Policy

PR Collaborative is seeking an Account Supervisor!

PR Collaborative is seeking an Account Supervisor to join our thriving policy division. You’ll work with think tanks, foundations, and nonprofits on a range of issues. Recent projects have included a national awards program incentivizing upstream solutions to public health, a national polling initiative to assess voter opinions on food and agriculture issues, and a political ad campaign led by a Democratic Super PAC.

Leadership and management skills are critical for success in this position. You will be leading a lean but dynamic team with one direct report and several interns. You will serve as a day-to-day contact for clients and works in close collaboration with the President and Owner of PR Collaborative.

This position is ideal for self-directed, entrepreneurial individuals. We know that there will be a transition phase, but as you become comfortable with your role, you will be leading the policy team predominantly on your own initiative. It is critical that this person seeks help and feedback when needed but is able to manage his or her own time and clients without constant oversight.

PR Collaborative has its roots in media relations, and a successful job applicant will be used to creating and executing national, trade, and local media campaigns. The scope of this position goes beyond media relations, however, and encompasses social media (both ongoing and for banner events), creative development, internal communications, and more. Excellent writing skills are a fundamental requirement for the position of Account Supervisor.

Required skills

Key responsibilities of this position include:

·      Project / time management

o   Setting and meeting deadlines

o   Managing competing priorities

o   Ensuring all team members and partners understand timeline

o   Anticipating potential delays and mitigating or preventing negative consequences

o   Holding third party vendors and contractors accountable to project timelines

·      Client management

o   Leading client meetings

o   Defining key client deliverables

o   Reporting on campaign metrics and milestones

o   Ensuring client satisfaction by proactively addressing challenges and delivering high quality work

·      Public relations / strategic communications experience

o   Delivering high quality written materials across platforms: blog posts, press releases, social media, and more

o   Editing internal and client work for publication

o   Building and maintaining media outreach lists

o   Defining and delivering client deliverables

o   Developing meeting agendas and leading strategy sessions

o   Collaborating with or leading design processes on behalf of clients, both internally and with vendors

o   Creating wrap and end-of-year reports for internal and external use

o   Media relationships a plus but not required

o   Understanding SEO basics a plus but not required

·      Management / leadership experience

o   Clearly communicating project goals and desired outcomes to policy team, including direct report and interns

o   Providing feedback and growth opportunities for team members

o   Taking ownership for the policy portfolio’s success

Preferred but not required skills for applicants include:

·      Subject matter expertise

o   Knowledge or interest in public health, food/agriculture policy, progressive politics, urban issues, and more

Salary / benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. PR Collaborative has a very generous benefits package, vacation, paid sick leave, 401K, and comprehensive health insurance.

To apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to Avalon Swindell Jones at avalon@prcollaborative.com. Up to three work samples are appreciated but not required. Finalists will be asked for references. 

Meet Our Spring 2016 Policy Interns!

Tess Palladino

I’m a senior at The George Washington University studying international affairs. I discovered my love for public relations and communications recently and have enjoyed immersing myself in the world of media. In addition to my media interest, I have a passion for food and culture.

During my time so far at PR Collaborative, I’ve learned a lot and been given exposure to different aspects of public relations. I’ve been working on the policy aspect of public health and learning how PR impacts the field. I enjoy researching the public health industry and learning about all of the critical work that public health officials deal with on a day-to-day basis. I’ve also witnessed how film PR works and the ins and outs of word-of-mouth screenings. I’m looking forward to learning more about policy PR, and to honing my skills to contribute more to the office and further my endeavors.

Fun facts: I love all things pink, plaid, and polka dots (but not together). When I’m not at yoga or Soul Cycle, you can find me in the cheese section of Whole Foods crafting the perfect cheese board.

Nora Sanzo

 I too am a senior at George Washington University majoring in international affairs and public health. My interest for public relations has been steadily growing ever since I became a college student and noticed the great impact it had on my daily life. Being in a city like Washington D.C., I’ve been able to connect with many people in the field of PR and communications. The combination of public health and public relations here at PR Collaborative is a perfect match for me.

As a policy intern, I’ve had the opportunity to work in all aspects of the media and communications process. From day one, I was given responsibilities for each policy client such as researching healthcare trends, gathering information for directors and developing more knowledge regarding public health in all aspects of the world. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to work closely with a team so passionate about similar things. My prior knowledge of public health has helped me understand PR Collaborative's work, but I’m so excited to continue to learn from everyone in the office.

Fun facts: Originally from Texas, I’m a huge fan of football and salsa. My passion for health can be seen daily as I am a personal trainer and competitive power lifter. I apparently love D.C. and GW so much as I just finished applying for the Master of Public Health Communications and Marketing program. I look forward to sticking around for another two years!