• Senior Account Executive

    Job ID
    8196
    Job Location
    US-WA-Bellevue
    Location
    United States-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Public Relations
  • Overview

    We're looking for a proactive, dynamic Senior 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.

    Responsibilities

    Job Functions:

     

    • Ability to meet high quality standards and execute projects in compressed timeframes
    • Contribute to strategy and execution of integration social media campaigns
    • Manage significant cycles of media inquiries. Identify, create, and grow relationships with target media/influencers to appropriately engage, pitch, and build news stories
    • Serve as day to day counsel to clients and agency stakeholders, manage high-profile campaigns across diverse teams, providing key and tactical recommendations and anticipating needs
    • Develop and lead brainstorming and execution of integrated communications plans aimed at changing perceptions and achieving specific business goals
    • Integrate and gather information across teams, clients, and partners as needed for projects
    • Lead/partner on projects that demonstrate strategic planning and creative thinking as well as drive news and launches for events
    • Contribute to the development and execution of integrated digital/social/broadcast campaigns
    • Research and share industry insights, shifts and opportunities in the landscape of corporate citizenship and public affairs.
    • Negotiate and manage client expectations and satisfaction; Assure internal and external stakeholders are aligned
    • Maintain and grow client relationships by contributing to the development and implementation of communication strategies, executing on projects (leading where appropriate).

     

     

    Qualifications

     

    Minimum/Preferred Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or a related field is preferred. Or the equivalent knowledge and/or experience
    • Minimum 4-5 years of experience in integrated communications/PR, preferably in an agency setting and/or within an applicable industry.
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience with corporate image, issues/crisis management and strategic communications across multiple audience segments.
    • Demonstrated experience with multiple social media platforms including Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook
    • Exceptional media relations background with demonstrated capacity of working with global business and policy press to manage story development.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (particularly Outlook, Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint and Excel)

     

    Additional Requirements:

    • Increased level of analysis and strategic recommendations based on industry knowledge
    • High level of initiative; takes accountability for role on projects
    • Demonstrated ability to establish strong client relationships
    • Has established editor 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
    • 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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