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Account Director, Consumer & B2B Tech Public Relations

Job ID
2020-10774
Location
US-CA-San Francisco

Overview

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Access Brand Communications is currently looking for an Account Director to join the our thriving technology practice. This Account Director can sit in our New York Office, San Francisco Office or work from home full-time. 

 

We are looking for someone with six to eight years of public relations experience and a proven track record in integrated communications. You must be a driven individual, one who can provide expert and creative client counsel, while inspiring and leading a team. Experience with consumer tech and b2b tech brands is strongly preferred.  

 

About the job

  • Build strong relationships with primarily consumer-focused clients and operate as day to day client contact
  • Design press campaigns to magnify affiliations with third party celebrities and athletes in promotion of client brand
  • Thoughtfully counsel clients based on broad communications landscape and business goals; take immediate action on client feedback
  • Supervise staff by mentoring, motivating, coaching, and consistently providing feedback in order to oversee their professional development
  • Drive effective implementation of projects, identify appropriate resources, delegate work appropriately in accordance with budget and recognize team members’ contributions
  • Possess a firm understanding of the media landscape, including Paid, Earned, Shared and Owned, and be able to spot emerging trends within each discipline
  • Demonstrate full range of business communications knowledge and utilize metrics showcase business value and sell-in incremental opportunities
  • Commit to continuous improvement of leadership and management skills
  • Manage multiple accounts and projects; ensure proper time allocation, coordinate internal and external resources
  • Oversee account financials in tandem with Senior Vice President: develop and manage budgets, fee estimates, out of pocket expenses, team hour allocation, billing, invoicing, internal tools, etc.

Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience providing the required skills and knowledge for successful performance would qualify. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field
  • Six to eight years of experience in a public relations agency or a similar position; one or more years of supervisory experience

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About Us

 

From bits to bites to beauty, Access Brand Communications uncomplicates the complicated innovations that power consumer experience.

 

For brands that power consumer experiences through technology and innovation, Access Brand Communications (Access) uncomplicates the complicated to drive consumer awareness, trial and recommendation. From the enterprise to consumer and lifestyle brands, Access blends the discipline of B2B communications with deep consumer insights to tell great stories. Access embodies a boutique mindset backed by a global powerhouse network. We deliver hands-on senior involvement and flex in style to meet client needs to drive measurable business impact.

 

What we offer  

  • Flexible ‘work where you work best’ program with home internet stipend
  • Cell phone stipend and discount options
  • Gym stipend
  • Robust benefits program
  • Generous time off policies
  • Retirement program with company match
  • Casual dress code
  • Workplace and off-site social gatherings
  • Professional learning and development opportunities
  • Talent programs funding visits to our other office and client exposure for junior-mid level staff
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Pre-tax transit benefits

 

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