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OPEN JOBS

Below is a sampling of our current openings!

To submit your resume, or to inquire about these or other opportunities, please contact Lisa@LBFStrategies.com.

New York, NY

 Full-Time

 Lisa@LBFStrategies.com

The Sr. Public Relations Manger will be responsible for the delivery, management and execution of high-impact public relations activities that support the firm’s global strategy. S/He will report to the Director of Public Relations and play a leading role in various activities including the supervision of PR agency partners in executing media relations actions, serving as project manager on multiple initiatives simultaneously, drafting communications materials for external and internal audiences and educating internal stakeholders on PR best practices. The Senior Public Relations Manager must be a self-starter, exceptional writer, critical thinker and team player with strong communication, organizational and management skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements public relations activities that are consistent with the firm’s global strategy, organizational needs and business goals
  • Leverages understanding of the legal landscape and the firm’s strategic priorities to influence and drive media relations efforts
  • Serves as the lead day-to-day contact and provides direction to multiple external PR agencies on strategy and tactical media outreach
  • Crafts and distills complex messages to create written materials including press releases, pitches and messaging documents that are error free and appropriate for the intended audience
  • Assesses risks associated with media interaction and proactively proposes effective courses of action
  • Evaluates media opportunities for potential conflicts in order to minimize risk to the firm, secures approvals for lawyers to participate in media activity and guides lawyers in skilled media participation
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with Firm leadership, other lawyers and key stakeholders within the marketing department and the broader firm to establish themselves as a trusted resource on best practices related to PR/media engagement
  • Proactively identifies opportunities for the firm to earn positive media coverage by developing original story/pitch ideas and actively participating in pitching and securing media opportunities
  • Serves as a connector across practices and regions, finding opportunities for lawyers to engage with the media and with each other
  • Proactively shares pre-emptive solutions and effectively manages expectations with key stakeholders, addressing problems when they arise
  • Counsels Firm partners in preparation for media interviews, providing guidance that demonstrates PR best practices for message development
  • Provides leadership to others on the PR team, as needed, and works collaboratively across functions and departments
  • Independently researches, identifies and secures opportunities for lawyers to be positioned as thought leaders with the media and with publishing byline articles
  • Leads by example in supporting firm and department management initiatives
  • Contributes thoughtful insight and counsel in strategy and planning discussions, and is able to drive the implementation of same throughout the PR team
  • Other duties, as required

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, English, Journalism or Public Relations
  • A minimum of 10 years of Public Relations experience
  • Extensive writing, organizational and project management experience
  • Experience managing others and leading teams

Preferred:

  • Prior Law firm experience
  • Prior PR agency experience

New York, NY

 Full-Time/Permanent

 Lisa@LBFStrategies.com

A lifestyle focused communications agency in NYC is looking for a Senior Account Executive or Account Supervisor to join its rockstar team!

This person should have a keen understanding of the media landscape and strong public relations skills, specifically in the spirits industry.  They should have prior agency experience working on public relations, with solid general public relations skills.  This person will potentially lead accounts including proactive and reactive media relations, strategy writing, creative writing (press releases, media alerts, content, etc), creative brainstorming.  This person will manage account teams, have solid relationships with media and some experience with new business (assisting with proposal writing, researching relevant business leads).

Responsibilities

  • Creates meaningful and impactful comprehensive public relations strategies and plans.
  • Conduct proactive and reactive media pitching. Successfully pitch stories and meet with/manage media to deliver high quality results.
  • Act as day-to-day client contact for a selection of accounts
  • Seek out creative ideas and opportunities to identify and cultivate story ideas for media pitching.
  • Contribute to creative brainstorming sessions.
  • Create key assets for accounts including press releases, fact sheets, biographies, messaging, media alerts, agendas and recaps.
  • Follow industry and client category trends and regularly share insights, thoughts and key findings as it relates to competitors.
  • Delegate effectively, setting clear expectations and deadlines to junior team members. Provide needed resources for projects.
  • Manage quality of work on multiple accounts with professionalism and support team leaders.
  • Supports on new business proposals with research, brainstorming ideas and proposal creation.

