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Vice President - Zeno Group

Chicago, IL

Corporate Affairs

About the Job

We are seeking a Vice President to join our Corporate Practice in our Chicago office. In this role, you have the opportunity to support existing clients and lead efforts in new business opportunities.  You will be engaged in a broad range of client, 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. 


  • 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
  • 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
  • Financial services, health care, CPG, CSR, and/or nonprofit expertise desired
  • 8-10 years of experience in Corporate PR, agency experience strongly preferred
  • Must have a strong background in corporate communications and solid corporate media relations contacts
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of reputation management and a working knowledge of traditional and non-traditional media.  A current track record of success in building relationships with national business 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!

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About Us 
Zeno Group is a global, integrated communications agency, born from PR. We bring together the best talent to help clients across industries and sectors navigate complex business and brand challenges brought on by an increasingly digital, always-on world. We are committed to producing work that delivers true business value for clients. We excel at helping clients recalibrate their brands, reframe their positions and – most importantly – connect and engage with people.
Two-time winner of PRWeek’s Best Place to Work, Zeno was named 2017 Mid-Size Agency of the Year and 2016 Creative Agency of the Year by the Holmes Report. Zeno also received high commendation in 2017 as International Agency of the Year. The agency was recognized at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity in 2016, winning a Gold Cannes Lion and a Bronze PR Cannes Lion. Zeno is also the unprecedented three-time winner of PRWeek's US Mid-Size Agency of the Year award. Zeno is a DJE Holdings Company.

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