Account Director, Enterprise B2B Technology Communications, San Francisco, California

Agency BCW
Created 09/15/2021
Reference 0E6206A84C
Category Technology
Job type Full-time
Country United States
State California
City San Francisco
Account Director, Enterprise Technology Communications (Tied to San Francisco but can be remote anywhere in CA)

What does it mean to be part of BCW and the WPP network? It means being a part of a global, multi-faceted, multi-talented creative engine, with access to countless places you can grow.

As the global communications agency built to #movepeople, BCW guides client partners to powerful, culturally relevant ideas, programs and messages that inspire their key stakeholders to think differently, feel deeply and act urgently.

BCW's commitment to moving people starts with our employees. Here you'll find ways to ignite your growth while doing meaningful work for exceptional clients in an environment that prioritizes your success, compels collaboration and celebrates learning. We're committed to moving our people forward in their careers and helping them grow as people and professionals.

We wholly believe that creating truly inclusive and innovative solutions is critical to our success, so Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (I.D.E.A.) are embedded into everything we do for our people, agency, clients and the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from talent across all dimensions of race/ethnicity and the LGBTQ+, differently abled and veteran communities.

And while there is no one kind of BCW person, everyone at BCW has something in common: A mindset, a way of responding to challenges with openness, curiosity and a commitment to learning.

The Role:

BCW's Technology Team is seeking an Account Director to be housed in San Francisco but can be remote from anywhere in CA). 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).

This person's 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. This person must also be detail-oriented, resourceful, and able to multi-task and prioritize across multiple accounts under deadlines.

Responsibilities
  • 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

Requirements
  • 6-9 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
  • Strong communication, both verbal and written and excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail with a track record of quickly and consistently incorporating constructive feedback and guidance
  • 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
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public relations, Journalism, English, Marketing, Business or related field.

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 .

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