Public Relations Manager in New York, New York | DiversityInc Careers

Public Relations Manager

Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our organization running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management. Join our Brand, Marketing and Communications (BMC) team and you will directly support and promote our brand and reputation. Through internal communications, public relations and corporate communications, you’ll provide a wide range of marketing and communications services to internal and external audiences. These include current and future clients, our current and future employees, alumni, regulators, the media and the communities within which we operate. With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Job Summary:

As Public Relations (PR) Assistant Director, you'll develop and execute public relations initiatives, to support business strategies and promote EY's image in the market. This should help the firm gain positive exposure, and create business opportunities. In this role, you'll act independently, and interact frequently with the firm's leaders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with EY management, to understand business objectives, and establish PR programs that promote the firm
  • Develop public relations plans, including media relations initiatives to cover EY's public sponsorships and events
  • Build positive relationships with journalists (television, radio, magazine and newspaper) to gain positive exposure for the firm, which should lead to business opportunities
  • Promote EY through media briefings, news releases, social media channels, conferences, round tables and articles
  • Coordinate national PR strategies with regional public relations efforts, to help promote the firm across multiple venues
  • Develop multi-disciplinary PR/Communications plans to highlight EY's talents and market leadership
  • Analyze appropriate communications channels, to build awareness of the firm's key messages
  • Gain a good understanding of the firm's practice area
  • Work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

To qualify, candidates must have:

  • Solid understanding of the media
  • Experience integrating social media into media relations plans
  • Supervisory skills, including delegating, coaching, defining expectations, etc.
  • Excellent project management, client service, team-building and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Proficient with standard technology including Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, Lotus Notes, PowerPoint and internet
  • A minimum of 7 years related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
Ernst & Young LLP, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.