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Public Relations Director

Location: Columbus, OH
Job Code: 397
# of Openings: 1


SBC Advertising is currently seeking a motivated self-starter to fill the role of Public Relations Director. The ideal candidate has a minimum of 8 years of progressive PR experience, with strong strategic thinking, leadership and communications skills in both B2B and B2C industries.


  • Demonstrate deep understanding of client brands and communication goals; understands market position and competitive set
  • Identify media influentials and employ appropriate utilization of such
  • Identify and establish key relationships with high-level decision makers with prospective clients
  • Provide the highest caliber of client service and executive level counsel
  • Independently run accounts; develop and execute strategic programs and initiatives; build and manage budgets and client profitability to annual goals
  • Guide overall media strategy and campaigns; manage social media campaigns including monitoring, placement, and reporting; maintain and build relationships with the press
  • Work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team within agency
  • Mentor junior associates and assist with intern management
  • Help build PR demand and scale department accordingly
  • Support agency internal PR needs as requested
  • Act as an industry news maven and thought leader; attend networking events


  • Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, communications, journalism or related studies required
  • 6-8 years in B2B and B2C public relations, or media relations, and 3+ years of agency experience preferred
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube Twitter)
  • Proven ability to develop and execute programs that have met and/or exceeded stated metrics and analytics
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills – preferably with a strong AP writing style
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized and able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and manage large work flow within time constraints
  • Excellent collaborator and ability to work as a team player are critical
  • Ability to travel periodically

What kind of place is this? We were recently named “Best Columbus Ad Agency” (ninth consecutive year!), as well as “Best Columbus Employer (under 500 people)” by CEO Magazine. Our clients span multiple categories but with an important commonality – an appreciation for our retail-driven approach to solving marketing problems. It’s a place where talented people grow and thrive for decades, sometimes even entire careers. We work hard together. Play hard together. And we do it in a high-energy environment in Columbus’ downtown Arena District.

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