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Vice President/Director, Corporate Communications


Vice President/Director – Corporate Communications

Become a VP/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 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?
Digitas is an equal opportunity employer.

Sobre Digitas

Digitas es La Agencia de Marketing Conectada, totalmente comprometida con ayudar a las marcas a conectar con las personas a través de la AUTENTICIDAD. CONEXIÓN. IMAGINACIÓN. Nuestro completo y diversificado equipo se compone de expertos en data, estrategia, creatividad, media y tecnología que trabajan de forma integrada y conectada para generar vínculos que marcan la diferencia y dan respuesta a la necesidades de nuestros clientes a través de ideas que emocionan, provocan e inspiran. Somos curiosos y muy claros, siempre basándonos en el comportamiento de las personas para generar verdaderas conexiones entre marcas y usuarios, clientes y partners, ideas y resultados. Digitas está presente en más de 25 países en los seis continentes y forma parte de Publicis Media, uno de los cuatro hubs dentro del Grupo Publicis, quien está presente en más de 100 países y está formado por cerca de 80.000 profesionales. Si quieres conectar con nosotros y saber más, visita www.digitas.com.

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