Wachsman is a leading professional services firm for the blockchain industry. Originally founded as a Public Relations agency in 2015, Wachsman has expanded its service offerings to include Strategic Advisory and Event Management business units, with more than 100 team members across its New York City, Dublin and Singapore offices.
The firm has represented more than 120 blockchain-related companies, including some of the largest brands in the industry.
Specialists who join our team have a fully international remit working with highly innovative companies and media (Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Techcrunch, Bloomberg, Fortune, Reuters) in New York, Europe and Asia with fantastic career growth opportunities.
Wachsman is seeking an experienced and ambitious Associate Director for its EMEA headquarters in Dublin. Reporting to the Managing Director and working closely with other senior staff, the ideal candidate has a minimum of 7 years of successful PR agency experience and strong strategic thinking, leadership, and communication skills.
Duties and Aptitudes :
Overseeing several PR accounts, in the planning and execution of PR campaigns
Edit and approve press materials and overall client messaging as required
Deal with challenging, technical enquiries from clients, new business and external organizations
Managing, and mentoring team members
Conduct introductory and kick off calls with new and prospective clients
Exceptional leadership and management style, with the ability to inspire results from team members
Exemplifies exceptional leadership and management skills
Skills & Requirements :
7+ years recent PR agency experience conducting media relations at increasing levels of responsibility
Experience in financial technology, B2B or corporate PR preferred
Exceptional work ethic and motivated to excel in a fast-paced environment
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Track record of securing top-tier print and broadcast coverage and experience in developing relationships with reporters
Demonstrated ability to successfully train and mentor team members of every level, supporting them in career progression
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to identify opportunities for clients
Excellent knowledge of the media landscape
Ability to prioritize and plan effectively
Strong attention to detail
Experience in crisis communications
Excellent interpersonal / soft skills
Ability to maintain a high level of social, organizational, and professional standards in job-related activities