• Account Director, Consumer Tech/Lifestyle PR

    Job ID
    US-CA-San Francisco
    Full-Time Salary
  • Overview

    Access Brand Communications is currently looking for an Account Director to join the our thriving consumer technology and lifestyle practice in San Francisco. The ideal candidate has a firm understanding of the rapidly evolving media landscape, experience with building lasting client relationships and a passion for mentoring junior staff. In this role, you will be a part of a growing and dynamic team and tasked with developing communications strategies for some of the most innovative companies in the world.


    We are looking for someone with five to six 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 lifestyle 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.


    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
    • Five to six years of experience in a public relations agency or a similar position; one or more years of supervisory experience



    About Us

    For more than 25 years, we’ve helped companies access new audiences in new ways. We’ve helped our clients navigate disruption in their markets so that change is less painful and more profitable. And in today’s constantly changing and cluttered world, we continue to do what we’ve always done — make the complicated uncomplicated.


    We do this by approaching integrated communications differently, simplifying it with a non-siloed structure — where earned media, digital and experiential teams are blended by design. Where we are seamlessly developing creative ideas, content and brand-right strategies to create surround-sound experiences that are compelling, consistent and custom-built for each client and their audiences.


    We do this with our staff too! We’ve created a non-siloed work structure where employees can work across brands, ranging from consumer and enterprise technology to lifestyle and food & beverage. We are obsessed with our employees’ success and are committed to their career growth. We live and learn at the crossroads of passion for the craft and the latest technologies. We believe in teamwork and collaboration — the “us” before the “me.’" And, hey, we have fun.


    Access Brand Communications is the agency where bright minds find a superior work environment, offering an eclectic range of experiences to keep them stimulated…sound like the right kind of place for you?


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