Account Director and Vice President
San Jose, CA
Lumina Communications has immediate openings in its San Jose office for an Account Director and Vice President to assist with media relations for a variety of tech clients. Lumina Communications is a rapidly growing tech PR firm with U.S. offices in Silicon Valley and New York.
The Account Director/Vice President position is an opportunity to become a leader within our thriving agency. As a member of the Lumina team, this individual will have a major responsibility in new business meetings/proposals, take charge of accounts/programs, be the main point of contact for clients, and be able to manage junior staff members and help them to develop their skills in PR.
For the right candidate, this is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic, creative team of PR professionals with ample room for growth and advancement. *Cybersecurity experience preferred.
Be the main point of contact for clients
Work in a team environment
Manage junior staff and be someone that they can look up to and learn from
Be able to think strategically and develop PR plans for client campaigns and launches
Participate in new business pitches and leverage existing relationships to bring business to the agency
Be involved in account work and not afraid to dive in and get hands dirty
Manage budgets and timelines for all accounts
Be on top of trends within industries your client represents and jump on one-off media opportunities for breaking news
Be heavily involved in media relations
Additional responsibilities as necessary
Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications or related field
At least 6-8 years of PR experience; agency is a must; cybersecurity experience preferred
Existing relationships with the media (cybersecurity a plus)
A proven track record of secured placements
Ability to deal with personalities of all types and adjust according to clients’ needs
Must work well in teams and willing to mentor junior staff
Superior people and communication skills, both verbal and written
Strong organizational and time management skills
Must be willing to work from our Silicon Valley location in San Jose, California