• Account Executive

    Job ID
    Job Location
    United States-WA-Seattle
    Public Relations
  • Overview

    We're looking for a proactive, dynamic Account Executive to join our team supporting Microsoft Corporate, External and Legal Affairs. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work seamlessly across a variety of public issue areas, have experience executing public affairs campaigns across a wide range of policy issues, as well as expertise in utilizing social media. If a fast-paced work environment on some of the most pressing and complex issues in business and the technology industry appeals to you, we'd like to hear from you.


    Job Functions:

    • Responsible for maintenance and growth of relationships with key, senior level influencers in technology, various vertical and social media

    • Identify communication trends and educate/inform clients and agency colleagues and partners on changes and trends.

    • Monitor, report and provide insight on competitor and issue-specific social media activities, unique and creative uses of social campaigns or emerging culture themes

    • Model agency values, mentor and coach colleagues and junior staff on agency “best practices” and successful engagement with influencers.

    • Oversee and reinforce consistent adherence to media management processes: media lists, coverage monitoring and industry coverage trends.

    • Maintain and grow client relationships by contributing to the development and implementation of crisis-oriented communication strategies, executing on projects (leading where appropriate).

    • Identify opportunities to grow and diversify current accounts and new business efforts to include sourcing and gathering audience, industry or competitor market data.

    • Negotiate and manage client expectations and satisfaction; Assure internal and external stakeholders are aligned




    Minimum/Preferred Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or related field is preferred, or the equivalent knowledge and/or experience

    • 2-3 years of experience in PR, preferably in an agency setting and/or within the high tech industry

    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (particularly Outlook, Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint and Excel)

    • Strong analytical writing skills

    • Experience with written and developed materials, including integrated communication plans, press releases, pitches, and social media content highly desirable.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Comfortable with integrated communication principles

    • Understand the role of the media

    • Interest in developing integrated communications skills incorporating digital and social media

    • High level of initiative and able to operate in ambiguous or evolving situations

    • Desire to be an engaged, accessible member of a dynamic office and broader global agency community

    • Client and business environment:  Customer service orientation is a must.  Job pressure may exist from requirement of handling multiple tasks

    • Experience working globally or with colleagues in multiple locations

    • Fast-paced team environment (frequent tight deadlines, multitasking, etc.)

    • Strong presentation and consulting skills along with the ability to read, write and speak English

    • May need to work more than 40 hours per week on occasion





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