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Director of Public Relations

Company Name:
WorkStaff USA Staffing Agency
For over 50 years, this well known air quality company has been a leader in improving indoor air quality in
residential, commercial and institutional markets. The companies vision is to assist people
in living longer, healthier lives by providing products and services to help them
breathe cleaner, healthier air. For our North American headquarters, located in
La Mirada, California, we have an immediate opening for a Director of Public
Relations.
Summary
As a key member of the executive team, the Director of Public Relations will develop, implement and lead the PR programs. This person is also responsible for managing and growing this companies public relations team, service offering, and client base. The ideal candidate has a passion for, and a deep understanding of PR and is a thought-leader in PR amid the changing media landscape.
Attributes
Ability to lead and develop the public relations team
Possess a positive, people-centric leadership style with an ability to build strong working relationships
Strong leadership skills and proven record of cross functional collaboration
Able and willing to work in a hands-on, collaborative style
Proven decision-making capabilities and a strategic business sense
Be able to adapt successfully to change in a lead-edge, emerging environment
High-attention-to-detail, flexibility, follow-through and organizational skills
A high level of professionalism and positive attitude a must
Ability to work quickly and effectively under pressure and to efficiently deal with multiple priorities simultaneously will be the key to success in this position.
Responsibilities
Develop objectives, strategies and manage the implementation of client PR programs
Develop PR plans and timelines, write press releases, blogs and other PR deliverables
Establish and manage social media strategy
Manage analyst, media and blogger relations
Monitor competitive news and recommend competitive strategies
Manage messaging and positioning strategies
Draft executive communications, speeches and business presentations
Conduct media training
Accurately forecast budgets and manage a team of Agency resources
Pitch and secure new clients for the company
Keep your team motivated, aligned and doing great work
Travel
Other projects as assigned
Qualifications
Must be able to communicate in English both verbally and in written form
Minimum 10 years experience, preferably as a PR executive inside a large consumer goods leader or as a senior executive of a large PR agency
Established relationships with journalists, particularly consumer product media, bloggers and business press
Proven results with highly strategic corporate PR initiatives
Experience with executive communications, consumer product marketing, and as a spokesperson
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Demonstrated initiative, solid judgment and creativity
Ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
Deep understanding of company strategy, products and technologies
Strong presentation skills
A customer service orientation to ensure company exceeds customer and media expectations
Bachelors degree in communications, marketing or related field is required
Masters degree in communications or MBA is desirable.
Superior knowledge of MS Office Outlook, Excel & Word
Other Requirements
May be required to attend and participate in professional development activities both in and outside the company to stay abreast of new developments and best practices.
What IQAir offers
Work in a small, flexible international team
Extensive on the job training and professional development
Company with a strong value system
50 year history of excellence
A competitive salary and benefits package that includes:
medical, dental & vision
401K Plan with company match
On-site gym
A slide!
Weekly catered lunches
And much more!
More Information About the Job
Whats exciting about this opportunity?
New position and opportunity to drive the pr strategy for our company
How would you describe the team and culture?
open, collaborative, sharp
What kinds of people succeed in your organization?
top performers, energetic, positive
What are the top 3-4 things the person in this position will be challenged with in the first 60-90 days?
developing a strategic plan, reviewing the infrastructure and team
12 months from now, what would the person in this position have accomplished to be successful?
exspantion, growth and brand awareness
What are we looking for on the resume, and why?
senior pr experience - we want a top performer who can hit the ground running.
What are we willing to be flexible on, and how?
nothing/ need a go-getter
Is this a replacement or a new position?
new
Where does the position sit in the organization and who does this position report to?
Reports to CEO
Does this position have direct reports?
yes
Who will the person in this position interact with?
everyone!
Whats the bonus percentage?
to be determined
Is there equity?
no
Are we ready to hire the right candidate immediately?
yes
Is relocation available?
yes
Is there flexibility in hours and/or the ability to work remotely?
no remote work, definite flexibility with hours. We are very big on work/life balance.

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