VP - Technology

US-NY-New York
Job ID
7981
United States-NY-New York City
Category
Corporate

Overview

You’re a technology communications professional with top-notch corporate communications experience. You are a thought leader and a communications trailblazer who shapes the voice of the world’s top tech brands. Being bold, taking risks and pushing boundaries is your first love; skillfully navigating a complex business environment and strategically counseling clients across geographies is second nature.

 

You bring your leadership savvy and we’ll pair you with an amazing client that is shaping the future of tech. Together you’ll help large tech brands tell their transformation story, from the brand level to the product level. You’ll drive global, campaign-oriented thinking that shapes corporate reputation, drives brand awareness and juices sales. Sound like your dream job? Come join the family, our mission is a big one and we’re looking for the very best!

 

WE has a tremendous opportunity for a leadership position in New York as a public relations Vice President overseeing an expanding account and focused on building and executing corporate communications programs for a global technology client. This role will report to the executive vice president of the New York Technology Sector and partner with the president of the Technology Sector at the agency.

Responsibilities

Client and Business Management

  • Develop and implement a strategic communications plan to advance the client’s brand identity, improve corporate and product reputation, broaden awareness of its programs and products, and tell a cohesive global story to stakeholder audience
  • Act as an effective advisor to senior clients; stay out in front of them with fresh insights that advance their business, help them effectively run modern communications programs and develop long-lasting,
  • Foster on-going, valuable relationships with key media and influencers, serving as a critical connection between industry thoughts leaders and client stakeholders
  • Demonstrate deep understanding of a range of tech fields including broad tech, consumer tech and cloud computing.

 

Agency and Team Leadership

  • Oversee a team across multiple offices that provides high-quality integrated communications services; sustaining the agency's growth by attracting and developing people through coaching, mentoring, and active team and office leadership
  • Contribute to the expansion of WE's New York corporate communications offerings and opportunities
  • Collaborate and partner with other business leads to integrate & drive best results
  • Oversee resource allocation across team including staffing/hiring/onboarding new talent and cross-training

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or similar applicable field is preferred
  • At least 8-10 years of experience in Public Relations/PR – in an agency and/or corporate environment.
  • Minimum of 5 years of individual contributor and team management experience, including team development is required.
  • Extensive communications experience in the technology space, ideally in an agency environment
  • Deep understanding of wide range of communications channels, tools and vehicles spanning paid, owned and earned platforms, including social platforms
  • A sense of urgency, the ability to deal with ambiguous situations, a strategic view but also willing to roll up your sleeves and dig in to the work to drive impact
  • Highly collaborative, diplomatic, ability to influence others, persuasive approach
  • Experience working globally or with colleagues in multiple locations, Travel: may on occasion need to travel
  • Significant success in leading and inspiring other senior leaders and cultivating and retaining large, cross-functional teams
  • Previous experience with P&L or budget responsibility

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