Public Relations Senior Vice President
Posted on 12/2/2023

51-200 employees

Strategic communications agency for disruptive industries
Company Overview
Highwire stands out as a modern communications agency that leverages its roots in journalism and Silicon Valley to deliver meaningful business results through strategic and informed communication programs. The company's commitment to inclusivity and diversity fosters a rich work environment where every employee is valued and encouraged to contribute. Highwire's expertise spans across technology, healthcare, financial services, and cybersecurity sectors, making it a versatile partner in crafting compelling brand stories.

Company Stage


Total Funding





San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Charlotte, NC, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Public Speaking
Growth & Marketing
Social Media
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field
  • Minimum 15 years experience in communications either in-house or with an agency with at least 5 years in a senior leadership capacity
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with top-tier reporters and editors, and in successfully positioning subject matter with the media to achieve high-impact placements
  • Extensive successful writing and editing experience (externally focused) with a variety of print and online communications media
  • Experience with social media influencer engagement, content campaigns, and media coverage amplification
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing comprehensive strategic communications, media relations, and marketing program to advance an organization’s mission and goals
  • Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output
  • Experience in building, managing, mentoring, and coaching a team of communications specialists
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
  • Experience setting up measurement programs and measuring the ongoing ROI of communications activities
  • Oversee $1.5-2M in account revenue as most senior, strategic client counsel
  • Consistently produce a coherent strategy for clients and projects
  • Work with top executives at leading technology companies as a trusted counselor and advisor
  • Own and drive a cornerstone in the agency (excellent careers, superb client service, strong financials, improved operations and tools aka smooth operators)
  • Generate business revenue within existing clients by taking a broad view of the entire marketing and communications mix, and offering strategic recommendations to expand scope of work or bring new services to clients
  • Identify and lead pitch to bring in new clients with growth goals tied to salary
  • Work with integrated teams to provide clients with seamless multi-channel solutions utilizing traditional PR, digital and social media platforms to deliver maximum performance and results
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality
  • Manage, mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis
  • Monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance reviews
  • Represent Highwire and key clients at high level industry events, seminars and conferences as required to maintain professional development and to build networking and new business contacts
  • Service clients profitably while monitoring and advising on staff billability, client needs, resource load and staff performance
  • Maintain account group revenue by managing the ebb and flow of accounts and budgets
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in the technology or cybersecurity industry
  • Experience working with B2B companies
  • Experience in crisis communications
  • Experience in public speaking and media training
  • Experience in managing global PR campaigns
  • Experience in working with remote teams