Sr. Account Director

 
Our client is expanding their corporate, technology and innovation communications capabilities to further complement their sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing expertise.

By combining the established sports, entertainment and lifestyle experience with corporate communications, thought leadership, executive visibility, corporate reputation and crisis & issues management, they are uniquely positioned to place brands as the creators of – rather than commentators about – culture and commerce.

THE ROLE

We are looking for a creative, strategic and driven communications leader to join this growing, integrated agency team and help expand their presence in the Bay Area. Reporting directly to the group's senior leadership, this role will serve as the day-to-day strategic lead focusing on developing and executing communications strategies on behalf of a global Fortune 500 brand. The role sits on a talented team that is responsible for corporate communications, executive visibility, global sponsorship activation (FIFA, World Cup, Olympics), influencer marketing and consumer engagement in an earned, owned and paid capacity and would be responsible for helping to identify and drive additional opportunities for integration.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to assume significant levels of responsibility with respect to delivering client counsel, generating program content, overall program execution, editorial excellence and project management, specifically media relations. In addition, he or she will also be responsible for maintaining strong, profitable client relationships and is expected to help manage, lead and mentor junior staff. In addition, the candidate will also be embedded in the client's office 1-3 days per week.

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS

5-8+ years of agency experience (financial services, fintech and technology experience preferred), with a proven track record in communications, including direct experience working with a variety of national media (both print and broadcast)
Experience managing communications programs in support of major global and national sponsorship platforms
Experience managing large client budgets and overseeing agency teams
Expert skills in communications, media relations, writing, message development and reputation management
Demonstrated ability to work with senior-level clients and executives inclusive of message development for top leaders and expertise in advising executives on communication strategies.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, along with very strong organizational and management agility
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously, while prioritizing quality work
Ability to effectively manage high-pressure crisis situations, and work in situations of ambiguity to define a clear path
Ability to weave multiple communications programs into a cohesive brand story.
Excellent relationship-building skills.
Strong people manager with demonstrated experience leading, motivating and mentoring a team and working collaboratively with junior colleagues
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing or related field is preferred
Exceptionally strong writing skills and experience writing and translating highly technical information into simple and compelling language