Fiona Hutton & Associates
Los Angeles, CA

Fiona Hutton & Associates is looking for a highly-driven, innovative Vice President to join our Los Angeles-based agency. This position provides a unique opportunity to create winning communications and public affairs programs for blue chip clients, lead a passionate team of professionals and help grow one of California’s leading communications firms. Communications leaders thrive at FHA – there’s no dead end here.

This role is ideal for someone seeking a collaborative, fast-paced environment, fueled by a team of entrepreneurial-minded individuals. You will be on the frontline of high-profile issues, tackling new challenges and developing award-winning creative content, with an unparalleled opportunity to take your career to the next level.

 

Primary Responsibilities

Create and lead strategic communications programs including earned, owned, paid and social media campaigns, advocacy/stakeholder engagements, corporate reputation initiatives, creative and digital programs and public affairs strategiesClient Service

  • Serve as client lead and strategic counselor for corporate, trade association and public agency clients
  • Lead and oversee development of communications materials such as messaging, digital content, infographics, press materials, web sites and written materials
  • Manage account teams; establishing priorities, setting a standard and ensuring top-notch performance
  • Develop and oversee client budgets, ensure accounts are staffed appropriately and operated within budget
  • Generate a consistently high level of client satisfaction

Agency Development

  • Drive agency’s culture and standard of excellence within FHA team
  • Mentor, coach and train junior staff to promote career growth
  • Meet established revenue targets
  • Ensure account team billability
  • Contribute to organic client growth and help lead new business generation, seeking and identifying opportunities, participating in proposal development and pitch meetings
  • Foster key external relationships as an ambassador of FHA

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills; articulate and able to communicate clearly and effectively with clients and external audiences
  • Adept at applying knowledge, ideas and turning insights into actionable strategies for clients
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear judgment and ability to identify and solve problems
  • Ability to lead and thrive in a fast-paced environment, work under deadline and juggle multiple priorities

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience in communications, public affairs, public relations or politics; direct experience in executing and managing communications programs
  • Prior experience working in an agency setting required
  • Served as client lead, managing traditional and/or digital communications programs, advocacy campaigns, crisis management and earned, owned, paid and social media programs
  • Experience managing account teams, coordinating and managing junior and mid-level staff
  • Understanding of agency financials; budget creation and management
  • Demonstrable track record of success in a fast-paced, high stakes environment or on high-profile issues

 

This full-time position will be in the company’s Los Angeles office. Position will offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please submit cover letter and resume to smelbostad@fionahuttonassoc.com. For more information, please visit www.fionahuttonassoc.com.

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Job Posted: March 12, 2017
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