Senior Vice President, Social + Innovation, Chicago

Position Overview and Responsibilities

FleishmanHillard, a global communications agency, has an immediate opening for a collaborative and strategic Senior Vice President to join our Chicago Social + Innovation practice. This position requires an experienced, passionate, and proactive communications professional with strong communications, social media and digital skills to lead a team of 10-15 staff consisting of social strategists, planners, content creators, and analysts dedicated to one account. This ideal candidate will be a key leader within the account team focused on storytelling, and will be instrumental in collaborating in a multi-agency environment. We are seeking a big picture thinker who can inspire our team to produce exceptional work as well as champion new ideas that drive real results. The ideal candidate should be comfortable leading teams and strategy.

At FH Chicago, we work hard, have fun, do good, and win awards. From our vantage point 23 floors above Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, our creative, collaborative, diverse, “what-if” culture sets the stage for delivering game-changing work for our clients, which include some of the world’s most well-known brands in the food and beverage, financial and professional services, and healthcare industries. Our team is excited and proud to work with these household names every day, delivering expertise in all aspects of corporate communications and consumer brand marketing — from media and influencer relations to crisis and issues management and everything in between. 

FleishmanHillard is an entrepreneurial, collaborative environment that values talented, creative people who like to work with others to create cutting-edge programs for our clients. 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.


  • Serve as senior social + digital leader for a local and distributed team of strategists.
  • Support the management of a significant account, responsible for a team that collaborates in an integrated team and agency environment.
  • Play a pivotal role in leading day-to-day social and digital strategy for a large government client and the internal team, including budget management, staffing recommendations, paid and content strategy creation and execution, market-level team oversight as well as national team integration.
  • Draft FH point of view documents regarding timely social platform changes, research new and emerging trends/social platforms, schedule, plan and participate in internal and external social and digital training and webinars.
  • Drive intelligence initiatives to bring to the multi-agency team for the betterment of our collaborative work.
  • Serve as a planning input to the integrated agency strategy team.
  • Identify, cultivate and manage high-level relationships with industry experts, platform representatives and influencers.


  • 10+ years of demonstrably significant and successful experience in creating and leading impactful, comprehensive social and digital campaigns that integrate all facets of the marketing and communications mix.  Agency experience is a must and in-house experience, particularly in an interactive environment, is a plus.
  • Deep experience in social media strategy, including paid social media, lead generation, influencer relations, and community engagement across all platforms and communications channels, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp and similar messaging services.
  • Experience in developing integrated marketing campaigns, working collaboratively across practice groups.
  • Strong strategic thinker, with an ability to lead the development of programs for clients and the office that are distinctive, relevant, creative, and measurable.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively, draw conclusions, make recommendations, establish reasonable timelines and areas of responsibility, anticipate costs, and identify measures of success.
  • Solid team leadership and team-building experience is necessary, including management of local and distributed teams. A strong team orientation is critical based on the collaborative culture of the account and FleishmanHillard.
  • Experience managing accounts for effectiveness, including establishing meaningful metrics and scorecards for gauging program effectiveness, and overseeing the development and management of budgets, team structure and client reporting.
  • Demonstrated expertise in social media storytelling including overseeing development of digital creative, and production of social content for both organic and paid distribution. Deep experience managing social and digital channels from publication to community management.
  • Hands-on social media program execution (strategy and content development, community management, influencer engagement). 
  • Demonstrated experience planning and overseeing social advertising campaigns and programs including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.
  • Ability to develop and generate strategic, comprehensive communications plans that apply creative strategy and tactics that use a variety of communication channels, including digital (e-mail, social media, blogs, and employee intranet), executive memos, video, and FAQs.
  • Experience gathering and analyzing social media conversation data to derive insights and apply them to content and campaign strategy and used to inform community management activities. Ability to use data to optimize social campaigns. Extensive experience developing social media reports for a wide net of executives with varied levels of understanding about social media. 
  • Experience with some of the following digital + social platforms (Crimson Hexagon, Sprinklr, Spredfast, Netbase, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, Traackr, etc.).
  • Experience working directly with senior level clients on day-to-day activities.
  • 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.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to work as a part of a team in the development of client and new business programs and presentation.

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 eight 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

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.

FleishmanHillard is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. FleishmanHillard does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where FleishmanHillard does business.

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