Job Opening: Vice President

Flex working position: In Houston HQ office and remotely per current schedule

Pierpont Communications, the largest independent communications firm in the Southwest with offices in Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Denver, continues to grow in each of our core markets with industry leading clients around the world.

The ideal candidates will have agency experience or a strong track record of PR/Communications, crisis and issues management and marketing. A proven leader of people and teams is preferred to add strategic depth to our deep senior team to support our growth. Energy, energy transition, technology and healthcare industry experience are a plus. You can define your future and realize your ambitions with Pierpont, based on your experience, performance and aspirations.

Basic Function: Responsible for management of client service and strategic client accounts. Responsible for participating in our new business development system, promoting the firm in the marketplace and oversight/supervision of direct reports.


Leadership Expectations:

  • Thrive in an entrepreneurial atmosphere that promotes teamwork, participation, and empowerment.
  • Acts as a team leader and facilitator and fosters an open exchange of views on different issues.
  • Empowers direct reports to provide input that increases the quality of decisions, not just buy-in.
  • Be genuinely interested in learning from diverse viewpoints and proactively seek feedback.

Account Management:

  • Coordinates and recommends staffing assignments of direct reports on all applicable accounts.
  • Supervises the various public relations, integrated digital marketing, crisis counsel, trainings and/or public affairs activities of client programs with designated budget.
  • Supervises and determines direction on a range of activities within multiple accounts, including account needs, strategic planning, and sound budgeting.
  • Ensures that monthly report and invoicing package is complete and sent on timely basis.
  • Responsible for account management, budget adherence.
  • Supervises overall account strategy to achieve business objectives of our clientele.

Client Management:

  • Takes responsibility for regular strategic client contact and counsel, ensuring that the client is engaged and aligned with our team’s performance, deliverables, and business impact.
  • Takes responsibility for identifying and advocating for value-add opportunities that offer expansion/development for our clients.
  • Ensures quality standards are met in servicing the client, including presentation of all work product.

New Business:

  • Helps in preparation of new business proposals for new and existing clients working collaboratively alongside our business development and marketing teams.
  • Identifies incremental business opportunities on current accounts and new business opportunities with new prospects.
  • Leads account teams organized to respond to RFPs.
  • Possesses solid presentation skills, including ability to communicate and sell ideas to prospects.
  • Responsible for development of new products/services.

Staff Development:

  • Build skills for subordinates. Participates in training.
  • Involved in recruitment/hiring.
  • Evaluates performance of subordinates.
  • Counsels staff on career development.


  • Superior writing, verbal, editing and interpersonal skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Specialized industry knowledge plus specialized skills in media, planning and organization, writing, etc.
  • Range of non-quantifiable talents including judgment, enthusiasm, sales ability, and coaching skills.
  • Knowledge of general business practices.

Experience: 8+ years


  • Salary commensurate with experience. Additionally, the employee will be eligible for incentive compensation program, 401k match, profit sharing and other benefits.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to Kathy Nethercutt, [email protected]