies.  

 §  Previous experience in leading teams and managing budgets.    

 §  Proven track record of successful media relations coverage; proven experience in pitching business and consumer stories to various media outlets, including bloggers.        

 §  Strong writing and editing skills; background in AP-style writing.    

 §  Proven ability to multi task; strong organizational skills and attention to detail.      

 §  Experience with social media platforms and their use for audience engagement to support media strategy.

 §  Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, exercise independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.

 Required Qualifications

 Bachelors Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, or a related field

  • 7-10 years experience in agency public relations or a similar position

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