Public Relations Vice President

Department: Cutline Communications
Location: San Francisco, CA

The Vice President (VP) has a strong leadership presence at Cutline and helps the broader senior team set a positive tone for the agency. They take initiative to build a positive office environment and they are expected to contribute to operational efforts that will help grow the agency. Additionally, s/he is responsible for overseeing one operational area of the agency, working closely with the partner team. The VP plays a key role in agency operations, staff development, and new business; ensures exceptional client service across all accounts and teams under his/her purview; has strong established relationships with top-tier media; understands how PR, creative and marketing align with sales and business goals, and pushes agency teams to think about new and/or different opportunities. S/he has built a professional network in his/her area of expertise. And, like all Cutliners, s/he has an insatiable curiosity and interest in technology and business, social media, and all things PR.


OPERATIONS

The VP is an integral part of the management team. S/he has the mentality that a team will always deliver better results than individuals working in silos, and inspires others to work effectively toward common, positive goals. The VP has a solid pulse on the morale of the office(s) and proactively comes up with new ideas that contribute to the culture of the agency.


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PEOPLE

People development is a critical element of our success as an agency and the VP plays an important role in this process. S/he is emotionally intelligent, offers balanced guidance and mentorship to team members, and communicates about difficult topics in a diplomatic and respectful way. The VP is also able to provide direct, constructive feedback in an empathetic manner, while exerting an assertive approach when necessary.


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CLIENTS

Clients are at the core of everything we do. The VP plays a critical role with clients and with his/her account teams. S/he is committed to delivering exceptional results for the client, but also clearly understands how to maximize both the challenges and opportunities they face. S/he is seen as a trusted and respected strategic counselor that the client can tap into on any given day for help with any issue or challenge. The VP works closely with his/her team leads to ensure the team is delivering results and doing so within budget. The VP also brings in partner leads when and where appropriate. S/he has a strong media network to tap into for accounts across the agency and s/he contributes in a meaningful way to ideation and brainstorms for accounts not under his/her purview.


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EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

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