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Director of Agency Communications

Company: MullenLowe U.S., Inc. (1097)
Location: New York
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

We are seeking a Director of Agency Communications to join our Mediahub team.

Mediahub is one the hottest and fastest growing media shops in the U.S. and was just named Ad Age's 2019 Media Agency of the Year. This is coming off the heels of being named a leader in Forrester's first ever wave of major media shops and in 2018 we were Adweek's U.S. Media Agency of the Year.

This role is responsible for leading publicity, media relations, community relations, industry relations, and overall agency and executive visibility for the award-winning, creatively-driven, integrated marketing communications agency. The communication director handles all press release writing and pitching and placing stories in trade and general news media related to agency/client campaigns, new business wins, personnel hires and promotions, thought leadership, innovation, organizational changes, cultural initiatives and generally anything that is newsworthy and will help the agency thrive, grow and attract world-class talent and client partners.

We are looking for a strong writer and communicator. A person with strong knowledge of the advertising and media industries is preferred. We want someone who can identify good stories and can help craft the messages in support of these stories. We're looking for a news hound, someone who enjoys working with the news media, cultivating positive relationships based on trust and respect with journalists.

It will be important for the Director of Agency Communication to work quickly and with confidence in partnership with C-Level executives throughout our agency. The Agency Communications Director works in support of all four offices with local partners mobilized as needed to augment the communications team. The Agency Communications Director will regularly liaise with the global team.

- Define the client's brand and business problem in the context of a media challenge we can solve.
- Identify the right tools to investigate the challenge, from internal experience to syndicated tools, to proprietary research and partner data.
- Design, field and analyze proprietary research. At the most basic level this means the ability to write clear and intriguing questions that will lead to fresh insights.
- Synthesize multiple forms of data into innovative and actionable communication strategies and go-to-market ideas.
- Communicate ideas in ways that guide and inspire.
- Create consumers journeys and bring target audiences to life by analyzing multiple data sources, including primary, syndicated, and third-party research .
- Seamlessly work with teams across disciplines, building upon and uniting work under holistic comms plan.
- Participate in new business development as opportunities arise.
- Bachelor's degree.
- 7+ years of experience within a top creative and/or media shops (and top culture brands).
- Strong analytical skills - both qualitative and quantitative.
- Understanding of all media channels and disciplines with the ability to develop ideas and strategies across all channels.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Domestic and international travel as needed.

You must be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this role.

This job description is subject to change at any time.

Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: - please include your location in the subject line of your emai

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