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Vice President - Hotwire PR

San Francisco, CA; New York, NY

Integrated Communications

About you…

You have experience leading PR teams on the agency side, and you may have also worked in a communications role on the client side. You have deep experience in the IT & Infrastructure sector, having worked on brands in the Enterprise IT, infrastructure, IoT, telecommunications, and networking space.

You are ambitious, creative, love communications and repeatedly deliver big results. You’re a seasoned professional, with a strong network and the ability to put that network to work for you. You are a business owner at heart. Client results and agency goals are always at the front of your mind. You’re a natural born leader, passionate about your work and your team. You feel successful when they’re successful.

If you’re ready to build and own a profitable business division, read on…

The position…

Vice Presidents at Hotwire are practice owners, innovators and sensei. They are accountable for forming relationships with client executives and have ultimate accountability for the retention and financial performance of their accounts. They participate in management team decisions, initiatives and discussions regarding agency direction, including new product/service development initiatives. Vice Presidents utilize their years of experience and expertise to guide and develop the account teams within their practice area.

We are looking for people who have worked in an in-house public relations department or in a public relations agency. Please note that for this search we are not looking for sales, marketing, procurement or IT professionals.


  • Deliver excellent client service
  • Demonstrate account and organizational leadership of the highest standards
  • Contribute to the success of the agency by closing business development and leading product development


  • Contribute to Hotwire revenue goals through the development of the US IT & Infrastructure business
  • Meet or exceed profitability goals by ensuring clients managed meet gross margin target
  • Manage a minimum of $1.5M of client revenue
  • Help recruit, manage and develop top talent…adhering to and enhancing Hotwire’s best practice for building an exceptional culture.
  • 100 percent retention of key staff managed by you
  • Lead one professional development session per quarter
  • Become an expert in Hotwire’s products and services, support the practice areas when needed, provide feedback for improvement and work with staff to identify client needs
  • Expand the Hotwire brand through market leadership
  • Participate in extended management team meetings and contribute to successful completion of agency-wide initiatives when required


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (arts, communications, PR, journalism or marketing)
  • 8-10+ years of experience in communications, PR and / or marketing with progressively increasing responsibility, including management experience required
  • Existing network in the technology industry
  • Experience managing a remote workforce preferred


  • Quirky – Not afraid to speak up and own your ideas
  • Obsessed with continuous improvement
  • Curious about new trends and theories in learning and development, culture and employee engagement
  • Driven to help others succeed
  • Pragmatic and goal oriented
  • Has the presence and attributes of a leader - seeks first to understand
  • Experience building strong relationships while exercising influence, facilitation, training and negotiating skills to achieve desired results
  • Positive, authentic, solution-oriented team player with a good sense of humor
  • Create and conduct effective presentations
  • Strong computing knowledge, proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Ability to travel and spend time in the evenings at industry events
  • Excellent communicator with dynamic presence that inspires confidence
  • Demonstrated experience in client management and account growth
  • Demonstrated experience working with C-level contacts

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 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.

Hotwire values diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other category protected under the law.

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