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T 419.893.9600

F 419.893.9070

811 Madison Ave.

Toledo, OH


1398 Goodale Blvd.

Columbus, OH


Public Relations Specialist

The PR Specialist will oversee day-to-day public relations activities for assigned accounts. He/she is responsible for developing and implementing public relations plans and providing ongoing counsel to clients, including media relations, community relations and social media activities. The PR Specialist is also responsible for managing profitability of assigned accounts and ensuring the agency delivers a high-quality product and service to clients.


  • Provide strategic counsel to ensure public relations activities align with client brand and objectives Recommend strategic use of appropriate public relations communication tools.
  • Develop strategic recommendations across traditional, digital and social channels
  • Craft public relations plans to meet client goals and objectives
  • Effectively develops key messages to support a brand or campaign
  • Implement media relations efforts for several clients at the local, regional and national levels. Includes story idea development; writing news releases, stories and other media materials; media pitching, blogger outreach, interview coordination and follow-up; monitoring media and maintaining client coverage reports
  • Develop and coordinate community relations initiatives, including public meetings, community engagement events/activities, etc
  • Maintain strong relationships with clients, understanding their company, brand, industry and needs
  • Build rapport and earn trust of clients by responding to needs and desires, providing sound counsel and producing effective work. Efficiently prepare for and manage meetings; present agency concepts and lead client through decision process
  • Execute and participate in the development of measured and strategic social and content marketing initiatives
  • Coordinate with other agency departments, when necessary, to develop campaign recommendations or communicate project status; provide input and status updates to management regarding all assigned clients
  • Responsible for all other duties, activities and responsibilities considered reasonable in terms of the scope and spirit of this job description; all other terms and conditions of employment with Hart will be governed by the employee manual


  • 5+ years of related work experience; agency experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, marketing or related field
  • Proven ability to lead public relations activities and successfully maintain organization’s image
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment, taking a leadership role when appropriate
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously


50+ years of delivering creative solutions for great clients

  • 80 team members working for one common goal
  • Strong salaries, benefits and perks
  • Midwestern values that honor great thinking, great design and hard work
  • Deliver projects that range from full branding with identities, names and ads to websites, apps and broadcast TV
  • Know that every well-delivered solution starts with great knowledge
  • Value empathy, integrity and involvement
  • Recognized with numerous industry awards locally, regionally and nationally
  • Believe good enough just isn’t good enough