Public Relations Account Director Opening @ Sterling Communications


Do you live to communicate, innovate, and lead? Does the idea of embracing new challenges and crafting campaigns that leave an indelible mark on society spark a fire in you? Are you a natural leader with an entrepreneurial spirit? If you answered yes, Sterling Communications invites you to apply for a strategic PR role where passion meets purpose.

Sterling teams up with innovative organizations to champion everything from sustainable manufacturing and city electrification programs to AI that safeguards your privacy. We dive deep to find the sweet spots where the right words, images and video make a positive social impact. We craft compelling stories for our clients’ most important target audiences, cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with media and analysts, and develop executive platforms that amplify the voices of various subject matter experts. 


Bring your unique talents to our team

We seek a dynamic, high-energy account director to join our team as a leader. Someone who never stops learning, thrives on entrepreneurial hustle, and boasts a killer track record meeting and exceeding expectations (especially with B2B tech clients). If you're a strategic thinker, a communications guru, a masterful writer, a proven leader, and an all-around stellar individual, we should talk. We’re looking for a special someone whose professional network is vibrant, whose business development skills are top-notch, and whose relationships with journalists and analysts are mutually beneficial. Bottom line, we seek a team player who knows the value of collaboration but also takes initiative and leads the way in an inclusive manner.


While a passion for communications and leadership is a start, we're also looking for candidates with:

  • 6-10  years of solid agency experience in the tech arena
  • Previous work in health tech, cleantech, security, cloud-based technologies, AI, or enterprise software
  • A demonstrated track record of positive client results
  • New business wins (as a lead or primary contributor)
  • At least 3 years of team management in a remote or hybrid work environment
  • The ability to translate creative thought into original program elements
  • A bachelor's degree in liberal arts
  • Previous experience as a reporter, writer, editor or industry analyst


While our team is predominately remote, the ideal candidate for this position will reside in the Pacific time zone. 


What awaits you at Sterling

As an account director here, you'll lead multiple client accounts, actively participate in new business development, and actively mentor colleagues. You’ll also get mentoring/professional development from our executive team members to expand your professional skill set. (That’s only fair, don’t you think?)


This hands-on strategic role has responsibilities that include:

  • Account planning, budget management, and program measurement
  • Integrated program management (for PR and marketing clients)
  • Business development (with a focus on health tech and cleantech industries)
  • Involvement in agency marketing activities
  • Effective mentoring and coaching in a hybrid (yet significantly remote) setting
  • Active media and analyst relationship cultivation
  • Materials review/editing (e.g., account plans and proposals, thought leadership content, website copy, etc.)


We strive to create an environment that is supportive, challenging, and fun. With regular agency events, professional development sessions, and a variety of community outreach activities, Sterling focuses on the professional and personal growth of all team members to help every Sterlinger achieve their career goals. We offer competitive salaries, great healthcare plans, flex time off (no cap), and 401(k).  


There is so much more to learn about Sterling, so feel free to visit our website ( to see if you feel you’re the right candidate to grow and succeed with us.


What’s next?

Show us what makes you shine! Along with your resume, please include a captivating cover letter that lets us see what makes you special. Share your story, your passions, and why you think you're a great match for our team. Let your cover letter be the window into your world…something a resume alone can't capture. We're all ears (and eyes)!


Sterling is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.