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    Public Relations Executive/Event Coordinator at Professional Diversity Network in Chicago, IL

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    Job Overview: The Professional Diversity Network is looking for an enthusiastic Public Relations (PR) Executive to manage the relationships between a company and external parties. You will be the one to project the “face” of the company and will be instrumental in enhancing its popularity and trustworthiness.

    Responsibilities & Duties:
    • Devise creative public relations strategies that fit company profile
    • Develop effective PR plans using appropriate strategies and tactics
    • Organize and coordinate PR activities
    • Use a variety of channels (TV, press, internet etc.) to maximize company exposure
    • Liaise with marketing professionals to ensure consistency in promoting corporate image
    • Liaise with clients to identify their needs and to ensure customer satisfaction
    • Arrange for interviews or public speaking events and construct press releases
    • Plan events from start to finish according to requirements, target audience and objectives
    • Lead promotional activities for the event
    • Source and negotiate with vendors and suppliers
    • Assess opportunities for sponsorships and other partnerships and manage relations
    • Analyze results of PR campaigns or efforts and prepare reports

    Mandatory Requirements/Qualifications:
    • Proven experience as public relations executive or similar role
    • Proven experience in coordinating and managing effective PR campaigns through various channels
    • Impressive portfolio of previously managed events (weddings, meetings, parties, corporate events)
    • Solid knowledge of social media (blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills; comfortable as a public speaker
    • Ability to build strong relationships with key people or organizations
    • A creative mind partnered with the ability to find the best practical solutions
    • BSc/BA in PR, marketing or similar field

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