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National Media Relations and Events Manager - Atlanta, GA

Location:  Atlanta, GA, US, 30338
Company:  Oldcastle Precast


Job ID:  127071



Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and more.   With more than 80 locations nationwide and 3,000 plus employees, Oldcastle Precast is committed to upholding core values of reliability, quality, and service in cutting edge ways.


Job Summary


The National Media Relations and Events Manager is responsible for the development and delivery of both internal and client-facing communications and national events event project management for Oldcastle Precast North America division. 

Duties include but not limited to, arranging speaking opportunities for senior management, public relations opportunities with the media, managing pre and post event marketing campaigns, determining appropriate booth assets and layout for events, driving the development of graphics and messaging in line with branding guidelines and to target specific markets, securing meeting space, coordinating on-site meetings, debriefing, ensuring lead follow-up process is followed etc. 

This position is also tasked with ensuring that Oldcastle Precast’s name and brand are prevalent in the defined marketplace and in all circumstances reflects the Oldcastle Precast positioning.  Additionally, the position will liaise and collaborate with sales and product development resources to support and execute effective demand and lead generation initiatives.


Essential  Functions


  • Develop and distribute an annual Trade/Events Show calendar to all Regions.
  • Sourcing, profiling, contracting, executing trade show events, including sponsorships, exhibit space, travel/accommodation, and onsite management.
  • Support regions in events and PR capacity – providing direction, input and support to regions to ensure consistency in Oldcastle Precast presence.
  • Project manage all aspects of conference and trade events activities, including event show guides, private meeting schedules, bios, agendas, dinner invitations, event assessment, survey and engagement tracking.
  • Help lead the communications, speaker proposal and project management strategy for National trade show events while also supporting regional activities.
  • Draft editorials, blog posts, announcements and pitch letters; build media lists.
  • Responsible for crafting internal and external e-newsletters, announcements, product launches, award programs and other Precast deliverables.
  • Select and purchase event giveaways and tradeshow uniforms.
  • Identify, prepare and submit relevant Industry Awards submissions.
  • Lead research to identify strategic media targets and collaborate on the development of media strategies.
  • Develop, communicate and implement annual media strategy; monitor media coverage and prepare monthly reports.
  • Develop on-pagers, fact sheets, executive bios and backgrounders on key topics.
  • Management of press inquiries and management of day-to-day activities of media plan.
  • Manage and distribute all Precast Press Releases on Awards, worthy news, new product launches etc.


Skill Requirements


  • BA degree in public relations, journalism, marketing or related field
  • 7+years of relevant experience in public relations, media relations, marketing.
  • Strong project/event management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
  • Excellent communicator, able to work as a team member and provide extensive support to Senior Level Managers as well as other personnel.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with a “Make It Happen” approach.
  • High ethical and professional standards – honesty, integrity and common sense.
  • Self-motivated and versatile.
  • Project Management skills and understanding how to manage the priorities of multiple stakeholders in a complex environment and focus on the delivery of results.


What Oldcastle Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About Oldcastle


Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America's largest corporations.  We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family.  Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!


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Oldcastle Precast is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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