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Director, Technology Public Relations
Location US - New York
Job Code 1880
# of openings 1
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Around the world, the people who make up Burson-Marsteller are committed to helping our clients  – whether companies, organizations or governments – succeed in Being More.  Our commitment is driven by our belief that the most successful organizations are guided by a clear sense of purpose – a distinct and powerful world view that shapes their business, guides their actions and ultimately determines their reputation and success.

Burson-Marsteller was one of the original innovative leaders in strategic, integrated approaches to communications, a force for change in public relations, marketing and other ways to reach key audiences. We have remained a leader ever since. Today this leadership is stronger than ever, as integrated communications continues to define what we mean by Burson-Marsteller, Being More. The power, speed and methods of communications are changing fast. But the core principles of integrated strategic communications and implementation on which Harold Burson and Bill Marsteller founded our firm 60 years ago have not changed.  Burson-Marsteller, Being More means being more confident in our ability to communicate with more people, in more places, with bigger ideas, through constantly changing communications channels and with more impact.

Director, Technology Practice, New York

We are searching for a public relations professional to lead client accounts by overseeing the day-to-day projects and/or events to ensure the quality of work meets objectives & provides value.  This role will not only be responsible for the activities of account team members but will also participate in new business development and support organizational initiatives.  Enthusiastic, tireless, passionate and driven people please apply today! Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and cultivating relationships with clients & external audiences.
  • Managing account administration such as billing and financial reporting.
  • Recommending and implementing initiatives that will improve the public’s perception of the client.
  • Partnering with client and potentially other communications firms to develop and complete communications plans.
  • Developing original research, surveys and market studies for existing and new business proposals.
  • Participating in solving practice management issues and providing input to defining the direction of the practice.

Technology innovation is disrupting long-established industries, shifting workforce trends, inspiring companies to overhaul business models, and our Technology Practice is at the forefront of telling this innovation story on behalf of our clients. We work closely with our clients to identify what differentiates their products or services as the foundation of clear and compelling communications. The stories that follow generate awareness, define new markets, and spark the imagination for what's to come.

Required

  • 10-15 years of enterprise and consumer technology agency experience: Needs to fully understand the enterprise tech or consumer technology media landscape inside and out 
  • Strong writing skills; ability to write content that reaches and persuades audiences
  • Ability to supervise and motivate account staff, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations and produce program outlines for creative brainstorms.
  • Strong strategic-thinking skills, and the ability to handle and tactfully manage stressful situations.
  • Ability to develop and present new business pitches, with strong project-management skills.
  • Proven relationships with tech media and familiarity with the newest media outlets.
  • Expertise in media relations and established relationships within trade and business media
  • In-depth knowledge of technology industry.
  • Ability to establish trust and develop new relationships with staff, prospects and clients by being a trusted advisor that can provide honest and constructive feedback.

What we offer

You will find a collegiate and collaborative environment at Burson-Marsteller.  We fill our offices with diverse and talented individuals who are happy to come to work each day and driven to deliver innovative solutions to our celebrated client roster.  We offer an unmatched depth and breadth of capabilities and industry strengths, matched by cutting edge tools to include our unique evidenced based communications approach.   By leading the industry in thought and innovation, we create value for our shareholders and exciting new growth opportunities for our people and our company.  Care to join us?

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About Burson-Marsteller

Burson-Marsteller, established in 1953, is a leading global public relations and communications firm. It provides clients with strategic thinking and program execution across a full range of public relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, advertising and digital strategies. The firm’s seamless worldwide network consists of more than 70 offices and more than 80 affiliate offices, together operating in more than 100 countries across six continents. Burson-Marsteller is a unit of WPP, the world’s leading communications services network. For more information, please visit  bm.com.

Burson-Marsteller is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO, AAE, MFDV, and we are proud of our diverse workforce.

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