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Vice President/Partner, Corporate Communications and Economic Development (Location: Michigan)

Location: Michigan

Vice President/Partner, Corporate Communications and Economic Development

Location: This role requires someone who lives in, knowledgeable of, and passionate about Michigan.

Job Summary: We’re looking for someone with 12-15+ years of experience who can co-lead an account focused on building business, talent, and tourism in Michigan. This person shares our love of the state. From Detroit-style pizza to the Village Cheese Shanty in Leland, from driving forward Michigan’s eMobility initiatives to growing small businesses across the state, we need a team member who can bring and execute big strategy ideas while also focusing on the day-to-day, tiny (but important) details and team management. 

This person will be a trusted advisor to the client as well as a day to day contact. They will lead the account seamlessly focusing on blending traditional and social media into a cohesive marketing platform. They will manage our internal team to ensure amazing, high quality work that exceeds brand expectations while managing the scope and budget of the account. Additionally, this person will support the Detroit office and Midwest region on business development efforts, agency marketing and staff growth.

About FINN: Founded in 2011, FINN Partners is one of the fastest-growing, independent PR and integrated marketing communications agencies in the world. We have 1400+ employees in 40+ offices around the globe and an extensive network of global affiliates and partners in key markets.

We are smart, passionate, communications advocates on a mission to make a difference in the world. We change the way the brands relate to their markets. The way companies are positioned and perceived. The way causes become movements. How great stories are shared to earn attention. Our work reflects our values.

Why work for us? More than an agency, we are a bold collective of communications advocates, stewarding brands, protecting reputations, influencing public policy, and leveraging data and analytics to shape the most important conversations of our day.

Most great achievements in science, medicine, the arts, politics, and business are achieved as a result of a group of dedicated individuals coming together with a collaborative spirit. Without every team member, FINN is nothing more than an idea. Together we are special. By working together we are stronger, and it is only by striving together as one team—working hard, playing nice, creating a best-place-to-work environment, taking risks, making the world a better place, and amazing those around us—we can make FINN Partners a truly unique agency. Come be a part of the journey.


  • Serve as the main point person for your accounts, handling all communication, leading client calls, meetings, and planning sessions. 
  • Advise clients on initiatives and programs and manage expectations against the SOW and budget
  • Work collaboratively with agency teams to ensure projects are running smoothly, on time, and on budget
  • Recommend insight-driven strategic programs and media activations that meet the client’s business and communications objectives and goals
  • Develop media strategy documents, goals, media targets, pitch angles, and media materials that are strong in both structure and AP style, and require minimal input from senior team leadership
  • Develop strategies/content platforms and concepts that simultaneously leverage traditional and social media for our clients
  • Provide counsel and offer problem-solving solutions throughout program execution
  • Play a pivotal role in business development, both net new and organic, including soliciting new business, creating presentations, sharing the agency visions and point of difference
  • Participate in new business networking and RFP opportunities, as needed


  • An unflappable problem solver who can anticipate and proactively offer solutions to clients; anticipate problems before they arise through regular client check-ins and communication
  • Track record of leading effective campaigns and programs that have advanced client business goals
  • Demonstrate knowledge of top-tier traditional and social media outlets important to clients’ business
  • Demonstrate exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communication that is clear, concise and direct
  • Showcase success managing resources and budgets and growing client accounts
  • Passionate about the clients’ business and continually focuses on strengthening client relationships, ensuring they know our agency and team value
  • 12-15 years of relevant experience in corporate and economic development communications – ideally in an agency environment. 

About FINN Partners 
FINN Partners was launched in 2011 to realize Peter Finn’s vision to create a leading communications agency dedicated to shaping a bold new future in which innovation and partnership are strong drivers of the brand. FINN Partners specializes in the full spectrum of communications services, including digital and social media. Practice areas include arts, consumer lifestyle & sports, corporate social responsibility, education, health, manufacturing, technology, travel, and public affairs. 

We are entrepreneurial-minded, global, and focused on integrated programs that bring to life the world-changing technologies, products, and services of our client partners.  Our company culture celebrates delighting our clients with innovative and creative campaigns and programs, and we provide opportunities for our employees to conduct career-meaningful work in a creative, fast-paced, collaborative, and fun environment. We work hard and play nice. 

Headquartered in New York City, the agency has 1,400+ employees, with offices in 24 cities around the world: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Dublin, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Fort Lauderdale, Frankfurt, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Nashville, Paris, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Tamuning (Guam), Vancouver (Wash.) and Washington D.C.