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Current openings are arranged by staff categories. To view a detailed description of responsibilities, qualifications and instructions for submitting your application with resume, click to expand each listing.

Account Management

These positions directly provide client services and deliver on agreed strategies and plans.

Junior Account Executives / Account Executives (All Offices)

We are always reviewing resumes for top talent. Candidates must possess exceptional presence and excellent writing, creativity and organizational skills. Responsibilities will include using a full range of communication services, including: writing press materials, developing and maintaining relationships with editors and clients; event coordination; and performing day-to-day account activities. Candidates must be team players who are willing to learn quickly and build meaningful relationships on behalf of our clients. PR or journalism experience and/or internship is required. (1-3 years’ experience for Account Execs).

Please send your resume and cover letter to any of our 3 offices: careernyc@gscommunications.com (NYC), careerral@gscommunications.com (Raleigh), OR careerchi@gscommunications.com (Chicago).

Junior Account Executive (Chicago)

We are actively looking for a Junior Account Executive to join our team and be responsible for day-to-day client account activities such as:

  • Drafting a range of written materials, including byline articles, case studies, news releases, blog posts, etc., based on direction from supervisors
  • Securing media placements and actively pitching media on client news, technologies and solutions
  • Understanding and building relationships with clients’ top-tier and niche trade media
  • Monitoring media outlets for coverage of client news and competitor developments
  • Developing content for various mediums, including digital and social media, broadcast, web, print publications and sales/marketing collateral
  • Researching industry or program-specific topics efficiently
  • Assisting with event planning for client tradeshows, media tours, special events, etc.
  • Providing regular, proactive updates to supervisors on projects, tasks and responsibilities

The ideal candidate:

  • Must possess a BS/BA in journalism, public relations or communications. Other related fields will be considered.
  • Strong understanding of the relationship between traditional public relations and the use of current online/digital technology and social media is imperative
  • Has the willingness to be proactive and work efficiently in an exciting and fast-paced team environment
  • Is able to apply logical thinking and problem solving; provides practical solutions that achieve results
  • Must have a keen understanding of media relations and editorial placement
  • Has strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to interact with clients, media and co-workers
  • Effectively manages their time with the ability to meet internal and external deadlines
  • Must be a team player with a commitment and dedication to the agency’s success

To apply: send your resume and cover letter directly to careerchi@gscommunications.com.

Client Service Manager (Chicago)

G&S is looking for an outstanding Client Service Manager responsible for client counsel, overall account management and execution of corporate communications programs.

Key responsibilities:

    • Lead strategy development and implementation of business communication programs for food and beverage accounts
    • Provide senior counsel for accounts, including serving as primary liaison for client contacts
    • Participate, as appropriate, as an active, engaged staff member in agency management activities supporting day-to-day management of agency as well as long-term strategic planning
    • Lead, manage and develop staff
    • Manage and grow client relationships
    • Write strategic programs and range of other marketing / public relations materials, as well as overseeing writing quality and editing of materials developed by team members
    • Cultivate key media contacts/influencers; securing high-level coverage as appropriate for client accounts
    • Drive digital/social media strategy for client accounts
    • Oversee all executional responsibilities and administrative tasks associated with client accounts making sure agency reporting requirements are adhered to
    • Direct and motivate staff/team members by promptly reviewing work and providing constructive feedback
    • Cultivate relationships within food and beverage industry and contribute to business development efforts

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with approximately 7-10 years’ experience in public relations (agency and/or client side)
  • Proven account leadership skills, with “big picture” understanding of food and beverage industry, issues and operating environment
  • Understanding of sustainability/CSR issues related to food and beverage industry
  • Confident and effective speaker and presenter, as well as an active listener open to feedback
  • Sophisticated writing skills with experience developing high-level strategic documents (e.g., proposals, programs, strategy documents)
  • Demonstrated experience in all media strategy including digital / social media strategy; clear investment in staying hands-on with key technologies and platforms
  • Proven ability to retain and build client relationships, including managing through challenges
  • High level of comfort with core business tools (e.g., PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
  • Innovative and creative thinker
  • Thoughtful and effective coach for junior staff; invested in the development and retention of high-potential staff members
  • Proven ability to manage teams that generate results, and treat one another with care and respect
  • High levels of accountability relative to financial stewardship of client accounts and agency as a whole

To apply: send your resume and cover letter directly to careerchi@gscommunications.com.

