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Public Relations Manager - Clayton, MO

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Company Name:St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
Location:Clayton, MO
Employment Type:Full Time
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THE POSITION                                                                  

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership is seeking an experienced public relations professional to be a part of its Marketing and Communications team. Responsibilities include public relations, social media, internal communications, speech writing, development of talking points papers and briefing books on economic development projects.

This individual must be an exceptional writer and communicator and possess a strong working knowledge of new media. This is an exciting opportunity to work in the fast-paced world of economic development, shaping the way key audiences view St. Louis.

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Coordinate and organize media and public relations that engage the organization's key audiences
  • Lead media relations materials development (press releases, message Q & A, talking points, briefing books on economic development projects, press packets, letter of support, etc.)
  • Manage all social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and future social media tools as they become needed
  • Manage Cision media monitoring platform
  • Support in the planning of Partnership events
  • Manage and maintain media lists
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Professional qualifications for this position include:

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Marketing/Communications or related field


  • 3-5 years public relations or communications experience
  • The ability to take factual information and transform it into exciting and useful messages and stories
  • Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies
  • Exceptional writing/editing and verbal communications skills
  • Relationship builder
  • Demonstrated experience writing for multiple forms of media; including web, print, social & video
  • Knowledge of media relations techniques such as press releases, media alerts, press conferences and personal pitches
  • Event management skills; including guest lists, invitations, catering, audio/visual, planning and execution

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.  High Energy, maturity and leadership with the ability to align messages under the Partnership's core communications goals is must. It is expected that the selected candidate will recognize and respect diversity and work effectively with people of other backgrounds and cultures and will have a desire to make a positive difference within the community.


Commensurate with experience, we offer a competitive base salary and a culture which fosters and supports creativity and innovation. The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership offers a full range of employee benefits as well.

Interested and qualified applicants should submit their resume to

Also, applicants are encouraged to visit our website to learn more about the organization:


The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. The organization considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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