Director

A Director at Subject Matter provides strategic guidance, grows major client business and drives the agency team to meet client goals. He/She will focus on the big picture strategy but also embody the mantra of “no task too small” to ensure client needs are met. We are looking for a strong team leader to manage the day-to-day activity of a multi-faceted influencer and constituent engagement campaigns.

The Director performs the following tasks:

  • Serves as integration leader between government relations and creative content and advertising team members.
  • Serves as client liaison, maintaining contact and developing positive, productive relationships with client(s).
  • Leads clients in the development and implementation of strategic communications, content development, earned media and advertising plans that lead to successful communication campaigns.
    • Maintains ongoing client communication strategies and clarifies client’s goals and objectives as appropriate.
    • Develops strategic understanding of clients’ businesses, target markets and competition.
    • Oversees development/presentation of competitive information to clients.
  • Directs account team activities and assigns projects, taking on tasks themselves as appropriate.
    • Ensures client goals and objectives are communicated to appropriate agency departments via briefs, kick-off meetings, status check-ins, etc.
    • Supervises coordination of strategy, and plans implementation with other agency departments.
    • Leads management of research projects with third-party partners including research, media or subject-matter experts.
    • Guides the agency team in actively resolving client-related concerns.
    • Trains and mentors Client Service & Project Management team members.
  • Ensures the agency team produces measurable results for the client.
    • Builds strong internal relationships that produce outstanding work.
    • Ensures agency/client relationships are mutually profitable.
    • Develops presentation materials such as decks, boards, agendas, etc.
    • Oversees client budgets and monthly billing.
    • Shares emerging trends and opportunities for improved communications, marketing and advertising.

The Director position requires the following:

  • 10+ years of strategic communications or advocacy campaign experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of strategic communications, business and financial principles.
  • Demonstrated understanding of political and influencer landscape inside and outside the Beltway.
  • Strong knowledge of market research, polling or analytics principles and
    practices.
  • Critical thinker with outstanding analytical capabilities.
  • Self-starter who isn’t shy to make decisions and move projects ahead with little
    oversight.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to execute and juggle multiple end-to-end projects efficiently.
  • Works well in a collaborative team environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (specifically PowerPoint, Word and
    Excel).

To be considered for this full-time position, please submit your resume and cover letter by email to Nicole Cornish, President, COO (cornish@teamsubjectmatter.com) and specify the job title (Director) in the subject line of the email. No phone calls, please.

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