Vice President Director, Project Management, Corporate Communications

OVERVIEW

We’re searching for a Vice President/Director, Project Management, Corporate Communications who will streamline all operations efforts for our internal communications team and manage the development and execution of communications initiatives to support capability and agency goals. This individual will lead organizational efforts across cross-disciplinary teams (Communications, New Business, Marketing) to facilitate, track and monitor external comms-related programs, activities and deliverables.

Tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Promote strategic positioning of Digitas with employees, clients, media, and industry
  • Manage and execute strategic plan for press platform events, internal, and crisis communication
  • Communications counsel, writer, and editor for C-Suite
  • Partner with creative and account leadership to celebrate our work publicly
  • 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- based and people-based submission process for end of year trade publication evaluations
  • Partner with Marketing Leadership on agency thought leadership pillars as well as social media strategy, engagement, and innovation
  • Partner with U.S. office and HR leads to support local efforts with press releases, media and conference opportunities
  • Manage a team of ambitious communications professionals
  • Manage outside agencies and partners as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

To qualify, you’ll need:

  • Four year degree
  • 10-12 years of corporate communications or PR agency equivalent required, ideally in a project management-type function
  • 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, CMO, 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?

Digitas is an equal opportunity employer.

About Digitas

Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, committed to helping brands better connect with people through Truth. Connection. Wonder. With diverse expertise in data, strategy, creative, media, and tech, we work across capabilities and continents to make better connections and achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire. Curious and fully transparent, we are always examining real human behavior to create authentic connections—between brands and consumers, clients and partners, and ideas and outcomes. Digitas has 3,500 employees across 18 countries and 32 offices, with an extended network via Publicis Media of over 23,500 employees present in more than 100 countries worldwide. To connect with Digitas or learn more, visit www.digitas.com.

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