Public Relations Account Director, Corporate Communications

Corporate Communications Toronto, Ontario


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is looking for a talented Account Director to join our dynamic Toronto team. This represents an exciting opportunity to provide leadership and campaign strategy for a diverse portfolio of corporate clients across a wide range sectors including telecommunications, energy, financial services, professional services, gaming and more.  

Our ideal candidate is a seasoned communications professional with a proven track record of providing smart client counsel and the ability to lead large, integrated communications programs. This includes experience with issues management and/or crisis files and a strong understanding and/or experience with integrating digital and social communications. 

We are looking for not only incredible talent, but also great attitude, energy and passion for the H+K brand and our clients.

Our people bring their individualism and creativity to work every day and love what they do. Hill+Knowlton Strategies Toronto +YOU, together.

Here’s what you’d be doing:

  • Serving as a client leader, providing account strategy and counsel, generating fresh, smart ideas and leading campaigns
  • Overseeing junior team members, delegating tasks, executing client initiatives, ensuring client satisfaction and anticipating needs and potential issues as they arise
  • Developing and advising on social media strategies that incorporate industry best practices; providing client contacts with audience-centric social media analysis and guidance
  • Creating and executing earned media and influencer strategies; managing media relations and influencer engagement projects and building relationships with key contacts
  • Serving as a point of quality control, reviewing and editing written materials to ensure high quality and precision in client deliverables
  • Exercising your creativity and strategic thinking in account management and planning
  • Contributing creativity, passion and expertise to an entrepreneurial team environment where everyone’s voice is heard, highly valued and rewarded

What else is in it for you?

  • Competitive benefits package
  • A career working with and influencing a diverse portfolio of influential B2B corporate clients
  • Strong leadership with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, training and mentoring to help you grow, expand your skills and become your professional best

What you’ll need to get here:

  • 8-10 years’ experience in a communications role (prior agency/consulting experience required)
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited post-secondary educational institution
  • Ability to lead large, integrated clients
  • Corporate communications, reputation management, issues management and crisis communications experience
  • Superb client service skills with the ability to ensure client satisfaction through world-class service and program results
  • Experience with a variety of channels including media relations, digital and social media and direct to stakeholder relations
  • Ability to provide strategy on creative content and influencer programs; able to create compelling digital content across a variety of channels with knowledge of how to best distribute and optimize the performance of that content
  • Natural curiosity and genuine passion for storytelling
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills that can be applied across various platforms
  • Strong project and budget management skills, ability to delegate and prioritize
  • High attention to detail
  • The ability to meet deadlines and prioritize
  • Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud an asset
  • Passion, tenacity and enthusiasm for the H+K brand

What’s next?

If you think this is the right position for you, please submit your résumé and cover letter.