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Public Relations Senior Vice President Security Practice

Company: Highwire Public Relations
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Highwire Public Relations is a leading technology public relations agency based in San Francisco with offices in New York City, Boston and Chicago. We work with a wide range of clients across cloud technology, enterprise, security, financial services technology (fin-tech), and healthcare as well as consumer products and services.

Highwire has been named Technology Agency of the Year and Best Agency to work for by PRWeek, PRovoke and Inc. Magazine. We are a learning culture that welcomes diverse perspectives to develop our teams, coach for career growth and embrace new ideas.

At Highwire PR, we are entrepreneurs, makers, and explorers. We are committed to fostering an inclusive agency environment, where every employee can be seen, heard, and valued. We believe in taking and owning a seat at the table, and the equal importance of creating empowered spaces for diverse storytellers. We seek to hire, develop, and retain talented professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. Applicants from historically marginalized or underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The Senior Vice President position is a unique opportunity to become a leader for an award winning Technology PR agency. As a senior member of our leadership team, the Senior Vice President will be a visionary creative type with 13+ years of experience growing teams and delighting clients. The Senior Vice President will also drive new business development, support agency infrastructure and drive key business cornerstones forward. As a growing public relations agency, the Senior Vice President role is a pivotal position as this individual will serve as a mentor, manager and lead example for all account teams on client management, staff development, and strategic guidance while also leading select accounts. If you have been waiting to discover a leadership role that allows you to be a catalyst in a thriving, meaningful workplace, then Highwire might be just the place for you.

Key responsibilities and tasks

  • Oversee $1.5-2M in account revenue as most senior, strategic client counsel.
  • Consistently produce a coherent strategy for clients and projects.
  • Work with top executives at leading technology companies as a trusted counselor and advisor.
  • Own and drive a cornerstone in the agency (excellent careers, superb client service, strong financials, improved operations and tools aka smooth operators).
  • Generate business revenue within existing clients by taking a broad view of the entire marketing and communications mix, and offering strategic recommendations to expand scope of work or bring new services to clients.
  • Identify and lead pitch to bring in new clients with growth goals tied to salary.
  • Work with integrated teams to provide clients with seamless multi-channel solutions utilizing traditional PR, digital and social media platforms to deliver maximum performance and results.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • Manage, mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.
  • Monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance reviews.
  • Represent Highwire and key clients at high level industry events, seminars and conferences as required to maintain professional development and to build networking and new business contacts.
  • Service clients profitably while monitoring and advising on staff billability, client needs, resource load and staff performance.
  • Maintain account group revenue by managing the ebb and flow of accounts and budgets.


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field
  • Minimum 15 years experience in a communications either in-house or with an agency with at least 5 years in senior leadership capacity.
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with top tier reporters and editors, and in successfully positioning subject matter with the media to achieve high-impact placements
  • This reads more like what a senior media relations specialist position would say.
  • Extensive successful writing and editing experience (externally focused) with a variety of print and online communications media
  • Experience with social media influencer engagement, content campaigns, and media coverage amplification
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing a comprehensive strategic communications, media relations, and marketing program to advance an organization's mission and goals
  • Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output
  • Experience in building, managing, mentoring, and coaching a team of communications specialists
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
  • Experience setting up measurement programs and measuring the ongoing ROI of communications activities

Highwire Perks Include

  • Competitive salary
  • Merit-based bonuses and promotions
  • Excellent vacation policy including office closure between Christmas and New Years
  • 401K Match
  • Medical and dental benefits/ FSA
  • Commuter Benefit
  • Curiosity Stipend
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Wellness benefit
  • Calm Meditation App
  • Donation Match
  • Full-time writing Coach
  • Mentorship
  • Monthly recognition programs
  • Summer Friday Hours
  • Quarterly Highwire fun events - Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday
  • Dog friendly work environment
  • Extremely supportive, nurturing environment with many opportunities for learning and growth

The duties delineated above will vary depending on the needs of each specific account, and in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. They will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their supervisors.

If you are the breakout candidate we seek, please apply now by uploading your resume.

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