• Sr Account Executive - Public Relations

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    Job Location
    US-CA-San Francisco
    United States-CA-San Francisco
    Public Relations
  • Overview

    WE has a tremendous growth opportunity in San Francisco as an Senior Account Executive contributing to the success of an expanding tech account. The role is focused on building and executing media engagements across both technology and business influencers. This role would be an integral part of the Technology Sector at WE while contributing to our continued growth in our dynamic San Francisco office.


    You’re a communications professional that knows how to blend the intricacies of technology with the nuances of meaningful outreach. You’re a thought leader and a storytelling trailblazer who shapes the voice of the world’s top brands. You’re equally comfortable talking with Bloomberg personalities as you are with negotiating a review in CNET. This position will help strategize and run major events for clients while managing fast-moving news cycles to drive clients’ desired outcomes. Being bold, rallying the team and delivering quality work are your first loves; skillfully navigating a complex business environment and strategically counseling clients across geographies is second nature.


    You bring your industry savvy and media insights and we’ll pair you with amazing clients looking to take leadership positions and continue to creatively grow. Together you’ll transform what the face of technology can be. Sound like your dream job? Come join the family. Our mission is a big one and we’re looking for the very best!



    Job Functions:

    • Manage significant cycles of media inquiries as well as proactive relationships with key national media/influencers
    • 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).
    • Identifies, follows, and creates new opportunities to grow and diversify current accounts and drive new business efforts including sourcing and gathering audience, industry or competitor market data.
    • Other duties as assigned.





    Minimum/Preferred Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or a related field is preferred. Or the equivalent knowledge and/or experience
    • 3-5 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.
    • 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 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
    • 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
    • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.




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