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Vice President - Zeno Group

Chicago, IL

Corporate Affairs Media Specialist

About the Job

We are seeking a Vice President to join our Corporate Practice in our Chicago office to support reputation-enhancing programs for B2C and B2B clients. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to support existing clients, lead new business efforts and contribute to the expansion of Zeno’s internal communications offering.  You will participate in a broad range of client engagements, working on programs involving reputation management, executive leadership, internal communications, crisis communications, and national business media relations. You must think and do. We’re looking for masters of the craft, who are excellent people leaders, client counselors and will roll up their sleeves and stay close to the work. 
Demonstrated success in building and executing internal communications programs and strong media relationships (at the national, regional and local levels) are key to success in this position. Account mix may include clients in technology, real estate, CPG, food and health. Specific experience desired includes crisis mitigation, national top-tier media strategy and outreach, and strategic communications consulting ranging from change management to internal communications.  
  • Secure, maintain and grow the business
  • Provide strategic counsel and guidance to clients, as well as to colleagues in the Zeno network, to ensure success
  • Lead the client service function for program planning, problem solving and strategic counsel
  • Execute national business media relations strategy for programs/projects
  • Maintain financial responsibility for accounts including forecasting and account profitability
  • Develop media relations strategy and conduct outreach for programs/projects
  • Identify opportunities to insert internal communications strategies into existing client engagements and oversee programming
  • Understand key client industry issues relating to products, product categories, technologies, primary and potential competition and general issues facing the industry
  • Understand key competitors and their business strategies
  • Work across geographies and help shape direction and focus of practice
  • Identify new growth opportunities based on insights into the company, client, industry and economy



About You

You will succeed at Zeno if you are fearless, resourceful, tenacious, and bring to the table an expertise in client relations, deep knowledge of traditional strategies and a passion for driving great results while building strong, productive relationships with your clients and your team. 


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 9-12 years of experience in Corporate PR, agency experience strongly preferred
  • Must have a strong background in corporate communications with emphasis on internal communications
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of reputation management and a working knowledge of traditional and non-traditional media. 
  • A track record of success in building relationships with national, regional and local media, and driving results for clients.
  • Excellent writing skills, solid presentation skills, experience developing and delivering client presentations, including new business
  • A history of success in providing sound creative and strategic counsel to clients and building credibility with senior level client contacts
  • Collaborative spirit, results driven with the ability to manage multiple priorities and work against deadlines
  • Demonstrate the ability to think strategically, creatively and holistically about client programs
  • Proven leadership experience, mentoring and developing junior talent

About Our Benefits


Zeno Group offers a creative and differentiating benefits package including a variety of medical and dental choices, vacation and sick time. We also offer a 401(k) plan, pretax flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, a prescription drug benefit plan, a vision plan, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance and programs that support flexibility and promote work/life balance.  In addition, our unique ZenoFit wellness program offers financial support to pursue the wellness activity of your choice. 


Zeno Group's culture is innovative and energetic. If you thrive on a creative challenge and are looking for an opportunity that offers plenty of growth potential and career development, then we are looking for you!




About Us 

Zeno Group is a global, integrated communications agency, born from PR. The award winning agency is committed to work that delivers true business value for clients across consumer, corporate, health and technology industries. Zeno was named 2019 Agency of the Year by PRWeek and received high commendation as 2018 PRWeek US Midsize Agency of the Year and 2017 International Agency of the Year. Additionally, Zeno was named a Best Place to Work by PRWeek in 2016 and 2017. The agency also received the 2017 Platinum Award for ‘Best in Show’ at the SABRE Awards North America. The agency was recognized at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity in 2018, winning a Bronze PR Cannes Lion, and in 2016, winning a Gold Cannes Lion and a Bronze PR Cannes Lion. Zeno is a DJE Holdings Company. For more information, visit us at

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