Detroit, MI, United States
Clevel, Executive, Marketing, Pr, 100k
Mar 03, 2022
Position at Hill Knowlton Strategies
Vice President -
Expert storytelling. Diversity of perspective. Authenticity. Results
H K Strategies is seeking a dynamic
experience to join an elite client team
focused on the
This is an exciting opportunity to grow your career by developing and executing corporate communications initiatives on behalf of
Fortune 500 global brand
as part of a dedicated, integrated agency team.
Candidates must have experience either leading or playing a key role in the execution of
programs on behalf of large brands, including but not limited to,
media relations, thought leadership
and employee engagement.
The ideal candidate is a creative yet strategic thinker, demonstrating enthusiasm and energy, an appetite to learn and be challenged, and a solid base skill set of writing, organization, account and team management.
This is an opportunity serve as a true extension of the client team,
leading client interactions and building relationships,
junior members and be
part of a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary group.
Our people bring their individualism and creativity to work every day and love what they do.
Develop strategies and approaches that build prominence and credibility with Ford employees and external audiences about Ford’s DE I story
Partner with DEI Office to identify key messages and create internal and external communications including video scripts, emails, infographics, presentations, etc.
Provide strategic counsel and executional support for thought leadership activities including speeches and events, earned media and executive content for LinkedIn and other channels, including writing posts
Use story-telling, visualizations, and other creative communication approaches and channels to engage audiences on Ford’s D&I commitments and priorities, with an emphasis on social media that reaches influencers and talent targets
Help advise on DE I communications issues with the broader communications organization including Marketing and Employee Resource Group (ERG) initiatives
Lead team to ensure excellent project execution through collaboration with Ford team and creative partners, as well as appropriate editorial planning and content development for internal and external channels
Coordinate in-person and virtual communications events (e.g., all hands meetings, executive video shoots) including logistics.
Review and revise employee communications on D&I issues for improved employee experience
What you’ll need to get here:
Undergraduate degree in
PR, Communications, Journalism or related
years of PR agency/in-house experience in communications for large, global brands; agency experience preferred
external thought leadership including
and internal communications
and employee engagement
Ability to drive creativity, execute programs, and manage the client process
Superior writing skills
Experience working with the C-suite and developing executive communications
Demonstrated self-starter, proactive and willing to take initiative
with leveraging digital/social media as a core component of an integrated communications program
Ability to work during ET business hours
Ability to travel
Budget and team management experience
Superb client service abilities;
detail oriented; problem
ble to work under deadline and balance multiple priorities
Demonstrated competence in MicroSoft office tools (i.e., PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Excel, and SharePoint), social media tools (e.g., LinkedIn)
Communication examples demonstrating use of innovative and engaging communication mediums
What’s in it for you?
Competitive benefits package—including healthy vacation allotment, 401(k) matching, medical/dental/vision support, fitness reimbursement, your birthday off, professional development opportunities and more
A career working with and influencing bold, creative teams and a client account that has a positive impact on the world
An inspiring, passionate, driven, fun, and creative team culture
Strong leadership with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, training and mentoring to help you grow, expand your skills and become your professional best
Hill Knowlton Strategies is an international public relations company with over 85 offices around the world.
We believe that every corporation, every brand, every client has a public and today’s public is more powerful than ever before. They have the power to topple CEO’s, reshape corporate and brand strategy, kill products and create unicorns. Today’s public demands truth, transparency and the highest behavioral standards.
Our client obsession means constantly evolving new products services to help brands and the public communicate. Always in beta.
At H K our belief is that the agency is a canvas for everyone to write their own story. This job description is written at a moment in time; whatever role you take at H K we expect you to evolve that role; it should be different tomorrow than it is today and set new standards in the industry.
Join our team and harness the power of the public.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Hill Knowlton Strategies does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry.