• Senior Account Executive

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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 has a tremendous growth opportunity for a Senior Account Executive in NY focused on some of our leading consumer and enterprise technology brands. We’re on the hunt for a strategic, media savvy, communications pro to build and execute media relations and thought leadership programs for clients. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who can skillfully manage both proactive and reactive media opportunities, counsel a client, rally junior team members, and unearth creative insights while bringing enthusiasm and confidence to all they do.


    You’re a technology communications professional with great technology industry and consumer experience. 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:

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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).
    • 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
    • 3-5 + 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 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; take accountability for role on projects
    • Demonstrated ability to establish strong client relationships
    • Demonstrated creative and strategic mindset
    • 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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