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PR Supervisor

Company Name:
NFP HR Services
NFP HR Services (part of National Financial Partners) is leading this search effort on behalf of our client company and is recruiting a Public Relations Supervisor to join their team of professionals. This position will be based in the client's office in Totowa, NJ.
The PR Supervisor is responsible for establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with the press, representatives of the community and consumer interest groups, and for responding to requests for information from the media and monitoring press coverage. The position is also responsible for creating surveys, recruiting respondents and analyzing results on relevant media topics, and for responding to requests regarding competitor activity and relevant topics. In addition, the PR Supervisor will assist in the planning, development and communication of PR campaigns and press events and in writing news alerts, press releases and blogs/content.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with the press, representatives of the community and consumer interest groups.
Effectively communicates (by means of 1:1 contact, in writing, by telephone, e-mail or social media) with people outside the organization, representing the company to the media, customers and other external sources.
Observes, receives and creatively obtains information from all relevant sources; analyzes information and provides synthesis or summaries.
Creates surveys, recruits respondents and analyzes results on relevant media topics.
Develops, designs, or creates new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
Assists in the planning, development and communication of PR campaigns and press events.
Writes news alerts, press releases and blogs/content.
Effectively communicates ideas, project status, and other information with supervisors, peers and others, by various methods (1:1 contact, in writing, by telephone, e-mail, or in person).
Takes the initiative to identify, lead and complete PR projects.
Required Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities:
Superior verbal and written communication skills; articulate and enthusiastic in verbal, written and face-to-face communications.
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills; meticulous attention to detail.
Strong understanding of how the public relations industry fits in with social and traditional media.
High levels of creativity, with the ability to generate new ideas and to think outside the box.
Good understanding of the importance of tailored media communications.
Effective working both in a team environment and independently.
Excellent skills in prioritizing workload and effectively managing time.
Strong skills in identifying PR opportunities on a proactive and reactive basis.
Orientation to achieving results and business goals.
Proficiency in technical computer skills such as MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint); effectively navigating and conducting research on the internet; and report-generation/writing.
Required Education and Experience:
Associate Degree in Public Relations, Journalism or related area.
Two (2)+ years of experience in a similar role in public relations (in-house, agency or internship); or three (3) years of experience in journalism.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervise and mentor one (1) Public Relations Assistant.
Local travel to media events required as necessary.

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