In BOSTON, we need a

Manager, Public Relations

Allen & Gerritsen (A&G) is seeking a rising public relations star to join its Boston office (although we have implemented a hybrid WFH model) as a Manager, Public Relations (AE equivalent). The Manager will be an integral member of a collaborative public relations, influencer marketing and social media practice that exists within a top independent, full-service advertising agency. The practice has three divisions — B2B, Consumer and Multicultural — and candidates may be asked to work across multiple divisions. Managers play an account leadership role and report to senior management. 

We want to hear from you if:

  • You’ve worked in agency land for a few years and are eager for a new challenge with a lot of running room to grow an agency and your career.
  • You have solid media relationships and can share examples of reporters who you can call in a crunch, and pitches that you’ve converted from smart ideas into secured placements. 
  • Writing is your superpower. If you’ve been told by teachers, friends or managers that “you’re a great writer,” then you have an essential piece of the puzzle. We’re looking for a combination of great technical and creative writing that’s been applied to draft key messaging, press releases, bylines and op-eds.
  • You’re open to not being a specialist; while most team members have a heavier focus in one or two divisions (B2B, Consumer, Multicultural), there is potential for crossover, and clients love our range.  
  • You have experience managing projects from start to finish, and you instill confidence in your colleagues that you’ll get the job done. 
  • You love to consume the news and stay up-to-date with current trends, especially within your clients’ industries.

Day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Serve as a client contact/relationship manager; manage day-to-day account activities with the support of the broader PR team
  • Actively engage in media relations efforts. build relationships with reporters and secure placements
  • Work with the broader PR team to brainstorm, develop and implement campaign strategies and tactics
  • Oversee account management and client reporting
  • Participate in new business pitches
  • Manage interns and associates on account work
  • Other qualifications we like:
    • Strong writing skills; writing samples, a writing test and coverage portfolio will be required
    • At least 2-3 years of experience, agency preferred
    • Proven media relations acumen
    • Impeccable attention to detail and strong research skills
    • Working knowledge of PR tools like Critical Mention and Muck Rack
    • Strong deck building skills (we use Keynote or Google Slides)
    • Experience managing and creating content for social media channels is a plus, but not required

If you've already mentally checked a bunch of these boxes, hit that Apply button. Let's see if we're a match.

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