Vice President - Consumer Practice

DKC Public Relations - Chicago, IL3.0


DKC Chicago is looking for a seasoned public relations pro to help lead and grow our consumer practice in Chicago. The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, plus 10+ years of experience working with national and local media in an agency setting. Experience managing media relations in the food sector is a plus, but not a requirement.

DKC earned its reputation on strong media relations connections – so our perfect candidate would come equipped with a collection of strong media contacts and have a passion for pitching. They will have extensive experience in client relations, a demonstrable track record in strategic planning, excellent writing skills and a strong dedication to new business development.

Some other key attributes include:

  • A deep knowledge of the media and an understanding of the news cycle
  • A portfolio of media contacts and relationships on a regional and national level
  • Proven client relations skills – someone able to navigate client issues, have an eye on organic growth, crisis situations and provide counsel as needed
  • New business experience – bringing in leads, developing proposals and pitching
  • Staff management experience and leadership
  • A good command of digital/social strategy and how it fits within the overall communications mix
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggle multiple clients and new business opportunities at once
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, someone who takes pride in their work and the growth of our agency

This VP role is central to the growth of the Chicago office and the overall agency.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Public Relations: 8 years (Required)
  • Business Development: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Media Relations: 6 years (Preferred)
  • Leadership: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Chicago, IL (Preferred)