Senior Account Director

New York City, New York | Permanent | Job ID #48965 |
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Onward Search's client is looking for a Full-Time Senior Account Director who is creative, strategic and decisive. This role will report to the VP of Corporate Communications and will serve as the day-to-day strategic lead, developing and executing communications strategies on behalf of a global Fortune 500 brand. The role will join a talented, growing team that is responsible for corporate communications, crisis management, executive visibility, global sponsorship activation, influencer marketing and consumer engagement in an earned, owned and paid capacity. The candidate will also sit in the client’s office 1-3 days per week.

The ideal candidate will have a B2B PR & Communications background, expertise in fintech, tech, or financial industries, and the ability to sit with clients, make decisions, and offer an informed perspective.

Skills and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver client counsel, generating program content, overall program execution, editorial excellence and project management, specifically media relations
  • Manage internal & external communications including digital, social, intranet, employee engagement, broadcast, PR, reputation & crisis management, message development, writing, print, and B2B partnerships attracting local banks and merchants
  • Maintain strong, profitable client relationships
  • Help manage, lead and mentor junior staff
  • Manage large client budgets and oversee agency teams
  • Advise senior-level clients and executives on communication strategies
  • Effectively manage high-pressure crisis situations, and work in situations of ambiguity to define a clear path


  • 5-8 years of agency experience (financial services, fintech, and technology experience preferred).
  • Background in communications, PR, or media relations with heavy B2B focus vs. consumer marketing.
  • Experience managing communications programs in support of major global and national sponsorship platforms.
  • Proven track record in communications, including direct experience working with a variety of national media (digital, print and broadcast).
  • Exceptionally strong writing skills and experience writing and translating highly technical information into a compelling and straightforward language.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing or related field is preferred

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

*In-Person interviews will be conducted 10/22 & 10/23! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.