Public Relations Account Manager


About Golin:

We are a global public relations agency poised and staffing for the needs of today. Through our 60+ year history we have redefined the role of PR with best-in-class work that has earned worldwide attention and awards. Representing some of the biggest Fortune One brands, we offer a suite of services from content creation and production, diversity equity & inclusion strategy, influencer marketing, corporate strategy, and public affairs to name a few. To learn more about Golin visit:

Position Details

Public Relations Account Manager
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Golin Chicago is hiring a savvy Manager to be the day-to-day driver of client programs, deliverables and campaigns for a fast-paced, industry-leading retail brand.

You’ll serve as a key client contact to help lead, develop, and execute communications programs across a variety of platforms, manage various client relationships, work with a talented cross-functional team and help to ensure the success of client programs. You’ll work with an inclusive, best-in-class internal team that rolls up their sleeves and goes above and beyond to deliver for one of the agency’s largest clients and one of the world’s most recognized brands.

We are looking for a strong manager who is passionate about driving results and will manage programs from start-to-finish, while applying cross platform PR and contributing to an integrated team.

You will:

  • Demonstrate mastery of details and coordination by managing program planning end-to-end, setting a high bar for smart and sound ideas, flawless execution of client programs and internal project management. 
  • Showcase a strong understanding of both digital and traditional communication practices and strategies, focusing specifically on consumer media relations and influencer engagement. 
  • Apply insights from client plans and be able to identify the white space opportunity to drive PR results and deliver smart business and media strategies. 
  • Serve as an integral member of the account team addressing the varied and changing needs of clients, proactively providing ideas and solutions. 
  • Immerse yourself broadly in the client’s business, outside of communications and day-to-day needs. 
  • Collaborate with G4 team members (creative, planning, and digital experts) to develop and execute integrated campaigns that can work cross-channel. 
  • Develop strong client relationships based on the ability to think, react, and act in a fast-paced environment and share counsel in real-time.
  • Bring contagious, positive energy to the team, and become a trusted resource for internal team members and G4 partners, ensuring the team's success by contributing to the team’s work quality and productivity level. 
  • Lead, mentor, coach and support team members in their goals, development, and career. 
  • Help manage the budget, manage timely billing and reporting, and work with Agency finance team. 
  • Stay on top of industry best practices, client and competitor brand activity, and ensure Golin delivers game-changing ideas and solutions.


  • Direct access to a large team of seasoned and talented professionals who will not only help improve your work but establish a path for you to grow within Golin long term. 
  • Ability to work and learn cross-functionally within a large, diverse account with many different workstreams. 
  • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hone and execute best-in-class media and client relations for the world’s largest retailer.


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field with 3+ years experience at a PR, Digital or Integrated Marketing Agency – retail experience a plus! 
  • A champion of diverse talent who proactively cultivates an inclusive culture and uses cultural competence to drive agency and client’s business forward. 
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) 
  • Proven ability to develop work that is client-ready with minimal oversight. 
  • Experience managing budgets and resources. 
  • Have a good understanding of client business to provide agency points of view and identify opportunities. 
  • A collaborative spirit, results driven with the capacity to manage multiple priorities and work against deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills; able to work quickly under pressure, handling and prioritizing multiple assignments.

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