JOB DETAILS
LOCATION
n/a, CA
POSTED
30+ days ago

Description

The Associate Vice President plays a lead role on their accounts, with various responsibilities as listed below. They are expected to not only demonstrate superior media relations skills, but also have the ability to manage multiple projects, and people. Additionally, as leaders and ambassadors of the firm, Associate Vice Presidents should mentor and inspire the junior team members and peers.
At Prosek, all members of our team are expected to be strong team players participating in brainstorms and creative strategy planning for clients and internal projects alike. Each member is encouraged to be entrepreneurial in their work building their network with media and new business prospects and is considered the "writer of their own story" here at Prosek. We encourage "unboxed" thinking and expect clever, witty, quick ideas from each member of our company.

Responsibilities

Administrative
Ensure quality assurance for team/account deliverables
Media Relations
Lead your team so it delivers media results for your clients
Use personal media contacts to secure effective media results
Motivate and mentor junior staff to work effectively with journalists in the best interest of Proseks clients
Participate in and conduct media training sessions and media interviews
Publicize the agency
Client Service
Review and edit all client materials
Demonstrate a strong understanding of the PR craft and your clients industries, competitive environments, businesses and business plans
Serve as the day-to-day client contact and manage teams work
Provide solutions and suggestions to senior staff about how to troubleshoot client-related problems
Help team respond to crisis situations
Manage financial operations for client accounts; oversee creation and ongoing monitoring of program budgets

Required Skill Set

Writing
Be responsible for reviewing and editing all written materials developed by account team
Assist team members with fine-tuning their writing skills
Write and develop strategic, persuasive, client documents and presentations
Write first drafts of senior level editorial assignments editorial assignments such as speeches, articles, bylines and opinion-editorials (op-eds)
Communication and Presentation Skills
Help to create and take formal speaking role in client and new business presentations
Identify speaking opportunities for senior management
Leadership and Mentorship
Manage the flow of account work among junior team members to ensure that client objectives are met
Act as "champion" of the team and ensure that the staff is motivated, engaged and working to potential
Proactively give team members feedback
Become involved in recruitment and evaluate potential new hires to determine if they would work well with Prosek
New Business
Take the initiative to seek new business opportunities, both from current and new clients; present new ideas to senior managers
Identify new business prospects
Close or help to close new business opportunities through development and execution of presentation and proposals
Firm Contribution
Market Prosek to your clients and establish and maintain the reputation and perceived value of the agency
Actively participate in agency-wide events and activities

Professional Background

5 - 10 years of experience
B.S. in Public Relations, Communications or related field
Strong interest in financial services, professional services, technology and B2B communications
Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Office, Outlook, etc.)