VP - PR for top firm outside NYC


This Vice President will oversee several account teams and ensure clients are thrilled with the work the firm is doing for them.  S/he will provide leadership and direction, develop strategies and make sure they are executed. 

The VP will ensure effectiveness of staff, mentor them and promote their growth, be responsible for budgets, projections and the overall profit and loss of your area.

It will be expected that this VP will have excellent relationships with their clients and be able to counsel them well on messaging and issues management.

The client group that this VP will oversee will include accounts from a variety of industries which will most likely include financial services and healthcare, so experience in either or both of those areas is desired.
We are looking for someone with at least 8 years of experience and a strong understanding of public relations, marketing and communications including crisis communication and issues management.  The VP will of course have excellent writing and verbal skills, strong business acumen and fluency in topical news and culture.  The right person has a fluency in multi and social media including video production and digital communications

As a manager, this VP will foster agency integration, develop and direct organizational policies, manage accounts and exhibit leadership qualities that extend beyond the actual account team by serving on company committees, attending conferences, etc.  This person will be responsible to identify, hire and develop personnel.

This VP will also have responsibility for developing new business and growing existing business.  To do this we expect this person to have skills in strategic thinking, research, spotting trends and problem solving.  

The firm is a full service PR, advertising and marketing firm about one and a half hours outside of NYC.  It's a well established firm of about 100 employees.

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