Director of Public Relations Jobs in New York City – New York – at KCD

Title: Director of Public Relations

Company: KCD

Location: New York City – New York –

Type: Part Time


A Director of Public Relations acts as an integral ambassador for KCD and its clients. Directors should represent the agency with strong leadership and communications skills while inspiring both internal and external teams. Candidates should have exceptional management, interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as the capability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and accounts. They should have the appropriate style and taste with an understanding that they represent the global agency as a whole.


Provide support for departmental Vice Presidents and Partners with proactive status updates on a regular basis

Serve as an agency ambassador and lead a collaborative team of both internal and external resources

Act as an agency liaison to develop and maintain relationships with stylists, editors and industry leaders

Provide a consistent, professional and diligent client experience while managing client expectations

Uphold a keen understanding of the clients image, ideals and goals

Develop, lead and manage clients through seasonal strategy, product and special project pitches

Develop and execute feature stories (for both long-lead and short-lead outets), product placements, editorial reporting and analysis

Brainstorm fresh ideas for client PR campaigns and develop strong angles for pitches and press releases

Introduce and pitch both traditional and non-traditional media approaches

Understand and identify appropriate strategic partnership opportunities for clients

Manage celebrity/VIP dressing and placements

Manage client events while seamlessly collaborating with their in-house teams

Manage fashion shows and industry related events

Manage fashion show seating, invites and front and back of house

Firmly manage a team of Publicists and Senior Publicists on client accounts and delegate tasks

Maintain a diverse network of contacts amongst key persons in the media


Strong work ethic

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

Detail oriented

Time management skills and ability to multitask this role requires managing many different areas for several clients simultaneously; candidate should not get stressed under pressure

Keen understanding and relevance in industry related matters this role requires servicing a variety of fashion brands from emerging designers to industry leaders

Combination of creative and strategic thinking with the ability to jump from the creative side of marketing to the analytical side

Ability to work with clients, understand their needs, and pitch proposals

Ability to work in a team environment and actively promote and engage both colleagues and clients in open communication

Ability to approach challenges head-on with aptitude to make confident decisions and execute on them


6+ years of experience working either in house or with an agency in a public relations capacity

A degree in Journalism, Communications or English

Worldwide travel required

This position is located in person ce


PTO, 16+ holidays as well as winter closure  of December

WFH Fridays and office-wide WFH weeks

Summer Friday Half Days

Employee paid, no deductible Health Insurance with United/Oxfordafter waiting period

401(k), Transit, FSA/DFSA, Dental, Life, STD and LTDAvailable after waiting period

ESOP Participation at no cost to employeeafter 12 …


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