Account Director

Job ID
Job Location
US-OR-Portland | US-WA-Bellevue | US-CA-San Francisco
United States-OR-Portland
Public Relations

What We Need

Microsoft Account Director focused on Developer  


WE, one of the world’s largest independent communications and integrated marketing agencies, is looking for an Account Director to help drive the agency’s Microsoft Cloud Developer communications program. This PR pro will lead the team focused on storytelling for the work Microsoft is doing to create a thriving, helping and successful ecosystem of startups, students, developers and more. 


This person will be joining a tightly knit, multi-city team that moves at a fast pace and cares deeply about our craft and team culture.


Two things to know about us:

1) we believe that working together as a team fosters individual and agency success and

2) we like to have fun and bring new approaches to all we do. 

What you'll be doing

  • Drive announcements and proactive storylines, including managing and directing the work of 2-3 team members  
  • Account idea instigator and problem solver—proactively suggest new ideas, find creative solutions   
  • Write and edit content, such as story outlines, soundbites, news releases, and social copy. 
  • Act independently to grow, manage, and maintain client relationships with media and influencers
  • Manage, coach and inspire your direct reports career development and performance
  • Contribute to agency initiatives, including projects specific to the Cloud Communications team (e.g. team building, resource creation, topical trainings)
  • Other duties as assigned.


What you've been able to accomplish

  • Business and technology media strategy and pitching acumen is a must, with demonstrable experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or related field is preferred, or the equivalent knowledge and/or experience.  
  • 5-7 + years of experience in integrated communications or PR, preferably in an agency setting and/or within an applicable industry; 4 + years of management experience required 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (particularly Teams, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel) 

Additional Requirements:  

  • Creative mindset and strong storytelling skills. 
  • Managerial experience.
  • High level of analysis and strategic recommendations based on industry knowledge 
  • Strong initiative; accountability for role on projects 
  • Client and business environment: Customer service orientation is a must.


About Us

WE Communications:

WE is one of the largest communications and integrated marketing agencies in the world. We’re independent, we’re all about our people — both our clients and our employees — and we believe in the power of communications to move audiences to positive action. 


For more than 30 years, we have been helping translate complex innovations into powerful, persuasive stories. Our sector expertise across key verticals — including technology, healthcare, consumer, and brand purpose — translates into insights and strategies that are informed, current and credible.


We work with companies that are embracing the ever-evolving digital world to reinvent themselves, to deliver new value to their customers or reach them in new ways and ultimately improve people’s lives.


Equal Opportunity: WE provides equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or other legally protected class status.


Diversity and Inclusion: WE values a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to creating a workplace where everyone thrives. We promote an atmosphere in which diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and valued. Diversity includes differences in race, religion, gender identity or expression, age, lifestyle, ethnic background and sexual orientation as well as differences in experiences and ideas.


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