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Public Relations Manager, Project Management and Media Relations

Public Relations Manager, Project Management and Media Relations

Public Relations Manager, Project Management and Media Relations

Jackson Spalding
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Public Relations Manager, Project Management and Media Relations

Are you looking to join a hungry and humble team of thinkers, creators and achievers? You’ve come to the right place.

Jackson Spalding is an award-winning PR and marketing agency that helps brands stand out to move those who matter most. Fiercely creative and strategic, we work alongside our clients to help them connect with their audience and reach their goals. Jackson Spalding was built on the principle that there had to be a better way to run an agency. That means that we stay curious, have an open mind and ask questions to make sure we consistently achieve excellence with integrity.


Jackson Spalding is seeking a talented Public Relations professional for our Atlanta office. The ideal candidate will have strong media relations, B2C and external communications experience, solid experience with day-to-day client, account team and budget management. Additionally, the ideal candidate is sophisticated in his/her work approach, assertive and comfortable developing and maintaining strong relationships and easy rapport with clients at all levels, including C-suite. Experience with Food & Beverage, Retail or Grand Openings is an added benefit.


Jackson Spalding was founded in 1995 with a vision to be the most trusted and respected PR agency. With offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles and Athens, Ga., and additional team members located throughout the country, Jackson Spalding now serves the life cycle of a brand through a full range of integrated public relations and marketing services. The company’s roster of clients includes The Coca-Cola Company, L.L. Bean, Chick-fil-A, Interstate Batteries, Delta Air Lines, Google, Orkin, Primrose Schools and many other esteemed organizations.

The company’s culture has been celebrated by consistently being included on Best Places to Work lists, and in 2019, the agency was nationally ranked as a Top Place to Work by PR News. Jackson Spalding’s campaigns have received numerous accolades, winning industry recognitions ranging from the SABRE Awards to the ADDYs. Additionally, Forbes named Jackson Spalding one of America’s Best PR Agencies 2021. To learn more, visit


The successful candidate will demonstrate strength in the ability to project manage and lead team members collaboratively across integrated PR, marketing and communications projects. Specifically, this position will be responsible for:

  • Lead a collaborative project team
  • Maintain excellent client relationships and service
  • Develop an external communications plan including strategy, goals, budget and tactics
  • Work with team to create content for external communications, including press releases, digital content, talking points, presentations and other messaging content
  • Monitor, analyze and communicate communications results as required by client and to management as defined
  • Maintain keen understanding of industry trends affecting clients and make appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategy surrounding them
  • Participate in projects and be responsible of their outcomes.
  • Influence and participate in decision-making for client-facing projects.
  • Manage project team members on their project deliverables and communicate with the client. Delegates and uses inclusive language and behaviors.
  • Oversees PR results and reporting for the projects they are leading.
  • Manage client interaction and management across accounts, serving as the day-to-day client contact on certain accounts and projects.
  • Manage budgets and billing for certain accounts and projects.


  • Bachelor's/Master's degree in Journalism, English or related field with concentration in communications or public relations


Required experience includes, but is not limited to:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in public relations, communications or relevant role in an agency, or in-house corporate communications environment
  • Strong media relations, B2C, and external communications experience
  • Experience in consumer goods, food and beverage, or hospitality industry strongly preferred
  • Experience with community relations, stakeholder engagement or business grand openings beneficial
  • Professional relationship-building skills, social demeanor, and strong interest in building community ties
  • Hands-on experience managing complex client projects
  • Experience with client budget management and forecasting
  • Experience with campaign measurement and reporting
  • Excellent written and oral communication with strong presentation skills
  • Meticulous organizational, time management and multitasking skills
  • Big picture and strategic thinker, with grit to execute initiatives
  • Understands and respects Jackson Spalding values and vision
  • Bachelor's/Master's degree in Journalism, English or related field with concentration in communications or public relations


We believe that great work starts by taking care of our people. Below are just some of the benefits we provide the JS team.

  • World-class health care
  • Profit-sharing
  • Unlimited sick days
  • 401k match + personal financial planning
  • Flexible work environment: This means that for roles where it makes sense, you’ll have the option to spend some of your time in our incredible workspaces (when it's safe to do so) and some of your time working remotely – whether from home or elsewhere.

Jackson Spalding is an equal opportunity employer.


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