Careers

Murphy O'Brien is committed to recruiting and retaining the best and the brightest people in PR, professionals who are creative, passionate about their work and dedicated to achieving great results for our clients. We provide a collaborative and dynamic environment in which good work is appreciated and recognized. We offer competitive salaries, incentive and reward programs, as well as opportunities for advancement. If working in a highly creative team environment for national, high-profile accounts is something that you're looking for, then we're looking for you. Please email your résumé to newjobs@murphyobrien.com or fax to (310) 264-0083. Murphy O'Brien is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Senior Account Executive

Senior Account Executives are assigned to six accounts and are important members of every account team at the agency.  They are responsible for the majority of the media pitching, as well as merchandising and packaging results, conducting research and preparing various client correspondence.  

The ideal candiate must demonstrate excellent writing, communication and presentation skills.  In addition, they are to be provided the opportunity to work with senior staff to offer creative campaign suggestions and ideas on a regular basis.

Primary job responsibilities will be to:

  • Pitch media and secure high profile placements
  • Organize press trips and media tours
  • Generate monthly reports for clients
  • Work with team to create exciting trends and story angles

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years Public Relations agency experience (*This is mandatory – others need not apply)
  • Excellent media pitching skills
  • Superior writing and communication skills
  • A clip book showcasing recent media placements that appeared in national and regional publications
  • Ability to multi-task and excel on five to six accounts
  • Desire to travel
  • Close media contacts (including national media)
  • Ability to generate creative story angles
  • A BA/BS from a four-year accredited university is preferred

Murphy O’Brien is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send resume in a Word attachment via email to newjobs@murphyobrien.com.

Vice President, Lifestyle Group

Vice Presidents have a highly visible and important role and are responsible for strategically leading high-profile accounts at the agency.  They are accountable for successfully protecting their assigned accounts and are also charged with operating as industry experts within their specific practice areas, developing and owning the client decision maker relationship, creating the strategic direction for accounts and developing newsworthy and creative campaign ideas implemented on a quarterly basis.  They are expected to oversee ten accounts.

Vice Presidents must also develop enduring relationships with the top media that matter the most to clients.  Vice Presidents are tasked with very high-level and targeted pitching across all accounts and are frequently called upon to assist with various aspects of new business development.

Vice Presidents are responsible for successfully coaching and mentoring their direct reports, providing training for team development, and are often asked to provide additional employee advice and counsel.

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Minimum of 5-6 years agency experience (*This is mandatory – others need not apply)
  • Hands on leadership experience
  • Ability to coach, encourage and motivate team members
  • Superior writing and communication skills
  • A clip book showcasing recent media placements that appeared in national and regional publications
  • Ability to multi-task and excel on five to six accounts
  • Ability to travel
  • Close media contacts (including national media)
  • Ability to generate creative campaign suggestions and story angles
  • A BA/BS from a four-year accredited university is preferred

Murphy O’Brien is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send resume in a Word attachment via email to newjobs@murphyobrien.com.

Vice President, Digital Media

Murphy O’Brien has a career opportunity for a Vice President of Digital Media to lead our social media division.   This position will be responsible for leading agency digital initiatives, implementing best practices, providing industry insights, acting as the expert on digital practices and creating effective viral campaigns while demonstrating ROI to our clients.

The Vice President of Digital Media will lead and coach a team of media professionals that plan and execute campaigns across digital platforms, connecting the right message with the right audiences at the right time. The ideal candidate for this role has an entrepreneurial spirit and understands the broad array of technologies such as Sprout, NUVI, CrowdTanlge and can plan, execute and measure comprehensive digital ad campaigns, but also coach, teach and lead the digital media team. The Vice President of Digital Media will be passionate about managing client expectations, as well as educating our team and clients. 

Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Lead research, planning and development of comprehensive digital programs and new business pitches.
  • Work directly with clients.
  • Work with a social media team to develop and manage ongoing media marketing plans for campaigns targeting B2B & B2C.
  • Act as day-to-day contact with account teams and clients and be responsible for overseeing the execution of complex social advertising strategies.
  • Ensure reports on campaign performance, including insights and optimization recommendations are timely, accurate and actionable.
  • Answer all in-depth social digital inquiries from clients and colleagues.
  • Develop key messages to reach and convert target audiences.
  • Provide strategic, ROI driven social media analysis and counsel for clients and key stakeholders.
  • Ability to write strategic social media plans and a variety of media materials. 
  • Assist in the development and growth in the overall department by partnering with senior leadership – SVP and EVPs.    
  • Actively pursue new business.

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Minimum 7 years of digital media experience within an agency environment
  • In depth knowledge of the ever changing social media space, FTC regulations, well versed in Terms & Conditions for online sweepstakes and contests, Facebook Advertising, Twitter Advertising and Instagram Advertising
  • Expert-level knowledge experience across all social platforms, native platform analytics, and social intelligence tools.
  • In depth knowledge of performance attribution and measurement.
  • Understands the logistics of planning a media campaign to meet strategic and tactical marketing objectives while remaining within budget constraints.
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of social media advertising metrics.
  • Proficient with syndicated research and social media monitoring tools with ability to use these tools to inform ad and campaign design.
  • Bachelor's degree in advertising, marketing, communications, or equivalent.

Murphy O’Brien is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send resume in a Word attachment via email to newjobs@murphyobrien.com.