Job Posting: 

Edelman Seeks Vice President, Technology PR

About the Organization

Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world's largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Among its many honors, the firm was awarded the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR, named one of 2018 "Agencies to Watch" by Advertising Age and "Global Agency of the Year" by both the Holmes Report and PRWeek, and cited five times by Glassdoor as one of the "Best Places to Work." Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, lifestyle).Take a peek behind the scenes of our US operation at https://edelman.us. You may also click here to view a short video about life at Edelman.Edelman is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Job Description

Recognizing that today almost every company has a tech innovation story to tell, we work with brands large and small across everything from food to fitness, finance to clean energy. Our subject matter experts work with our teams in creative, consumer marketing, public affairs and digital, developing 360-degree solutions that target everyone from policy makers to developers and shareholders to customers. Edelman Austin seeks a stellar Vice President to join the Technology team. We support ambitious, entrepreneurial and creative individuals and the unique approaches they bring to the world of communications. At Edelman your role is limited only by your vision of what you can help build. If you’re a strong writer with experience pitching business and technology influencers, have a deep bench of media contacts at the nation's largest and most popular tech publications, this may be the role for you.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead operational and financial performance of account teams, ensuring quality work, effective processes and that client requests are handled in timely and strategic fashion
  • Expertly counsel clients based on broad communications landscape and business goals; take immediate action on client feedback
  • Demonstrate advanced writing skills and supervise writing of others
  • Set and lead integrated traditional and social strategic media relations programs
  • Lead staff by mentoring, motivating, coaching, consistently providing feedback, holding them accountable and conducting their reviews and overseeing their professional development
  • Assist in new business development, RFP responses and client acquisitions

Who You Are

  • An empathetic people manager, with the confidence, professionalism and entrepreneurial spirit necessary to manage a team
  • Is passionate about client service, new ways of thinking and team work
  • Brings a commitment to advancing the vision of the Edelman Technology practice both internally and externally
  • Loves to pitch, present and win new business

Preferred Qualifications

  • Has at least 8 years of relevant experience in communications strategy and public relations. Experience with digital/social platforms is a plus but not required
  • Earned a bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Has a strong understanding of how to communicate with teams and work from both client and agency sides
  • Has a track record of leading profitable programs that have advanced client business goals
  • Demonstrates advanced writing, editing and presentation-development skills; project management skills; and consultative skills (including effective questioning, critical thinking, client management and communication methodology application)

How to Apply

Please apply through the Edelman Portal, and we'll review your application within 48 hours. Go here to apply.