• Account Director

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    Job Location
    US-NY-New York
    United States-NY-New York City
  • Overview

    When you work with WE, you’ll find compelling work with an independent agency that empowers you to be your best and make a difference in your world. We value people who share a passion and believe in the power of change, advocate the voice of the customer and embrace disruptive thinking. We have a fun work environment full of creative, skilled and curious people. If that sounds like you, we want you here.


    WE’s Technology Practice has a tremendous opportunity for a leadership position in NY as an Account manager focused on some of our leading enterprise and consumer technology brands. We’re on the hunt for a strategic, media savvy, corporate communications pro to act as a critical day-to-day lead for clients and our team. The ideal candidate is a proactive self-starter who can counsel a client, rally a team, and unearth a creative insight while bringing enthusiasm and confidence to all they do.


    You’re a technology communications professional with great enterprise technology industry experience and expertise in corporate communications. You are passionate, creative, curious and know how to blend the intricacies of technology with the nuances of media outreach to tell a compelling story that speaks to what’s happening in the industry today and in the future. For you, delivering quality work, skillfully managing media relationships and strategically counseling senior clients is second nature. You bring your leadership savvy and we’ll pair you with an amazing client that is shaping the future of tech. 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:

    • Serve as primary day-to-day contact with clients; proactively engage on opportunities and provide strategic counsel as a trusted advisor
    • Manage and grow senior level client relationships to assure internal and external stakeholders alignment, by negotiating and managing client expectations and satisfaction
    • Develop and execute integrated communication plans
    • Identify and drive earned and owned media strategies; either standalone or as elements of broader communication plans
    • Identify business, technology and consumer trends and insights; share industry POV and strong understanding of shifts and opportunities in the technology and communications landscape with clients and internal teams
    • Manage internal team of multiple junior staff and drive day-to-day work for clients, managing up to senior staff on any issues and client/team satisfaction, while holding the team accountable to top quality work
    • Build awareness and showcase capabilities, talent, and results internally and externally
    • Participate in budget and resource management; tracking team utilization
    • Other duties as assigned





    Minimum/Preferred Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or related field is preferred, or the equivalent knowledge and/or experience
    • 4-5 + years of experience in integrated communications or PR, preferably in an agency setting and/or within an applicable industry; 3 + years of management experience required
    • Minimum of 3 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:

    • High level of analysis and strategic recommendations based on industry knowledge
    • High level of initiative; take accountability for role on projects
    • Demonstrated creative and strategic mindset
    • Has established editor and/or analyst relationships and has proactively placed stories
    • Made presentations to groups of all sizes; pitched new business
    • 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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