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Freelance Director

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Golin is currently looking for an experienced, highly motivated Freelance Director to lead integrated teams to greatness! This person will have the capes and intuitive “know-how” to drive strategy and execution of large, high-profile national PR campaigns for one of the most iconic brands on the planet!  You’ll comfortably lead (with autonomy) a large cross section of smart agency and client teams (at all levels) throughout the campaign process. With a can-do attitude you will develop and drive strategic and creative initiatives, serve as the daily client go-to and manage multiple members of a top-notch team on a variety of projects. 

We are looking for someone who can join us in a Freelance capacity and can commit to 25 hours per week. 

Are you ready to GO ALL IN? 

What You’ll Do: 

  • Serve as client lead on campaign programming 
  • Develop comprehensive strategic integrated communication plans
  • Lead day to day counsel to clients on strategic and tactical campaign matters, helping to connect strategic dots across all aspects of the business.
  • Proactively generate new ideas and opportunities for the development of strategic client plans 
  • Partner with key team members in the other g4 communities to develop, sell-in and execute traditional media and social media plans
  • Develop an intimate knowledge of your clients’ brands
  • Design and execute mid to large scale client events and PR programs and activations
  • Provide leadership and executional excellence to agency team and clients during program implementation
  • Develop deep knowledge of relevant industry events
  • Manage external vendors
  • Assist with supervision and development of junior team members
  • Work well with a variety of key internal and external stakeholders
  • Excel at verbal and written client, interpersonal and intra-team communications
  • Pitch, WIN and execute award winning work with an incredible team! 

What You Have: 

  • Solid director level PR agency or related professional communications experience at a mid to large sized agency 
  • A proven track record in account management, account growth, and leadership of integrated teams 
  • A sharp mind, positive, can-do attitude and an attention to detail are absolutely key in this position  
  • Strong program management experience (planning, execution, budget management)
  • Experience working on large consumer, retail or lifestyle brands a plus!
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent writing, copy-editing, and proof-reading skills 

Who You Are: 

  • A stickler for flawless execution
  • Collaborative
  • Good listener
  • Not afraid to share your opinion
  • Passionate about our business
  • Flexible Drive 

Golin has included the base salary range or hourly rate for this role. Actual compensation offered within the range will depend upon, among other factors: a candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience; actual ranges for current or former employees in the role; and market considerations. Hourly rate: $85/hour. 

Any request to schedule an interview and any legitimate offer of employment will only come from an authorized representative of Golin. We will never require an applicant to provide sensitive personally identifiable information in order to conduct an interview. 

Golin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. 


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