PR & Marketing Account Executive [JRP-11022]

KGBTexas .communications is currently seeking to hire a a highly skilled communications professional to join our Houston team as a Public Relations / Marketing Account Executive. In this role, you will manage and implement efforts for one of the agency’s top clients. The selected candidate will work onsite in the client’s downtown Houston office three days a week, and at KGB’s West University office the remaining two.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Management and implementation of internal and external communications-related programs for a professional-services firm, including its practice groups, Managing Directors and individual offices

Management and implementation of client’s PR efforts, including strategic development and implementation of day-to-day PR initiatives such as securing and coordinating story and interview opportunities, developing bylined articles or other industry-relevant content, developing and distributing news releases and pitches, media training, and other similar activities

Maintenance of strong and consistent key messaging across all external communications platforms including advertising, PR, website, social media, as well as internal communications where appropriate

Management of ongoing website efforts, including content updates, monitoring for analytics and SEO, as well as other similar activities such as posting of content to the firm’s social media outlets

Ongoing media relations including establishing and fostering strong relationships with key national, regional, local and industry contacts and outlets

Media monitoring of client news, major competitors, industry news and trends, and other relevant information

Providing strategic counsel to respond to competitor and industry news, crisis situations, or other similar circumstances

Organization, vetting and ongoing management of formatting and maintenance standards for the firm’s client relationship management  (CRM) system, acting as an advocate for the CRM system and associated business processes

Identifying, securing and coordinating appropriate speaking opportunities for senior executives

Management of a comprehensive awards and recognition program, researching, identifying and managing award opportunities, submissions, approvals and other related efforts for the company, Managing Directors, senior leadership, and individual offices

Management and implementation of internal employee communication efforts, including intranet news, eblasts, newsletters, volunteer efforts and other appropriate items

Support firm’s new business efforts, including development of presentations, pitch books, updates, and maintenance. Coordination of efforts between business development and marketing where appropriate

Development and implementation of media training programs for senior executives

Support of client’s internal marketing communications efforts, providing guidance and management as needed

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum three years of experience

Agency and/or professional-services experience is a plus.

Excellent client-relationship and client-management skills

Strong corporate communications, professional services, or agency background preferred

Ability to work with senior executives and staff with strong client-service mentality

Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Demonstrated understanding and experience in developing and implementing traditional and online communications strategies and tactics, primarily focused on the B2B sector

Proven record in building effective media relations resulting in media coverage for clients

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, while maintaining attention to detail and quality

Ability to quickly and proactively identify and analyze complex issues to develop communications strategies

Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-stress environment with sometimes fluid job responsibilities

Must work well independently but keep supervisors apprised of progress and challenges

Proficiency in Apple iWork and/or Microsoft Office software. Familiarity with media database services is a plus

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business or related field

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may submit their resume via email to: elizabethb@kgbtexas.com.

 

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Director, Client Services [JRP-11021]

PriMarc Communications, formerly HK&P, has been in business since 1986. We are primarily a B2B company who has successfully solved some of the most challenging marketing communications problems presented. Some of our clients are listed on the Fortune 500 list of most successful companies. Several serve the energy industry, including upstream and downstream. Other clients serve different technical industries and some clients are B2C providing important products to the consumers directly.

We are currently seeking to hire a Director of Client Services. In this role, you will work with PriMarc’s Senior Management and implement/lead strategic brand development. The selected candidate will have 10+ years of agency and/or client experience, and a demonstrated track record of developing and managing integrated marketing campaigns.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Protecting and growing the agency’s relationships with its current client base

Establish and build strong personal and working relationships with designated client contact

Earn each client’s respect and confidence as a trusted advisor and confidant offering an eager and open ear, sound judgment, proven business acumen and a range of relevant approaches to various issues and opportunities

Remain in touch with agency’s “day-to-day” business on behalf of clients (knowledgeable and conversant in their key issues, competitive situation, industry trends and the projects assigned the agency as well as other communication partners)

Demonstrate confidence, authority, and level-headed decision-making as the agency’s leadership voice on assigned accounts

Effectively and confidently balance the dual expectations and business goals of the client and agency

