PMG is Hiring a Senior Public Relations Strategist

ABOUT PMG: Pence Media Group (PMG) is a full-service public relations, media, and marketing consultancy working with startups to Fortune 500 companies. PMG was established in 2017 to create a real, working strategy for every client we serve. PMG loves helping brands affirm their identity, craft key messages, and deliver them to targeted audiences. PMG was honored with a MUSE Creative Gold Award for Best Small Agency of the Year in 2023 and 2024.

We run projects from concept through completion with an operating mantra of “consider it done.” In today’s world, flexibility is paramount, and PMG prides itself on the expertise, adaptability and value we bring to our clients.

With that in mind, we offer a remote-first working arrangement, but regular on-site client meetings and occasional outside of working hours responsibilities could be required.

ROLE: Senior Public Relations Strategist

ACCOUNTABILITIES: Public Relations Services coordination and management, client delivery, internal practice development, and professional development

MANAGER: CEO

LOCATION: Hybrid - Preference is for candidates to live in the greater Indianapolis area.

OVERVIEW

The Senior Public Relations Strategist is responsible for managing and executing PR strategies for PMG and its clients. Your responsibilities include managing client account strategy, deliverables, timelines, and resources. You’ll pitch stories to media, write content, execute events, and enhance brand and digital presence. Collaborating with the client and PMG team is important to delivering successful client deliverables and ensuring a positive client experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications, public relations, business or a related field
  • 8+ years experience in public relations, marketing or a similar role preferred
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively interact with clients and team members
  • Detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy in work
  • Proficient in Google Business Suite (Docs, Sheets, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team
  • Ability to travel to various locations within Indiana, as needed

ROLES + RESPONSIBILITIES:

Media Relations + Outreach

  • Develop and execute on a proactive PR strategy for PMG and its clients
  • Write press releases, media advisories, thought leadership pieces, client newsletters, and other copy as needed
  • Manage and execute media events to generate media interest and coverage
  • Maintain, foster and improve media relationships for PMG and on behalf of our clients
  • Regularly analyze and report on media coverage
  • Cultivate relationships with reporters, editors and others across print, digital and broadcast media outlets
  • Create and maintain media lists and monitor media coverage using MuckRack
  • Coordinate media interviews and segment prep sheets and participate as needed
  • Achieves proactive and reactive news coverage locally, statewide, and nationally.
  • Identifies and shapes story opportunities and contributes to reporting functions.
  • Maintains excellent relationships with the media and organizational partners.
  • Assists with issues that could negatively impact the reputation of the organization and makes recommendation for action.
  • Maintains an ongoing knowledge of current events and news, and social media.

Event Management + Execution

  • Organize promotional events, such as press conferences and grand openings
  • Supervise on-site media and event facilitation
  • Manage third-party vendors on behalf of clients, PMG
  • Event guest list development, outreach and management

Account Management

  • Manage client projects ensuring effective and efficient execution that exceeds expectations
  • Manage timelines, budgets, and resources
  • Actively participate in virtual or in-person client meetings
  • Build strong client relationships by providing exceptional service that anticipates client needs and creates trust
  • Support and promote PMG
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Stay current with marketing trends and best practices (e.g., trends, tools, techniques) and apply this knowledge to projects and initiatives

Business Development 

  • Support business development efforts to identify and pursue new business opportunities which may involve research, pitch material creation, pitch meetings, and contributing to proposals, RFPs, and presentations
  • Assist with client proposal development
  • Identify new business opportunities and make recommendations for how to pursue them
  • Identify opportunities for speaking engagements and other public relations activities

At Pence Media Group, we value expertise, creativity and a client-centered approach. We offer a competitive salary, PTO and a flexible work model, opportunities for professional growth and development and an incredibly positive work environment. If you are a motivated, talented expert, we want you on our team! #consideritdone

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply via LinkedIN and series applicants can move the process forward faster by sending the following to Nicole Pence Becker at [email protected] for consideration:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Portfolio
  • Reference List - at least three required

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Link to apply: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3873181672

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