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Public Relations Senior Manager Government and Public Services

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Deloitte Development, LLC

Chicago, IL, United States

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Mar 04, 2021

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Public Relations Senior Manager – Government and Public Services




Government & Public Services – Public Relations – Senior Manager

Location: Flexible


Are you a public relations professional who is unafraid to think differently, always thinks strategically, and knows how to build strong reporter relationships? A team player who can creatively build public relations efforts tied to business objectives? We are seeking a passionate and experienced leader to shape Deloitte’s government business storytelling in the news media. If this is you, hit the “apply now” button!

This position is responsible for providing strategic public relations counsel and implementing public relations efforts in coordination with the marketing team across Deloitte’s $3 billion Government and Public Services (GPS) practice, which includes federal and state and local government as well as higher education institutions.

The Public Relations Senior Manager oversees the practice’s media relations strategy and planning initiatives that are integrated with its marketing campaigns. The ideal candidate will be a public relations professional with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels of a matrix organization, coach leaders on media interviews, and be a resource for reporters covering the government management, technology and other good government issues.

What you’ll do:

As the GPS public relations lead in Deloitte Services LP you will contribute to the growth and development of our organization in a variety of ways, including:

Serve as a strategic trusted advisor to leadership, business and key stakeholders across the practice

Develop and drive public relations programs that support telling how GPS is making an impact for our clients and the public, and position us to grow work with current clients and perspective clients

Develop public relations strategies focused on key business priorities and execute this strategy across priority campaigns to build Deloitte’s brand in the marketplace

Collaborate closely with the GPS marketing team as well as other Deloitte industry PR leads, and public relations leads across Deloitte’s businesses to ensure messaging, reporter outreach, and signature issue positioning are aligned

Manage external public relations agencies, tracking budget, monthly reporting and delivery of support to meet business goals

Build and/or strengthen key reporter relationships, staying current on relevant news outlets, reporters and their areas of focus, and proactively pitch Deloitte leaders, thought leadership and client impact stories

Build relationships and collaborate with organizations and communications professionals across the government ecosystem including government agencies, non-profit organizations, trade associations and other teaming private sector companies

Connect frequently with marketing, account leaders, client project teams and other stakeholders to stay abreast of new solutions, client successes and other notable milestones for potential public relations efforts

Work closely with crisis communications, risk, and other leaders to develop appropriate responses and/or messaging related to Deloitte’s government business

The team:

The Public Relations Lead serves on the GPS marketing and communications team and is a strategic advisor to key business leaders and stakeholders within the GPS practice. The role reports to the Government & Public Services Industry Marketing Leader and is also a member of the Industry PR team with a dotted line to the Industry Public Relations Leader.

Skills and competencies:

Deep understanding of government and B2C public relations, with a strong background in media relations best practices, reporter engagement, connection and use of social media to amplify media coverage

Familiarity with government ecosystem including federal and state agencies, industry associations and government oversight and contracting

Experience with crisis communication and working in coordination with government relations and public policy at the federal and/or state levels

Successfully managed external agencies

Executive presence and strong communication skills, comfortable managing to results - provides strategic counsel, asks good questions, challenges the status quo, suggests alternatives and can articulate pros and cons

High level of comfort with ambiguity and fluid priorities; ability to manage multiple and complex priorities efficiently and effectively

Ability to make connections in highly matrixed environment, with eye on collaboration and integration, across all levels of the organization

Strong listening and persuasive communication skills; able to gain consensus through influence and pivot when warranted

Ability to work in a virtual environment



12 years of experience in public relations, with a focus on government, B2C marketing and communications strategy and planning; experience in executive branch of federal or state government preferred and professional services experience a plus

Undergraduate degree, ideally with a focus in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or a related business field

Deep understanding of public relations strategies and how public relations can provide measurable results

Deep understanding of social media strategy and tools

Experience serving as an on-the-record spokesperson, working under tight deadlines and serving multiple clients at once

Experience managing complex governance and stakeholder environment, such as across multiple agencies/departments and/or large corporation with multiple divisions

Experience collaborating with external entities on join marketing and communications initiatives

Strong writing and communication skills, sound judgment and a nose for news

Executive presence

Travel up to 25% (while travel of up to 25% is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice.)

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future

How you’ll grow

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at Deloitte University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Center. (


At Deloitte, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our people and offer employees a broad range of benefits. Learn more about what working at Deloitte can mean for you. (

Deloitte’s culture

Our positive and supportive culture encourages our people to do their best work every day. We celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them to be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. We offer well-being programs and are continuously looking for new ways to maintain a culture where our people excel and lead healthy, happy lives. Learn more about Life at Deloitte. (

Corporate citizenship

Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. This purpose defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our people and our communities. We believe that business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities. Learn more about Deloitte’s impact on the world. (

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We want job seekers exploring opportunities at Deloitte to feel prepared and confident. To help you with your interview, we suggest that you do your research: know some background about the organization and the business area you’re applying to. Check out recruiting tips from Deloitte professionals. (

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About Deloitte

As used in this document, Deloitte means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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