Lead overall brand’s strategic development

Sets standards for brand

Responsible for agency understanding and adherence to clients brand strategy

Lead development and oversee implementation of annual client development plan

Employ the agency’s resources to effectively and profitably serve existing clients

Outline expectations of, and communicate effectively with, agency staff assigned to these accounts

Effectively assign, delegate and monitor the work of the agency staff on assigned accounts

Provide a model of project/team leadership (prepared and pro-active, thorough and accurate, fair and balanced, a willingness to do whatever is required)

Create a working environment that encourages and supports a positive mindset

Respond to pressures of work volume and time requirements in a way that is consistent, appropriate and positive

Employ a range of thinking and decision-making approaches – “what if”, “end-in mind”, “critical”, “trade-off” and “judicious” approaches to issues and initiatives on a daily basis

Lead the efforts to develop and articulate key points-of-view (internally and externally) – relative to strategic/creative alternatives, client industries and issues

Demonstrate the capacity, and lead the agency’s efforts, to, identify key elements of an issue, problem, or data set and be able to articulate a wide range of client and agency opportunities and implications

Contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of agency projects by demonstrating for the staff the ability to approach projects by “beginning with the end in mind”

Use the benefit of separation from the “day-to-day” to make certain staffers continue to articulate, and adhere to, agreed upon client strategies and directives

Make decisions that reflect “layers” of thought – enthusiasm, insight, caution, discretion – and a prudent balance of client and agency goals

By example and direct instruction, teach staff members to make clear, balanced, and effective decision

REQUIREMENTS:

A minimum of 10 years experience leading Fortune 500 B2B and consumer brands

Experience developing and implementing brand positioning, marketing strategy, and integrated marketing and sales support efforts

Demonstrated ability to collaborate with, inspire and lead a team

Research experience for product/brand positioning and brand tracking

Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills

BA/BS Degree

MBA optional

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may submit their resume and salary history requirements via email to: agencyrecruiter10@gmail.com. No phone calls, please. PriMarc Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Marketing Manager/Director [JRP-10266]

Unimin is the definitive industry leader and a vital arm of the worldwide Sibelco Group. Our mineral products are the fundamental building blocks of virtually every manufacturing and industrial process, principally in oil field production. From financial stability to our outlook on health, safety and sustainability, to the chance to explore unconventional markets, there’s more of what you’re looking for in a career with our Woodlands TX Energy Office.

We are currently seeking to hire a Marketing Manager/Director. Your broad and impactful role will include fundamental market and customer analyses, competitive intelligence, sales analytics, budgeting, strategic thought leadership, and new product innovation. You will analyze data and sales reports, create cohesive and actionable marketing plans, formulate customer value propositions, develop product line extension programs, and lead projects associated with market or product development. Additionally, you will be our primary commercial liaison for product performance data, sales tools/literature and the sharing of best practices. Extensive North American travel is involved.

Unimin is proud of our reputation as an industry pacesetter, safety vanguard, and a preferred employer. We offer a comprehensive salary/benefits package, including a 401(k), growth opportunities, and the chance to leave your thumbprint on a vital and growing business.

REQUIREMENTS:

Comprehensive knowledge of the oil and gas or oilfield services industry

Ability to analyze and synthesize volumes of data into stellar business/marketing plans

Possess 5+ years of industry experience

Strong oral/written presentation skills

Astute customer relationship management skills

Innate analytical ability

Prior experiences with competitive intelligence, sales/marketing and strategic planning are essential

Technical/engineering background and foreign language skills are preferred

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may apply one line at: www.unimin.com by clicking on Careers and searching Job ID Number 290960-836. [EOE]

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Director of Internal Communications [JRP-10265]

Legacy is a full-service, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that identifies unmet needs and gaps in health-related services and develops client-centered programs to address those needs. A United Way-affiliated agency since 1990, we currently provide primary care, dental care, vision services, behavioral health services for grown-ups and children, family planning, health promotion and community outreach, wellness and nutrition, and comprehensive HIV/AIDS care.

