The Worldcom Public Relations Group, the largest partnership of independent public relations firms in the world (www.worldcomgroup.com), is hiring a Managing Director and Administrative Manager to help run this worldwide organization as it enters a new era of dynamic growth and visibility.
The Worldcom Group Board will select and employ the new Managing Director this summer and provide a transition with the current Chief Operating Officer through October. Simultaneously, applications and hiring will take place for the Administrative Manager.
Worldcom is now in its 25th year and has partner agencies in 108 offices in 96 cities on six continents grouped into three regions: America’s, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Asia Pacific. Partner revenue in 2012 was $344 million (USD) and partner firms have 2,000 total employees. The organization is comprised of firms in all public relations and marketing communications practice areas, including Worldcom partners with integrated agencies offering public relations, digital and advertising services. Partner firms share public relations firm “best practices;” exchange firm management procedures; collaborate on new business opportunities; and meet as a group yearly with regional meetings annually.
Worldcom seeks a dynamic, seasoned public relations, business, management or professional association leader who can assume the role of Managing Director to run the organization while helping to elevate its image and brand and represent it in the international public relations community. The winning candidate will demonstrate the ability to help grow the organization, increase its market presence and awareness, and establish a strong revenue base that enables the delivery of enhanced services to partners to help them to compete more effectively local, regionally and on a global level.
We are looking for the best person regardless of where he or she might be located around the world, but the person needs to be accessible to all of our regions, whether in-person, via phone or online and possess an understanding of the international business arena.
The Administrative Manager will support the Managing Director and possess budget management, event planning, and communications skills to handle many daily partner requests and carry out tasks surrounding meetings, information requests, etc. It will be vital that these two people can work very effectively as a team.
Deadline for applying for the positions are May 30, 2013. To apply upload your current resume and a one page description/essay of why you want the role, and what specific vision, ideas and qualities you would bring to the position by the deadline.
A special Worldcom committee of partners has been established to manage the hiring process and make its recommendation to the board of directors.
Thank you for your interest in The Worldcom Public Relations Group. On behalf of the organization we look forward to hearing from you by May 30.
Very truly yours,
Past Group Chair