Executive Positioning Lead - NYC or Washington DC

Our client is a huge global professional services firm which is one of the best companies in the world to work for, forging disruptive innovations with a commitment to creating the most truly human work environment in the digital age.  

We're looking for someone to support their Chief HR Officer in such areas as:

thought leadership influencer engagementauthentic content development across all platformsSpeeches Internal and external communications
Skills needed include:

Leadership, negotiating, managing, collaborating, planning, strategizing, inspiring, consensus building, team building, vendor management, writing, budgeting, flexibility and agility.

You should have a minimum of 15 years doing the above, with a passion for workforce engagement, diversity and inclusion, global HR strategies, talent development, etc.

Senior Director - External Relations

This innovative and exciting global technology company located in the San Francisco area is looking for someone to direct strategic media relations on a global and regional level.
Work with senior executives and with various teams throughout the organization to help build the reputation of the company with Influencers in the media and consumer electronics industry globally.
Additionally, you will provide media training for the company’s spokespeople, manage the PR agency, and a staff of two managers.
Aside from excellent oral and written communication skills, you should have significant experience developing compelling stories from sometimes complex information.
Some issues management experience and a global perspective of the media/consumer and technology business is required.
Teamwork is key to this company’s approach to work, and you should be able to show strong leadership skills including team building and the ability to develop workable solutions to project related issues that…

With Hiring, Timing is Everything

When it comes to hiring, timing is everything. Some of my more savvy clients know this yet it still takes them days or even weeks to set up a final interview or make a decision.  This slows a search down even further because in time the candidate goes cold on the opportunity or they may not even be available anymore.

 Here's what can happen if too much time enters into the process:

1.  The candidate thinks you like someone else more, they sour and don't want the job so much anymore.. 2.  The candidate thinks you like someone else more and they take another job. 3.  They start looking at other opportunities and some may sound better and pay better. 4.  They start getting sentimental about the friends they've made at work and don't want to leave 5.  The boss finds out they're looking and they get a promotion or more money so now they're going to stay for a while. 6.  They start talking about it to friends and family who give them advice, confuse them and they de…

5 Do's and Dont's for PR Graduates

It's that time of year, and I'm starting to get a lot of requests for advice from communication majors who will be graduating soon. So here are a few Do's and Don'ts that I think will help:


1.  DO put together a resume that lists your internships and any other work where industry exposure or use of communication skills were important. Proofread it and have someone else proof it so you're sure it has no typos or grammatical errors.

2.  DO send your resume to various PR firms (a great learning environment to start your PR career) even if they're not listing any openings.

3.  DO have an open mind and be willing to check out different opportunities - remember that you don't know everything yet and it's great to get lots of interviewing experience.  Always do your best.

4.  DO your research before any interview.  Check out who you're meeting with on LinkedIn, read current articles about the company and /or their industry, go through the job desc…

Director of Communications - Biotech - NYC area or West Coast

This new role of Director of Communications will be responsible for building and leading the communications function to include development and execution of media relations, product launches (initially for a block buster treatment that has just earned FDA approval), association collaborations, and congress participation.  This will grow to include internal communications, global communications and more.

Responsibilities include:

- Developing a comprehensive communications plan covering strategies and tactics to support key product milestones, approval, launch and life-cycle, major Congresses, and Association relations.

- Responsibility for initiating, maintaining, and/or improving collaborative relationships with target editors and journalists, company/product spokespeople, and key third-party influencers.

- Ensure strategic alignment, regulatory compliance, and message consistency in key proactive and responsive communications.

- Provide overall strategy and direction for company presence…

Media Relations Manager - Global Company in San Francisco

The Media Relations Manager directs integrated global media relations by leveraging major marketing initiatives, thought leadership, successful client engagements, alliance partners, and the expertise of senior management.
Develop and manage relationships with key reporters in relevant markets/geographies and collaborate with others to develop media strategies, content and appropriate tactics designed to generate maximum media impact in support of business objectives.
Identify parties who need to be involved either directly or indirectly on media opportunities and activities and collaborate with corporate communications on all strategies.
Manage agency and internal resources in support of media relations activities.
Write and edit news releases, working closely with relevant marketing leads, client engagement teams and other senior executives, client contacts, and others as appropriate.
Serve as subject matter expert in media relations and communications for internal executives.
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