Director of PR and Communications

New York, NY 10019

Employment Type: Contract To Hire Area of Specialty: Public Relations Job Number: 7229 Pay Rate: 115,000

Job Description

We are seeking a Director/Sr. Manager of Public Relations and Communications to help launch our clients new business venture.

Must have a  strong Public Relations, Communications background in travel and hospitality, and be open to travel to Florida to manage and oversee PR related events.

-Phenomenal writer with expertise in writing Press Releases, New business launches and helping to build brand awareness

• Create proactive press strategies emphasizing the brand' s positive impact on the community

• Ideate tactics and storylines to generate earned media and communicate the company' s value proposition for guests

 • Work cross-functionally with internal and external partners to coordinate launches, events and initiatives

• Serve as an on the company' s PR and Communications officer, addressing all company, brand related communication

• Field inquiries and respond to media requests in a timely manner

• Craft compelling messaging and copy that clearly represents our brand

• B.A. or B.S. 

 • At least 7 years of experience in PR, and/or  communications with on the record experience

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to craft tailored messaging for varying audiences

Meet Your Recruiter

Patti Richards
Managing Director, Digital & eCommerce Recruiting

Patti started working with The Connors Group in 2007. Her outgoing personality, energy, and positive attitude helped quickly develop a broad and loyal base of candidates and clients. Patti believes an ideal client relationship is a true “partner” with the shared goal of quickly and successfully recruiting the right talent... relationships that are built on trust, communication, and attention to all the right details. She believes that investing time to understand the big picture… the business and goals… are imperative when taking on a new search. Equally important to the “job order” is identifying the fit, and her goal is to add value and become that trusted, go-to resource companies seek to get their positions filled!

Candidates want to establish relationships with recruiters who understand the industry, skills, career goals, and personalities of the people they recruit. Listening to what is important to the individual- besides the skills match- to better align qualities with opportunities is the goal. Communication as well. Honest and open communication are paramount. As a recruiter working with both passive and active candidates; Patti strives to understand “who they are,” “what are their career goals,” “what do they think is their most valuable trait.” Listening, establishing rapport, and keeping the line of communication open… providing career guidance, suggestions, and honest feedback is what she believes differentiates our team from other recruiters!

Helping to build the digital practice for The Connors Group, even riding the waves of an up and down economy, and witnessing early stages of the digital, eCommerce era... is something Patti is tremendously proud of. To be part of successful and consistent growth… understanding the trends / translatable skills, cultivating relationships with early pioneers who were just starting out… and seeing their progression- it is very rewarding to be part of that change! Similarly, earlier in her technical sales career, witnessing the transition from Mainframe, Data Center technology… to Personal Computing, Microcomputing, and ultimately partnering with an innovative group to target small- to medium- sized businesses to offer affordable, powerful computer solutions- it was incredible to see that trend explode and have a part in it!

She would have to say… over the course of a 30-year career in technology, that Patti has found it satisfying to have contributed to both sides; from the evolution of computing and putting technology in the hands of the people… to now putting people with the right hands on the technology! Her goal is to continue to build a reputation as a Subject Matter Expert in the digital talent space, working with new companies and staying abreast of emergent technologies so that she may continue to service new and existing clients; and be positioned as a trustworthy and valuable partner. Outside of work, she loves to travel... mostly off the beaten path, has a knack for party hosting and loves to dance!  

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