Senior PR Manager

Public relations Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur


Description

Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

THE ROLE

Strategic Counsel/Creative Inputs

  • Responsible for driving the strategy and performance of communications 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
  • Develop crisis management skills to help clients manage crisis
  • Assist in media training of clients
  • Develop and build media relationships
  • Craft and develop content together with the team
  • Demonstrates strong judgment/decision-making skills, and strategic acumen

Account Management

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

Business Development

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

 

THE PERSON 

  • University degree or college diploma in communications or related field
  • 6-8 years of full-time experience in PR/communications or related field
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Exceptional writing, editing and client interaction skills
  • Strong media relations skills and an established network of journalists
  • Relevant industry background or knowledge of key concepts for the sector specialism as their ability to relate to a client’s business is critical
  • Adaptable to change and a problem-solver who can make quick decisions
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and acquire new knowledge as necessary for tasks or projects
  • Leadership or management experience with growing teams
  • Detail oriented and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment Results-focused and willingness to go the extra mile for clients
  • Excellent team player who works effectively in a fast-paced environment