Vice President/SVP, Client Experience, Public Affairs
Posted on Jan 14, 2019 by IPG Automotive GmbH
Weber Shandwick is seeking a Vice President to join its Public Affairs team in Washington.. Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and marketing services firm in 78 cities with a network extending to 128 cities around the world. The firm's diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work. Weber Shandwick was the only public relations agency included on the Advertising Age Agency A-list in 2014 and 2015 and the only PR firm designated an A-List Agency Standout in 2017 and 2018. Weber Shandwick was honored as PRWeek's Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, The Holmes Report's Global Agency of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017, and The Holmes Report's Global Digital Agency of the Year in 2016. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, employee engagement, social impact, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit .. About the Role. Powell Tate - the specialty public affairs unit of Weber Shandwick, a leading global communications and engagement agency - is currently seeking a Vice President to join its Public Affairs Practice to play a central role with new and longstanding clients. The chosen candidate must have a strong public affairs background in the Washington, D.C. market or a major state capital; a proven track record of leading external communications and issues management campaigns; and experience working directly with senior-level clients to shape strategies and messaging.. The ideal candidate has political, legislative, journalism and/or public affairs agency experience. S/he will have a thorough understanding of the U.S. political landscape at the federal, state and local levels, as well as the intersection of earned, paid and owned media. S/he will be fluent in digital strategy and social media. Advocacy and crisis experience is also desirable.. Candidates must be driven, poised and team-oriented, with a demonstrated ability to learn issues quickly and communicate effectively with internal and external audiences. S/he must possess exceptional judgment when working with team members, client contacts and vendors, including legal and government relations partners, and experience managing teams and supervising individuals.. What You Will Be Doing. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of how to design and implement public affairs, advocacy and issues management campaigns on behalf of corporate and trade association clients, with an emphasis on highly-regulated industries. Execute corporate reputation and integrated marketing and communications programs and campaigns. Provide ongoing counsel to senior client contacts and executives on a daily basis. Effectively lead teams to help drive new business, including responses to RFPs. Create opportunities for team members to learn and grow - promoting and retaining a work climate conducive to success. Possess a strong working knowledge of business and political media. Take responsibility for account management, including budgeting and strategic planning. Possess and foster excellent presentation, writing and technical assistance skills. Proactively handle client problems and issues quickly and adeptly. Develop quality standards and ensure client satisfaction. Build and nurture client relationship. What We're Looking For. Can turn ideas into workable plans. Can anticipate client and team needs. Expertise in mobilizing and motivating teams. Basic Qualifications. Bachelor's Degree. 10 years related professional experience. Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.. Glassdoor has millions of jobs plus salary information, company reviews, and interview questions from people on the inside making it easy to find a job that's right for you.