New York City Full Time
BerlinRosen is a leading national public relations and strategic communications firm named one of America’s best PR agencies by Forbes. We deliver high impact media, digital strategy and advertising to top organizations and companies across a variety of industries and sectors including advocacy organizations, global tech companies, major real estate developers and progressive political candidates. BerlinRosen was founded in 2005 by Valerie Berlin and Jonathan Rosen and has grown to a staff of more than 220 with offices in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.
People of color, people with disabilities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. BerlinRosen is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff, and recognizes that its continued success depends on hiring and retaining high-quality creative professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Opportunities for advancement exist, and we are committed to helping all staff develop and grow.
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ABOUT THE TEAM
BerlinRosen applies our advocacy-focused, mission-driven approach to some of the biggest new ideas and technologies shaping the way we live, work, and learn. Our Tech and Innovation clients represent leading companies, nonprofits and organizations defining the future of technology, finance, work, education, media, and urban innovation, including Samsung, Sidewalk Labs, General Assembly, Per Scholas, Audible, and Mozilla, to name a few.
We are news junkies, publicists, former campaigners, journalists, and expert communications professionals obsessed with tech. We are especially excited about tech that fixes real-world problems and is poised to change the way we work and live.
ABOUT THIS ROLE
We are looking for an Account Director to join our rapidly growing team, to lead new account teams within our expanding Future of Work vertical. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience leading strategic communications strategy in fast-paced environments. The Account Director will help develop client strategy, manage staff to drive an overall work plan, lead day-to-day client relations, conceptualize pitches and media placements, and play an active role in talent and business development. Our Account Directors lead project management on 4-5 accounts and influence client communication strategies that produce major wins.
For this role, the ideal candidate has a strong, creative approach to media relations, with a developed sense of how to create and land a story with limited resources. Our clients work at the forefront of national conversations around the shifting nature of work, job accessibility, and diversity and access in education. The right candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate around sensitive social issues.
Note: This position is available for a remote location within the United States, or within one of our offices (Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C.). BerlinRosen staff are currently working from home.
As an Account Director on the Technology team, you will:
Lead development of large-scale communications strategies along with teammates
Drive high-touch daily client communications with the same client leads: brainstorming, flagging concerns, and problem-solving
Manage a team of junior staff on each account you lead strategically influencing deliverables quality and staff development by delegating, modeling smart practices and providing feedback
Conceptualize and drive new story angles and other media opportunities for clients: such as landing feature stories for clients even when there is no news to announce, or drafting a persuasive and compelling pitch on behalf of a client for a high-profile interview, award, or conference
Work closely with tech management members on capacity planning to ensure that the team is being run efficiently
Place numerous stories through persistence and creativity, identifying new targets and trying new approaches until the story is landed
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE
Our ideal candidate demonstrates or possesses the following:
At least 6 years of experience in communications: in-house for companies or nonprofits, media or journalism ; PR agency experience preferred
Can conceptualize, develop and produce client plans and client recommendations and present to client, executives, and partners in thoughtful formats given audience
Effectively collaborate and gather input from peers, clients and internal staff to improve strategies and adjust as needed
At least 1 year of experience managing a client team or equivalent
Has a strong news savvy and knowledge of the media spanning verticals and issue areas
Strong storytelling through op-eds, pitches, and other materials that form strong overall narratives driven by client goals
Versatile writer with experience creating material for informal, conversational and formal settings as necessary
WORKING AT BERLINROSEN
BerlinRosen will make sure that you have what you need to excel in your role, including:
A positive and supportive team with opportunities for advancement committed to helping all staff develop and grow
A competitive salary based on leading market rates
100% coverage of Health, Dental, and Vision insurance monthly premiums
Company Sponsored Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
401K with a 4% employer match with no vesting period
Generous paid time off in which we encourage staff to take sufficient time for self-care
10 paid bank holidays
Pre-tax commuter benefits via WageWorks
Mobile Phone Reimbursement