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Account Director, Enterprise B2B Technology Communications

Company: BCW Group
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Account Director, Enterprise Technology Communications (Tied to San Francisco but can be remote anywhere in CA)The Role:BCW is looking for an Account Director to join our Technology team on the West Coast. As an integral member of the technology team, this person will contribute to the strategy and growth of the agency's Technology Practice in addition to supporting established and emerging Enterprise Technology Brands spanning Cybersecurity, IoT, 5G, Cloud (satellite and blockchain a plus).Your primary role will be managing the day-to-day of key client accounts, including working in partnership with senior and junior team members to help guide strategy, planning and execution. The role will be involved in managing integrated communications programs that include media relations, executive visibility, influencer relations, digital communications and social media strategy (analyst relations would be a plus). We are looking for candidates with excellent written and oral communication skills, client relationship-building skills, and a passion for technology and media relations.Perks of working at BCW:

  • Hybrid work environment that offers the flexibility and balance of working from home and going into the office
  • Paid time off for vacation, sick and personal days, as well as Summer Fridays. Our Flexible Holiday Policy includes 9 paid holidays inclusive of Juneteenth and World Mental Health Day, with the option to swap out a company holiday for another personally significant day. We also offer paid time off for voting, jury duty, bereavement and school leave. In addition, our offices are closed for Winter Break between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.
  • 12 weeks paid Parental Leave to bond with your new child, also inclusive of adoption and foster care
    • Wellness benefits including healthcare, vision, dental and pet insurance, as well as free virtual or in-person counselling for mental health.
    • 401K Savings and Investment Plans
    • Commuter benefits using pre-tax dollars per month to pay for eligible commuting & parking expenses
    • WPP Employee Discount Program based on client roster
    • Career growth opportunities through continued education, training & development courses, and BCW's Career Pathing program
    • Employee Resource Groups that provide our employees the platform to network, build key leadership skills, gain greater visibility and access to senior leadership, have an impact at BCW and the outside community and accelerate their careers. What is the work?
      • Serve as a day-to-day client contact and manage workstreams and teams on program implementation
      • Work with account leaders to set strategic direction for accounts, facilitating planning, strategy development, drafting of communications plans and managing execution
      • Drive story idea development for wide range of clients including the ability to track industry trends and identify opportunities to insert our clients into current news cycles
      • Develop content including plans, competitive analysis', executive and corporate thought leadership documents, event recommendations, media strategy and more.
      • Contribute to program development for clients and new business proposals
      • Supervise junior team members on both client-work and career development Experience that contributes to your success:
        • 6+ years' experience working in public relations
        • Strong experience within the technology industry - Business to Business and Business to Consumer
        • Ability to think proactively and strategically on behalf of clients and anticipate their needs
        • Expertise in media relations and established relationships with trade, top-tier technology and business media
        • Experience with corporate reputation needs, including awards/rankings, speaking opportunities and thought leadership
        • Ability to be nimble, organized and professional in pressure driven situations
        • Ability to work both within a geographically diverse team and independently when necessary
        • Skilled at thinking creatively and bringing new ideas to clients and prospects
        • Ability to develop trust and engagement with clients, supervisors, team members and external influencers
        • Excellent written and verbal communications skills along with strong attention to detail
        • Desire to work in a diverse and inclusive organization as an active participant in culture initiatives, training opportunities and employee resource groups More about BCW: BCW, one of the world's largest full-service global communications and public relations agencies, is in the business of moving people on behalf of clients. BCW delivers digitally and data-driven creative content and integrated communications programs grounded in earned media and scaled across all channels for clients in the B2B, consumer, corporate, crisis management, CSR, healthcare, public affairs and technology sectors. BCW is a part of WPP (NYSE: WPP), a creative transformation company. BCW is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO, AAE, MF/Disability/Vet, and we are proud of our diverse workforce. Our organization participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.In California, the base salary for this position at the time of this posting may range from $70,000 to $140,000. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including business needs, experience, level of responsibility and qualifications.

Keywords: BCW Group, San Francisco , Account Director, Enterprise B2B Technology Communications, Sales , San Francisco, California

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