Antenna is looking for an Account Director for our Cleantech practice to manage the development, coordination, and direction of public relations activities on behalf of clients. This role will be temporarily remote due to COVID-19 and thereafter can be based in either our San Francisco, New York, New Jersey or Chicago offices. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Account Strategy and Management: 

  • Lead strategy development and creation of plans for successful client programs
  • Drive the creative process and encourage teammates to identify fresh approaches to clients’ programs
  • Assign roles and responsibilities across account teams
  • Monitor financial health of accounts and advise on retainer management
  • Ensure efficient and effective collaboration and coordination with other Antenna divisions (e.g. digital marketing team, web team) on account work 

Client Relations:

  • Take ultimate responsibility for client satisfaction; expediently address client concerns and requests; prioritize client retention
  • Serve as account teams’ primary client contact
  • Drive client update calls, and coach junior staff to own portions of agendas 
  • Work with junior staff to refine written and verbal communication skills, with an emphasis on delivering thoughtful recommendations and attention to detail
  • Hold junior staff accountable for timely reporting and updates to client-facing dashboards

Media and Analyst Relations:

  • Develop and oversee execution of media strategy across accounts, including proactive and reactive opportunities
  • Coach junior staff on mastering media engagement, beginning with trades, customer verticals and regional outlets, then expanding to national broadcast and print and online media
  • Finalize written pitches; advise on phone pitching 
  • Support outreach efforts as needed, focusing on top-tier opportunities 

Content Development:

  • Perform final edits on and enforce quality standards for all written materials, including press releases, bylines, case studies and sales collateral
  • Coach junior staff on how to develop compelling written materials and master the art of storytelling

Ant Management and Mentorship:

  • Work with junior staff to develop and strengthen PR skills and understanding of clients’ industries
  • Directly manage three to five junior staff members; coordinate performance reviews and make recommendations to senior management regarding salaries and titles
  • Lead and participate in agency team building activities 

Business Development: 

  • Identify and engage with potential client organizations 
  • Attend networking events and industry conferences on behalf of agency
  • Develop and present excellent communications proposals 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or related area 

  • Experience working with B2B companies/organizations in energy, sustainability, environment, transportation, circular economy or similar
  • 5+ years of direct public relations experience or related areas
  • Interest in client subject matter and ability to understand complex technologies and explain them in accessible, compelling terms
  • Ability to think strategically and connect client goals/objectives with integrated marketing and PR program approaches 
  • Self-motivated, proactive and flexible 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong writing, editing and communication skills

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