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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.

About Digitas 

Truth. Connection. Wonder. Our team is deliberately diversified—with experts in data, strategy, creative, media, and tech working seamlessly across capabilities and continents to make better connections and achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire. We are endlessly curious and fully transparent, always examining real human behavior to create authentic connections—between brands and consumers, clients and partners, and ideas and outcomes. Digitas operates in over 25 countries across six continents and is part of Publicis Media, one of four solution hubs within Publicis Groupe, which is present in over 100 countries and employs nearly 80,000 professionals. To connect with us or learn more, visit www.digitas.com.

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