Country Manager for Sweden (Comms & PR professional)

Job description

San Francisco Agency is the most international comms & PR agency in Finland, with an ambition to grow across the New Nordic region. We strongly believe in the Nordic model to make the world a better place through technology innovation, design, as well as an open and honest culture. This is what we call #Nordification.

We are a team that appreciates good laughs and values our company culture highly. Read our Code of Conduct to see if you are on the same page with us.

Do you get excited by the world-changing power of technology? Do you understand complex technological concepts and can create compelling stories in native Swedish out of them? We might be looking for you!

At San Francisco, we help New Nordic growth companies to increase awareness and build credibility through earned media coverage. Our mission is to help uncover our clients’ true purpose, highlight their positive impact, and tell their story to the world via personal and effective media relations.

Now we’re looking for a senior communications professional to become our Country Manager for Sweden to join our international team and, going forward, grow and lead our business in Sweden. You can be based anywhere in the New Nordic area with the possibility to come and say hi to us at the office every now and then!

You get to do:

  • Build Swedish operations independently with operational client work and sales with the chance of building a bigger team in Sweden

  • Helping our clients to tell their newsworthy stories to the world and the media.

  • Writing long-form content that dives deeper into our clients’ industries and tech applications, often explaining complex concepts in a simple and clear way.

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with journalists and the media in Sweden.

  • Workshopping with our clients to dig out key themes, points of interest, and credibility factors.

  • Working together with the whole team to attract the best clients and talent.

  • Taking on project and client responsibilities from day one.

What we offer:

  • You learn how to do PR in a way that creates value and results for clients

  • You get to work with some of the most exciting tech startups and scaleups in the New Nordic region.

  • Your strategic skills in doing comms and client-facing projects will be developed even further.

  • Possibilities to develop our sales processes and best practices while bringing new clients in with a motivating bonus system.

  • You get to work with an international and diverse team that is quite frankly, awesome.

  • If you are an entrepreneur-spirited person willing to take risks, you can earn equity (ownership) in our Swedish business

About us

We’re an international and diverse team based in Helsinki, Finland. Since launching in 2009, we’ve worked with almost 250 Nordic companies that are known across the world. Our office is located above the rooftops of Kamppi, set within an awesome coworking community of tech, marketing, and design talent. You can decide for yourself whether you want to work in the office or remotely elsewhere, but we aim to meet physically at least once a month as a team.

As a team, we appreciate good and open relationships, both between us and with our clients. We have a strict Code of Conduct that we believe is true and worth following. So if you are an asshole, don’t apply 😄


Key things we are looking for:

  • You speak and write native-level Swedish – fluent English is a must, too.

  • You currently live in Sweden or have lived for a long period of time, and follow the Swedish media on daily basis.

  • You love technology, innovation, and change in the world we are currently living in.

  • You have a passion for writing and have excellent communication skills.

  • You are open and honest with your team members and clients, and you love to work as part of a team.

  • You have great organizational skills and are able to balance multiple client cases simultaneously.

  • Personal contacts with Swedish journalists and a proven track-record of getting media attention for your clients or employer.

  • You are familiar with the Swedish startup and tech ecosystem.

Nice to have:

  • Previous work experience in either a PR agency or startup/scaleup companies as head of comms, PR, or marketing.

  • The ability to write marketing messages, such as blogs and social media posts that resonate with our audience.

  • Interest and familiarity with the Nordic startup/small-to-medium business scene.

  • A degree in a related field, but more importantly, you’re hungry to learn more all the time.

  • Drive and ambition to take the company to the next level by bringing in great clients and developing our best practices.

  • Good writing and oral skills in other languages in addition to Swedish and English, preferably Norwegian, Danish, or German.

Please apply as soon as possible, or at the latest by 30th of November  – we will fill up positions as soon as we find our next superstar!