Public Relations Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity

at Highwire Public Relations
Published February 29, 2024
Location Greendale, WI
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Public Relations Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity

Highwire Public Relations

Highwire is an award-winning PR, strategic communications and digital marketing agency for technology companies.

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About us:Highwire sets the standard for high-impact communications and marketing for global technology and healthcare companies, connecting reputation to revenue. We are a sought after partner for leading B2B companies deeply rooted in the realm of cybersecurity. Presently, we are in pursuit of a visionary leader to steer the expansion of our cybersecurity technology practice.

At Highwire, we believe that storytelling fuels transformation. And the most impactful stories represent all voices and perspectives. As a values-driven agency, we foster an inclusive environment where everyone—regardless of age, race/ethnicity, size, shape, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and different abilities–can feel safe, celebrated and worthy.

We ensure every Highwire Walker has unique support to climb to success. Our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging is permanent and foundational to our business and culture. We aspire to change our industry and build a better future for all.

Our people-first culture is driven by four core values:

Inclusion Always

Growth Mindset

Team Empowerment

Fierce Distinction

We’re looking for individuals with big ideas, strong opinions, and the energy to bring them to life. If you thrive in an environment that values personal accountability, high standards, and boundless motivation, this is the opportunity for you. Be part of our award-winning culture and contribute to an exciting and growing business where you can make a real impact.

We are based in San Francisco, with offices in New York, Boston, and Chicago. However, we are also open to hiring in the following states: Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.

Primary Responsibilities:The Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity Practice, position is a unique opportunity to become a leader for an award-winning Technology PR agency. As a senior member of our leadership team, the Senior Vice President of Cybersecurity Practice, will be a hands-on team player, leading by example and championing our people and culture. This leader will be an energizing catalyst for growth and will be a visionary creative type with 13+ years of experience growing teams and delighting clients. The Senior Vice President will also drive new business development, support agency infrastructure and drive key business cornerstones forward. As a growing public relations agency, the Senior Vice President role is a pivotal position as this individual will serve as a mentor, manager and lead example for all account teams on client management, staff development, and strategic guidance while also leading select accounts. If you have been waiting to discover a leadership role that allows you to be a catalyst in a thriving, meaningful workplace, then Highwire might be just the place for you.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee $1.5-2M in account revenue as most senior, strategic client counsel.
  • Consistently produce a coherent strategy for clients and projects.
  • Work with top executives at leading technology companies as a trusted counselor and advisor.
  • Own and drive a cornerstone in the agency (excellent careers, superb client service, strong financials, improved operations and tools aka smooth operators).
  • Generate business revenue within existing clients by taking a broad view of the entire marketing and communications mix, and offering strategic recommendations to expand scope of work or bring new services to clients.
  • Identify and lead pitch to bring in new clients with growth goals tied to salary .
  • Work with integrated teams to provide clients with seamless multi-channel solutions utilizing traditional PR, digital and social media platforms to deliver maximum performance and results.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • Manage, mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.
  • Monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance reviews.
  • Represent Highwire and key clients at high level industry events, seminars and conferences as required to maintain professional development and to build networking and new business contacts.
  • Service clients profitably while monitoring and advising on staff billability, client needs, resource load and staff performance.
  • Maintain account group revenue by managing the ebb and flow of accounts and budgets.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field
  • Minimum 15 years experience in communications either in-house or with an agency with at least 5 years in a senior leadership capacity.
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with top-tier reporters and editors, and in successfully positioning subject matter with the media to achieve high-impact placements
  • Extensive successful writing and editing experience (externally focused) with a variety of print and online communications media
  • Experience with social media influencer engagement, content campaigns, and media coverage amplification
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing comprehensive strategic communications, media relations, and marketing program to advance an organization’s mission and goals
  • Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output
  • Experience in building, managing, mentoring, and coaching a team of communications specialists
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
  • Experience setting up measurement programs and measuring the ongoing ROI of communications activities
  • Merit-based bonuses and promotions
  • Hybrid work model to suit your schedule and lifestyle
  • Excellent vacation policy including an extended break for summer and winter holiday
  • Participate in Empower Hours on Fridays; Team has the ability to log off by 3 pm
  • 401K Match
  • Medical and dental benefits/ FSA
  • Home office equipment stipend
  • Growth Mindset Stipend of $100 annually for books, exhibitions, etc.
  • Technology reimbursement
  • Wellness benefit
  • Full-time writing Coach
  • Monthly recognition programs
  • Employee referral bonus
  • New business referral bonus
  • Quarterly Highwire fun events – Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday
  • Dog-friendly work environment
  • Extremely supportive, nurturing environment with many opportunities for learning and growth

The duties delineated above will vary depending on the needs of each specific account, and in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. This individual will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisors.

We are actively seeking candidates who possess a genuine passion for tech PR and are excited to expand our team. As we continue to grow our agency, we are proactively building a pipeline of exceptional individuals to connect with and consider for future opportunities.

If you are enthusiastic about the world of tech PR and are eager to embark on a rewarding career in this field, we encourage you to start the conversation by applying today. We value your interest in our agency and look forward to hearing from you.

Apply now and lets explore the possibilities together!

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