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Public Relations Manager

Chicago, IL 60611
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Tech Image is seeking a progressive and innovative PR professional that has extensive PR agency experience and is poised to become a media relations power-producer. Tech Image, a Smithbucklin company, is currently evolving as a forward-thinking public relations and social media agency. We are looking for motivated and energetic PR pros that want to be part of building a successful agency where their DNA becomes an integral part of the new Tech Image.

We currently have a strong and exciting bench of amazing customers and more will be boarding as part of our high growth trajectory. We are looking to fill a mid to senior level PR position. This position is perfect PR pros who have refined their skills in an agency environment where national accounts are the cornerstone. We offer a world where your contribution will be at the highest level as you engage with the entire PR team, and each client account, in the strategic planning and day-to-day management of all programs.

This position is in Chicago. Tech Image offers competitive compensation and benefits, a progressive culture and an excellent work/life balance.

What You Will Do:

  • Work with all PR team members in a team management methodology environment
  • Support the rest of the members of each account team in the planning, production and implementation of each client's PR program
  • Participate in all media relations efforts, including pitch architecture, media briefings and content development
  • Work with colleagues to set and meet all media relations and earned coverage goals
  • Support new product launches, brand elevation and blended reactive vs proactive PR efforts to exceed client expectations and KPIs
  • Build and maintain strong media relationships with outlets, journalists, pundits and analysts across primary B2B industry segments, Tech-based B2C segments, national news and social news channels
  • Participate in all client communications and meetings, to ensure open communications, transparent work progress, plan fulfillment and performance reporting
  • Support client tradeshows and events virtually and in person
  • Use Cision to build and augment all media relations profiling and opportunity research
  • Use BusinessWire in progressive ways to lift and extend posted results
  • Leverage Sprout for listening to enhance PR strategies and efforts
  • Embrace all agency tools and resources as part of streamlining efficiency and performance improvement
  • Be motivated to constantly push for performance excellence personally and with your colleagues
  • Be aware of organic and paid social media trends to integrate PR ideas with our digital marketing practice
  • Engage effectively with all team members to provide helpful and thoughtful recommendations to improve individual and team performances
  • Participate in new business development efforts, proposals and pitch meetings
  • Adopt and support all agency methodologies, SOPs and standards of business
  • Foster an open and inclusive agency culture, where diversity, innovation, ideas thrive
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of building Tech Image as an award-winning agency


  • 4-6 years PR agency experience with national accounts, preferably in technology, biotech, life sciences, construction
  • Ability to follow direction and work independently as part of a team strategy
  • Can independently take ownership of projects and organized tasks, with supervision support always available
  • You thrive in an autonomous working environment that allows for high levels of freedom.
  • A solid grasp of why and how PR elevates lead generation, revenue fulfillment and competitive positioning
  • Excellent PR writing and content development expertise
  • Comprehensive media list development know-how
  • Confidence to openly explore and share ideas in team meetings
  • Ability to follow direction and work independently as part of a team strategy
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, with constant deadlines and a high demand for multitasking

Tech Image Advantage:

Tech Image provides the best parts of a boutique agency without the burdens of day-to-day operational survival, which can be stressful and impede your success. There are countless opportunities to develop transferrable skills, acquire meaningful knowledge and gain rich experiences at an accelerated pace. You will work collaboratively with smart, ambitious, multi-talented, genuine and hardworking colleagues. In addition, as a 100 percent employee-owned company, regardless of position or compensation, you will have an equal chance to experience the benefits of ownership through our ESOP program. As owners, our employees control the destiny of the organization and are unified in the goal of building an enduring company.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At Smithbucklin, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.


Posted: 2022-01-03 Expires: 2022-02-04

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