• Assistant Account Executive

    Job ID
    Job Location
    US-WA-Bellevue | US-OR-Portland
    United States-WA-Seattle
    Public Relations
  • Overview

    Exercising your creative muscle, understanding what industries like retail, financial services, health and manufacturing work and contributing to a team is all in a day’s work. Your super organized, able to change directions on a dime and enjoy diving in to uncover new ways to tell a story. You can craft a savvy approach for any B2B challenge and integration is your middle name. We’re ready for you to join the team of expert consultants that helps Microsoft’s commercial business tell its story. You’re the type who looks good in hats, many of them – writer, researcher, consultant, project manager, and creative. As Assistant Account Executive you'll be responsible for focusing on media relations, coverage and issue analysis. Among other things you'll draft, customize and finalize media content along with reporting, social media monitoring and content development.


    Job Functions:

    • Monitor, report and provide insight on competitor and issue-specific social media activities as well as contribute to unique and creative uses of social campaigns or emerging technologies as necessary
    • Craft and customize influencer pitches and social media content
    • Begin developing relationships with media/influencers; Develop final internal and external materials including action emails and recaps for internal and external clients
    • Monitor coverage and conversations in social media
    • Provide analysis and strategic recommendations based on industry knowledge
    • Integrate and gather information across teams, clients and partners as needed for projects
    • Contribute ideas and brainstorm on media/ influencer strategies; engaging with clients as needed.
    • 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
    • Typically minimum 1-2 years of communications, marketing, or media experiences; can include internship experience
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (particularly Outlook, Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint and Excel)
    • Strong understanding of and proficiency in social media
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task, work in a team environment, and meet deadlines


    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.
    • 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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