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This job expired on April 06, 2019

Senior Public Relations Manager af&co;.

  • Date Posted February 05, 2019
  • Location San Francisco, CA
  • Category Business / Media
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description af&co;., based in the heart of San Francisco, is a full-service boutique hospitality consulting agency specializing in concept development, operational consulting, public relations, marketing, social media, launch strategy and more. Our goals are to provide personalized consulting, build branded awareness and generate revenue/results for our clients.  Our approach for each client is fresh, direct, creative and stylish.  We are passionate about our expertise, the clients we work with, and the industry that we’re in. We work hard and we love what we do. Hey, we’re in hospitality Job description

Job Title:  Senior Account Manager, Public Relations

Department: Public Relations

Reporting to: Senior Director, Public Relations

FLSA Status: Full time, Non-Exempt 



  • Hospitality and/or culinary public relations background (at least 4-6 years)
  • Agency experience is ideal and hospitality (hotels, restaurants, food products) experience is preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; Masters Degree valued
  • Ability to work 40 hours a week at a minimum and interest in attending evening and weekend events as needed
  • Strong knowledge of the local, regional, and national media scene
  • General knowledge and understanding of the public relations process to assist with questions from the account managers and intern team as it relations to public relations and media outreach
  • Strong writing skills, including prior experience with writing press releases, media alerts, pitches, and press kit development
  • The ability to keep up with hospitality trends – from food to beverage trends to travel and design trends
  • Self-driven, resourceful and organized – ability to keep up with deadlines and track all media outreach activity in the Press Tracker
  • Confident and approachable with a friendly, positive attitude
  • Most importantly, you must love food, wine, cocktails and travel!



  • Account Management
    • Responsible for 6 – 8 client accounts; manage assigned accounts with one other team member
    • Manage up to directors and supervisors to report on deadlines and account priorities
    • Prepare regular status reports and report to Senior Director of PR
    • Work with team members to manage timelines and action items

  • Public Relations
    • Create and execute strategic plans and publicity campaigns
    • Develop event briefs for media and influencer events (tastings, openings, chef launches, etc.)
    • Draft press releases and media alerts
    • Write and edit additional press materials including but not limited to bios, fact sheets, talking points, etc.
    • Create and update media and influencer lists
    • Pitch media to secure coverage
    • Assist with event planning and execution
    • Host and entertain media
  • New Business & af&co;. Meetings
    • Assist with new business proposals and contracts
    • Attend agency bi-weekly PR meetings
    • Attend monthly staff meetings
    • Active community involvement – local SF and national professional/charitable organizations
    • Represent af&co;. at community and industry events
Compensation this position is : salaried, 50k to 100k Application instructions
This job expired on April 06, 2019
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