Public Relations Account Director 8/19/2016

Confidential Company San Francisco, CA

Company
Confidential Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28885464
AJE Ref #
575934991
Location
San Francisco, CA
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Client is seeking a public relations ACCOUNT DIRECTOR to lead integrated communications campaigns for technology companies spanning consumer and B2B technologies. As an ACCOUNT DIRECTOR you will:

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Establish and maintain strong relationships with client contacts as client-facing lead on key technology accounts
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Work closely with leadership, including our CEO, to execute client objectives and maintain client satisfaction
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Exercise your strategic thinking in the creation and implementation of integrated communications programs for our portfolio of industry-leading clients
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Act as a storyteller, shaping the client narrative to secure media placements
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Build and maintain relationships with journalists and influencers
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Oversee the creation of, and exercise quality control over, key content including press releases, blog and social posts, briefing sheets, pitches and white papers
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Lead, mentor and assign responsibility to the best junior staff in town
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Actively contribute to the agency's growth by participating in the new business process and agency initiatives from marketing, to social and event planning
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Contribute your unique ideas and personality to the vibrant culture

QUALIFICATIONS:

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Undergraduatedegree
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Minimum 7-8years PR/strategic communications experience on the client and/or agency side
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Strong B2B technology background with a solid media contacts
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Strong management experience overseeing junior staff by delegating tasks and providing career coaching
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Experience drafting and executing PR/communications programs to achieve a client's objectives
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Proven success in building and maintaining a positive rapport with client contacts
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Able to communicate with charisma and ease in a variety of forums including client meetings and new business pitches
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Superb writing and editing skills
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Digital & social media savvy
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Passion, tenacity and enthusiasm for the brand