Senior Account Supervisor, Consumer Tech (Public Relations)

  • Job Reference: 472780852-2
  • Date Posted: 14 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Havas Formula
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Creative, Digital, Events & Experiential, Marketing, Media, Print, Public Relations, Social Media
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior Account Supervisor, Consumer Tech

Agency: Havas Formula

Job Description Summary:

Havas Formula is a top-ranked national Public Relations agency headquartered in New York, with additional offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Miami and Denver. A subsidiary of Havas-one of the world's largest global communications groups-the firm specializes in general market and Hispanic PR, digital and experiential marketing, and crisis communications. Following this integrated approach as champions of bravery, Havas Formula drives strategic marketing solutions that yield bottom-line results for today's passion brands. The award-winning agency's core practice areas include consumer, lifestyle, consumer technology, high-tech, sports and entertainment, and travel, with category expertise in food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, spirits and retail/restaurants.

The Senior Account Supervisor adds creative perspective and strategic input on multiple client programs, typically managing 5 accounts. Supports senior management in development of strategic, creative and leverages strategy and innovative programming for clients. The SAS has a full understanding of the client needs, objectives and KPIs and applies project management, programming, budgeting, staff leadership and management skills to assignments. Creates ideas and processes to manage national PR programs. Builds excellent client rapport and ensures client satisfaction. Manages a team of professional junior staff and takes the responsibility for the team's success on assigned projects.

Job Description:

Media | Influencer Relations

  • Conducts outreach to top-tier print, broadcast and online media
  • Secures top-tier editor appointments for clients in brand-hosted settings as well as industry events
  • Manages media and influencer relations programs
  • Oversees development of key performance indicators (KPI's) and metrics; sets process in place with client and team
  • Develops influencer strategies and oversees program execution
  • Identifies trends, new publications, and new mediums

Account Management

  • Works with Director and VP on budget management (retainer fee budget + incremental budget | Pre-pays)
  • Is a senior strategic partner who challenges clients with smart thinking and offers strategic guidance and client counsel
  • Helps sets realistic expectations with clients
  • Facilitates creative brainstorm sessions and assists in the development of annual plans, product and service launch campaigns, etc.
  • Identifies client goals, priorities and target audiences
  • Identifies relevant sponsorship/event/promotion opportunities
  • Acts as a liaison with other agency partners
  • Identifies and addresses issues before they become problems

Team Management | Mentoring

  • Assists managers with making decisions to ensure team progress
  • Works with Account Supervisor, Director, and/or VP to hold individual team members accountable for hitting coverage goals.
  • Communicates priorities on a daily and weekly basis and oversees the workflow of junior staff, ensures reports are submitted on time and deadlines are met
  • Regularly monitors and manages team's billed hours for respective clients against monthly retainers
  • Acts as a sounding board for junior staff
  • Helps team process and improve their writing and presentation skills

Writing | Editing

  • Reviews and edits junior staff's monthly and quarterly activity and media coverage reports, press releases, pitch letters and communication materials and provides to clients
  • Contributes to the development of client presentations
  • Drafts client-ready communications (may be reviewed by senior team member prior to distributing to client

Events | Campaigns Management

  • Drafts event and launch strategy documents
  • Manages end to end events execution and special campaigns and ensures all logistics are completed to the client standards
  • Identifies staffing requirements and is point of contact for event suppliers
  • Oversees event budgets and provides regular updates to client on event requirements

New Business

  • Participates in new business meetings
  • Assists Director and VP with creative ideas for new business proposals
  • Attends and presents in new business presentations


Education: Bachelor's Degree (communications, liberal arts, business or marketing focus preferred)


  • Six to eight years of relevant PR experience
  • Successful track record of developing integrated public relations programs
  • Experience in influencer marketing and social media
  • Experience managing a team and multiple client accounts

Contract Type: Permanent

Here at Havas across the group we pride ourselves on being committed to offering equal opportunities to all potential employees and have zero tolerance for discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability and other factors that have no bearing on an individual's ability to perform their job.

Due to high volume of applications, only eligible or matching candidates will be contacted by us.

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