Public Relations Manager

Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/27/2018 7:07 PM)
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HKS is a team of more than 1,400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. We have nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions that solve our clients’ challenges. Our research teams dig deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes--then they share them freely for everyone’s benefit. In all we do, we are mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.


HKS wants to reinforce its position as one of the world’s top design firms by placing meaningful stories about its design thinking, breakthrough innovations, and impact on communities. The Public Relations Manager will report to the Director of Global Public Relations and work with an in-house Marketing Communications team to gather visual assets and craft content that will raise visibility for the firm – with a specific focus on our Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston offices and global Health sector. This position will be based in our Dallas office and all applications must have resume, cover letter, writing samples and portfolio of media placements.


  • In collaboration with the MarComm team, the Public Relations manager will create proactive external communications programs that support the strategic business objectives of our Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston offices and global Health sector
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with key media and other external industry influencers
  • Craft stories that appeal to news, business, design editors
  • Write polished, well-crafted press releases, blog posts, knowledge features and social media content as needed
  • Look for opportunities to place HKS people and stories in client-facing media and conferences
  • Assist team members in developing submissions for professional accreditation, fellowships and other honors and awards submissions


  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Proven track record of successful media placements
  • Have strong media contacts in Dallas and in the health media market as well as with other influential national and regional design and business publications and media outlets
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, or related area
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in a public relations position
  • Interest in and knowledge of the architecture and design community
  • Experience placing health-related stories a plus
  • Experience within an architecture, design, or professional services firm is preferred
  • Fluency in social media
  • Able to apply sound judgment while working independently within tight timelines
  • Strategic and independent thinker and planner
  • Outstanding attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Great interpersonal skills; able to forge trusting relationships within a diverse team
  • Proficiency in standard Office applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint




HKS is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Veteran


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