At MullenLowe, we believe great minds don’t think alike. They disagree, collide and wrestle it down in the name of making work that actually works. We celebrate those who swim outside their lanes and defy expectations to shape our clients’ brands and drive their business. And while our expertise and perspectives are varied, we’re united in our quest to use creativity to solve tomorrow’s problems in new ways.

We invite everyone who works with us or for us to join the fight for progress. We produce more than innovative work and business results. We generate ideas, conversations, and actions that strengthen lives and unite communities. And we’re committed to working with partners who want to drive that positive change together.


 

Position Overview:

The Brand & Comms Manager will be an integral part of the agency communications and brand marketing/PR team at MullenLowe US. Utilizing their knowledge of best practices in the corporate communications space, the manager will promote MullenLowe’s brand across the media, marketing and advertising industry via five key pillars of communication: Public Relations (PR), Awards, Events, Thought Leadership and Owned Channels in order to enhance MullenLowe’s positioning in the advertising industry.

Having pre-established media relationships at national media outlets and creative industry publications, they are a steward of the news and have a proven track record securing press coverage, experience developing narratives and an understanding of how to curate the compelling stories. They come to the table with innovative and creative ideas that capture the attention of press while working fluidly within a team and independently across projects.

This is a full-time exempt position based in New York and reports to the Head of MullenLowe Brand & Communications. This role requires a highly collaborative team player who can build relationships both within and outside the agency.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead planning, development, and execution of Public Relations activities in accordance with the MullenLowe’s objectives.
  • Drafts compelling communications and content for PR outlets, awards shows, trade organizations, and MullenLowe’s social and digital owned channels.
  • Develop a deep knowledge of MullenLowe’s capabilities and positioning to anticipate needs.
  • Provide knowledge in media relations, influencer relations, event management and social media programming.
  • Maintain and nurture a robust network of press contacts.
  • Develop ability to think creatively when it comes to reshaping news angles or pitches to secure standout coverage for the agency and its campaigns.
  • Execute PR Strategy by drafting pitch copy, press targets, press release, coordinating interviews, and briefings for interviews.
  • Manage measurement tools and press reporting.
  • Maintain and educate public relations team surrounding effective and strategic public relations writing and messaging practices.
  • Contributes to PR projects through all phases of production.
  • Work with the Brand & Comms team to develop stories that are on strategy and reflect MullenLowe’s brand personality.
  • Effectively manages time across multiple projects, adhering to budgets and deadlines.
  • Seek opportunities to continually improve technical skills and application knowledge.
  • Lead by example, upholding MullenLowe’s core values and to act as a mentor to other members of the Brand & Comms team

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications preferred, or equivalent work experience

Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in an agency, start up, client-side role or equivalent experience in a relevant creative industry
  • Knowledge and practical application of media relations, influencer relations, social media and/or PR measurement practices and tools preferred
  • A proven track record of gaining trust and respect by consistently demonstrating sound critical and creative thinking skills and maintaining composure in stressful situations

Soft Skills:

  • Strong storytelling and administrative skills to consistently deliver quality work to the team and clients
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Agile high performer who can adapt to new conditions, assignments, and deadlines
  • Effectively articulate exceptional clear and concise communications
  • Thrives in fast-paced creative environment, often working under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong media relations skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • You are proactive and take initiative
  • You are both a team player and able to work independently

The work is never perfect, so how could we ask that of our applicants? What we do seek out at MullenLowe are original thinkers with a thing for unconventional ideas that solve tomorrow’s big problems. Is that you? Check doubt at the door and apply for the roles that will excite and challenge you in new ways.


Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and, if hired, present proof of vaccination prior to start date, unless eligible for a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation required under applicable law.

EEOC Statement: 

At MullenLowe U.S., we believe openness is fundamental to creativity. We’re open to different approaches, perspectives, and ways of thinking that come from working with people from diverse cultures, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, and we don’t believe we can get to the best place creatively without them. We strongly encourage women; Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals; LGBTQ+ individuals; people with disabilities; people of all ages and religion; members of ethnic minorities; foreign-born residents; and veterans to apply.

 We do not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Black At MullenLowe:

We signed a pledge with In For 13 to be the change we want to see in the advertising and production industry by elevating the representation, inclusion, and advancement of Black talent across our agency. We stand committed to this pledge and our goals to continually evolve into a workforce rich with diversity of thought, experiences, perspectives, and people.

You must be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this role.

This job description is subject to change at any time.

Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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