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Senior Executive Vice President
617MediaGroup in Boston, Massachusetts
Date Posted 09/17/2020
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


617MediaGroup, one of the fastest-growing progressive communications agencies in the U.S., is looking for a skilled Senior Executive Vice President to join our growing team. At 617MediaGroup, we don't just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our clients, and our communities.

The Senior Executive Vice President position will lead a Division within the Agency that is comprised of multiple Groups and an array of Teams. The SEVP will be part of the Agency's Executive Council and will help to chart the direction of the Agency moving forward in coordination with the Agency President and Managing Director, and will help to strengthen and influence the Agency's vision.

The SEVP will participate in the Agency at the highest executive level and will work in conjunction with the President and the Managing Director to maximize the Agency's ability to fulfill its mission to advance the public good at scale through the execution and provision of elite communication strategies and services to client-partners whose missions are rooted in social justice.

All duties set forth below will be carried out with the support of a dynamic, versatile team that the SEVP will help to mentor, cultivate, and preserve for the betterment of the Agency's operational strength and level of impact for the common good, and the advancement of human rights and a range of progressive causes that seek to make the world a better, more equitable, and more just place for current and future generations.

Campaign and Client work

The SEVP will:

  • Provide the highest level of executive leadership, practice management, strategic guidance, and mentorship across a Division covering a large percentage of overall Agency accounts, and that includes multiple Groups comprised of multiple Teams
  • Ensure that Division is aligned around and helping to support and fulfill the Agency's vision
  • Ensure that Division is aligned around and achieving the Agency's goals for professional staff development, partnership development growth, and client service that wins for and delights our partners
  • Demonstrate an ability to set high-level strategies that achieve client goals and effectively integrate and apply the broad range of Agency tactics in support of those goals and strategies
  • Implement strategies and author/execute campaign plans to ensure victories positive outcomes for clients.
  • Supervise senior and junior staff within the Division to ensure the adherence to the highest quality standards and all Agency best practices and protocols
  • Ensure adherence to best practices across the Groups and Teams that comprise the Division
  • Bottom-line a range of A+ deliverables and client service that reflect the breadth and depth of the Agency service offerings, ranging from print and web to earned media to social media, and more.
  • Provide the highest level of media and campaign expertise in service to clients' missions and goals
  • Ensure the quality and consistency of all Division budgets, work plans, and reports through the effective management of direct and indirect supervisees
  • Write, pitch, and strategize placing client stories in the media
  • Mentor staff and increase their skills and effectiveness with intentionality and purpose that aligns with the Agency vision
  • See the whole field—across projects and departments — to effectively cut through the clutter and prioritize what matters

Client Management

The SEVP will:

  • Ensure Groups and Teams within the Division are owning and driving day-to-day client work, scopes, and calendar
  • Ensure Groups and Teams within the Division are executing all deliverables laid out in the scopes
  • Ensure Groups and Teams within the Division are consistently hitting deadlines and taking what actions are needed to outsource or find efficiencies in order to fulfill the scopes
  • Lead client calls and partnership development calls
  • Serve as a day to day contact for major clients or when there is a problem that needs to be solved for a client within the Division that requires senior executive intervention
  • Internalize client goals and the Agency's vision and financial goals
  • Ensure Groups and Teams within the Division send agendas to the client before calls or meetings, and follow-up / to-dos sent after
  • Ensure Groups and Teams within the Division understand and plan for upcoming work appropriately
  • Ensure Groups and Teams within the Division are identifying opportunities to consistently add value for the client
  • Ensure Groups and Teams within the Division communicate wins / deliverables to clients
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the President and Managing Director

Developing Strategy

The SEVP will:

  • Take responsibility for conceiving and delivering high-level strategy, including having high-level strategy conversations with clients, and helping Groups and Teams to execute that strategy
  • Frame and shape strategic conversations
  • Ensure Groups and Teams are focused on strategy
  • Ensure execution of strategy


The SEVP will:

  • Ensure all Groups and Teams within the Division are hitting their professional development, strategic, and financial goals
  • Ensure Groups and Teams within the Division adhere to file server and basecamp protocols
  • Create a culture within the Division whereby drafts are near perfect – reflect client priorities, formatted for readability, well written, proofed, error-free
  • Ensure the ability to quickly produce materials within the Division
  • Ensure Division is capable of producing excellent writing involving the highest level of complexity and strategy
  • Conceptualize nuanced concepts and manage senior staff on their writing
  • Know client issues, media landscape, context, reporters
  • Ensure Division press lists are maintained
  • Participate in business development meetings
  • Take responsibility for closing key contracts assigned to your Division
  • Lead internal meetings
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the President and Managing Director


The SEVP will:

  • Conceive high-level advertising plans and concepts
  • Help the Division develop smart, innovative advertising budgets and ad strategies
  • Manage Division to produce hard-hitting collateral across platforms
  • Ensure Division keeps all client advertising plans on schedule and deliver results through well-written and visually appealing content

Marketing & Business Development

The SEVP will:

  • Maintain a competitive image in all business dealings.
  • Contribute to effective public marketing strategies to promote the Agency's image, products, and services to a broader audience base.
  • Generate new business clients and new business leads, capitalize on new business opportunities, and close deals to bring new clients into the company

We currently have staff located in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and California. We are accepting applications from across the United States and working remote through the remainder of 2020.

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