/Vice President of Public Relations
Walker Sands is looking for a strategic, results-driven public relations director to join our growing Chicago PR team.
An organization that emphasizes constant learning, Walker Sands strives to go above and beyond in developing innovative and strategic programs for our clients. Our client portfolio contains an impressive list of Fortune 500 corporations, startups, fast-growing high-tech companies, professional services firms and business associations.
In the PR Director role, you will lead PR strategy and execution for large, high-value PR clients, including many of the agency’s integrated accounts, with a focus on generating impactful results that build awareness, enhance credibility and grow reputation. Ideal candidates will excel at setting PR strategy that tracks to clients’ overall business and marketing objectives and working directly with clients’ internal teams to plan, execute and showcase our great work. You will also have the opportunity to interface with and learn from client marketing and communications leaders as well as company executives and spokespeople, often leading conversations around program recommendations, results and strategy.
The PR Director will have full oversight of the media relations strategy and its results. Ideal candidates have strong media relationships in business and technology media, as well as a solid understanding of the media landscape and the best channels -- print, digital, broadcast, podcast, etc. -- to reach a client’s key audiences. This includes experience building compelling speaking and awards programs for clients and a strong understanding of complementary tactics like content marketing, analyst relations, influencer relations and social media marketing.
Along with managing your own portfolio of B2B technology clients, you’ll manage and oversee the professional development of a team of driven, passionate PR pros. Within this leadership role at Walker Sands, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real impact during a time of rapid growth at a top B2B PR and digital marketing agency. And as a member of our newest office, you'll have a hand in shaping our presence out on the West Coast.