We are currently seeking to hire a Director of Internal Communications. In this role you will be responsible for managing, coordinating, and overseeing employee programs, events and other communications initiatives designed to support the organization culture and improve and enhance overall employee satisfaction.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop, drive, and maintain a high-energy, comprehensive employee communications strategy

Assess our fast-paced, changing work environment to determine key priorities while leveraging resources and embracing our culture

Collaborate with marketing team to fulfill strategic objectives

Develop short and long-term strategic employee communication plans that support our growing business environment

Conceptualize, plan, and implement ongoing employee programs and special employee events that directly involve and engage employees and increase overall employee satisfaction

Develop tools and mechanisms for periodic evaluation of employee satisfaction in order to target and qualify employee communications programs

Research and implement new opportunities for internal communications through the use of new technology and web-based initiatives

Lead and manage teams of various employees from different departments/locations to coordinate various employee events (e.g., employee meetings, retreats, outings, or holiday parties)

Coordinate management and employee meetings as a means for two-way employee interaction with senior leadership and to support our business culture

Counsel senior leadership on their role in employee meetings, including the creation of key message points and presentation materials

Research, create and write best-in-class communication materials including multi-media content (e.g., Intranet, video production) message points and newsletters

Coordinates and oversees editorial content and review of employee newsletter

Manage distribution of employee communications publications

Provide written and verbal reports on both routine activities and special projects

Submit monthly report of work-related activities, tasks completed, and upcoming events to supervisor by the 10th of every month

Assist with coordination of communications to the public, including advertising and media contacts

Assist with coordination of marketing including newsletters, website, advertising, and collateral materials

Attend all meetings as required

Employees will be required to carry out other duties as assigned by supervisor(s)

Participates in the Performance Improvement Program

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism or related field

3-5 years experience in public relations, community relations, or employee communications environments

Experience with special event coordination and execution, including utilizing multi-media tools

Exceptionally strong project management and organizational skills

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and deal effectively with deadline pressure

High level of interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with development and program staff

Ability to work independently, organize, set priorities and complete work within given deadlines

Ability to track progress of job tasks, responsibilities and goals

Must be able to communicate effectively with employees, community and the general public

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel

Ability to use Microsoft Publisher

Willingness to learn new software and various Internet applications

Strong written, verbal, and oral communication skills

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation

Ability to remain calm under stressful conditions

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may submit their resume via email to: lfress@legacycommunityhealth.org.

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Account Executive [JRP-10264]

Do you have what it takes to communicate on behalf of leading brands? The dynamic team at award-wining communications firm Carbonara Group is looking for a talented account executive with three or more years of public relations experience, working in a communications agency or corporate PR group. The selected candidate will be an excellent writer and editor, has frontline experience working with media, has developed strategic public relations campaigns, enjoys a fast-paced environment managing multiple projects and deadlines, is detail-oriented, loves variety and enjoys serving clients. Our boutique firm nurtures creativity, teamwork  and sense of humor as we jump high for the strategic results needed to serve our portfolio of high-profile, high-quality clients in healthcare, non-profit, retail and professional services. The salary for this role is commensurate on experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide strategic media relations recommendations based on client goals and objectives

Actively pitch media stories

Coordinate media requests

Research respective client industries to develop new, creative ideas

Integrate traditional and social media components into coordinated campaigns

Facilitate event details and correspond professionally with clients

REQUIREMENTS:

Degree in journalism, communications, public relations, or related field

3+ years experience working in public relations at an agency or corporation

Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks

Strong editing and reporting capabilities

Demonstrates capacity to continuously develop knowledge and skills related to the fields of public relations and marketing

Demonstrates high standards of professionalism in interpersonal communication and appearance

Related experience in preparing marketing collateral and websites, event planning and execution, and client development is a plus

Able to show current writing samples and a portfolio of placed media coverage

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may submit their resume and writing samples via email to: info@carbonaragroup.com. Please be sure to include “Account Executive” in the subject line of your email.

Carbonara Group is an award-winning, strategic public relations and marketing firm helping clients in law, healthcare, real estate, professional services and non-profit achieve their goals through focused, effective communications and marketing programs.

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