OUR CULTURE

Life’s too short to work with jerks. At SPM, we live by that rule. No jerks means you work with clients and brands you trust in an atmosphere of mutual respect among agency leadership, team members and clients. Our SPM culture is creative, collaborative, people-first and inclusive, where you can do great work, enjoy your workdays, learn from each other and grow professionally and personally.

We also offer a flexible, hybrid schedule with competitive pay & benefits that include medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K with up to 4% match, three weeks’ vacation in the first year, 15 paid holidays off, a new business commission program, $200 monthly cost of living stipend, continuing education opportunities, paid time off for volunteering,  “pawternity,” Flex Fridays and so much more.

Oh, and we love our dogs and we bring them to work with us!

We’re looking for awesome people for positions listed below ⬇

Director

SPM account directors have a deep understanding of all facets of PR, influencer, crisis communications and media relations, are a part of the agency’s leadership team, provide strategy counsel for several clients at a time and coach and motivate account teams.

You’re a great fit if
• You have led and motivated staff in consumer PR. Restaurant and food categories experience is a plus!
• You kill it when it comes to the latest in social media influencer, content and trends
• You are a master project manager, nailing it when it comes to deadlines and budgets
• You’re a life-long learner, always looking for ways to elevate client work and stay on top of the trends
• You have earned your stripes with 10+ years of PR experience and 3+ of people management
• You’ve weathered many a crisis situation
• You love to coach and develop team members
• You are a self-starter and thrive in a high-energy environment
• You are an AP style master
• You have a Bachelor’s degree in in Public Relations or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university
• You are based in DFW

People-First Culture

• Our 22-year No Jerks policy means we do not have jerks on our team and resign client business if the client or the work becomes a continued and egregious problem for our team
• Continual feedback and career path development
• Impromptu bonuses to say thanks for going above and beyond according to our company values
• New business win bonuses to the teams who research and pitch and win the business
• Custom-built, dog-friendly office space with gourmet kitchen, large back patio and free parking in the Design District
• “Pawternity” work from home opportunity when a new pet joins an employee’s family
• Paid parental leave
• Ongoing DE&I work across entire agency team

Work-Life Balance
• Hybrid schedule: Mondays and Fridays at home, Tuesday through Thursday in office. 
• Permanent “Flex Fridays” – workday ends at 1 p.m. every Friday
• Comp time when weekend or late hours apply
• Generous holiday schedule, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s, the employee’s birthday and 10 other holidays, including MLK Day, Juneteenth and a floating holiday of the employee’s choosing

To apply, please send resumes to Loren Rutledge at [email protected]

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR

SPM account supervisors organize, manage and lead account teams and projects, PR strategy, planning and budgeting.
As the primary client contact, candidates should have outstanding account service and communication skills and a deep understanding of integrated communications.

Other key job functions include the development and execution of client PR plans, crisis communications, influencer strategy and media relations.

You’re a great fit if
• You have lead and motivated staff in consumer PR. Restaurant and food categories experience is a plus!
• You kill it when it comes to the latest in social media influencer, content and trends
• You are a master project manager, nailing it when it comes to deadlines and budgets
• You have earned your stripes with 7+ years of PR experience
• You are a self-starter and thrive in a high-energy environment
• You are passionate about PR measurement and research tools, including Muck Rack and Critical Mention
• You are an AP style master
• You have a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations or a related field from an accredited four-year

People-First Culture
• Our 22-year No Jerks policy means we do not have jerks on our team and resign client business if the client or the work becomes a continued and egregious problem for our team
• Continual feedback and career path development
• Impromptu bonuses to say thanks for going above and beyond according to our company values
• New business win bonuses to the teams who research and pitch and win the business
• Custom-built, dog-friendly office space with gourmet kitchen, large back patio and free parking in the Design District
• “Pawternity” work from home opportunity when a new pet joins an employee’s family
• Paid parental leave
• Ongoing DE&I work across entire agency team

Work-Life Balance
• Hybrid schedule: Mondays and Fridays at home, Tuesday through Thursday in office
• Permanent “Flex Fridays” – workday ends at 1 p.m. every Friday
• Comp time when weekend or late hours apply
• Generous holiday schedule, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s, the employee’s birthday and 10 other holidays, including MLK Day, Juneteenth and a floating holiday of the employee’s choosing

To apply, please send resumes to Loren Rutledge at [email protected]

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

We are looking for someone with ideally four or more years’ PR experience, including agency experience, to help run accounts, serve as a day-to-day client contact and help develop and execute PR plans.

At SPM, our SAEs are at the critical juncture of doing, leading and learning. They have the opportunity to serve a main client contact while also providing strategy and counsel. They also assist in the development and execution of client PR plans, have exposure to editorial and crisis communications training and are encouraged to bring new ideas to the agency and its clients.  

Work includes media relations, writing, account organization and management, PR strategy/planning and industry research. Influencer strategy and execution is a huge plus.  

SAEs also have supervisory roles on account teams, overseeing assistant account/account executives and interns. 

Our wish list for our next SAE includes: 

  • Previous PR agency experience. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism or a related field from a four-year accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of four years’ PR experience Past management experience, agency experience and background in retail, restaurant or food PR is preferred. 
  • Well-versed in AP style and familiar with PR measurement and research tools.  
  • Strong fit for our inclusive “No Jerks” SPM culture of respect and collaboration. Our DEI work at SPM is fundamental to our people-first culture. Read more on our “Who We Are” page.
  • Dallas-based or willing to relocate.

Please send resumes to Loren Rutledge at [email protected]

 

 

PR APPRENTICE

Seeking candidates with previous communications internship experience for the SPM Communications Apprenticeship program.

The SPM apprenticeship is a paid, three-month program offering 40 hours per week of on-the-job training with meaningful contributions to client accounts. It is a pathway to entry-level employment at the agency. While future employment is not guaranteed upon completion, if it’s a good fit on both sides, it’s our goal to extend offers of permanent, full-time employment to our apprentices. 

Applicants should have a strong desire to develop skills in the areas of account service, media relations, influencer campaigns and social media, while contributing to our clients’ successes. SPM apprentices are cross-trained on a variety of accounts and industries, participate in creative brainstorming sessions and learn key skills to launch a career in communications. 

Our wish list for the ideal candidate includes:  

  • Available to work in person in our Dallas office  
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in a communications-related major 
  • At least one prior communications internship, with potential experience in media relations (list building, pitch writing, pitching, monitoring and measurement); influencer campaigns (research and vetting, outreach, contracting, etc.); or social media  (maintaining content calendars, drafting captions, scheduling and posting content, photoshoots, editing
  • Self-motivated thinker who can work with a creative team in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment 
  • Responsive to direction and able to share ideas within a group to help move our clients’ businesses forward 
  • Familiar with AP style and basic Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience with PR measurement and media research tools, such as Critical Mention and Muck Rack, is a plus 
  • Strong fit for our inclusive “No Jerks” SPM culture of respect, collaboration and inclusion. Our DEI work at SPM is fundamental to our people-first culture. Read more on our “Who We Are” page 

To apply, please send your resume and two writing samples to [email protected].

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