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209 1/2 1st Ave S at S Washington St

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compensation: $75,000 - $110,000 per year
employment type: full-time

REQUIREMENTS:
Must have at least 5 years technology PR agency or equivalent corporate experience in a technology-related field, college degree in English, journalism, communications or related field.

SUMMARY:
The Program Director provides the primary strategic and supervisory support for multiple client accounts.  This includes - but is not limited to - planning, budget/account management, supervision of account team members, and accountability.  The Program Director must flawlessly execute all client/team responsibilities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned):
Effective, proactive relationship-building with clients
Positive, meaningful participation in client meetings
Proactive planning and management of day-to-day program activities
Ability to manage and track client programs to fit within established budgets
Participation in strategic assessment and budget/plan development Includes development/assignment of team
members
Maintain an appropriate senior-level involvement.  This includes develop ability and counsel to convince clients
of need to augment and/or supplement existing PR program, when necessary
Accuracy in program forecasting/team assignments

PUBLIC RELATIONS FUNCTIONS:
Active, ongoing cultivation of high-level media and analyst relationships
Provide necessary research and analysis for both clients and prospects
Strong writing ability, both individually and through development of team member writing ability
Creation/review of PR documents (releases, case studies, contributed articles, budget/plan documents, etc.)
Effective deadline management and workload prioritization (team-wide)
Follow-through and attention to detail on account work
Effective planning and management of major program elements including: key message development/refinement,
launches, tours, events, editorial, award, speaker placement, social media programs, etc.

MARKET/INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE:
Conversant about key industry trends/issues
Strong understanding of client products, services, underlying technology and competitive landscape
Strong business and personal relationships (or ability to cultivate such relationships) with key members of
media/analyst/influencer communities
Expertise in one or more areas of technology

BUSINESS SKILLS:
The Program Director may be called on to participate in pitches to win new business, which may entail:
Research for new opportunities/pitches
Team leadership/support in new or existing business pitches
Strong presentation skills
Networking ability at industry events/conferences
Plan, presentation, and budget development

LEADERSHIP/PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT:
The Program Director may have team members assigned to work with them on client accounts, which may entail:
Effective delegation and instruction to team members.  This includes overseeing work performed by team
members to ensure a quality product
Provide constructive performance feedback for team members
Quality assurance for team work product
Provide training, motivation, and coaching of team members and other agency employees
Proactive management of team members in terms of duties, responsibilities, professional growth, preparation
and timely delivery of performance reviews, and other expectations as necessary
Strong interviewing, evaluation, and issue resolution skills

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Adherence to company policies
Accurate tracking and management of billable and non-billable time as forecasted in MEBA and SOW
documents
Travel as necessary for client work or events

PERSONAL SKILLS:
Ability to juggle (and prioritize) multiple simultaneous tasks
Self-directed and proactive execution in a highly collaborative environment
Sense of ownership for success in client programs
Effective use of VOX time
Participation in inside agency activities as assigned
Be a team player both internally and with clients

ABOUT VOXUS:
From our offices in downtown Seattle and our headquarters in Tacoma, Voxus works with globally-recognized technology companies as well as some of today's hottest startups. We've created a new genre of agency that offers a fun, dog-friendly atmosphere to offset the pressures of doing our best work, day in and day out.

Voxus offers a complete benefit package in addition to a competitive salary. You can choose to work in Seattle's Pioneer Square or downtown Tacoma, but must be willing to commute to Tacoma one day per week.
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