Senior Public Relations Manager


About Us:

Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) is a leading provider of cloud-based payroll and human capital management (HCM) software solutions. Paylocity’s comprehensive product suite delivers a unified platform for professionals to make strategic decisions in the areas of benefits, core HR, payroll, talent, and workforce management, while cultivating a modern workplace and improving employee engagement. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., Paylocity has consistently been recognized nationally for its innovation, culture, and growth. Most recently, Paylocity was honored as #20 on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work Employees’ Choice list; recognized on several G2 Crowd Grid® Reports, including ranking #1 in Satisfaction on 13 HCM software-focused reports; named one of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For; and ranked #30 on Crain’s Chicago’s Fast Fifty list of fastest-growing companies, among receiving a number of other national and local awards.

Position Details

Senior Public Relations Manager
Northern Illinois
Schaumburg, IL

We are looking for an enthusiastic, organized, and deadline-oriented Senior Public Relations Manager to heighten our communication strategy through a variety of external channels. Reporting to the Sr. Director of Corporate Marketing, this role will offer the opportunity to create thoughtful, differentiated, market-focused content; dive deep into communications strategies; make a difference using data to drive company communications; and work

What you'll be doing:

  • Build and execute the company’s earned media strategy 
  • Drive communications associated with major events (Elevate, SHRM, Sales Summit, Presidents Club etc.). 
  • Support Lead Generation and Product Marketing teams with communications support. 
  • Establish media relations with key publishers/editors/influencers who target our clients and prospects 
  • Drive the distribution of press releases 
  • Lead and/or support projects that can vary in size and scope and ensure communications plans and deliverables align to business partner needs. 
  • Monitor and report on competitor earned media activity 
  • Provide media training as necessary for executives; create earned media opportunities for key leadership 
  • Monitoring industry trends to continue enhancing our external communications strategy 
  • Tracking and reporting on earned media metrics


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or related field 
  • 8+ years of professional communications experience required, with a minimum of five years focused on external communications 
  • Positive, driven and energetic team player; able to roll-up his/her sleeves to get the job done. 
  • Strategic thinker and strong implementer 
  • Proven experience coaching and guiding internal stakeholders on external communication strategies. 
  • Ability to spot trends in the industry and make recommendations for proactive story pitches that highlight the companys solutions 
  • Experience working at a technology or human resources company preferred 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office product suite 
  • Experience with InDesign and Photoshop preferred 
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (writing samples required) 
  • Experience in crisis communications is a plus

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