Overview

ABOUT BERLINROSEN 

Named one of America's best PR agencies by Forbes, and the (only two-time winner of) number one best PR firm in America by Observer, BerlinRosen is a leading national public relations and strategic communications firm. BerlinRosen takes a message-first, results-focused approach to communications challenges, delivering high impact media, digital strategy and advertising to top organizations and companies across a variety of industries and sectors. BerlinRosen was founded in 2005 by Valerie Berlin and Jonathan Rosen and has grown to a staff of more than 300 with offices in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. 

People of color, people with disabilities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. BerlinRosen is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff, and recognizes that its continued success depends on hiring and retaining high-quality creative professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Opportunities for advancement exist, and we are committed to helping all staff develop and grow.

 

ABOUT THE REAL ESTATE TEAM

Our Real Estate team helps visionary companies in real estate, infrastructure, hospitality, architecture and design who are shaping the future of cities. 

We work with industry leaders, award-winning institutions and global innovators including SL Green and Brookfield Properties, 92Y and Lincoln Center, Ennead and Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, Breaking Ground and Regional Plan Association, Northwell Health and the New York Proton Center, Waldorf Astoria New York and the Wythe Hotel.

With a team of over 40 communications professionals, we bring a unique campaign-style approach to strategic communications, combining expert strategy and nimble execution with the creativity and speed of a startup. We are news junkies, publicists, former campaigners, journalists, government and policy pros, and expert communications professionals obsessed with developing the future of cities. 

 

ABOUT THIS ROLE

We are looking for a Vice President to join our rapidly-growing team. The Vice President will lead daily client relations, plan and execute day-to-day project deliverables, support and lead junior staff, and conceptualize strategies, pitches and media placements. This person will work closely with client leads and internal staff, delegating to peers and junior staff and develop and advance strategy with senior leaders. This is a great opportunity for someone who is well-plugged in the world of media, has a passion for cities and the built environment, and wants to take the lead on client initiatives and work.

Note: This is a hybrid role and requires a presence in New York, NY. Staff will be requested to visit our office or attend client events. Proof of vaccination is required for on-site tasks.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

As a Vice President, you will...

  • Set and advance the communications strategy for multiple high-profile clients
  • Manage client communications daily: setting expectations, escalating urgent needs, building and maintaining strong relationships, etc.
  • Lead account teams to make sure quality of work, goals and deadlines are met with strong ROI
  • Engage and maintain strong relationships with key reporters
  • Write and edit persuasive external and internal documents such as press releases, op-eds, fact sheets, talking points, editorial board memos, and communications plans
  • Mentor and lead staff through consistent feedback, monitoring results and supporting professional growth
  • Drive business development and lead RFP responses

 Essential skills:

  • A minimum of 7 years of strategic communications experience: in-house, media or journalism; PR agency experience preferred
  • Deep experience in media relations and an interest in PR for corporate clients
  • Outstanding project management skills, with the ability to prioritize work streams and track progress across multiple teams
  • An ability to handle multiple projects at once, work quickly and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with high attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communications skills. You are a highly skilled writer with impeccable editing eyes and skillfully adapt your presentation style depending on your audience
  • An ability to work with a team to meet group objectives
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

 

WORKING AT BERLINROSEN

BerlinRosen will make sure that you have what you need to excel in your role, including:

  • A positive and supportive team with opportunities for advancement committed to helping all staff develop and grow
  • A competitive salary based on leading market rates
  • 100% coverage of Health, Dental, and Vision insurance monthly premiums
  • Company-sponsored Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401K with a 4% employer match with no vesting period
  • Generous paid time off in which we encourage staff to take sufficient time for self-care
  • 11 paid bank holidays
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits via WageWorks
  • Mobile Phone Reimbursement
  • A stipend to support your work-from-home setup
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