Vice President - Public Relations/Corporate - NYC
Zeno Group - New York, NY

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New York City, New York


Zeno Group, PRWeek's 2012 Mid-size Agency of the Year, is a national, multi-disciplinary public relations agency with an established presence in the market. We are a Daniel J. Edelman agency and strive to create an entrepreneurial working environment that offers growth potential and career development opportunities. Zeno is a team of experienced PR professionals who love what they do and create award-winning work on behalf of a diverse roster of clients – from start-up companies to global brands. If you seek an energetic, collaborative and creative workplace, then we are looking for you!


Zeno's New York office has an exciting opportunity for an experienced public relations practitioner. We are seeking a Vice President for our corporate practice that offers clients seasoned expertise in public involvement, strategic communications planning, crisis communications, issues management, media relations, corporate social responsibility, corporate reputation management and more.

Secure, maintain and grow the business

Provide strategic counsel and guidance to the account teams to ensure success

Oversee client service function for program planning, problem solving and strategic counsel

Financial responsibility for accounts including forecasting and account profitability

Play a lead role in prospecting and business development

Counsel team to develop media relations strategy for programs/projects

Understand key client industry issues relating to products, product categories, technologies, primary and potential competition and general issues facing the industry

Understand key competitors and their business strategies

Actively develop team and provide coaching and feedback

Identify new growth opportunities based on insights into the company, client, industry and economy


The desired candidate should have the following skills and capabilities:

Extensive experience within the public and corporate affairs arena (at least 8 years and preferably 10+)

A demonstrated record of developing and executing successful public relations strategies and programs in an agency or corporation

A broad understanding of all facets of marketing communications

Possess strong leadership qualities and have in-depth experience effectively managing a group; team player attitude

A bachelor’s degree is preferred and an advanced degree is a plus.

A solid background in pitching and winning new business

An understanding and involvement in the region’s business and/or government community with proven strong and positive relationships


Zeno Group offers a creative and differentiating benefits package including a variety of medical and dental choices, vacation, optional and sick time. We also offer a 401(k) plan, pretax flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, a prescription drug benefit plan, a vision plan, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance and an exceptional work/life balance. In addition, our unique ZenoFit wellness program offers individual and team opportunities to promote health, well-being, and fun. Zeno Group's culture is innovative, energetic and entrepreneurial. We thrive on creative challenges and are looking for individuals that crave an opportunity for growth, career development and job satisfaction.

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Zeno Group is a holistically thinking communications agency that defies conventional labels. As an agency – and as individuals –...