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PR Account Director - Hotwire PR

New York, NY; San Fransisco, CA

(4-Month Contract)

About you…

You love being the ringleader of a high functioning team and working as part of a team to achieve results for clients. You are generous with your time, your skills and in sharing credit with your compatriots. You can see what needs to be done, and you can rally people to join you in the cause.

You know that words are just one way to express stories, and as a result your campaign ideas go broader, including graphic storytelling, videos, online vehicles and events.  

Results matter to you.  You are a nerd about measurement and metrics.

You are competent, creative, trustworthy, engaging, organized and passionate about communications in all of its many forms.

If you’re ready to lead a winning team, and show your talent in a way big agencies just don’t allow, read on…

The position…

This is a temporary position to cover a parental leave for approximately four months.  The Director provides our clients with exceptional service by developing and executing personalized campaigns to achieve business objectives. The Director is accountable for the flawless execution of client strategy by the account teams, as well as leading and joining with them in the delivery of results from influencer and media relations, copywriting, client management and more.


  • Assume day-to-day leadership of accounts, including the ability to develop PR plans and manage all staff, programs and budget associated with the account
  • Master use of the Hotwire work plan and budgeting process to ensure operational excellence
  • Understand client’s business goals and develop and drive teams and media programs to achieve those goals
  • Discern the difference between client requests and goals and demonstrate ability to negotiate with clients on priorities
  • Demonstrate deep understanding of client’s market and maintain relationships with key lifestyle, consumer tech, news and business media and influencers (bloggers, Instagrammers, YouTubers, Pinners etc.)
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate openly, clearly and effectively with clients, and own communication with day-to-day client contact
  • Drive programs and media campaigns that will meet or exceed expectations in results for awareness building, increasing engagement and driving preference for the client’s brand
  • Contribute to strategic direction for multiple accounts and take ownership for delivery of quality, results and resource management
  • Participate in new business development activities and learn to manage full new business process including fielding leads, conducting research, developing strategy for proposal, presentation development and follow-up
  • Attend industry events to network on behalf of the agency and keep influencer and industry contacts fresh
  • Cultivate strong and effective teams by making resource decisions to ensure optimal staffing for accounts and development opportunities for staff
  • Demonstrate leadership by contributing to agency meetings, trainings and professional development sessions.
  • Identify organic growth opportunities for current clients


  • Manage up to eight accounts successfully by consistently meeting or exceeding client goals and receiving positive feedback
  • Maximum of 10% canceled time recorded on any account
  • 50 percent of clients can be case study worthy
  • Mastery of Hotwire tools and technology, such as Trendkite, Gorkana, Cision, ITDatabase


  • Bachelor’s degree in arts, communications, PR, journalism or marketing
  • A minimum of six years of PR experience at an agency (with at least one at the senior account manager level) or as  an in-house communications PR manager
  • Experience in consumer, consumer tech and business news preferred
  • Strong contacts in lifestyle, consumer tech, news and business media and influencers
  • Hands on experience not just managing, but truly mentoring direct reports and cross-functional teammates, a plus


  • Quirky – Not afraid to speak up and own your ideas
  • Obsessed with continuous improvement
  • Curious about how the business works how you contribute to the organizations success
  • Driven to produce excellent work
  • Pragmatic and goal oriented
  • Developed strong written and presentation communication skills, with the comfort to present ideas and make a case to clients and partner agencies
  • Positive, authentic, solution-oriented team player with a good sense of humor
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, especially PowerPoint, Excel and Word

About us…

Hotwire is a global PR and communications agency dedicated to helping ambitious companies change their game, build their reputation, and stand out from the crowd. Our communications experts work in sector practice teams to provide our clients with in-depth knowledge and experience of a number of market categories. From Sydney to San Francisco, we’re a team, with a ‘one office’ mentality.  Our international team works across our 22 locations, including the UK, US, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia and New Zealand, together with affiliate partners. We bring the best of our knowledge, skills and experience to all of our clients wherever they are in the world and are committed to being the best agency they'll ever work with. When it comes to people, Hotwire PR employs collaborative and creative entrepreneurs. Our people are our product.  So the hiring, development and promotion of our people is priority number one.

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