Senior Account Manager

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Citizen Relations is an international, award-winning public relations and integrated communications agency with expertise in consumer technology, food & beverage, consumer packaged goods, travel & tourism, automotive, energy and financial services. We believe it’s paramount to understand the intricacies and inner workings of our client’s businesses and the industries in which they compete. It is this knowledge that allows us to accurately guide dialogue with employees, customers and shareholders, and to better understand and recommend how our clients are living up to their values and promises. And most of all, deliver a well measured and operational return on investment.

We have more than 200 staff in eight (8) core offices in the U.S., Canada and U.K. Our affiliate network provides additional coverage across more than 40 cities in North America and more than 60 countries worldwide allowing us support our clients on a local, regional and global level.

Last, but not least - Our Toronto Office recently won Strategy’s - Bronze Agency of the Year 2017 - so it’s an exciting time to join this group.

Learn more and stay connected at ca.citizenrelations.com or @CitizenCanada

WE ARE NOW HIRING - SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Job description

This isn’t just a job. It’s the chance to be part of a growing team driven by a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit. We believe a passionate, motivated team is the cornerstone of happy clients and boundless creativity.

Our Toronto office is growing and we’re actively searching for the ideal Senior Account Manager to join our team – working on a mix of CPG, Food & Beverage and Digital clients.

The right Senior Account Manager will be creative, strategic, inquisitive and bold in their thinking.

They’ll be open to exploring new ideas and venturing into new territory but balancing that with a sensible approach to media relations and contacts.

And the successful Senior Account Manager will know what creates a great story, what resonates with media from a story perspective and how to help craft these ideas.

The role

First and foremost, a Senior Account Manager is responsible for effectively managing client teams and programs. We're looking for you to display an in-depth understanding of consumer and brand communications, media relations and engaging digital Canadians. As part of this role, you will:

  • Work with senior team members in the agency to nurture strong client partnerships

  • Write and edit strategic communications materials

  • Prioritize multiple demands in a deadline-sensitive environment

  • Maintain an understanding of the evolving media landscape (traditional and online)

  • Hold strong media and blogger relationships

Skills & experience

  • Background – 5+ years communications experience in agency or corporation. Agency experience preferred

  • Strategic thinker – Creative and analytical in gathering information about clients’ industries and business. Can effectively apply what’s 'known' toward measurable and effective communications strategies that generate desired results, and grow client relationships

  • Strong writer – Capable of delivering effective and creative written products for clients, including media materials, speaking notes and executive blog posts

  • Advisor - Demonstrates an excellent understanding of the clients’ businesses, runs effective client meetings and shows a high level of integrity in providing advice and counsel to support teams

  • Organized - Strong project management and organization skills

  • Real teammate – Who understands the importance of advanced planning, well designed processes and measurement as tools to help optimize the long term success of group and team activities

  • Media relations – Strong understanding of storytelling. Excellent and persuasive verbal communications skills

  • Quality control - Pays close attention to detail, content and formatting, ensuring outputs are of the best possible standard

  • Professional and ethical - While upholding our values of quality, integrity, respect and an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Strong technology skills - Capable of using all relevant technologies such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Understanding of content marketing and social media





Additional Information

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We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Citizen Relations is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other legally protected class in accordance with applicable federal, provincial and local laws. Citizen Relations is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.