OUR CULTURE

SPM was founded on the idea that “life’s too short to work with jerks.” That simple (and true!) thought became our “no jerks” policy that is at the core of our culture.”No jerks” means we work with clients and brands we trust, and foster an atmosphere of mutual respect among agency leadership, team members and clients. The result is a creative, collaborative, inclusive culture where we can do great work, enjoy our workdays, learn from each other and grow professionally and personally.

Want to join our team? We also offer competitive pay & benefits that include medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K with up to 4% match, a new business commission program, $100 monthly cellphone reimbursement, continuing education opportunities, paid time off for volunteering, a generous holiday schedule, paid personal time, “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

We are seeking an account director with a minimum of 10 years of PR experience (including at least four in an agency setting) to manage and motivate account teams and serve as a company leader.

SPM account directors provide strategy development for several clients, exhibit strong communication skills and the ability to manage and motivate account teams. We’re looking for great people with PR agency experience with a deep understanding of all facets of PR, social media, crisis communications and media relations. In addition to leading accounts, SPM’s account directors participate in the new business pitch process and active pursuit of new business opportunities is strongly encouraged. Directors report to the president and serve as mentors to all SPM team members, set high standards by example, and manage workload and employee growth plans for account teams.

The requirements to be a director at SPM Communications are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations or a related field from a four-year accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 10 years’ PR experience, and at least four years’ agency experience required
  • PR agency experience required and background in retail, restaurant or food PR preferred
  • Proficiency in crisis communications
  • Proficiency in media relations with established media contacts
  • Deep understanding of client industries, competitors and all facets of PR
  • Ability to effectively lead and direct staff in a competitive, high-energy environment and industry
  • Decision making abilities on budget development and allocation, and account service procedures
  • Solid social media knowledge and relevant applications for clients
  • Be Dallas-based or willing to relocate
  • 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.

To apply, please send resume and two writing samples to Loren Rutledge at

[email protected].

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

We are looking for a social media director with a minimum of 8 years' experience to lead the agency’s social media team while working across our agency account teams to provide strategic social campaign elements for our food, restaurant, retail and CPG brands.

In addition to leading the agency’s social media team, the social media director will help grow our social media department via best practices, agency team education, client counsel and leadership. 

SPM’s social media director will:  

  • Lead social strategy recommendations across all agency social media accounts  
  • Interface with clients to provide them with social strategy expertise, recommendations and solutions  
  • Lead social media new business efforts with support from senior leadership 
  • Display exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate complex social/digital concepts in simple terms 
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues and clients across a range of industries and skill levels 
  • Provide additional strategy and direction to further develop the agency’s own social platforms 
  • Lead social measurement/reporting platform relationships and team education regarding the latest offerings and best practices 
  • Provide leadership and guidance to social team members, develop agency materials for education, hold regular team meetings with the social media team, etc.  
  • Stay abreast of and share emerging social and digital trends and platforms with agency team members  
  • Lead social strategy recommendations during client crises 

 Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or a related field from a four-year accredited college or university 
  • A minimum of 8 years’ social media experience with majority of time spent at an agency  
  • Expertise in social media 
  • Experience in digital marketing and SEO is a plus 
  • Proven expertise in developing successful integrated plans 
  • Strong content marketing/visual storytelling skills 
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus 
  • B2C experience preferred  

Qualified candidates should sent their resumes to Loren Rutledge at

[email protected]

 

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR

We are looking for an account supervisor with a minimum of six years' PR experience to organize, manage and lead account teams and projects.

Our ideal candidate will be an experienced leader with a command of PR strategy, planning and budgets. Candidate should have outstanding account service skills that include the ability to lead the client and knowledge of the client’s industry.

Other key job functions include the development and execution of client PR plans, crisis communications, spokesperson media training and media relations

We are hoping to find a candidate who has the following:

  • Previous PR agency experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations or a related field from a four-year accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of 6-7 years’ PR experience, with at least two years of project management experience and the majority at a PR agency.
  • Past management experience, agency experience and preferred background in retail, restaurant or food PR.
  • Proven ability to lead and direct staff in a competitive, high-energy environment.
  • Strong organization, budget and project management skills.
  • Decision making including budgeting, resources and account service procedures.
  • Solid social media knowledge and relevant applications for clients.
  • Well-versed in AP style and familiar with PR measurement and research tools.

To apply, please send resume and two writing samples 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 SPM Communication’s 2022 Winter/Spring apprenticeship program starting early 2022.

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 Ashley Lennington at 

[email protected]

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