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Open Positions

Public Relations Manager / Professional Storyteller

Reports to: Vice President of Public Relations

Full-Time | Exempt | Hybrid position | Salaried + benefits

Job Description:

The Public Relations Manager (Manager) is a professional and compelling storyteller that is pivotal in promoting, enhancing, and protecting the brand story and reputations of our diverse clientele. Manager will be responsible for creating and executing comprehensive communications programs, involving communications tactics that support the overall strategy, position, and vision of our clients, including but not limited to establishing unified multi-faceted marketing strategies, media and community outreach and crisis communications.

Responsibilities:

  • A highly strategic communicator who can understand, synthesize, and communicate artfully about complex and nuanced topics.
  • Directly lead and manage comprehensive communications strategies to support client brand goals
  • Execute broad range of tactical public relations activities supporting overall strategic communications goals
  • Become an ambassador of the agency and our clients in developing relationships with media and key community groups and members
  • Craft compelling stories deployed via press releases, media alerts and other external communications pieces independently
  • Actively engage in media relations and story pitching on behalf of clients
  • Regularly monitor media engagement and other established marketing KPIs to optimize current tactics and find opportunities for new solutions
  • Work with the Creative team to provide clear and strategic direction for tactics requiring creative elements
  • Function as day-to-day client liaison for the agency with minimal supervision, managing the multiple facets of the client relationship including but not limited to managing internal and external timelines, resources, and budget.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Degree in communications, public relations or another related field
  • Minimum 4 years of hands-on public relations experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong management skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Previous experience working with the media, with previous media relationships preferred
  • Ability to develop, maintain and promote professional and respectful working relationships with co-workers, clients, members of the media

Compensation:

This full-time position offers a competitive base salary commensurate with experience, PTO accrual, retirement program and ongoing professional development.

Spears Group is an equal-opportunity organization that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Women, LGBTQ+ and candidates of color are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should email their cover letter, resume and any additional information supporting their experience to [email protected]

Account Coordinator

Reports to: Vice President of Public Relations

Full-Time | Exempt | Hybrid position | Salaried + benefits

Job Description:

Can you help? We’re looking for an Account Coordinator to help our Account Services team implement marketing plans for our clients.

We’re looking for someone who is ready to dive in head first in strategic planning, communication, and organization to keep our clients looking good. Are you forward-thinking? A planner?

How’s your communication? (Now’s a great time to show it off.) Why’s it important to be able to let clients know what’s up, and also be able to keep the internal team up to speed?

Are you organized? Can you keep track of multiple projects at once? Keeping all the plates spinning is crucial – and there are a lot of plates!

Would your past coworkers call you a team player? We’re a small agency, and nobody has time to say “that’s not my job.”

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning and executing of 360 degree marketing programs designed to support overall communications and business goals for our clients.
  • Ability to effectively communicate project status and manage client expectations
  • Detail oriented
  • Goal oriented and willing to go above and beyond for the clients
  • Provide general administrative support
  • Must have excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Must be able to manage several projects simultaneously and accurately report time, billings, provide updates and meet deadlines
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work well collaboratively in a team environment

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Degree in communications, public relations or another related field
  • Hands-on public relations or marketing  experience preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong management skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Previous experience working with the media, with previous media relationships preferred
  • Ability to develop, maintain and promote professional and respectful working relationships with co-workers, clients, members of the media

Compensation:

This full-time position offers a competitive base salary commensurate with experience, PTO accrual, retirement program and ongoing professional development.

Spears Group is an equal-opportunity organization that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Women, LGBTQ+ and candidates of color are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should email their cover letter, resume and any additional information supporting their experience to [email protected]

Designer

Do you like making cool stuff?

Do you know how to take a brief and turn it into something that does the job, while still being pretty and on-brand?

Have you worked for a couple of years at a creative agency or in-house for a design team?

Are you fluent in Adobe? InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop skills need to be A+. After Effects and Premiere are very nice to have.

Are you familiar with designing across digital, print, environmental, social, and video? If you aren’t 100% comfortable with all of them, a willingness to get comfortable is expected.

Can you translate from account-manager speak to design speak?

Do you solve problems? Design is kind of all about that, right?

How about working with others? We’re a small team, and that means communicating and helping out where you can are crucial

The stuff you’ll do:

      • Conceptualize, design and implement creative graphics and content
      • Develop and design layouts for external client reports and documents
      • Design decks for internal reports and pitches 
      • Create digital ads and social media graphics and resize for alternate uses
      • Make edits to digital assets (emails, landing pages)
      • Work quickly and accurately
      • Manage your time well – deadlines are important and often tight

The stuff you want to know about:This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonuses, major medical benefits, paid vacation accrual, retirement, and ongoing professional development.

