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Director of PR and Communications

BKSK Architects, LLP BKSK Architects, LLP Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Tue, Jan 21 '14Posted on:

BKSK Architects LLP seeks assistance with its PR and communications initiatives by expanding its marketing/business development team. Founded in 1985, BKSK is a New York City-based firm specializing in design that is socially, contextually and ecologically engaged. The firm's diverse range of work includes award-winning cultural, civic, educational and residential projects.

While a background in architecture in not a prerequisite for this position, an appreciation for thoughtful design and a keen interest in the built environment are a must.

Responsibilities are to include:

  • Develop a marketing and business development strategy focusing on cultural, education and institutional sectors
  • Contribute to brand marketing and message
  • Create press materials and secure media coverage (broadcast, print, internet)
  • Develop and maintain contacts in both print and digital media, pitch stories, raise the firm's profile
  • Build content, develop strategy for, and maintain social media pages on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Word Press
  • Assist with maintenance of client and consultant contact databases
  • Assist with production and coordination of proposals and new business packages
  • Promote a firm-wide awareness of industry topics, issues and news in order to effectively deliver strong and creative communication strategies that are relevant to our needs and business objectives

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years experience with PR and marketing with emphasis on digital communications
  • Experience in branding/strategic planning/research
  • Strong research, relationship building, and management skills
  • Outstanding communication and writing skills
  • Strong graphic design skills/sensibility including knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Apple Keynote, HTML
  • Knowledge of architectural history and/or the architectural profession a plus
  • Self-starter who manages deadlines
  • Ability to work closely and collaboratively with our existing marketing team

This is a full-time position with benefits. The need is immediate.

Please submit resume along with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role. Please include salary requirements and availability. No submissions via FTP or post, and no phone calls, please.

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