Vice President, Publishing at Daniel J. Edelman Holdings in Washington, Washington DC

Posted in General Business 15 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Do you...

Love the pace of an agency, but operate best in an in-house communications role?

Have a passion for thought-leading content that drives C-suite visibility?

Track media innovation, and seek to be at the forefront of it?

Enjoy blazing new trails within the ever-evolving communications landscape?

Hold a desire to set strategy, but also can roll up your sleeves?


Edelman is seeking a collaborative teammate and Vice President to join our U.S. External Affairs team leading Edelman's owned publishing strategy, including newsletters, podcasts, video content, social strategy, and web content.

At Edelman, we're redefining what a communications firm looks like for an age where change is the only constant. In the U.S., our External Affairs team serves as our first impression to the market - overseeing our relationships, narratives, and touchpoints with clients, prospects, partners, talent, and the media.

We serve both as an in-house strategy team - partnering with senior leaders across the firm to drive revenue growth and advance our competitive agenda - and as a world-class content engine. We need you to take that content engine to the next level by continuing to build out our editorial product suite.

We are looking for a teammate who is resilient, delivers high quality work, stays calm under pressure, keeps things fun, and learns every day. Ideally, you're a creative self-starter - someone who will bring dynamic, entrepreneurial problem-solving skills to work on a daily basis.

Experience in editorial product development is a must for this role.

Key Responsibilities:

    • In partnership with U.S. External Affairs leadership, own and develop a best-in-class editorial product strategy for capturing the attention of our primary stakeholder set: The CCO, CEO, CHRO, and CMO.

    • Work constantly to drive new content formats and apply creativity to telling Edelman's story with new faces, voices, and partnerships.

    • Lead the development of content and oversee junior staff across content execution on relevant mediums, including video, audio, newsletter, events, and web content.

    • Recast and refresh Edelman's existing properties, with an eye toward what earns authentic attention from the audiences we serve.

    • Focus intently on KPIs and audience growth, acting in service of expanding our footprint.

    • Work closely with new business colleagues to drive awareness and open doors to prospects and opportunities based on publishing activities.

    • Work in partnership with Edelman's client-facing Media Strategies team to drive thought leadership on owned content development; serve as a client-facing expert where appropriate.

    • Commit to continuous learning and improvement of your own skills .


    • Demonstrated experience and expertise building content publishing strategies and developing editorial products, preferably at a media company or Fortune 500 brand

    • Deep understanding of how to scope and create an editorial product

    • Strong journalistic instincts, with a curious, "outside-in" perspective

    • Able to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

    • Detail-oriented; calm under pressure; strong executive presence

    • Strong work ethic, with a priority on professional achievement

    • "Driver" personality that thrives in entrepreneurial environment and can operate both independently and in close collaboration with a broader team

    • Bachelor's degree with 7+ years professional experience


Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty, earning the trust of their stakeholders. Our honors include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age's 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report's 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor's Best Places to Work. Since our founding in 1952, we have remained an independent, family-run business. Edelman owns specialty companies Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, lifestyle).

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