Public Relations Principal, Public Affairs & Healthcare at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Posted in General Business 9 days ago.

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Location: Tampa, Florida

Job Description:

Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Public affairs Tampa, Florida

Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is a seeking bright, confident, and dynamic Principal to join our Tampa, FL team. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with a diverse mix of clients in the public affairs, corporate, healthcare and utilities sectors. The Principal will serve as a day-to-day client lead on various accounts while also working closely with other H+K client teams. This role includes developing strategic communications plans, implementing tactics, and overseeing client financial and administrative functions. This role is equivalent to an Account Supervisor.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Delivers sound counsel to client on routine matters, consistently anticipating client needs and potential issues, executing programs to client satisfaction, and representing client before various audiences

  • Writes annual program and project plans, news releases, pitches, fact sheets, whitepapers, Q&A's, articles, matte stories, by-lined articles, etc.

  • Carries out media placement activities with local and national media, key reporters and online influencers

  • Responsible for quality control of assigned client programs: edits/approves written copy, writes copy, presentations, etc.

  • Mentors and assigns responsibility to junior team members for implementation of client program elements, ensuring work product is of high quality and on strategy

  • Provides leadership and sound judgment to the team and client as crises arise

  • Independently develops and manages budgets for client programs

  • Actively participates in new business activities (pitches/presentation preparation)

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in PR, marketing, or journalism

  • 5-6 years of full-time PR experience with expertise in public affairs, healthcare and/or corporate communications

  • PR agency experience is a plus

  • Proven experience planning and delivering successful, broad-based PR programs to achieve client program objectives

  • Strong writing skills a must

  • Advanced media relations experience with established media contacts, placements, and successes

  • Persuasive and articulate communicator, conversant with client business

  • Strong social media skills

  • Proven ability to accurately develop and manage budgets

  • Experience managing/mentoring interns and junior level staff

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive benefits package-including healthy vacation allotment, 401(k) matching, medical/dental/vision support, schedule flexibility (hours & location), fitness reimbursement, your birthday off, commuter assistance and more

  • A career working with and influencing bold, creative teams and client accounts that include on-the-verge startups and global giants

  • An inspiring, passionate, driven, fun, and creative office culture

  • New business commission potential and employee referral bonus

  • Strong leadership with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, training and mentoring to help you grow, expand your skills and become your professional best