Clyde Group’s vision is to be the best agency to work with, and the best agency to work for. We’re seeking a vice president to be a leader in our growing firm – a candidate with diverse expertise in strategic communications, corporate communications, media relations, digital strategy, and integrated communications campaigns. This is a key leadership role – both from an internal team-building perspective, as well as across the firm’s client accounts – and one which requires a confident, seasoned professional with an instinct for communications strategy and high standards for tactical execution. It also requires an interest in and excitement about playing a key role in the development of our growing agency.
The VP, Strategic Comms will:
Lead some of the firm’s premiere accounts with diverse needs (corporate, institutional), providing counsel and heading integrated teams across multiple complex clients
Manage team members and account teams across a diverse range of initiatives, and support the professional development of junior staff
Drive new business development by converting their own relationships into clients, and helping Clyde Group expand its footprint and grow
Help determine and enact high standards across all strategic communications accounts, socializing best practices with the staff
Help direct visibility efforts for the firm and advise existing Clyde Group clients on integrated communications trends
Be driven to succeed for clients with diverse corporate communications and issues management needs
Exemplify flexibility and sensibility in their professional work, dealing with different personality types, particularly during busy and challenging times
Have hunger for more opportunity – for yourself and for clients – and eager to push beyond the expected
Assist in managing affinity groups and playing a role in protecting and growing the firm’s cultural initiatives
Be able to build and lead integrated campaigns that encompass owned, earned, and paid strategies
Be equally comfortable in traditional and digital tactics
Minimum 8-12 years previous communications experience, agency preferred
An outstanding command of communications strategy, media management, thought leadership and digital strategies
Clear experience leading high-value clients, motivating internal teams and helping develop strong workplace cultures
Exceptionally strong writing and AP editing skills
A healthy appetite for news and information
A commitment to uphold and defend the highest levels of ethical conduct
A desire to work in a fun, fluid and fast-paced startup culture
Experience leading staff development and talent cultivation at all levels, as well as mentorship and career tracking
Respect for and promotion of a culturally diverse team
To apply, please submit a current resume and writing sample to email@example.com. Make sure to put “VP, Strategic Communications” in the subject line.
Clyde Group’s mission is to create, connect and to move the world forward. The firm was named a PR News “Best Place to Work” in 2020, named a finalist for PR Week’s “Boutique Agency of the Year” award in 2017 and 2018, is in PR News’ 2020 Agency Elite Top 100, and has received national recognition for its fantastic workplace culture, including benefits like competitive pay (commensurate with experience), employee stock options, health insurance, 401(k) match, business development bonus, generous PTO policy, the Clyde Impact pro-bono program, and our Clyde Group Getaway sabbatical.