Director of Communications

About the job

Ceisler Media seeks a Director to join our team of communications professionals in the Philadelphia office.

Education

  • Minimum seven years’ demonstrated communications and/or public relations experience at a public policy, corporation, government, nonprofit, agency or professional services background with track record of success.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Political Science, Journalism or other liberal arts discipline

Requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Experience leading high profile project teams or client work

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Impeccable attention to detail and organization skills

  • Proven sound judgment and project delivery under tight deadlines and competing priorities

  • Strong understanding of communications industry with a proven track record with media engagement

  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, and influencing skills

  • Results-oriented with ability to lead, develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally

  • Willingness to adapt to the many changing requirements/needs of a fast-paced company and industry

  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, team-oriented culture and to provide mentorship to staff, while also working independently

  • Proven track record of excellence, ownership, and accountability

  • Confident personality supported by disciplined, logical thinking and fact-based, documented conclusions and opinions

  • Strong project and time management skills, with the ability to pivot from projects based on demands

  • Technical Skills:  Strong proficiency with the Microsoft Office 365; proficiency in Cision, Critical Mention, Sprout Social and Adobe Suite software a plus

Responsibilities

  • Leads relationships with clients and project teams, ensuring exemplary deliverables.

  • Manages integrated communications and/or grassroots advocacy campaigns.

  • Develops compelling written materials including press releases, media advisories, letters to the editor/op-eds, media pitches, speeches, testimony, byline articles, , thought leadership, etc.

  • Enhances earned media and grassroots efforts through the integration of compelling digital media, including developing social media content and toolkits.

  • Manages media strategy including both proactive and reactive activities, with the ability to serve as a spokesperson or client representative when necessary.

  • Develops campaigns around advocacy issues, identifying the tools and stakeholder engagement plan required to support strategies.

  • Works with Ceisler staff and clients to support crisis communications efforts

  • Engages in grassroots efforts such as letter-writing, op-ed or digital campaigns as well as targeted media placements designed to complement government relations strategies.

  • Builds relationships with key local, regional and statewide stakeholders – including reporters/media outlets, elected officials, civic and community leaders, business leaders, etc.

  • Monitors clients’ business and industry news to maintain a current knowledge base and regularly evaluates opportunities to support clients’ needs beyond existing engagement.

  • Follows industry trends for client and communications sector, seeking ways to apply new approaches and best practices to client activities.

  • Participates in business development activities, including representing the firm in the community, at industry events and securing new clients. Regularly reviews activities and participates in firm-wide planning efforts.

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Ceisler Media staff currently operates on a hybrid work schedule. All staff and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.


Along with your cover letter, please include your resume, salary requirements and writing samples. Please send to Careers at Careers@ceislermedia.com Recruiters please do not contact this job posting. EOE.