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Senior Director/Managing Director - Communications & Consulting Firm

New York, NY

Food & Beverage

Known for delivering industry-leading work, this fully integrated communications and consulting firm is looking for a Senior Director/Managing Director (VP) to join their growing food, nutrition, and beverage team. If you are a driven public relations expert with experience in the consumer and food and beverage spaces, and looking to take the next step in your career to join a highly entrepreneurial team of innovators, this could be the opportunity for you!

Having developed a reputation for helping clients consistently achieve their communications and business objectives, this firm prides themselves on their long-term client partnerships. Committed to delivering unparalleled work, this firm is a team of adaptable and creative communicators. As a crucial member of this team, you will have the opportunity to become a leader amongst these impassioned communicators through managing a variety of food and wine accounts.

As Senior Director/Managing Director (VP), you will be responsible for the development and execution of strategic, creative campaigns and programming for prestigious integrated communications accounts in the food and wine space. The ideal candidate will be a self-starting, strategic, and critical thinker with analytical skills and a demonstrated history of superior client service, great case studies, and creativity.


The Role:

  • Manage a number of food and wine accounts, including well established brands as well as start-ups

  • Effectively draw on both analytical and creative approaches to set account strategies

  • Develop creative integrated communications programs using a multi-channel approach

  • Manage media and consumer facing events for wine and food accounts

  • Develop and place appropriate stories by and about the client with consumer and business media and bloggers

  • Develop and cultivate relationships with relevant press, as well as bloggers and influencers

  • Provide guidance and recommendations for social media strategies and tactics

  • Identify opportunities for additional assignments for existing clients, and work to create materials and proposals for new projects

  • Work with senior leadership to develop and write communications plans for clients, manage budget proposals, and participate in new business efforts

  • Provide counsel, strategy and direction to client


The ideal Senior Director/Managing Director (VP):

  • BA or BS degree

  • Approximately 8 to 10 years public relations agency experience with food, wine and consumer brands

  • Experience working with influencers, sommeliers, chefs, wine buyers and understanding of the US beverage market and CPG space

  • Knowledge of and relationships with wine influencers and wine trade

  • An understanding of how to best leverage food and nutrition trends for trade, media and social engagement

  • Successful track record in business and consumer media relations – with a focus on broadcast media relations

  • Experience presenting to and engaging with wine trade and consumer audiences

  • Experience developing integrated communications plans and implementing campaign and product launches

  • An understanding of key data analytics for measuring effectiveness of media and digital initiatives


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For more information call Nicole Balsam at 646-494-2017 or email: [email protected]

Capstone Hill: Public & media relations, corporate & public affairs, digital, marketing communications, stakeholder and government & investor relations. Working across UK & Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

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