Senior Public Relations/Communications Project Manager
Senior Public Relations/Communications Project Manager The Role: This role will be responsible for earned/integrated program management across branded social channels, digital platforms, traditional media, launch events and campaigns. This highly visible position offers the opportunity to work with a F100 client in the innovative automotive sector and internally among a multi-agency cross-functional team on several project workstreams. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, with demonstrated project management success in producing high-quality, on-time and within budget deliverables (PMI certification is highly preferred). *Candidate location must be within commuting distance to Detroit.
The Work: Participate in weekly client calls and meetings to provide content reviews and workstream status Participate in daily internal meetings to proactively stay ahead of deadlines and escalate issues as appropriate Guide teams in getting ahead of project deadlines to begin work earlier and ensure success Responsible for developing workback plans for announcements/events/drives/etc. Maintain/update key activities throughout process Work with clients and account lead to review/establish project prioritization Monitor deliverable due dates Advise workstream teams and matrixed partners as delivery due dates change/move Adjust workback plan to reflect changes Maintain up to date information to trackers and communication calendars Serve as another layer of quality control/review of content Be aware of all ongoing content across editorial blog (owned), social and internal to ensure alignment with earned media Awareness of other lines of business storytelling to ensure that Ford Pro storytelling does not get pushed aside Keep eyes on business objectives with an eye towards new and efficient ways of working Ensure all documents are archived to SharePoint site Work closely with Account leads Experience That Contributes to Your Success: 8-12 years of experience in public relations or communications Strong project management and proven ability to plan and prioritize work to meet commitments and identify, secure and employ resources needed to achieve results. PMI certification is HIGHLY desired Prior experience serving as a day-to-day account lead Advanced writing skills, ability to write for senior level management and audiences adapting tone and style Ability to manage complex relationships diplomatically and consultatively Ability to think innovatively; develop creative solutions and new programs Team player, ready to roll up their sleeves in a collaborative environment Experience working in an embedded client capacity—candidate must be within commuting distance of Detroit Proficient in MS Office particularly Excel Desire to work in a diverse and inclusive organization as an active participant in culture initiatives, training opportunities and employee resource groups Perks of working at BCW: Hybrid work environment that offers the flexibility and balance of working from home and going into the office Paid time off for vacation, sick and personal days, as well as Summer Fridays. Our Flexible Vacation Policy includes 9 paid holidays inclusive of Juneteenth and World Mental Health Day, with the option to swap out a company vacation for another personally significant day.
We also offer paid time off for voting, jury duty, bereavement and school leave. In addition, our offices are closed for Winter Break between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. 12 weeks paid Parental Leave to bond with your new child, also inclusive of adoption and foster care Wellness benefits including healthcare, vision, dental and pet insurance, as well as free virtual or in-person counselling for mental health.
401K Savings and Investment Plans Commuter benefits using pre-tax dollars per month to pay for eligible commuting & parking expenses WPP Employee Discount Program based on client roster Career growth opportunities through continued education, training & development courses, and BCW’s Career Pathing program Employee Resource Groups that provide our employees the platform to network, build key leadership skills, gain greater visibility and access to senior leadership, have an impact at BCW and the outside community and accelerate their careers. About BCW: BCW is part of WPP’s global, multi-faceted, multi-talented creative engine, with access to countless opportunities to grow. BCW’s commitment to moving people starts with our employees.
You’ll find ways to ignite your growth while doing meaningful work for exceptional clients in an environment that prioritizes your success, compels collaboration and celebrates learning. We’re committed to moving our people forward in their careers and helping them grow as people and professionals. We wholly believe that our diversity is our strength and feeds the creativity critical to success, so Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (I.D.E.A.) are embedded into everything we do for our people, agency, clients and the communities we serve.
We strongly encourage applications from talent across all dimensions of race/ethnicity and the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, differently abled and veteran communities. For more information, visit . BCW is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO, AAE, MF/Disability/Vet, and we are proud of our diverse workforce.
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BCW North AmericaDetroit, MI
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