Posted in Management 6 days ago.
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Location: San Francisco, California
Edelman is a leading global Communications Marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman was named one of Advertising Age’s “Agency to Watch” in 2014; one of Forbes’ “14 Most Influential Agencies of 2014”; and The Holmes Report’s “2013 Global Agency of the Year.” Edelman was awarded the Grand Prix Cannes Lion for PR in 2014 and was among Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” for the third time in 2014. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, experiential), a joint venture with United Talent Agency.
Edelman is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Edelman’s San Francisco office has an exciting opportunity for an experienced issues management practitioner. We are seeking a Vice President to join our Crisis & Risk Management team. The successful candidate will be a communicator with demonstrated experience advising on critical corporate and societal issues; have deep expertise in managing accounts and building strategic new business proposals; and will be a strong mentor to team members and junior staff.
This is a senior position within Edelman that will serve as a lead on existing client work; be equipped to serve as a subject matter expert and advisor; pursue new business opportunities, locally, regionally and globally; enhance and scale our practice capability in the Bay Area; and develop new specialties, offerings and capabilities to capture strategic growth opportunities.
The position will work closely with leadership across the Crisis & Risk Management practice and the broader Edelman network. Proven expertise in crisis readiness and complex issues, such as legal and regulatory affairs, public affairs, and activism, is preferable.
Some responsibilities of the Vice President:
Service and grow existing business, including both crisis preparedness and crisis response work
Identify and pursue new business opportunities, in partnership with home office, region and practice
Partner with other practices and offices in both client service and new business
Manage team members and support Group Head with budgeting, business development and strategic vision
Support practice reporting and training
Some of the qualifications we are seeking in a Vice President:
A demonstrated track record in managing crises and complex, high-risk assignments
Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, including an aptitude in assessing and prioritizing incoming assignments, managing competing deadlines, and a willingness to work demanding hours as needed
Experience working with legal teams, both in-house and outside counsel
Experience working with news media, notably business and financial media and/or investigative journalists
Ability to work as a self-starter, requiring limited supervision
Entrepreneurial spirit, can-do attitude and ability to collaborate with colleagues across the network
Poise and confidence to hold your own with senior executives and boards
Attention to detail is a must
A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
A bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as English, Journalism or Political Science
The vice president must have at least ten years of relevant experience in public relations and/or related fields including research, advertising, management consulting, media and publishing.
The vice president should have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and strong understanding of how to communicate with teams and work from both client and agency sides. S/he should have a track record of leading profitable programs that have advanced client business goals. S/he should be a superb people manager and have experience successfully managing resources and budgets as well as helping win new business. S/he will be entrepreneurial and professional and have the confidence necessary to manage a team.