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Director, Strategy (New York or San Francisco)



11d ago

  • Job
    Senior & Expert Level
  • Media & Journalism
  • £100K - £145K
  • New York City, +1
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AI generated summary

  • You need 7-10 years of media relations experience, established journalist relationships, proven success in tech media strategy, a strong network, storytelling skills, team management experience, and an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • You drive media strategy for client accounts, analyze media and audiences, manage team, support new business, build journalist relationships.


  • 7-10 years of media relations experience, either in a comms role - both in house, agency or newsroom.
  • High level understanding of the evolving news climate and overall media industry.
  • Strong established relationships with journalists in tech, business and trade publications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain journalist relationships.
  • A proven track record of successfully developing and implementing media strategies in the tech space.
  • An existing network in tech and business industries – from clients and connections to talent and media.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and a desire for continuous learning.
  • Strong storytelling skills and confidence in presenting ideas and providing counsel to internal and external audience.
  • Experience managing teams and developing career paths for your direct reports


  • You drive media strategy for 4-6 client accounts through media analysis, audience analysis and media relations.
  • Immerse yourself in all types of media; business, tech, trade, and verticals to identify what is driving the conversations that matter most to your clients.
  • Work with client teams to execute media strategies that drive results in both earned and paid media.
  • Manage one or more direct reports, be responsible for your team’s development, performance, and wellbeing.
  • Serve as a media team leader, supporting the development of the wider Media Strategy and junior team at Hotwire.
  • Take the lead to support media strategy in new business activities.
  • Participate in monthly media roundtables, host reporter meet and greets and attend events to build stronger relationships with journalists.


What qualifications are required for the Director, Strategy position?

To be considered for the Director, Strategy position, candidates should have 7-10 years of media relations experience in a communications role, either in-house, agency, or newsroom. Strong relationships with journalists in tech, business, and trade publications are a must, along with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Previous experience in developing and implementing media strategies in the tech space is also required.

What are the responsibilities of the Director, Media Relations role?

The Director, Media Relations is responsible for driving media strategy for 4-6 client accounts, conducting media and audience analysis, and executing media strategies in both earned and paid media. Additionally, they will manage one or more direct reports, serve as a media team leader, and support the development of the wider Media Strategy team at Hotwire. This role also involves participating in new business activities, hosting reporter meet and greets, and building relationships with journalists.

What benefits are offered for this position?

The Director, Strategy position at Hotwire offers a variety of benefits including paid time off, holidays, sick leave, medical, dental, and vision insurance, disability and life insurance, 401K match, and a paid 6-week sabbatical after every 4 years of continuous employment. Additional benefits include wellness allowance, internet and phone reimbursement, global reach and opportunity, development opportunities, autonomy, and a supportive team environment.

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Mission & Purpose

We’re fanatical about technology, with over twenty years’ experience in igniting positive actions for our clients. Our tech understanding, experience and network helps spark audience curiosity across all aspects of communications, branding and digital marketing. At Hotwire, we aim to be the best consultancy our clients and our people will ever work with. With specialists in everything from brand communications to ABM, we'll help you to achieve limitless success.

Culture & Values

  • One Team

    We are a global collective where diversity is embraced, and everyone belongs

  • Connected

    We are connected to each other and the world around us

  • Ambitious

    We pursue results and fuel action with drive and enthusiasm

  • Curious

    Our solutions, creativity and mindset lives in groundbreaking space


  • Healthcare and wellness programs

  • Competitive pay, bonus programs and recognition

  • Community involvement and volunteering

  • Retirement plans and life insurance

  • Connecting globally thru travel and networking opportunities

  • Training and career development

  • Hybrid working with focus on outcomes