Public Relations Manager

25 Feb, 2021


Public Relations Manager

Benefit Cosmetics
San Francisco, CA

The PR Manager of US Marketing is responsible for providing the strategic leadership & vision for all public relations endeavors. They will develop and execute innovate and on brand initiatives to drive incremental press & brand awareness across all media channels. They will be responsible for generating impactful PR campaigns & securing editorial coverage in all available and appropriate forms of national, regional, trade, digital, beauty media & social media.

This position requires strong leadership skills, outstanding communication & written skills with excellent organizational and follow-up skills. The candidate must be a result driven leader with an eye for detail who can push the creativity envelope.

The position will be based in our corporate office in San Francisco, CA.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

PR Strategy

  • Drive US PR Strategy across all channels: national, regional, trade, digital/internet, celebrity & makeup artist.
  • Develop a strategic long-term plan to translate brand DNA into a comprehensive PR action plan to grow brand awareness & drive incremental press in collaboration with Director, Communications.
  • Identify measurement metrics to track PR team performance & measure program/activity success.
  • Generate a monthly PR analytics report of topline results.
  • Manage & drive PR Calendar.
  • Liaison with Marketing team to plan and strategize National Brow Artist program for regional and national press opportunities.
  • Collaborate with international PR/Marketing managers to brainstorm PR ideas, encourage “best practices” and maximize global presence/consistency.
  • Lead weekly PR team meetings. Manage day-to-day PR team activities.
  • Foster teamwork & creativity among PR Team.
  • Increase individual & team collaboration both within the PR department and across the US Marketing team

U.S. Editorial & Media Relationships

  • Grow editorial coverage across all channels: national, regional, digital/internet, celebrity & makeup artist etc.
  • Manage editorial tracking (DMR) service – analyze data, identify opportunities & lead team to improve ranking.
  • Increase quality & quantity of press hits using a multi-faceted approach.
  • Develop & grow relationships with top tier press resulting in increased quality placements & exposure.
  • Oversee and continuously evolve PR initiatives to maximize effectiveness & keep Benefit fresh on the forefront of Editors’ minds for new introductions & core products.
  • Plan & execute all long lead and short lead press events.


  • Track all PR event & special project expenses.
  • Review monthly P & L statements to keep expenses on track & on budget.
  • Identify cost savings opportunities.
  • Negotiate best prices to optimize brand dollar spend on all PR initiatives.

All other duties as assigned.



  • 5+ years public relations experience, beauty industry preferred
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Proven track record for achieving results and driving projects
  • Highly organized multi-tasker with a great ability to problem solve
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to travel

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Job posted: 2021-02-25