And diversity matters, so we encourage women, LGBTQ+, and candidates of color to apply.

Interested? Send your portfolio, resume and salary requirements to [email protected].




Art Director
Spears Group is seeking a highly conceptual Art Director to join our creative team.

Applicant must be able to effectively communicate and collaborate with art directors, creative directors, writers and account manager to formulate conceptual campaigns that meet specific objectives. He/She must also be ale to create a visual style across brands in print, web, packaging, video content, and social campaigns.
This position requires the ability to sometimes work in a fast-paced environment with constantly changing priorities. Art Directors must be able to help develop campaigns by conducting research, coordinating with other members of the creative team, and designing cohesive, brand-specific initiatives that appeal to the target demographic. He/She needs to have the ability to take part in the entire campaign development process, from establishing objectives until the project is completed and presented to the client.
He/She must be able to help provide creative recommendations and solutions to client concerns with the goal of producing the best possible work for them.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Create visual styles for branding and identity initiatives, advertising campaigns, publications, and other visual elements for the client
  • Create highly conceptual campaigns
  • Being good brand ambassadors
  • Ensuring a high standard of visual execution across all media and campaigns
  • Work with the Creative Director to help present creative concepts and finished projects to clients for review
  • Ability to present creative concepts to the client
  • Strong understanding of design principles, including type, layout, use of color, etc.
  • Attention to detail
  • Reviewing work by other designers while also mentoring them
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field.
  • 7-10 years art director experience, some of that experience being in an agency
  • Solid skill level in Adobe creative suite, including but not limited to: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional, After Effects.
  • Good understanding of traditional digital and print production practices.
  • Knowledge of mechanical file specifications and familiarity with all file formats
  • Strong critical thinking skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Team player with a strong sense of personal accountability.
  • Digital and/or hard copy portfolios are required of all applicants.

This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonuses, major medical benefits, paid vacation accrual, retirement, and ongoing professional development.

And diversity matters, so we encourage women, LGBTQ+, and candidates of color to apply.

Interested? Send your resume to [email protected]

Human Resources Manager (Part Time)

Reports to: Vice President of Finance and Operations

Part-Time | Exempt | Hybrid position | Salaried + benefits

Job Description:

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for but not limited to managing staff recruitment and hiring, staffing logistics, assisting in personnel decision making and creating a professional development program. This position will report directly to the Vice President of Finance and Operations and work closely with the agency’s Leadership Team as well as key employees with respective departments. The Human Resources Manager requires a sold grasp of knowledge relative to all aspects of the human resources function.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides overall general support of the human resources function across all employee types
  • Oversees the full recruitment process for all positions (analyze job requisition, creates, and manages job postings, initial phone screenings, advances candidates to division director, conducts detailed reference checks, makes an offer of employment to the candidate).
  • With Vice President of Finance & Operations (VP), administers personnel policies, processes, and employment contracts/agreements (recruitment, selection, hiring, employment agreements).
  • Maintain network within advertising, marketing, public relations industries to create a continuous pipeline of potential candidates for hire.
  • Drafts and implements policies to the employee manual as directed by CEO and/or VP that ensures employees are treated with fairness, respect, and dignity
  • Identifies and facilitates overall team and individual professional development program to ensure consistent professional growth for agency and team
  • Coordinates the benefits process for all employees, leads the open enrollment and qualifying event process and addresses questions or issues regarding benefits, time reporting or leave issues.
  • Consults with administrative staff about sensitive and confidential matters such as hiring, transfers, promotions, medical issues and return to work for the purpose of assisting in effective decision making and following all relevant policies and procedures.
  • Completes and authorizes employment verifications.
  • Reviews, drafts, and edits job descriptions for all positions
  • Provides a framework for performance evaluations to the administrative team and develops performance improvement plans for employees.
  • Completes all other responsibilities as assigned by the CEO and/or Leadership Team 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Degree in human resources, business administration, management or another related field
  • Minimum of 3 years in human resources or business management
  • Strong management skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop, maintain and promote professional and respectful working relationships

Compensation:

This part-time position offers a competitive base salary commensurate with experience, PTO accrual, retirement program and ongoing professional development.

Spears Group is an equal opportunity organization that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Women, LGBTQ+ and candidates of color are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should email their cover letter, resume and any additional information supporting your experience to [email protected]



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Contact

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