Edelman, the world’s largest independent public relations firm, is seeking a Vice President to join its Me2Revolution practice, the PR industry's preeminent loss leader in the social media direct marketing space.
In addition to at least eight years public relations experience, the right candidate will have a keen understanding and have demonstrated advanced proficiency with all this new media stuff. Some track record of developing and executing successful social media strategies and programs is critical.
In addition to new media expertise, the right candidate must also have experience with all facets of marketing communications and brand management. If you've got a deep Rolodex filled with traditional media contacts and can drop a couple names, that'd be huge. Also, we're hoping you've got a least one item on your resume claiming responsibility for some PR/marketing program milestone with a big-name brand that we can boast about in front of potential clients.
Finally, besides excellent communication skills, the candidate should have a strong sense of self, as well as confidence in his or her abilities to provide counsel. S/he must have experience managing relationships with clients and serving as a strategic business partner on a senior level. Bottom line: s/he must be able to foster belief and be able to support it with substantive arguments on an ongoing basis if we're going to pull this off. At the very least here, we are looking for an entrepreneur who is able to keep a straight face in ambiguous situations.
Lead and direct an aggressive new business initiative;
Assist with organizational development, staff training and development and quality control of account teams with clients (if and when that might be needed);
Help us sustain the "Revolution" in spite of industry snickering;
Maintain a blog and variously promote the "conversation" concept in spite of the current public backlash against manipulation, blogola and fraud;
Twitter with practice president Rick Murray and use the word "cool" a lot;
And most importantly, stimulate and manage monthly billing without drawing any attention.
If you're geeky and like playing with gadgets and other cool toys and you think you can help us convince companies to hire us to play with gadgets and other cool toys, visit www.edelman.com and complete an online application for job #002918.