• Account Supervisor, Technology Public Relations

    Posted Date 8 months ago(8 months ago)
    Requisition ID
    US-CA-San Francisco
    Public Relations
  • Overview

    Ogilvy is seeking an Account Supervisor to join our Technology practice. This is an opportunity to join a global account services team for one of the fastest growing marketing communication firms in the world. Today, Ogilvy employs over 15,000 people, in 450 offices, and is a member of the WPP family of companies.


    • Account management: Act as primary day-to-day client contact on projects; keeps teams informed of all updates and progress as well as identifies any emerging account problems; develops and manages projects/programs including implementation of plans; ensure timely delivery of projects; accurately, efficiently, and independently manages projects for multiple small accounts or a project for a larger account; understands strengths/opportunities of junior team members, provides guidance and counseling
    • Media outreach: Develop annual editorial calendars; lead both proactive and opportunistic pitching to B2B technology / trade reporters; develop and expand relationships with key editors; manage development of media content 
    • Product reviews:  Identify relevant targets for specific products; conduct outreach to confirm interest; manage overall product experience; work with junior staff to monitor for coverage
    • Trade show support: Work with team and clients to confirm key messages, develop materials, pitch interviews and briefings, provide on-site support and coordinate special media events, as needed; effectively plans and manages events (e.g., press conference, media tour, analyst meeting, etc.)
    • Editorial: Draft PR materials, including press releases, backgrounders, pitch letters and other documents; edit writing of junior-level staffers; oversee referencing, assist as needed
    • Finance: Develop and maintain financial trackers for projects; develops accurate project budgets and monitors them effectively; oversees timely development and distribution of bills and activity reports
    • Business development: Develop programming with senior account team; attend and actively participate in brainstorms; identifies and pursues opportunities for developing new business and provides leadership in organic growth of current clients


    • PR communications, agency experience preferred
    • Experience working with clients within Cyber Security a plus 
    • Exceptional media relations skills, established technology or B2B contacts
    • Able to garner significant media placements/interviews supporting client objectives 
    • Proficient in writing, media, research and production skills
    • Understanding of technology or B2B media landscape and ability to mine for client opportunities 
    • Experience managing integrated marketing campaigns with budgets of $1M or higher (earned, owned and paid media)
    • Effective at working with cross-functional and remote teams
    • Ability to develop and articulate strategy recommendations to client and team
    • Skilled in handling direct client contact and providing client counsel 
    • Skilled at conceptualizing and producing programs
    • Experienced at coordinating events 
    • Develops budgets independently and/or in conjunction with other team members
    • Operates with a high degree of independence, but knows when to rely on own judgment and when to seek advice of supervisor and other team members
    • Demonstrates proficiency in managing agency and client resources
    • High energy, deadline driven, accountable
    • Leadership skills to drive for results
    • Proven experience successfully managing mid-size to large agency clients - both from a client service and a program execution perspective
    • Strong financial acumen, able to manage large budgets and staffing projections
    • Media relations, influencer engagement and online/social experience
    • Strong strategic and creative thinking
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • BA/BS


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