Gatesman is looking for an organized and energetic team member to act as an Account Director and join its Public Relations team. Gatesman PR is a premier public relations practice in a period of great potential and growth. To enable the agency to continue its trajectory forward, it needs the committed expertise of a talented and passionate team member with 7-10 years experience (agency preferred) with demonstrated success in growing and overseeing a portfolio of clients. Candidates must have a proven history of apply forward-thinking, insightful strategy development and exceptional management skill to client work.

Summary of Responsibilities and Expectations:

Gatesman has a team-oriented and collaborative culture, giving its members the ability to play an active role in every aspect of account teams, new business and agency life. Key skills and responsibilities for the PR Account Director include the ability to:

  • Cement client relationships as a trusted advisor, providing senior counsel and ensuring that client accounts remain profitable
  • Lead strategic thinking across evolving PR and Social Media landscape, and driving innovation across all internal, external and influencer communications platforms
  • Lead media relations strategy and counsel across trade, business and consumer media, and maintain a strong placement track record
  • Proactively build relationships with the media, key opinion leaders, professional associations, online influencers and other relevant third-parties
  • Collaborate on common goals with client and agency internal teams to produce award-winning integrated campaigns
  • Develop and lead measurement and metrics plans
  • Grow organic business pipelines within client organizations through the development of client risk, retention and growth plans
  • Spearhead new business efforts and drive organic growth by successfully converting new business or proposals into revenue
  • Effectively plan team capacity and development, provide coaching and mentoring to direct reports easily and effectively
  • Write winning and creative proposals, plans and other strategic documentation
  • Demonstrate first-class presentations skills with the ability to influence at a senior level

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree and minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in communications and marketing
  • PASSION, SMARTS, and CURIOSITY
  • Team-oriented attitude and willingness to contribute wherever needed
  • Desire to keep learning and advance within the agency
  • Creativity
  • Experience and knowledge of business operations
  • Natural ability and desire to lead