Public Relations Vice President
Enterprise Technology
Posted on 10/10/2023
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

0%

1 year growth

6%

2 year growth

21%
Locations
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Journalism
CategoriesNew
Growth & Marketing
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field or equivalent experience
  • At least 10 years of experience in operational-level communications, either in PR agencies or enterprise tech b2B in-house teams
  • Exceptional leadership and team management skills with a minimum of 5 years of senior leadership experience with demonstrable impact on clients, company, and team
  • Extensive industry knowledge encompassing a minimum of three key areas within B2B enterprise technology: artificial intelligence, data infrastructure, cloud, storage, app and software development, and analytics, etc. In-depth knowledge of the B2B technology sector
  • Proven track record of building and maintaining strong client relationships. Ability to develop strategic insights forming the foundation of integrated client plans
  • Strong business development acumen with a history of contributing to new business growth. Ability to measure ROI in communications activities
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Ability to develop strategic insights forming the foundation of integrated client plans
  • Proficiency in cultivating connections with C-level executives at tech enterprises
  • Experience with social and digital programs, including engaging leaders for integrated client plans
  • Demonstrated skill in proactively building relationships with top-tier reporters and editors, achieving high-impact media placements
  • Experience in building, mentoring, and coaching a team of communications specialists
  • A strategic thinker with the ability to influence and engage with direct and indirect reports to provide guidance and mentorship to team members
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration initiatives
  • Experience identifying and pitching new clients. Proficiency in leveraging a robust network of potential new clients, and partners to bolster the enterprise practice and drive business growth
  • Demonstrated expertise in effective new business development, supported by a verifiable history of successfully securing and maintaining new clients
  • Ability to work with a team of leaders to guide the direction and culture of the agency
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills
  • Excel in a dynamic setting with multiple competing priorities
Responsibilities
  • Lead by example, and foster a culture of excellence and innovation within the Enterprise Tech Practice
  • Utilize your 10+ years of experience to ensure client satisfaction, oversee project success, and maintain strong, long-lasting client relationships
  • Play a pivotal role in driving new business within the enterprise practice, identifying opportunities, and contributing to proposal development
  • Serve as a mentor and manager, providing guidance on client management, professional development, and strategic direction
  • Support and coach teams in building expertise within the B2B technology sector, fostering ongoing learning and living the agency values of a growth mindset
  • Contribute to the development of the overall strategy for the Enterprise Tech Practice, aligning it with the agency's goals and vision
  • Collaborate with enterprise B2B clients and their executive teams, driving communication strategies that align with their goals
  • Identify and address organizational challenges and emerging issues, devising and executing effective communications strategies
  • Manage the daily operations of client accounts, including budgeting, planning, and staff development
  • Recruit and oversee a communications team to execute strategies effectively. Mentor and develop staff members, ensuring ongoing growth and achievement. Establish and track staff performance goals and conduct annual performance reviews
  • Attend industry events to maintain professional development and expand business contacts