Strategic Communications Director | Iowa Chapter of the American Marketing Association

Strategic Communications Director

Company: Two Rivers Marketing

Full time
Des Moines, IA


Two Rivers Marketing is looking for an individual to be a strategic communications director for a group of large, national business-to-business accounts. This associate will oversee strategic communications staff allocation, strategic planning, measurement, and evaluation initiatives for various clients, and is responsible for overseeing client PR budgets.


  • Oversee all public relations activity for an account or group of accounts.
  • Provide ongoing strategic direction for public relations and related efforts.
  • Work alongside managing directors and account directors to formulate and monitor comprehensive long- and short-term plans.
  • Build client relationships and trust with clients’ personnel, including senior management.
  • Build and present annual PR plans.
  • Lead agency-client meetings and routine status calls as they relate to PR efforts.
  • Serve as a liaison between the PR team and the account and creative functions of the agency, ensuring an integrated approach.
  • Provide regular PR reports to clients including objectives, status, and results/measurement and refine as needed.
  • Manage the allocation of PR resources inside and outside the account group, including writing needs.
  • Provide oversight and estimates related to work authorizations required for public relations efforts not included in annual PR budgets.
  • Assist other PR team members and client workloads as needed. 


  • 10+ years of experience managing people and work teams in a public relations capacity.
  • Experience in an agency environment.
  • Degree in journalism or communications, preferably with public relations or related emphasis.
  • Experience with strategic PR planning, measurement/evaluation, and analysis.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and efforts.
  • Strong communication skills, including written communication, combined with business acumen.
  • Strong problem solving, project management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to engage and maintain relationships with client contacts.
  • Aptitude in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in social media preferred. 

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