Manager - PR

Corporate Communications Singapore, Singapore


Description

Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Role: Manager/Senior Manager

We are looking to hire a Manager/Senior Manager who is passionate about telling stories on behalf of clients. As part of the team, you will initiate, develop and drive communications strategies and programmes to achieve clients’ objectives. You will also be responsible for the overall successful management and implementation of these programmes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategic Counsel

  • Develop communications strategies 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

Account Management

  • Manage day-to-day account servicing and interfacing with clients
  • Provide accurate budget estimates 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
  • Conduct periodic strategic communications programme reviews for clients
  • Prepare communications programme or project evaluation reports at appropriate intervals and recommend changes or adjustments accordingly
  • Develop crisis management skills to help clients manage crisis
  • Assist and participate in media training sessions where appropriate
  • Develop and build media relationships on behalf of the client
  • Mentor and coach junior or new members in the project team
  • Ensure that all outputs by team members meet Hill + Knowlton Strategies standards, client requirements and deadlines

Business Development

  • Provide new business development leads
  • Identify and develop growth of business with existing clients
  • Drive business development proposals and pitches

Requirements

  • Degree in Public Relations, Communications or related fields
  • Min 5 – 6 years of public relations or communications experience in an agency environment
  • Thorough knowledge of the media, solid experience in media engagement, media relations and crafting news for the media in Singapore and the region
  • Resourceful self-starter with excellent command of English and writing skills
  • Possesses maturity and judgment skills necessary for client contact
  • Ability to manage client budgets and deadlines
  • High degree of professionalism with good work ethics.
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