Director of Media and Marketing

Who is Newswire?

At Newswire, we are an agile group of tech and media junkies, always looking to find better ways to help our clients connect to their audiences. We offer a comprehensive SaaS based Media and Marketing platform that helps our clients across the globe send, analyze and create greater return from their PR & Communications efforts. We help our clients deliver the Right Message to the Right Audience at the Right Time through the Right Medium.

What is the role?

The Director of Media and Marketings’s primary responsibility is managing the strategic account teams for the Media Advantage Program clients at Newswire, reporting directly to the Chief of Marketing as the business unit manager. The Director supports accounts teams in the development of the campaign programs within Newswire’s platforms based on the direction and strategy developed by the Media and Marketing Strategist with the client.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Strategic leader for account teams consisting of Media Strategist, Campaign Manager and Content Strategists that service 60+ client accounts
  • Oversee the strategic development and execution of integrated media and marketing strategies by account pod teams, support direction as needed
  • Analyze team performance reports to ensure KPIs are met and provide feedback as needed
  • Responsible for client retention, renewal, and business development
  • Serve as strategic liaison to the Media Strategist to ensure client satisfaction while identifying opportunities for renewals and upgrades
  • Identify areas of Media Advantage Platform program growth and improvement 
  • Hire & develop a team of account managers, campaign managers, and content strategists
  • Liaise with internal sales and product stakeholders as well as executive leadership to forecast growth and revenue of the program
  • Lead and direct high-level press strategy with account team to garner earned media results for Newswire to build client and owned corporate brand portfolio through thought leadership. 
  • Support account teams with media training where needed
  • Responsible for professional development of account team members, career-pathing and growth planning
  • Oversee and mentor a team of Media and Marketing Strategists, Campaign Managers and Content Writers.

Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, marketing, or related
  • 5-7 years’ experience in public relation, communications, or related integrated marketing
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, startup environment 
  • Experience in an agency environment is a plus
  • Experience managing production, content, projects is a plus
  • Experience writing press releases and editorial content is a plus
  • Media relations experience 
  • Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to produce quality work under tight deadlines
  • Experience with project and client management management
  • Experience with data management, campaign analytics and performance insights
  • Experience managing and developing teams
  • Experience liaising with internal stakeholders and executive leaders, C-suite
  • Knowledge of SEO fundamentals
  • Ability to lead multiple accounts teams with large volume clients, serving as a project strategic directional support

We are a remote first organization. We have offices in Raleigh, NC but our staff are scattered throughout the globe as we are 100% remote.

Each employment package includes competitive salary, bonus and commission opportunities, access to 401(k) after 6 months with company match, medical, dental and vision coverage and paid vacation.

This position and many others at Newswire are now 100% remote.