Account Director

San Francisco (remote eligible)

 

Torch Communications is a specialized public relations agency serving advanced technology and healthcare companies. Our clients are diverse, including cutting-edge startups, growth-stage organizations, and long-standing industry leaders. But they all share one common element: the drive to make the world a better place through true scientific and technological innovation.

 

Our team has deep experience at some of the world’s top public relations agencies, bringing that expertise to a more flexible, client-friendly, “high-touch” boutique service model. Founders are directly involved with client management, helping all levels of the team rapidly advance their skills. And our entire team – from interns to the senior partners – weighs in on new client areas to explore, and new capabilities to enhance our service.

 

Client mix: This role will be focused on our tech, defense, and healthcare portfolio.


 

Each day will be different, but core activities will include:

 

  • Actively manage 2-4 client accounts as well as additional projects on an as-needed basis

  • Maintain strong relationships with technology, business and scientific journalists on behalf of clients and the firm

  • Create a wide range of communications materials including targeted outreach lists, press kits, social media systems and content, and individualized media pitches

  • Develop personal expertise in areas of science and technology relevant to our clients (for example, health IT, fintech, artificial intelligence, energy) and spread that fluency within the PR team

  • Apply your knowledge of the media landscape and advances in the tech sector towards client projects

  • Maintain work flows and advise clients on communications strategy

  • Create strategic communications programs across a wide range of client and program types

  • Assist junior staff with professional development

 

Requirements:

 

  • Exceptional communication skills

  • At least seven years of experience (typically more) in an agency setting actively managing multiple client accounts

  • Existing relationships with reporters and clients in technology, business or life science sectors

  • Experience developing strategic communications programs across multiple media platforms

  • Track record of attracting and establishing new client relationships

  • Demonstrable leadership and critical thinking skills


 

Torch participates in the Federal E-Verify program to confirm employment eligibility. We are an Equal-Opportunity Employer with offices in Boston, New York City and San Francisco.

 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to sfjobs@torchcommunications.com.