Director of Public Relations

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States Full-time

ColdSpark, a Pittsburgh-based public affairs and political consultancy, is seeking a Director of Public Relations to build a world class practice out of its Pittsburgh office. The position would work with the Partners and senior firm leadership to design, position, and build a successful public affairs and public relations practice focused on trade associations, issue advocacy groups and corporations.

We are seeking a creative, detail-oriented team member to join our growing organization. In this position, the ideal candidate will be an ambitious, self-starter, who wants to build a successful public relations practice. On the client service side you should develop communication strategies for media relations as well as maintain a strong network of industry connections to increase organization awareness.

ColdSpark values a collaborative work environment of hard working, creative, professionals.


Public Relations Director Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement publicity strategies, campaigns, for clients providing high level service
  • Manage the firmspublic brand and profile
  • Develop and implement a business plan to build and grow a successful practice
  • Business development management and efforts in conjunction with the partners
  • Supervise, mentor, and delegate responsibilities to PR team
  • Maintain good relationships with media
  • Create and manage client PR budgets, deadlines, objectives, and schedules


Public Relations Manager Requirements and Qualifications

  • 6 years of experience in PR or related field
  • Experience with on the record and off the record media communications
  • Strong command of digital and social media for PR practices
  • Business development and management experience
  • Strong project management skills with ability to supervise multiple projects
  • Available to work nights or weekends when needed including travel


ColdSpark is a Pittsburgh based public relations and advertising agency with a specialty in politics and public affairs. Founded in 2011, ColdSpark has grown to be an industry leader in the policial campaign consulting profession including for the most expensive Senate and Governors races in U.S. history.

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