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San Francisco, CA and Remote
Benefits and Perks: Fully paid medical, dental and vision including dependents; monthly wellness stipend, phone and internet stipend; paid maternity/paternity leave; attention to work-life balance
Location: SF Bay Area preferred but will consider other locations
Work from Home: We’re an award-winning all virtual firm offering high teamwork and flexibility
Reports to: Principals
Purpose of Role
Join our fast-growing and closely-knit organization as Account Director - responsible for managing the delivery of effective and creative PR solutions across a portfolio of 4-5 Bospar clients. You’ll lead and mentor your teams, build strong relationships with the media and skillfully manage internal teams and processes to ensure all client needs are met. You’ll join a strong team of fellow managers to help our leadership team drive the continued success of our award-winning company. We seek a self-starter with strong leadership skills and a proven track record.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Lead and manage day-to-day direction of multiple account teams as main client contact to develop domain expertise, get stellar results, build trust and become an invaluable resource
Help team stay in front of the client with knowledge, influencer relationships, fresh daily thinking, research and ideas that will create thought and product leadership
Respond quickly to client needs and concerns with creative opportunities and solutions
Develop long and short-term strategies and planning
Manage team time and client budgets
Drive an aggressive media relations program to develop the relationships and ideas that will create ongoing meaningful placements that move the needle for clients
Spearhead team’s attention to every detail that can maximize media success – daily news media monitoring and ideas generation; tying client to national and global events; creating surveys; coordinating with content group for contributed articles, regular follow-up with media contacts and industry influencers
Collaborate with other agency functions – content, social and marketing teams – to deliver the best of full agency resources to the client at all times
Develop individuals and team as a whole using appropriate people management techniques and company processes, resolving issues promptly and fairly and championing achievements, empowering the team to achieve its full potential in a positive and supportive environment
Build an external network to support and grow company brand by attending professional events, contributing to company blog and identifying potential new staff and business opportunities
Participate in the new business process including ideas, brainstorms, research, proposal writing and participation in new business presentations
Knowledge and Skills Required:
3-5 years of experience, ideally in a lifestyle-focused public relations environment
Ability to write media alerts, press releases; pitch media and secure media placements
High proficiency with Microsoft Office including Outlook
High proficiency with Cision and Meltwater
Excellent verbal skills and high level, sophisticated written skills
Highly evolved multi-tasking ability; highly organized
Undergraduate degree in a PR-related field or equivalent experience
About the employer:
Bospar is one of the absolute hottest new firms – and an all virtual one – a close-knit team based throughout the U.S. that represents stellar clients in the most exciting areas of technology. We recently won PR Week’s Best 2018 Boutique PR Firm. The pace is fast, the demands are great and the rewards are huge. We get personal time together at client meetings and staff gatherings - and the rest of the time we make tech PR history together right from our home laptops. You'll be amazed at how happy and successful you can be when all your attention is focused on clients and professional growth!
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