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Vice President - Weber Shandwick

New York, NY


Weber Shandwick’s New York office is looking for an intellectually curious and dynamic Vice President for our Consumer Technology Practice.

The VP will be responsible for overseeing the development and execution of communication programs across all facets of public relations including: corporate positioning and narrative development, major earned media programs, new product launches, activations and sponsorships, influencer marketing and building great brand experiences on and off line. S/he will also architect and guide engagements, establishing budget, timeline and quality standards, and build strong trusting relationships with client(s) and colleagues both locally and across the broader Weber Shandwick network.

The ideal candidate has a deep passion for technology, thinks creatively and differently about consumer engagement and corporate storytelling, and operates with agility, speed, and commitment to achieving clients’ goals.

 Basic Qualifications:
  • Consumer/consumer technology experience working on small and large brands with many work streams and agency partners.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities and cross-functional team management experience.
  • Experience leading senior client engagements with large inter-agency teams.
  • Strong client skills, along with proven ability to develop and manage complex projects – with multiple work streams across multiple markets.
  • A minimum of 10+ years of PR agency and integrated team management experience or equivalent experience in in-house/client side roles.
  • Bachelor's degree required
Additional Qualifications:
  • Commitment to work as a collaborative team and lead by example as problem solver, idea generator and writer
  • Hands-on leader who can inspire and manage the team to do award-winning work and able to write and present well to clients.
  • Candidate should have had experience working with mid-late stage startup and designing programs to help them through near-term objectives through potential exit
  • Music, entertainment or gaming experience a plus.
  • Experience with corporate financial announcements and filings also a plus.
  • Be a steward of culture, curious with the ability to uncover consumer insights that drive programming
  • Ability to work in an integrated environment, especially with creative/advertising teams.
  • Understand budgets, resource allocations and has basic agency financial acumen 
About Weber Shandwick:

Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 78 cities across 34 countries with a network extending to 126 cities in 81 countries. The firm’s diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work, including being honored as PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015 and 2016, an Ad Age A-List Agency in 2014 and 2015, and The Holmes Report’s Global Agency of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Weber Shandwick and its Prime unit have won a combined 25 Cannes Lions since 2009. Weber Shandwick was also named a Best Place to Work by Ad Age in 2014 and 2015 andPRWeek in 2013 and 2014. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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