Overview

ABOUT BERLINROSEN

BerlinRosen is a fast-growing, full-service communications firm with more than 300 communications and campaign strategists in New York, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Since its founding in 2005, BerlinRosen has powerfully expanded its presence in corporate, social impact/ESG, nonprofit, entertainment, media, racial justice, healthcare, hospitality, real estate, architecture, design, urbanism, land use, lifestyle, technology, issue advocacy and workers’ rights communications. We have received more than 50 awards and recognitions, including being the only agency to be named #1 Best PR Firm in America by Observer more than once (2022; 2018), PRNews’ Large PR Agency of the Year (2021) and 5/5 Stars on Forbes’ latest Best PR Agencies in America list. 

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 TECHNOLOGY TEAM

BerlinRosen’s Technology practice comprises over 40 communications professionals who bring a unique campaign-style approach to strategic communications, combining expert strategy and nimble execution with the creativity and speed of a startup. We represent some of the biggest newsmakers defining the future of technology across consumer tech, fintech, climate, gaming, healthtech, media, urban innovation, and education including Samsung, Bloomberg Media, Cornell Tech, General Assembly, and Mozilla. 

 

ABOUT THIS ROLE

BerlinRosen is seeking a Vice President to join our growing team. This is an exciting opportunity for a communications strategist with experience in consumer technology clients. As a core leader of the team, you should thrive in a fast paced environment, demonstrate thoughtfulness in creating a collaborative culture, and have expertise on team capacity planning and business development.

Role location: This role is available on a remote basis within the United States on or within one of our offices (New York, N.Y., Washington, D.C., or Los Angeles, CA). On an optional basis, our New York, N.Y. and Washington, D.C. offices are currently open to staff. Proof of vaccination is required to work in any of BerlinRosen’s offices. 

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

As a Vice President on the Technology team, you will…

  • Set the direction on large-scale strategic planning and execution efforts with multiple client leads across dozens of product launches, product reviews, trade shows, press conferences, feature stories, executive bylines, measurement/reporting needs and more (Primarily working collaboratively in PPT and Excel) 
  • Lead smart, proactive, and thoughtful high-touch daily client communications with the same client leads, juggling competing priorities (through regular calls and in-person meetings/presentations)
  • Partner closely with agency leads to develop robust strategy plans, reports, updates, and other presentation materials for the broader client team
  • Directly manage a team of 2-4 junior staff (in addition to interns), keeping a very close eye on quality control and ensuring client deliverables are smart, thoughtful, on-time and error-free
  • Work closely with our leadership on overall account management and capacity planning, ensuring client objectives are regularly met, our work is completed effectively and the team is run efficiently
  • Help our practice win new business and proactively expand our relationships in the technology sector
  • Stay up-to-date with consumer technology media trends and leverage relationships with leading national and local outlets to maintain regular coverage
  • Lead planning for product launches, strategic partnerships, and events

Essential skills:

  • 7+ years of experience in consumer technology PR in a client-facing and leadership role, or in-house 
  • 2-3 years minimum of demonstrated staff management experience
  • Experience leading blue chip global technology accounts or in-house communication
  • Can conceptualize, develop and produce strategic client plans, client recommendations, and media approach roadmaps that will be shared with the client, executives, and partners
  • Must be well versed in producing dynamic, highly visual Powerpoint presentations 
  • Basic design skills to create flow charts, timelines, etc. are required, and advanced graphic skills are a plus!
  • Internalizes client and staff input to deliver initial strategies on their own, further honing and developing client plans based on edits and guidance from senior members of the team to produce excellent final results
  • Has a strong news savvy and knowledge of the media covering consumer electronics and innovation, particularly of big tech companies
  • Has a strong track record handling multiple assignments at once, working quickly and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to travel for the job

Note: Interested in this role but it’s not quite the right match? Applicants who meet some but not all or exceed the above criteria are still encouraged to apply! We are eager to speak with candidates with diverse backgrounds and can assess role leveling on an individual basis. 

 

WORKING AT BERLINROSEN

Compensation philosophy: BerlinRosen offers competitive industry rate salary bands with the goal of retaining and growing talented individuals. We regularly review and adjust our compensation structure as needed to ensure equity across teams and levels.  

The salary range for this role is commensurate with experience and is as follows: 

  • Starting minimum: $120,000
  • Role cap$155,000

Vice Presidents are eligible for end of year bonuses based on firm, team, and individual performance. 

Benefits: BerlinRosen will make sure that you have what you need to excel in your role, encourage self-care and drive professional development, including…

  • 100% coverage of Health, Dental, and Vision insurance monthly premiums
  • Company-sponsored Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) 
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Mental health assistance with company-sponsored memberships to Talkspace and Calm
  • 401K with a 4% employer match and no vesting period
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) 
    • Effective January 1, 2023, all incoming staff will receive 36 days total of PTO, inclusive of general PTO, wellness days, collective PTO the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays and 11 paid bank holidays
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits via WageWorks
  • Full mobile phone reimbursement for data and minutes
  • Employer-funded life insurance
  • Discounted annual bikeshare membership
  • Corporate discounts through Tickets at Work
  • Continuous skills training tailored to your role
How to apply: Please submit your application here
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