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Account Director - The Hoffman Agency

Silicon Valley, CA

It’s tricky to attach a title to this role.

Yes, we’re looking for an individual with roughly eight to 12 years of experience, but this role provides an opportunity to accelerate your career in a way that’s not possible in a conventional agency hierarchy. You see, more than an account director, you’ll be helping to shape the direction of our U.S. operation with a growth path to vice president and part of our management team.

Of course, the core skills are what you’d expect, i.e., account management, media relations, new business, etc. But we’re equally interested in certain intangibles that make this role so much more than check-the-box PR:

  • Knows how to navigate ambiguity
  • Collaborative
  • Comfortable figuring things out
  • A networker (ideally plugged into the Silicon Valley scene)
  • Ability to evaluate and attract top talent
  • Strength of conviction
  • Leads by example
  • Creativity in both PR and business
  • Global outlook/mentality

Like we said, this isn’t the typical account director role.

Ideally  you have some experience in the tech sector (defining tech broadly).

It’s worth noting that our work increasingly integrates traditional PR services with owned and even earned media. You don’t need deep expertise in integrated campaigns. You do need the type of intellectual curiosity that makes learning a never-ending process.

One last point —

We believe that levity has a place in the workplace and business; hence, communications like  our SlideShare on persuasive language using “Game of Thrones” as a backdrop.

A Little About Us

We’re a 140-person communications consultancy that runs to a different drummer. With offices in Europe and Asia as well as the U.S., we’re increasingly implementing multi-market campaigns. The Holmes Report has short listed us as Tech Agency of the Year the past three years. While we didn’t crack the winner’s circle – perhaps the fourth year will be the charm in 2018 – it shows a consultancy coming up on its 30th birthday is still pushing beyond the status quo.

How To Apply

If you’re interested, please bypass HR and send your resume directly to Lou Hoffman at [email protected].