Senior Director, Public Relations

Recruiter
KCD
Location
Los Angeles, California
Salary
DOE - Please reach out directly
Posted
06 Dec 2021
Closes
06 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Senior Director of Public Relations will be based out of our LA office and will act as integral ambassador for KCD and its clients. Senior Directors should represent the agency with strong leadership and communications skills while inspiring both internal and external teams. Candidates should have exceptional management, interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as the capability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and accounts. They should have the appropriate style and taste with an understanding that they represent the global agency as a whole. 

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide support for departmental Vice Presidents and Partners with proactive status updates on a regular basis
  • Serve as West Coast agency ambassador and act as an agency liaison to develop and maintain relationships with stylists, editors and industry leaders. 
  • Provide a consistent, professional and diligent client experience while managing client expectations 
  • Uphold a keen understanding of the client’s image, ideals and goals 
  • Develop, lead and manage clients through seasonal strategy, product and special project pitches
  • Develop and execute feature stories (for both long-lead, short-lead and regional outlets), product placements, editorial reporting and analysis 
  • Brainstorm fresh ideas for client PR campaigns and develop strong angles for pitches and press releases
  • Introduce and pitch both traditional and non-traditional media approaches 
  • Understand and identify appropriate strategic partnership opportunities for clients
  • Manage celebrity/VIP dressing and placements  
  • Manage client events while seamlessly collaborating with their in-house team
  • Manage fashion shows and industry related events 
  • Manage LA team on client accounts and delegate tasks 
  • Maintain a diverse network of contacts amongst key persons in the media

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Time management skills and ability to multitask – this role requires managing many different areas for several clients simultaneously; candidate should not get stressed under pressure
  • Keen understanding and relevance in industry related matters – this role requires servicing a variety of fashion brands from emerging designers to industry leaders
  • Combination of creative and strategic thinking with the ability to jump from the creative side of marketing to the analytical side
  • Ability to work with clients, understand their needs, and pitch proposals
  • Ability to work in a team environment and actively promote and engage both colleagues and clients in open communication
  • Ability to approach challenges head-on with aptitude to make confident decisions and execute on them
  • Great rapport with industry editors and other industry-related persons  
  • Experience working with retailers, retail corporations and/or business conglomerates is a plus
  • Corporate Communications experience is a plus

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10-14 years of experience working either in house or with an agency in a public relations capacity
  • A degree in Journalism, Communications or English