Vice President / Director, Corporate Communications & Analyst Relations- Freelance

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Vice President/Director – Corporate Communications and Analyst Relations- Freelance

 

Become a Director at Digitas, 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 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:

 

  • As Global Analyst Relations lead, this role would directly manage our engagements with the key Analyst organizations including Forrester, IDC and Gartner.
  • Specifically, this individual would identify the key analyst relationships and the must-be-involved engagements including relevant Waves and Research and Assessments (Gartner Magic Quadrant)
  • As lead Analyst point person on behalf of the agency, this individual would identify the opportunities, then create an engagement roadmap for successful placements/representation. – from content, to submissions to casting to staffing interviews.
  • This includes an ongoing relations program in between large scale engagements.
  • Help market/create content emerging from successful analyst engagements and/or satisfy/run pint on Analyst inquiries from interviews, to case studies, to research support.
  • Promote strategic positioning of Digitas with employees, prospects, clients, media, and industry
  • Drive social media strategy, engagement, and innovation
  • Manage and execute strategic plan for press platform events, internal, and crisis communication
  • Communications counsel, writer, and editor for C-Suite
  • Develop innovative, strategic and creative solutions to communication challenges to ensure key messages are effectively shared with appropriate external and internal audiences
  • Provide communications counsel and support to business and functional leaders, with the goal of improving the internal and external brand and reputation of the company
  • Write and edit materials for communicating with media, employees and other key audiences regarding news, issues management
  • Lead agency submission process for end of year trade publication evaluations with guidance from head of communications
  • Partner with U.S. office and HR leads to support local efforts with press releases, media and conference opportunities

To qualify, you’ll need:

  • Four year degree
  • 10-12 years of corporate communications or PR agency equivalent required
  • Experience working with a PR agency partner or working within a PR agency environment
  • Ability to interact with and influence all levels of the organization
  • Ability to look through many lenses (press, client, prospect, CEO) to guide strategic communications and planning
  • 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
  • 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 with a proposed solution; ability managing expectations
  • Internal client management and collaboration with the ability to build and maintain cross-functional relationships a must
  • An understanding of newer communication mediums, such as forums and blogs, and experience utilizing them effectively in communications programs is required
  • Candidate must be open to travel as needed

Got what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.
Digitas is an equal opportunity employer.

About Digitas 

We have 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 – cue 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’re proud to offer many great perks – things like flex vacation days, tuition reimbursement, gym membership discounts and anniversary gifts for the many people who’ve been with us 5, 10, 20 years and more. And while we celebrate those 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.

Digitas is an equal opportunity employer.