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Senior Public Relations Manager

at Wunderman Thompson
New York, New York, United States

Who we are:

Wunderman Thompson is a creative, data and technology agency. We are built to inspire growth for our clients with breakthrough creativity that helps our clients succeed. We are in a unique position to deliver growth based on three fundamental principles: we see the world differently and reject conventional thinking; we have an unbounded definition of creativity that can rethink business, culture, and brand experiences; we act decisively and accountably, owning delivery end-to-end. 

Who we are looking for: 

Wunderman Thompson New York is seeking a Senior Public Relations Manager who will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of all communications and PR supporting Wunderman Thompson’s priorities and strategies in the NY region. The Senior PR Manager will work closely with the Americas leadership team and the Global Marketing Team, creating and leading New York’s communications activity across all channels including trade, social and internal. The Senior PR Manager will also be responsible for developing strategy and managing our presence at major industry events and award shows in the region and for supporting internal communications as necessary.  To be successful in this role, you must have strong existing relationships with PR and agency publications. 

As part of the New Business department, reporting into the Chief Growth Officer, you will be the main point of contact and responsible for driving the agency’s marketing and PR. This is an opportunity to help continue to shape the New York office as a leading agency, as well as one of the world’s most forward-thinking digital agency networks.

This is a contract opportunity in our New York office. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Develop and lead the New York PR strategy, track and measure New York PR.
  • Own regional goal setting and budget management.
  • Develop a speakers’ bureau and speaker placement strategy for events to increase New York’s industry presence and thought leadership.
  • Manage and track an awards strategy, including writing agency, campaign and people submissions as well as jury/judge nominations. Develop agency and people submissions as necessary.
  • Oversee internal & external communications, messaging and outwardly facing content including some social channels.
  • Partner with and sustain strong collaboration with regional leadership and the global marketing team around brand awareness and strategic agency communication.
  • Support internal communication needs including promotion of all agency learning and culture activities, employee news and corporate messaging.

Who you are:

  • A builder | Entrepreneurial attitude couple with a strong business acumen. Ability and appetite to bring people together. Innate ability to marshal people and create gravity around ideas.
  • Open and collaborative | Our team is close-knit and supportive and we’re working with a lot of unknowns – you must champion of team environments that are comfortable and encouraging.
  • Optimistic and resilient | Dig in and figure out how to work around problems. Yes and why not posture. Takes care of self and team. Balance needed to maintain stamina and positivity.
  • Ego-less | We all wear the hats that need wearing, it’s a mentality that makes the team successful.

What you’ll need: 

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience as a PR lead inside a large agency, interactive business or other related industry.
  • Proven results with PR initiatives, events, influencer and story management, including existing relationships with industry publications and editors.
  • Manage relationships with key, senior level media and influencers.
  • Solicit and share feedback/perception from media and influencers regarding the agency’s competition and position in the industry in order to counsel and inform actions.
  • Ability to detect and mitigate possible issues, conflicts and disruptions in the business.
  • Demonstrate initiative, solid judgment and creativity.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Experience with executive communications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Wunderman Thompson is proud to be a WPP agency. Headquartered in New York, we have a truly global reach with over 20,000 people in 90 markets. For more information, please visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.  

Wunderman Thompson is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting and retaining the most qualified employees regardless of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability. We rely on legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing personal information under the GDPR for purposes of recruitment and applications for employment. 
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Careers

Established in 2019, Wunderman Thompson has a combined history of 150 years, setting the standard for marketing, communications and business innovation. We bring together over 20,000 creatives, analysts, strategists, customer experience designers and business consultants across 90 markets.

We’re always looking for the best talent to add to our diverse and talented mix that is Wunderman Thompson.

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