Public Relations Manager

Rosemont, IL
Direct Hire - Hybrid / Full time

smartdept. inc. is searching for a Public Relations Manager for a client in Rosemont, IL. The ideal candidate will come with 7-10 years of experience in the realm of public and media relations. This is a direct-hire position that will be partially on-site in Rosemont, IL.


What You’ll Do:

  • Manage the development and implementation of national strategic media relations activities, including writing news releases, pitch letters, letters to the editor, statements, and talking points.
  • Monitor current issues/events impacting dermatology and respond to national and local media inquiries for information and interviews daily.
  • Provide counsel on high-profile media inquiries to senior staff and member leadership. Includes drafting key messages and media statements, and coordinating interviews.
  • Develop and implement strategic communications plans for the Academy’s marketing and communications efforts targeting the public, patients, and media.
  • Prepare members for media interviews, including developing and implementing general, advanced and officer media training.
  • Set annual media relations calendar and update on a quarterly basis.
  • Responsible for tracking, measuring the impact/ROI, and reporting the client's media relations efforts and identifying opportunities to enhance them.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English or Journalism.
  • Minimum seven to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the area of public relations and/or media relations required.
  • Effective verbal and written interpersonal communication and project management skills are necessary, as well as experience collaborating with a wide range of internal and external audiences.
  • Experience developing media relations materials with a deep understanding of multiple tactics and tools. Effective leadership and teambuilding skills are necessary
  • Ability to identify and plan critical tasks and resources; determine roles and responsibilities of team members; monitor and evaluate project progress; and manage financial resources.
  • Ability to execute projects under minimal supervision with strong analytical skills.
  • Travel required
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