Expert storytelling. Diversity of perspective. Authenticity. Results. The H+K Strategies Costa Mesa office is a family of smart, social, strategic communications professionals looking for a rock-star Principal (Account Supervisor equivalent) to join our team. This is an opportunity to grow as a communications professional, within a global network of energized experts, working across an exciting portfolio of brands including a global automotive giant.
Our people bring their individualism and creativity to work every day and love what they do. Hill+Knowlton Costa Mesa +YOU, together.
What you’ll be doing:
Providing client-facing support on key accounts including a global automotive brand
Leading client accounts by overseeing junior team members, delegating tasks, providing client counsel, executing client initiatives, ensuring client satisfaction and anticipating needs and potential issues as they arise
Serving as a point of quality control, reviewing and editing written materials to ensure high quality and precision in client deliverables
Exercising your creativity and strategic thinking in account management and planning, media strategy and event production
Developing project plans, leading brainstorming sessions, providing proactive recommendations and maintaining relationships with key media contacts
Managing, mentoring and coaching junior staff through constructive feedback, goal setting and consistent communication
Overseeing account profitability by managing client budgets, tracking the utilization of account team members and ensuring key programs are executed on time and within budget
Generating fresh ideas for programs, events and media outreach that parallel our client objectives
Contributing creativity, passion and expertise to an entrepreneurial team environment where everyone’s voice is heard, highly valued and rewarded
What else is in it for you?
Competitive benefits package—including healthy vacation allotment, 401(k) matching, medical/dental/vision support, schedule flexibility (hours & location), fitness reimbursement, your birthday off and more
A career working with and influencing bold, creative teams and client accounts that include on-the-verge startups and global giants
An inspiring, passionate, driven, fun, and creative office culture
Strong leadership with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, training and mentoring to help you grow, expand your skills and become your professional best
What you’ll need to get here:
4-6 years’ experience working in strategic communications; agency experience preferred
Ability to lead and produce results for a variety of clients across different industry sectors; global consumer brand, automotive and/or consumer packaged goods experience a major plus
Skilled client counselor with the ability to ensure client satisfaction through world-class service and program results
Strong expertise in media strategy and execution with a strong base of relevant media contacts
Digital & social media savvy with an understanding of how to reach a target audience and drive engagement
Ability to create compelling content for a variety of channels with knowledge of how to best distribute and optimize performance of that content; experience developing and managing influencer programs a big plus
Superb writing and editing skills across a variety of platforms with a keen eye for detail and love of the written word
Skilled storyteller able to ideate strong client narratives that capture attention and communicate a clear brand message
Management experience with a passion for guiding, mentoring and coaching junior staff
Familiarity with building and managing client budgets
Exceptional time management skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects, meet deadlines and work with quality and efficiency
Professionalism, poise and confidence participating in a variety of situations including leading client meetings and client events
Passion, integrity and excitement for working with industry-leading teams and clients within a globally influential firm
If you think this is the right position for you, please submit your résumé, cover letter and salary expectations.