A Chicago-based hospitality company is looking for a Public Relations Manager (PR Manager) to increase awareness and continue to tell the company’s story through effective communication and media-relations programs. This position is responsible for the creation, organization and execution of internal and external public relations strategies for multiple brands, with the goal of acquiring more advanced recognition in the market, promoting products and establishing leadership throughout the hospitality industry.
Manages both proactive and reactive media relations in support of the company’s business and initiatives, as well as field and store operations and issues. Helps to ensure positive media coverage for the brands through strategic PR planning and tactics, and supports programs aimed at enhancing the company’s reputation through earned media coverage. Also develops and executes multi-channel (print, broadcast, digital, social, etc.) media strategies that advance the company’s business and image externally.
Assists in handling issues; management and crisis communications, investigates and researches information needed to respond to media inquiries and other materials. Researches interview topics, develops press releases, messaging documents and acts as a company spokesperson. Manages certain day-to-day media relations responsibilities that may include media monitoring and other internal PR vehicles.