Manager- Public Relations

Public relations Singapore, Singapore


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Manager- Public Relations

We are seeking a Manager to initiate, develop and manage appropriate communications strategies and programmes to achieve clients' objectives and be responsible for their overall successful implementation and management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Account Management

  • Provide accurate budget estimates using the Hill+Knowlton Strategies Estimator for projects and retainer accounts
  • Manage and track all client budgets to prevent over-servicing
  • Proactively alert relevant account director to emerging budget or client issues and problems
  • Manage, coach and train junior or new members in the project team
  • Mentor to newcomers
  • Ensure that all outputs by team members meet Hill+Knowlton Strategies standards, client requirements and deadlines
  • Day-to-day liaison with clients
  • Develop and build client relationships

 Strategic Counsel/Creative Inputs

  • Develop communications strategies and write communications programs and programmes to help clients achieve their objectives
  • Offer timely strategic counsel and advice to clients on all aspects of communications
  • Proactively identify existing and emerging issues and devise solutions to manage these issues successfully
  • Conduct periodic strategic communications programme reviews for clients
  • Prepare communications programme or project evaluation reports at appropriate intervals and recommend changes or adjustments accordingly
  • Write intelligence or analysis reports clients, where necessary
  • Develop crisis management skills to help clients manage crisis
  • Coach clients ahead of any media interviews
  • Develop and build media relationships

 Business Development

  • Provide business development leads
  • Identify and develop the expansion of business with existing clients
  • The focal point for business development proposals and pitches

 Skills and Qualifications

  • You must be available immediately.
  • You must be authorised to work in this country without any employer sponsorship
  • Degree in Mass Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Political Science, or related
  • Min 5 – 7 years of public relations or communications experience in an agency environment
  • Have experience leading multi-market projects
  • A team player with the ability to work with a variety of clients, suppliers/vendors, media, consultants, and members of the H+K team
  • A strong writer, with a keen ear for the news and how it impacts clients
  • Excellent presentation skills, including the ability to communicate and propose ideas to suit client needs
  • Experience in managing teams and guiding them across projects/retainers from different industry
  • Possesses maturity and judgment skills necessary for client contact
  • Thorough knowledge of media and how it functions
  • Ability to manage client budgets and deadlines

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Hill+Knowlton Strategies does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, colour, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry.