Stantec System

Public Relations Manager - Buildings

US-IL-Chicago | US-MA-Boston | US-PA-Philadelphia | US-DC-Washington, D.C. | US-NY-New York | US-CA-San Francisco
2 months ago(10/17/2017 7:10 PM)
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Your Opportunity

We need a storyteller. A passionate, senior communicator. A person who thrives on creativity. A trustworthy counselor. Why? We’re Stantec – a global company of architects, engineers, and scientists (22,000 and growing) that designs with community in mind. How? We …

… design hospitals that create a sense of wellness that extends beyond medical treatment.

… design schools that invest in our children, and by doing so, secure a bright future.

… design sports facilities that transcend boundaries, unify nations, and build community spirit.

… envision civic facilities that connect people to each other and create community

… create research facilities that spark creativity, discovery, and innovation.


Yes, we have stories to tell. To join our distributed PR team, we’re seeking an experienced professional to work directly with our Buildings group who knows social media and media relations inside and out. Can you write with the best of them? Thrive in a fast-paced environment? Build and carry out campaign plans? Great! You’re the experienced team member we’re looking for.


Are You Passionate About Design?

The Buildings group at Stantec is comprised of approximately 4,000 staff, in six countries and over 100 offices. The ongoing success of Buildings is highly dependent on the quality and performance of our team working collectively across all disciplines and leadership levels. 


We believe good design extends beyond the physical elements of a space—good design shapes our lives, influences our behaviors and interactions, and has purpose. We design spaces that are meaningful and memorable for our communities. With decades of experience to draw upon, we are achieving remarkable success toward our goal of being the best integrated design firm in the world.


Let’s Talk

We have a spot for a Public Relations Manager, Buildings on our team, and it’s got your name written all over it. This role requires someone who has serious skills when it comes to PR—a team player who always thinks strategically, can see creative stories and bring them to life, provide counsel to leadership, and respond quickly to shifting priorities.


In this role, you’ll provide direction on media relations, social media strategy, content marketing, issues/crisis management, and reputation management in partnership with practice Marketing & PR/Communications colleagues and leadership. Combining your business savvy and PR genius, you’ll look for creative ways to tell the most critical stories stemming from our Buildings group. We’re looking for someone to be based in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, or Washington D.C.

Your Duties

Opportunities for a star player!

Your ability to successfully develop proactive public relations strategies to bring Stantec’s brand to life will help you shine. You’ll need to develop a solid understanding of Stantec’s business in the built environment, the company’s brand promise, client needs, key differentiators, and market trends.


Reporting to the Director of Public Relations, some of the activities you’ll focus your energy on include, but are not limited to:

  • Partnering with Buildings Marketing colleagues to develop and implement an integrated marketing and PR plan that tells the Company’s news and brand story across multiple channels
  • Communicating with building industry publications to contribute expert articles and blogs, and to seek editorial coverage
  • Developing and managing communications initiatives involving news releases, social media outreach, content marketing, research, interviews, media training and spokesperson support, media monitoring and tracking, and other support on special projects and events
  • Overseeing media outreach and preparing practice leadership by developing briefing documents; identifying opportunities and issues; and developing relevant remarks, speeches, and talking points for them
  • Issues/crisis communications management, in partnership with leadership
  • Providing social media and media/crisis communications training for internal groups

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, English, journalism, or marketing.
  • Minimum 6 to 9 years of public relations experience in corporate or agency preferred.


Demonstrated Experience with:

  • Professional writing (samples required)
  • Campaign planning and facilitation
  • Social media strategy and administration
  • Crisis Communication

 Other Requirements

  • Detail-oriented and organized, with exceptional prioritization skills
  • Ability to effectively balance multiple priorities
  • Fundamental understanding of the media landscape (traditional, social)
  • Excellent interviewing, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment, as well as to work autonomously
  • Familiarity with photography and video preferred
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility with multiple audiences and articulate clearly within tight deadlines
  • Strategic mindset and strong business acumen

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