 

Senior Account Executive (New York)

G&S is looking for a Senior Account Executive to join the New York team to serve as a client contact, superb writer and media relations practitioner. Responsibilities include:

  • Securing media placements and actively pitching media
  • Understanding clients’ top-tier media
  • Monitoring media outlets for coverage of client news and competitor developments
  • Content development for various mediums including traditional, digital and social media, as well as creative services
  • Familiarity with social media channels and content
  • Researching industry or program-relevant topics
  • Providing regular proactive updates to supervisors on projects and responsibilities
  • Proactively generating new ideas and opportunities to support client objectives and stories
  • Providing client counsel on tactical matters, linked to strategic plans
  • Developing strategy behind and represent clients and products at industry conferences and events
  • Creating and developing proactive pitch ideas for clients based on their industry, current trends and various announcements
  • Reviewing and approving key messages, media backgrounders, sales collateral, briefing documents, and campaign presentation
  • Providing strategy and analysis of programs success and results against outline of program objectives

The ideal candidate:

  • Must possess a BS/BA in journalism, public relations or communications. Other related fields will be considered.
  • Strong understanding of the relationship between traditional public relations and the use of current online/digital technology and social media is imperative
  • Experience and interest working with technical content and B2B clients
  • Has the willingness to be proactive and work efficiently in an exciting and fast-paced team environment
  • Is able to apply logical thinking and problem solving; provides practical solutions that achieve results
  • Must have a keen understanding of media relations and editorial placement
  • Has strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to interact with clients, media and co-workers
  • Effectively manages their time with the ability to meet internal and external deadlines
  • Must be a team player with a commitment and dedication to the agency’s success and 2-5 years of agency experience.

To apply: send your resume and cover letter directly to careernyc@gscommunications.com.

Creative

These positions deliver creative solutions to account teams and clients.

Specialists

These positions serve as internal resources to account teams and clients.

Marketing Technology Specialist (Chicago or New York)

We are seeking a Marketing Specialist with approximately 1-2 years of experience. This team player needs to be able to collaborate with our clients’ marketing groups to help lead seamless migration of marketing automation instances. Working with marketing groups across the business unit to ensure consistent, on-time campaigns they will also help ensure integration with Salesforce.

Job functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supporting marketing teams in their campaign efforts: setting up campaigns, creating reports and troubleshooting
  • Enforcing configuration and naming standards for campaigns, assets and programs
  • Supporting our marketing automation system by maintaining a clean database and lead generation routing and operations processes
  • Reviewing and recommending standard pipeline reporting procedures and metrics
  • Updating and maintaining lead scoring functionality
  • Performing A/B testing
  • Supporting marketing programs through coding, testing and list selection within our marketing automation system
  • Maintaining best practices of database communication by overseeing frequency of communication, appropriate list targeting and high deliverability

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or related field
  • 1-2 years working experience in a relevant field (marketing automation, digital marketing, B2B marketing, etc.)
  • Certified Expert and Certified in Salesforce a plus
  • Understanding of automation tools and digital marketing tactics as related to increasing lead generation that drives sales
  • Strong analytical, collaborative, organizational and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and work on multiple priorities as required

To apply: send your resume and cover letter directly to careerchi@gscommunications.com (Chicago) OR  careernyc@gscommunications.com (New York)

Digital Specialist, Raleigh

We are seeking a Digital Specialist with approximately 1-3 years of experience. Duties will include handling day-to-day production requests and guiding account teams on their digital communications. This person will coordinate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and partner agencies on projects of various scope.

Job functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Review communication strategies and offer suggestions to best leverage digital forms of communication from websites to email, from SEO to paid promotion
  • Understand and meet project deadlines, coordinate and communicate with digital manager, project manager and other internal and external stakeholders as required
  • Collaborate with account teams and assist with digital strategy for client accounts
  • Lead brainstorming sessions to develop strategic/creative thinking for clients
  • Oversee digital projects, establish and maintain digital content and asset quality, and manage best-practices
  • Resource for junior staff members
  • Provide regular proactive updates to supervisor and project managers on projects and responsibilities

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or related field
  • 1-3 years working experience in a relevant field (marketing communications, digital marketing, B2B marketing, etc.)
  • Strong analytical, collaborative, organizational and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and work on multiple priorities as required
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and CMS platforms
  • Experience providing technical support, troubleshooting, quality assurance testing, and user experience testing
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • A desire to hone their digital skills

To apply: send your resume and cover letter directly to careerchi@gscommunications.com