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VP/ Dir, Corp Communications

Overview

Vice President/Director – Corporate Communications

Become a VP/Director at DigitasLBi, a highly caffeinated playground where brilliant minds come together to make bold, award-winning advertising. We use data-driven insights to guide our work, but we also believe in a healthy dose of spirited storytelling as we strive to transform the marketing landscape. We’re looking for a Vice President/Director of Corporate Communications with excellent journalist relationships who will manage the development and execution of communications initiatives to support the capability and agency goals. It’s not a small or easy task, but it’s a fun and rewarding one. If you think you’re up for it, read on.

Tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Promote the brand position of Digitas to employees, prospects, clients, media, and key partners.
  • Specific areas of focus:
  • Press Relations / Press Campaigns: Established business and ad trade reporter contacts with a deep and successful background in developing and running full-scale media relation campaigns and press pitches.
  • PR Editorial Planning: Experience creating comprehensive annual editorial/PR plans to leverage the agency’s marketing mission and promote the client work, talent expertise and culture.
  • Experience with PR measurement and impact, i.e. familiarity with tools, systems and tracking platforms against media-related activities that ladders up to lead generation, and tangible measurement impact.
  • Provide simple and compelling communications counsel and support to C-Suite, business and functional leaders, with the goal of improving the internal and external brand and reputation of the company
  • Author and edit materials for communicating with media, employees and other key audiences regarding news, issue management. This includes development and leadership of ‘originals’ including research, op-eds and long form thought leadership pieces.
  • Develop and understand lead generation strategies and techniques that couple technology and content/publishing with audience(s).
  • Contribute to/directly engage with new business opportunities for the Marketing and Communications capability.
  • Supervise and mentor communications associate. Ensure the associate has aggressive goals and professional developmental plans

To qualify, you’ll need:

  • Four-year degree
  • 8-10 years of PR agency or corporate communications equivalent required
  • Experience working with a PR agency partner or working within a PR agency environment
  • Commitment to work as a collaborative team and lead by example as problem solver and idea generator
  • The ability to think and act both strategically and tactically is critical to the success of the role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; a passion for editorial and grammatical excellence
  • Ability to work in an integrated environment, especially with creative/advertising teams.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects; and, adjust priorities in a fast-moving business environment
  • Strong ability to clearly articulate problems and present in front of leadership and clients with a proposed solution; ability managing expectations
  • Ability to assist in the creation of compelling messaging and content through understanding the multiple faucets of a integrated brand agency
  • Internal client management and collaboration with the ability to build and maintain cross-functional relationships a must
  • An understanding of newer communication and social mediums, such as forums and blogs, and experience utilizing them effectively in communications programs is required
  • Candidate must be open to travel as needed

-8-10 years of experience required
-Advertising, media, tech background is a plus
-This role reports directly to the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. NYC based preferable.

Got what it takes?
DigitasLBi is an equal opportunity employer.

About DigitasLBi 

We’ve got 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to upend and redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, media and technology. We’re pumped about the accolades we’ve earned – such as Titanium Lions, Gold Pencils and making LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employer List of 2014 – but what energizes us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: Producing amazing creative, day after day.

On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’ve also got tons of perks that we’re proud to offer – things like flex vacation days, tuition reimbursement, gym membership discounts and anniversary gifts for the many people who’ve been with us 5, 10, 15, 20 years and more. And while we celebrate the people who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the creative force that we are today, we’re always looking for great new talent help us grow even stronger. If that’s you, well, come join us

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable law including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or military status.