Sr Account Executive

Job ID
10238
Job Location
US-TX-Austin | US-MA-Boston | US-CA-Remote | US-CO-Remote | US-IL-Chicago | US-NY-New York | US-OR-Portland | US-CA-San Francisco | US-WA-Bellevue | US-TX-Remote | US-UT-Remote | ...
Location
United States-TX-Austin
Category
Public Relations

What We Need

Our Microsoft account is looking for a Senior Account Executive (SAE) to join the Cloud Communications team! Are you:

  • Looking for an environment where people are #1?
  • Looking for a workplace where you collaborate with some of the best PR minds in the business?
  • Looking for a values, purpose-driven place where everyone has a voice and is driven to positive action in everything we do, while also giving back to our communities?

 WE could be your place!

 

Our SAEs manage multiple day-to-day client and agency requests in a dynamic team environment. This SAE position is perfect for those who like to work directly with clients to develop and pitch stories around technology empowering people and businesses to do and achieve more. We need a curious and accountable individual to support communications and storytelling efforts centered on Microsoft's customer news.

 

The right candidate thrives on close collaboration with clients and teammates to craft storylines and media plans and is tactful, diplomatic, and adept at thoughtfully finalizing (and coaching others to finalize) materials on a tight deadline with a positive attitude. Core responsibilities for the role include direct collaboration with clients, creating media plans, developing communications material, contributing to rhythm of business processes and reporting workstreams, and building media relationships that help drive successful outcomes for client priorities. 

What you'll be doing

  • Maintain and grow relationships with key media in technology and business outlets
  • Lead or partner on projects that demonstrate strategic planning and creative thinking as well as drive news
  • Maintain and grow client relationships by contributing to the development and implementation of communication strategies, executing on projects (leading where appropriate)
  • Identify communication and industry trends and share with key agency and client stakeholders
  • Monitor, report and provide insight on competitor and issue-specific social media activities, unique and creative uses of social campaigns or emerging culture themes
  • Integrate and gather information across teams, clients, and partners as needed for projects
  • Negotiate and manage client expectations and satisfaction; assure internal and external stakeholders are aligned
  • Oversee and reinforce consistent adherence to media management processes: media lists, coverage monitoring and industry coverage trends

What you've been able to accomplish

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or related field, or the equivalent knowledge and/or experience
  • 3+ years of experience in PR, preferably in an agency setting
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (particularly Outlook, Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Exceptional media relations background with demonstrated capacity of working with global business and policy press to manage story development
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience with written and developed materials, including integrated communication plans, press releases, pitches, and social media content

 Additional Requirements:

  • High level of initiative; takes accountability for role on projects
  • Demonstrated ability to establish strong client relationships
  • Has established editor and/or analyst relationships and has proactively placed stories
  • Client and business environment: Customer service orientation is a must. Job pressure may exist from requirement of handling multiple tasks
  • Fast-paced team environment (frequent tight deadlines, multitasking, etc.)

 

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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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