Public Relations Director - Detroit

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Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A), a leading Midwest public and investor relations firm, with offices in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing, MI seeks a senior level (8+ years of experience to join its fast growing Detroit, MI office. Ideal candidates must be able to provide strategic level client work, manage a team of PR professionals, and become instrumental in growing the firm’s SE Michigan office.  An emphasis will be placed on leadership and team building skills.


  • Provide strategic client counsel and manage complex client relationships
  • Must be able to develop, lead and implement the key tactical elements of a PR plan
  • Ability to think creatively and execute creative programming for clients that is relevant to their business
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; sharp attention to detail
  • Ability to manage and provide day-to-day guidance of a client relationship PR team
  • Firm grasp of the local, regional and national business/media environments, online media and communities, and ability to understand the applicable trades
  • Must have a track record of using PR to drive business results
  • Social media savvy and understanding of the tools and tactics to building online communities and coverage
  • Ability to identify and develop new business opportunities and lead new business initiatives
  • Commitment to investing time in networking and proactively promoting the firm’s services within the SE MI marketplace
  • Willingness to become involved in community activities and provide pro-bono and non-profit work


  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Public Relations/Corporate Communications
  • 8 plus years’ experience in Public Relations and/or related field
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Credentials as a leader and enthusiastic practitioner/manager who follows trends and best practices in PR and integrated marketing
  • Agency experience required
Location: Detroit, MI
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