Public Relations Director, Retail and Neighborhoods
The Brand Guild
Location: DC, Washington
Type: Full Time
Corporate Real Estate
4 Year Degree
The Brand Guild works with some of the most iconic neighborhoods and retail concepts in the country. We are hiring for an exciting and unique public relations role that is central to our company’s core, as it touches storytelling in every aspect of how we live, work and play – from food & beverage to retail to architecture and design.
We are looking for a Public Relations Director to serve as the day-to-day lead and thought partner for a portfolio of clients who are redefining the way we interact with every aspect of our environment.
Note: This position is hybrid and based in either our Washington, D.C. or New York City office.
A problem solver and strategic thinker who has the excitement and experience to lead a team of whip smart storytellers–and to jump in and help when needed
An expert in identifying and developing stories that drive visibility and can instill that skill with their team -- from creating major moments to developing a drum beat of ongoing pitches
Adept at leading essential press initiatives including research, writing and strategic thinking
A confident communicator and presenter that can serve as a main client lead
Extremely organized and detail-oriented
Excels at managing several projects and juggling multiple tasks simultaneously
Someone who wants to join a collaborative, caring, "in it to win it" team
Develop and drive communications strategy for a range of clients, securing meaningful coverage that builds awareness and encourages engagement
Come in with strong relationships with key industry press
Lead a team that is responsible for proactive media outreach, draft press releases, media briefings, messaging documents, coverage reports and communications plans
Manage and mentor a great team
8+ years of public relations agency experience specializing in retail or commercial real estate (experience in B2B is a plus)
Extensive experience managing multiple client accounts and direct reports
A love of news, strong media relationships and a comprehensive understanding of the media cycle and media’s needs
Excellent verbal and written communications skills, as well as organizational and planning skills
Ability to independently manage multiple projects and clients and meet deadlines in an agency environment
Why you’ll love working with us:
Our employee-centric company culture. We’re a passionate, hardworking, supportive, and empathetic team who takes every opportunity we can to recognize and reward great work. Our commitment to our employees is reflected in everything we do - from our interest-based #slack channels and team engagement events to our focus on work/life boundaries and creating an inclusive work environment.
Our focus on employee growth. At The Brand Guild, we believe every member of our team deserves a clear path to growth. That’s why we offer an annual professional development stipend, unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning and internal training via our TBG U programs among other professional development opportunities.
Our benefits. We offer fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts (FSA and HSA), long- and short-term disability insurance, lIfe insurance and a 401(k) with company match.
Our focus on rest & renewal. We offer a comprehensive PTO package (including days for vacation, sick leave, mental health, religious observance, bereavement, miscarriage, jury duty, and election-related volunteering) as well as generous paid family leave.
Our flexible work model. We have returned to our offices in a hybrid model, giving our teams flexibility they need to work most efficiently.
Our amazing roster of clients. We partner with clients who have a clear mission, and we share their relentless passion for their brands.
The Brand Guild is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, veteran status, religion, or any other characteristic protected by laws or regulations. Should you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability during the hiring process, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brand Guild is an integrated agency and tells the stories of some of the nation's top purpose driven brands. With experts across PR, Marketing, Creative and Events, we partner with our clients and share their passion for their mission and for success.