Sutherlandgold is a full-service integrated communications agency that inspired stories for standout brands. We champion the changemakers and empower people to feel, think, and take action.
We looking for an Account Director with 8+ yrs of PR experience. As a member of our leadership team, this individual has to be a visionary creative type with experience growing teams and satisfying clients. In this role you will oversee the development of high-level strategy with clients to ensure the team is successful with media strategies. Account Directors are involved in new business development and serve as a mentor and manager.
Act as a primary client contact; continually fostering client-agency relationship and adding value for brands.
Responsible for the leadership, management, and deliverables for clients.
Develop and implement strategic PR programs to build clients’ brands, mappingg all strategies, programs and plans to client’s goals with measureable metrics for success.
Run client launches and news announcements with support from team and media experts.
Identify trend stories, executive features and client/product spotlights - land stories individually + direct teams in their pitching/to achieve results.
Make smart recommendations for how clients and insert their executives, products and POVs into trending stories and themes.
Think creatively about how digital marketing can support media relations - social, content, events, paid - and put ideas into action.
Participate in new business including crafting proposals/decks and attending presentations.
Oversee the growth and professional development of direct reports, including drafting and delivering performance reviews, conducting regular meetings to assess progress, and elevating performance issues to management team as needed.
Part of Leadership Team; participate in agency planning discussions including staffing, hiring and overall growth plans.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
8-10 years of experience in public relations agency or a similar position.
Solid understanding of overall technology industry.
Deep relationships with specific category of higher level media (business, technology or consumer) that result in significant coverage for client.
Excellent organizational and planning skills.
Exceptional writing capabilities.
Results-driven and self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management