Public Relations Senior Account Manager

Marketing communications Chicago, Illinois


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is seeking a confident and dynamic Public Relations Senior Account Manager to join our consumer team in Chicago. This person will be responsible for supporting public relations & communications efforts across an exciting portfolio of brands in the CPG space.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Providing client-facing support on key CPG/food product accounts
  • Creating and editing communications materials including talking points, press releases, white papers, op-eds and other content on behalf of clients
  • Manage media relations strategy and execution, maintaining and developing relationships with key media contacts 
  • Contributing fresh ideas for programs, events and media outreach that parallel our client objectives
  • 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—including healthy vacation allotment, 401(k) matching, medical/dental/vision support, schedule flexibility (hours & location), fitness reimbursement, your birthday off and more
  • Working in the heart of the west loop in our new Chicago Campus with cutting edge technology and amenities
  • A career working with and influencing bold, creative teams and client accounts that include on-the-verge startups and global giants
  • An inspiring, passionate, driven, fun, and creative office culture
  • Strong leadership with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, training and mentoring to help you grow, expand your skills and become your professional best
  • Undergraduate degree
  • 6-7 years’ experience working in public relations; agency experience preferred
  • Experience producing results for a variety of clients across the CPG space
  • Skilled client counselor with the ability to ensure client satisfaction through world-class service and program results
  • Strong expertise in media strategy and execution with an established base of relevant media contacts
  • Digital & social media savvy with an understanding of how to reach a target audience and drive engagement
  • Ability to create compelling content for a variety of channels with knowledge of how to best distribute and optimize performance of that content; experience developing and managing influencer programs a big plus
  • Superb writing and editing skills across a variety of platforms with a keen eye for detail 
  • Skilled storyteller able to ideate strong client narratives that capture attention and communicate a clear brand message
  • Management experience with a passion for guiding, mentoring and coaching junior staff
What's next?
If you think this is the right position for you, please submit your résumé, cover letter and salary expectations.

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