Vice President, Corporate Reputation, San Francisco

Position Overview and Responsibilities

FleishmanHillard, a global communications agency, has an immediate for an energetic, self-starting Vice President to join our San Francisco corporate reputation practice , focusing on strategic, high-level corporate communications and executive thought leadership . The position provides a fantastic opportunity for an organized and seasoned communications counselor to work in a fast-paced environment with collaborative teams on corporate positioning and reputation, executive communications, crisis situations, and issues management for one of FleishmanHillard’s largest clients.

As one of the largest full-service agencies in the Bay area, FleishmanHillard San Francisco practice groups include Consumer Brand Marketing, Corporate Reputation and Social Responsibility, Healthcare, Technology, and Social + Innovation.  Clients include EA, Fitbit, General Motors, Kaiser Permanente, Bayer, Plantronics, Levi Strauss & Co., and many more.

FleishmanHillard is an entrepreneurial, collaborative environment where more than 90 percent of FH clients work with teams from more than one geographic location, and across multiple practice offerings. We believe a diverse team brings a wider range of personal and professional experiences and perspectives, and we recognize that diversity and inclusion benefit our agency, our clients, and the communities in which we work and live. To that end, we strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage integrated corporate communications programs that encompass executive communications, media and influencer relations, digital communications and social media strategy.
  • Serve as a day-to-day client contact and manage work streams and teams on program implementation.
  • Develop high-quality written materials, including communications narratives; pitch letters, background materials, planning documents, and executive communications.
  • Review/assess industry trends to identify opportunities to inject FH’s clients into current news cycles; drive story idea development, work closely with traditional and online media to shape and control communications that are in line with overall account objectives.

Key Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in corporate communications, with a deep background developing and executing strategic corporate communications programs.  Agency experience is a must and in-house experience is a plus.
  • Ability to motivate an agency team, setting the vision for client support and empowering team members to deliver high-quality work that exceeds client expectations.
  • Ability to engage with and counsel senior level decision-makers across the client’s business, and deliver connective insights to assist clients in driving alignment and execution of cross-company initiatives.  Candidate should have experience building relationships and working with diverse stakeholders effectively.
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with clients on day-to-day activities, managing teams to execute public relations plans effectively, and drafting and implementing strategic corporate communications programs within budget.
  • Superior writing skills, with the ability to develop and edit high-quality materials such communications plans, position papers, fact sheets, news and online media materials, bylined articles, trend analysis summaries, executive correspondence, and presentations.
  • Advanced knowledge of top-tier business and trade media and conferences, and well-developed-skills in building and maintaining key relationships.  A demonstrated hands-on media and thought leadership approach is required.
  • A strong understanding of digital communications and social media.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, English, marketing, business or related field. 
  • Ability to illustrate a results-focused approach and commitment to going the extra mile for clients and FH team members.
  • Energetic, self-starter and resourceful problem solver – gets things moving and keeps them on track. High attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple ongoing activities.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate approvals diplomatically, and maintain composure and quality under deadlines in a fast-paced environment. A strong team orientation is critical based on the collaborative culture of the office and FleishmanHillard.

About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. We have been named PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year and Best Places to Work; a “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for six years running; and among our firm’s award-winning work we’ve taken home 5 Lions in the past two years at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. We’re also more motivated by what we can give than what we receive, and in our 70th year we’ve initiated a worldwide service commitment to support social inclusion in the communities in which we work and live. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries. Visit us at  www.fleishmanhillard.com .

FleishmanHillard will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance

About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

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