Red Banyan is seeking to fill two positions:

 

PR Pro Wanted for Washington-Based Director of Client Services Position

Results, Integrity, Commitment/Can-Do Attitude, Accountability and Speed. Those are our five core values at Red Banyan. We are a dynamic, young and growing public relations firm that delivers results for a fascinating mix of corporate and non-profit clients from a diverse range of industries.

If you are simply looking for a job, then please do not apply. For us, it’s not really “work” to wake up every day excited about what lies ahead. We truly love what we do and it shows.

Red Banyan is looking for a passionate, energetic and positive team player with the same skill, creativity and enthusiasm that we bring to every single one of our engagements.

Specifically, we are looking for a Director of Client Services who can provide leadership and direction for our Washington, D.C. and Florida-based clients services staff, and also take the lead on some key accounts.

If this sounds like you, then we should talk.

To be considered, please send a cover letter that provides concrete examples of how you have demonstrated our core values in your own life. Please also include your resume and salary requirements. Send everything to Robbin Lubbehusen, Vice President of Operations, at [email protected].

More About Red Banyan and the Director of Client Services Position

Red Banyan is a public relations and strategic communications firm combining substantive understanding of complex issues with the experience and skills to execute campaigns that deliver results. Red Banyan provides an integrated approach to communicating rooted in strategy. We service a fascinating array of clients in Florida, around the country and internationally. We are looking for a talented communicator with superb writing skills to join our team in Washington, D.C. The position features tremendous opportunities for advancement, as well as flexible work arrangements.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8+ years of public relations/ strategic communications experience. (Agency background strongly preferred.)
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Innovative thinking with a track record of translating strategic planning into action plans and output that delivers tangible results
  • Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
  • Self-reliant, experienced problem solver, results-oriented
  • Strong roster of established media contacts
  • Project management experience and skills
  • Ability to supervise the work of others and foster an exceptional rapport with colleagues to support a harmonious work environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to move quickly, troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Solid understanding of social media
  • Trusted to discreetly and competently handle confidential and sensitive client information
  • Minimum of 3 years experience successfully managing teams
  • Mid-level working knowledge of Microsoft suite of products
  • Familiarity and comfort with industry-specific tools (i.e. Cision, Vocus, PRNewswire, etc.)

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and provide strategic and day-to-day oversight and guidance to Washington, D.C. and Florida client services staff to ensure that the team meets and exceeds client expectations as outlined in the scope of work for each client
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality
  • Serve as a role model to other team members
  • Monitor, engage and provide strategic counsel to clients
  • Develop strategic and creative integrated PR initiatives
  • Lead a handful of teams, serving as the client-facing representative of Red Banyan
  • Fulfill tactical plans for clients
  • Keep track of deadlines and ensure all work company-wide is completed in a timely manner
  • Participate in preparation of new business pitches, proposals and/or presentations
  • Train and develop Washington, D.C. office staff
  • Pitch stories and achieve consistent and demonstrable earned media results
  • Leverage existing press relationships, and constantly cultivate new contacts
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients, including attending meetings as necessary
  • Follow key trends by keeping abreast of each client’s industry, competition and coverage
  • Contribute to business growth by introducing existing clients to new capabilities
  • Strategize how to drive more client engagement

 

Seeking Stellar PR Pro for D.C.-Based Position

Results, Integrity, Commitment/Can-Do Attitude, Accountability and Speed. Those are our five core values at Red Banyan. We are a dynamic, young and growing public relations firm that delivers results for a fascinating mix of corporate and non-profit clients from a diverse range of industries.

If you are simply looking for a job, then you need not apply. For us, it’s not really “work” to wake up every day excited about what lies ahead. We truly love what we do and it shows.

Red Banyan is currently seeking a passionate, energetic and positive team player with the skill, creativity and enthusiasm that we bring to every single one of our clients.

Specifically, we are looking for a savvy public relations practitioner with a strong and diverse network of media contacts and a passion and talent for telling stories. Have you successfully secured earned media coverage for clients or your organization? Are you a news junkie who loves the challenge of pitching reporters and helping to shape and inform media coverage? Have you honed your skills at an agency or in-house at an entrepreneurial company?

If so, then we should talk. Please email a cover letter of no more than 450 words that provides links to some of your greatest hits and concrete examples of how you have demonstrated our core values in your own life. Please also include your resume. Send everything to Robbin Lubbehusen, Vice President of Operations, at [email protected].

More About Red Banyan and the Senior Account Executive position

Red Banyan is a public relations and strategic communications firm combining substantive understanding of complex issues with the experience and skills to execute campaigns that deliver results. Red Banyan provides an integrated approach to communicating rooted in strategy. We service a fascinating array of clients in Florida, around the country and internationally. We are looking for a talented communicator with superb writing skills to join our team in Washington, D.C. The position features tremendous opportunities for advancement, as well as flexible work arrangements.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead client teams, serving as the client-facing representative of Red Banyan
  • Monitor, engage and provide strategic counsel to clients
  • Develop strategic and creative integrated PR initiatives
  • Fulfill tactical plans for clients
  • Lead brainstorming efforts for events, outreach and other ways to add value for clients
  • Collaborate with team members to produce high-quality client deliverables and fulfill all day-to-day client project work
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients
  • Attend meetings with clients, as required
  • Follow key trends by keeping abreast of each client’s industry, competition and coverage
  • Create and maintain targeted press lists
  • Proactively identify, pitch story topics to journalists and follow-up with editorial opportunities
  • Consistently conceive of new and interesting opportunities to secure media coverage
  • Write press kit documents including news releases and pitch letters, op-eds, feature articles, blogs, web content, memos and marketing collateral
  • Schedule press releases on distribution services
  • Develop and maintain successful relationships with journalists, bloggers, influencers while also uncovering new outlets and opportunities for clients
  • Handle incoming media inquiries and achieve best possible outcome for clients
  • Manage social media channels, including creating/posting/editing content and working to build audiences
  • Oversee and be fully responsible for monthly and quarterly client reporting
  • Keep track of impending deadlines and ensure all work is completed in a timely manner
  • Track/enter time in a precise and timely manner
  • Proofread and edit for style materials written by other team members

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of public relations agency or relevant experience

 Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Project management experience and skills
  • Ability to supervise the work of others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to move quickly, troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Solid understanding of social media
  • Trusted to discreetly and competently handle confidential and sensitive client information
  • Mid-level working knowledge of Microsoft suite of products
  • Knowledge of industry specific tools (i.e. Cision, Vocus, PRWeb, etc.)