Senior Vice President, Reputation and Crisis Management

New York|Los Angeles|Miami|Atlanta|DC|Remote, Full time Remote

Who we are

 Interdependence is the most effective, innovative and optimized public relations, communication and integrated marketing solutions firm, powered by proprietary technology, for brands, CMOs, founders and entrepreneurs to enhance the quality of their businesses and their lives. We have nearly 100 full-time team members across the country and are rapidly growing. Interdependence was named a "Top PR Agency to Look Out For in 2022" by the International Business Times.

At Interdependence, we have an unwavering commitment to fostering a collaborative and performance-driven work environment. Employees are encouraged to innovate and share ideas openly, and are provided with ample opportunities for professional growth. Our focus on work-life balance ensures a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle, while our dedication to delivering exceptional results for clients across various industries – including consumer brands, travel, entertainment, tech, B2B, healthcare and professional services – instills a sense of pride and accomplishment in every team member. With a dynamic and inclusive culture that values diversity and fosters creativity, Interdependence stands as a beacon of excellence.

Core Responsibilities:

Interdependence is looking for a SVP, Reputation and Crisis Management. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional crisis preparedness and reputation management practitioner, who will have deep experience in managing clients, developing and executing crisis plans, and sourcing new business. As well as: Providing proactive and reactive reputation management and crisis counsel to clients across a variety of sectors, including healthcare, financial services and technology among others; Acting as a trusted advisor to C-Suite and other senior level clients; Leading large client engagements and developing / implementing crisis communications plans and 
supporting materials; Staying abreast of industry trends to identify potential emerging issues by sector; Raising the visibility and enhancing the footprint of Interdependence through activities such as panels, speaking engagements, and press mentions, published articles; Driving innovation via developing new products and services, as well as integrating digital products into client engagements; Proactively sourcing organic new business with existing clients, and working with the Interdependence team to garner new clients; Hiring and developing best-in-class talent; Ensuring accounts are profitable and running smoothly.

The ideal candidate must have:

• Between 12-15 years of previous public relations management experience, specifically focused on 
reputation and issues management;
• Proven experience as a trusted advisor, counseling senior clients across a variety of industry sectors 
in crisis situations, with financial, healthcare, and tech industries being A+;
• Extensive experience working with reporters, journalists and external stakeholders;
• Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to manage complex relationships diplomatically and 
• Deep understanding and the ability to leverage data, analytics and research as they pertain to 
reputation and crisis management;
• Ability to hire, manage, and mentor best-in-class teams;
• Creative and strategic thinking, with the ability to take a long-term perspective;
• Excellent written, verbal and communications skills, both internally and externally;
• An entrepreneurial approach to business acquisition and proven success at driving new business.
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