Qualifications

  • 4-8 years of experience in public relations; agency preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple accounts with ease and professionalism. Ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and follow up skills
  • Effective organizational and project management skills
  • Creative writer with experience crafting assets (press releases, bios, media alerts, etc).
  • Ability to manage a junior team as a mentor. Delegate work effectively.
  • Lead by example; demonstrate proven strong work ethic

Chicagoland, IL (Northern Suburb)

 Full-Time/Permanent

 Lisa@LBFStrategies.com

Individuals in the PR Associate role have up to two years or more previous public relations experience. As an Associate, they will obtain an understanding of working in our agency environment, and the spirit that defines it, as well as its mission of “persistence.” While they have some entry-level experience, they will be fully trained in company values, communication styles (client, media and internal) and core public relations and social media skills that are critical to performing the high quality work we promise to our clients and each other.

On a day-to-day basis, PR Associates support team members in a variety of responsibilities (see Associate Responsibilities list below). Associates report directly to Account Leaders, but may also be assigned work by Account Managers and above. Associates also provide guidance to Junior Associates and Interns.

Individuals in this role are expected to take initiative, show proper amounts of professionalism and independence. And, they always are expected to be a team player.

This position’s responsibilities include:

  • Byline article writing
  • Begin to develop long term relationships with members of the media
  • Client communication
  • Client publicity update reports
  • Coordinating media opportunities
  • Media list building
  • Media pitching
  • Monitoring press coverage
  • Ordering press coverage
  • Researching media pitches
  • Preparing for and participating in client calls
  • Scanning of media coverage
  • Writing coverage recaps
  • Writing media pitches
  • Writing press releases

Chicagoland, IL (Northern Suburb)

 Full-Time/Permanent

 Lisa@LBFStrategies.com

We are searching for a Creative & Digital Associate for a dynamic PR agency. The Creative and Digital Associate makes an emotional investment in his/her work. He/she shares our keen focus on creative and well-written social media calendars, daily engagement posts and blog entries, as well as carrying out extraordinary social media campaigns for our clients. Likewise, he/she should be able to showcase strong abilities with graphic design software/work and computer video editing. The Creative and Digital Associate also plays a key role in planning for and executing integrated PR/social media campaigns.

Individuals in this role already have entry-level experience. They are closely supervised and report directly to the company president.

Creative and Digital Associates are thoroughly trained on the Agency’s proven processes, systems and client communications. Individuals in this role are also expected to take initiative, show proper amounts of independence and always be a team player.

This position’s responsibilities include:

  • Designing and writing creative social media campaigns/plans
  • Engaging daily with compelling social media entries on behalf of our clients
  • Executing social media campaigns
  • Reporting social media results
  • Graphic design work for client and Agency social media pages
  • Graphic design work for client communications and Agency promotions
  • Video editing for client and Agency communications
  • Collaborate with the Agency’s team in strategic planning and development of innovative campaigns
  • Client communication — emails, phone calls, reports

Chicagoland, IL (Northern Suburb)

 Full-Time/Permanent

 Lisa@LBFStrategies.com

A dynamic Public Relations agency is searching for an Office Manager/Administrative Assistant to work directly with the COO & President in managing and organizing agency-wide projects, programs, processes and initiatives. The Office Manager/Administrative Assistant will play a significant role in the operations and organization of the agency.

Individuals in this role are expected to take initiative, demonstrate professionalism, work independently, be flexible, and wear many hats. While working primarily with the COO & President, collaboration with everyone in the office is expected and will be necessary. The Office Manager/Administrative Assistant needs to have a keen understanding of the work flow that is assigned to him/her and have the ability to stay organized and pay attention to details.

Individuals in this role should have 2 or more years of experience in administrative support in an office environment.  A high school diploma or GED is required and Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Below is a list highlighting the important responsibilities that the Office Manager/Administrative Assistant is expected to perform.  Tasks are not limited to those listed below.

