PR Account Supervisor/Director - Technology

ICR, LLC - New York, NY (30+ days ago)


Job Location: New York City/Norwalk, CT/San Francisco, CA

Job Requirements: ICR is a strategic advisory and communications firm ranked 5th among all independent agencies, 2nd overall for financial services PR and IR and 6th overall in technology PR (according to O’Dwyer’s 2018 agency rankings). We are seeking an Account Supervisor/Director to work closely with senior management to provide superior counsel and media relations support for an exciting range of public and private enterprise technology and services clients related to connected cars, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, cybersecurity, ecommerce, martech and SaaS. This experienced Supervisor/Director serves as a primary day-to-day client contact, works with senior managers to develop strategic PR recommendations and programming, and drives the team’s execution of plans and campaigns to exceed client expectations. The ideal candidate is passionate about storytelling and media relations, and excels in a team environment where management and junior staff work hand in hand to achieve outstanding results.

Responsibilities:

  • Play a significant role in the research, planning and development of strategic and creative corporate communications programs
  • Maintain strong relationships with business, technology and industry media
  • Manages the execution of PR programs and campaigns around financial transactions, new product launches, events and other major media milestones
  • Develop client content, including contributed articles, press releases, media pitches, and digital content
  • Proactive media relations to achieve quality, high-impact placements on a regular basis
  • Maintain and enhance client relations
  • Understand the client’s overall business objectives and strategies in order to effectively promote specific campaigns
  • Involvement with new business efforts, including playing an active role in pitches and the drafting of pitch and proposal materials

Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of relevant agency or client side PR experience, showing proven editorial placements in business and technology media
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively manage clients and accounts, including managing junior staff, client issues, budgets, etc.
  • Excellent writing, verbal and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills; able to work quickly under pressure, handling and prioritizing multiple assignments
  • Creative and energetic personality. We work hard and like to have fun, and are looking for the same in an AS/AD
  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow-up
  • Understanding of enterprise technology trends and evolving PR landscape (earned/owned/paid media)
  • Strong understanding of media landscape and ability to successfully communicate clients' messages to media
  • Experience in financial communications preferred
  • Previous experience working with enterprise technology and financial tech clients highly preferred
  • B.S/B.A in public relations, marketing, business communications or related field preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Education:

  • Bachelor's