Date posted
November 10, 2023


Employment Type
Job Location
Jacksonville, FL
Working Hours
9 AM - 5 PM
Base Salary
$50k -$55k Per year
Position title
Public Relations and Communications Manager - Wingard

Wingard is seeking a candidate to fill the role of Public Relations & Communications Manager. The right candidate for this position will have a passion for securing earned media that drives awareness, consideration, and loyalty for our client partners.

Wingard is a Jacksonville, Fla.-based marketing and communications agency that has been recognized as one of the “Best Companies to Work For in Florida” by Florida Trend Magazine; an honoree on the Jacksonville Business Journal’s list of the “50 Fastest-Growing Companies” in the region; and a repeat honoree on on Jacksonville Magazine’s list of “Companies With Heart.”

  • Local candidates and U.S. residents only (current residency in Northeast Florida is required)
  • Full-time, salaried (commensurate with experience)
  • Hybrid work friendly
  • Reports to: Vice President of PR & Communications
  • Direct reports: N/A
  • Immediate opening
  • Daily management and leadership of assigned client accounts, including client communication, proactive and reactive media relations, and collaboration with internal team to support each account’s needs
  • Drafting and distributing press releases, pitches, award submissions, articles, and other communications assets
  • Providing on-site support for press conferences and client media events, as necessary
  • Securing media opportunities for clients and providing support in advance of interviews (coordination, scheduling, pre-interview preparation, etc.)
  • Accompanying clients for media interviews (by phone, virtually, and in person as needed)
  • Creation and maintenance of media contact lists
  • Leading client meetings, including agenda creation and post-meeting action items
  • Ensuring client and media requests are managed promptly
  • Monitoring and reporting on client coverage using - - Critical Mention and independent research
  • Compiling monthly/quarterly/campaign-specific coverage reports
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, English, Journalism, or related field
  • 4+ years experience managing multiple clients or initiatives; prior agency experience strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience pitching and securing media coverage in regional, industry, and national outlets; fluency in Northeast Florida media market required
  • Experience with media monitoring and reporting software a plus (Wingard uses Critical Mention)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including AP Style
  • Proficiency in Mac computer systems a plus
  • Self-motivated: Demonstrate initiative by identifying opportunities to drive earned media placements for a diverse array of clients
  • Highly organized: Own and manage projects from beginning to end; meet deadlines while managing multiple priorities and timelines; utilize project management software to plan, track, and report on deliverables
  • Collaborative: Actively contribute to department planning meetings, and seek opportunities to align PR with other services (such as digital marketing, traditional media campaigns, etc.)
  • Results-oriented: Consistently deliver media opportunities and coverage that meets and exceeds each client’s goals

Bachelor's Degree or above

At Wingard, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. Wingard believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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