Public Relations Vice President
Cybersecurity
Posted on 2/3/2024
INACTIVE
Highwire

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.
Consulting

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$1.2M

Founded

2008

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

8%

1 year growth

14%

2 year growth

32%
Locations
Seattle, WA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
Journalism
Marketing
CategoriesNew
Journalism
Growth & Marketing
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field
  • Minimum 10 years experience in a senior management role in-house or with an agency
  • Demonstrated skill in building relationships with top-tier reporters and editors
  • Extensive successful writing and editing experience with print and online media
  • Experience in social media influencer engagement, content campaigns, and media coverage amplification
  • Experience and leadership in managing strategic communications, media relations, and marketing program
  • Innovative thinker with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans
  • Experience in building, mentoring, and coaching a team of communications specialists
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills
  • Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers
  • Self-reliant, good problem solver, results-oriented
  • Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
  • Experience measuring the ROI of communications activities
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance, and administration initiatives
Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement an integrated strategic communications plan to advance brand identity
  • Create marketing/public relations strategy to cultivate and enhance relationships with targeted external audiences
  • Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them
  • Serve as a spokesperson and lead point person on media interactions
  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of the communications function including budgeting, planning, and staff development
  • Recruit and manage a communications team to support the development and execution of the communications strategy
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement
  • Manage, mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach
  • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals
  • Attend networking events, seminars and conferences for personal professional development and to build networking and new business contacts
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in cybersecurity technology practice
  • Experience in diversity recruiting efforts and national diversity partnerships