Vice President, PR

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US-NY-New York
United States-NY-Codeword New York City
Public Relations

What We Need

Codeword is looking for a Vice President, a PR pro with at least 7 years of experience who can work with the senior executive team to build the business, help shape our future as well as handle clients and secure media coverage. The ideal candidate will also work directly with junior staff as a mentor and mentor them and build them up. As a member of our executive team this person will play an essential role in the business. This position is based out of the New York office, and can work remotely until our physical offices reopen or stay remote if they so desire.

What you'll be doing

The Vice President will help pitch and create new business and  manage and execute PR campaigns across multiple industries with media, influencers, and consumers on behalf of our clients. This position will be responsible for a significant amount of revenue and client business. This includes partnering with clients to define and evolve the future of our ongoing storytelling program, including alignment to the broader communications, and marketing efforts. The VP is responsible for day-to-day client management and satisfaction, serving as the point of strategic integration and counsel for the team. This position will manage, plan, and execute on earned and owned media programs.

What you've been able to accomplish

This is a commercial and board-level point of contact who ensures Codeword meets client expectations and that clients feel strategic leadership with consistent, meaningful communication on the value of the work Codeword does. This role deepens client relationships, as well as seeking and forming relationships with new prospective clients.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications or similar applicable field is required
  • Minimum of 7 years of tech (B2B and/or B2C) PR experience required, agency experience strongly preferred.
  • Proven success in media relations, client retention, and organic growth preferred.
  • Self-motivated with an ability to multitask, stay organized and lead a team to deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Possess direct and professional communication skills to help motivate junior and mid-level team members.
  • Track record of building deep, broad agency and client relationships.
  • Experience working cross team, function or office or with colleagues in multiple locations
  • Has go-to relationships across a variety of press verticals, not limited to tech, business and consumer press.
  • Team-oriented attitude with a willingness to roll up sleeves and pitch in wherever needed
  • Creativity and integrity, we are a creative communications agency, after all
  • Ability to be strategic and work well under pressure
  • Startup experience is a major plus, or you’re just super comfortable with a fast-paced, ambiguous environment.
  • Be a problem-solver that asks the right questions, finds the answers out themselves, and then presents the problem with some recommended solutions.
  • Experience with disciplines outside of media relations, such as affiliate marketing, social media and digital strategy, content marketing, and brand strategy.

If that sounds like you, let’s talk: 


About Us

Codeword is a fast-growing agency that combines content, media relations and thoughtful creativity to build effective communications programs. We work with the biggest and smallest tech companies in the world, and our clients trust us to launch their startups, run multi-channel campaigns, grow their user bases, and lead comprehensive PR and marketing initiatives. We're storytellers and brand engineers, and we love big ideas that serve a real purpose. 


Codeword is a proud member of the WE Worldwide network. We’re committed to an inclusive, diverse, equitable culture that values every team member and helps advance their careers.




Equal Opportunity: WE provides equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or other legally protected class status.


Diversity and Inclusion: WE values a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to creating a workplace where everyone thrives. We promote an atmosphere in which diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and valued. Diversity includes differences in race, religion, gender identity or expression, age, lifestyle, ethnic background and sexual orientation as well as differences in experiences and ideas.


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