COO Projects

  • Office management (kitchen and office supply maintenance, clean fish bowls and water plants)
  • Communicate with building maintenance as needed
  • Staff communication as needed
  • Plan and execute industry events quarterly
  • Work with the staff on Agency’s marketing plan to ensure that it is being executed as planned
  • Create & execute employee contests quarterly
  • Plan and run office holiday and summer parties
  • Plan & execute Positive Impact (philanthropy events) quarterly
  • Coordinate celebration of team members’ life events such as birthdays and workiversaries
  • Coordinate technology support between the staff and an IT person
  • Maintain office swag inventory including cleaning and ordering new items
  • Coordinate team lunches, meeting and seminars
  • Coordinate staff development opportunities
  • Support with on-boarding & exiting employees
  • Manage the Welcome Program
  • Organize monthly credit card reconciliation
  • Support year-end projects and help ensure the upcoming year is planned

President Projects

  • Manage office travel arrangements and client visits
  • Coordinate and pick up office wide printing
  • Maintain cleanliness of Dropbox and email
  • Manage calendar
  • Send weekly employee schedule email
  • Update client Expectations Document
  • Analyze monthly client Update Report
  • Ensure all reports are sent to clients on time
  • Help with client and company sponsored events
  • Co-write a monthly newsletter column
  • Support with on-boarding & exiting clients
  • Prepare and send client appreciation/life-cycle/holiday gifts
  • Provide additional support to predict needs and help manage projects as needed

Chicago, IL

 Part-Time: approx 25 hrs/week

 Lisa@LBFStrategies.com

LBF Strategies is a nationwide recruitment, talent management, and career coaching firm. We are searching for a driven, savvy, responsible, dynamic, part-time (could lead to full time) Assistant Recruiter to join our team!

The Assistant Recruiter will: 

  • Source, research and identify candidates for active searches
  • Provide general administrative support to the CEO
  • Be knowledgeable, creative and experienced in most social media platforms; must be fluent in LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and others
  • Work closely with CEO to execute new initiatives
  • Research and refer new company clients and coaching clients
  • Be required to carry out other projects, duties and reasonable requests by senior management

Successful candidates must:

  • Have at least 1 year of experience with Recruitment/HR, Startups, Communications/Marketing, Professional Services or related industries;
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree
  • Be passionate about small business and willing to wear lots of hats
  • Take initiative! Candidates must be self-starters who thrive in a fast-paced business where multitasking is the norm;
  • Be willing and excited to learn the ins and outs of a small business;
  • Be professional, ethical, accountable and able to work independently;
  • Be creative, high-energy, team-spirited;
  • Have a sense of humor; and….
  • Strive for perfection with a desire to grow and learn from this experience!

WHY LBF Recruitment Strategies? Because here you can make an impact, have a voice, and be an integral part of a growing organization.

To apply, please send a resume & cover letter that highlights three reasons why you are the right candidate for this role to Lisa Frank at Lisa@LBFStrategies.com.

 

Chicago, IL

 Part-Time: approx 25 hrs/week

 Lisa@LBFStrategies.com

LBF Strategies is a nationwide recruitment, talent management, and career coaching firm. We are searching for a driven, savvy, responsible, dynamic, part-time (could lead to full time) Recruitment Specialist to join our team!

The Recruitment Specialist will: 

  • Source, research and identify candidates for active searches
  • Engage companies for new searches
  • Refer and prospect new coaching clients
  • Be knowledgeable, creative and experienced in most social media platforms; must be fluent in LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and others
  • Work closely with CEO to execute new initiatives
  • Be required to carry out other projects, duties and reasonable requests by senior management

Successful candidates must:

  • Have at least 2-3 years of experience with Recruitment, experience in PR/Marketing/Communication vertical is a plus
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree
  • Be passionate about small business and willing to wear lots of hats
  • Take initiative! Candidates must be self-starters who thrive in a fast-paced business where multitasking is the norm;
  • Be willing and excited to learn the ins and outs of a small business;
  • Be professional, ethical, accountable and able to work independently;
  • Be creative, high-energy, team-spirited;
  • Have a sense of humor; and….
  • Strive for perfection with a desire to grow and learn from this experience!

WHY LBF Recruitment Strategies? Because here you can make an impact, have a voice, and be an integral part of a growing organization.

To apply, please send a resume & cover letter that highlights three reasons why you are the right candidate for this role to Lisa Frank at Lisa@LBFStrategies.com.

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