Kansas City, Missouri

Assistant Reputation Manager

Job Description

This position will assist with the implementation of various media and public relations programs, events and campaign development to build our client’s name recognition in key practice areas, industries and markets for a large animal pharmaceutical client. This role is a key support member of the reputation management team that strives to enhance, build and protect the online and offline reputation of its clients and clients’ brands.



  • Build and maintain strong client relationships for all cattle clients
  • Work closely with other reputation management and content strategy resources to improve/adapt earned and owned content
  • Work with internal teams, as needed, to develop editorial content for client social media networks
  • Build, maintain and leverage editorial calendars for large animal industry outlets
  • Identify story opportunities, proactively share with the client team and pitch to large animal industry clients


  • Assist in developing and refining measurement strategies for PR campaigns
  • Strengthen media lists/databases
  • Perform media outreach and follow-up
  • Inform team of noteworthy industry news items and opportunities


  • Support and execute day-to-day earned media/PR activities for client accounts
  • Draft and post content for earned media and owned content
  • Monitor, track and report on earned and owned media coverage
  • Handle various administrative functions and other duties as assigned


The assistant reputation manager:

  • Has a bachelor’s degree in communications, English, journalism or public relations
  • Has 1-3 years of professional experience, preferably in the large animal veterinary pharmaceutical industry
  • Has excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Exhibits creativity and resourcefulness
  • Has excellent analytical and presentation skills, including handling many assignments simultaneously
  • Is able to proofread and ensure accurate written material
  • Has excellent time-management skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize multiple assignments and deliver solid results while working under pressure
  • Is able to work independently and collaboratively with teammates and clients, as needed
  • Has solid knowledge of Microsoft office programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and internet-based public relations tools
  • Is able to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion
  • Has good judgment and decision-making skills
  • Has knowledge of AP Stylebook (preferred)

HR Stuff

  • Salary commensurate with experience; 401k plan with employer matching
  • Great health insurance plans, wellness incentives and many other fun perks
  • SHS is an equal opportunity employer, of course

This position is located in our Kansas City office and will include travel (20 – 30%).

If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume and your desired annual salary range.

— 03.09.17 —

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