• Account Executive/Senior Account Executive - Microsoft Modern Workplace (Tech PR)

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

    WE, one of the largest independent integrated communications agencies, is seeking a PR Senior Account Executive to join the Microsoft Modern Workplace team. This professional has a passion for storytelling and working with media, loves translating tech to commercial audiences, is a master at integration, learns and executes in a fast-paced environment, and brings energy and enthusiasm to everything they do. We’re looking for a new teammate who produces great work and has strong project, time management, attention to detail and writing skills, and loves to geek out over workplace trends.

    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.

    Sound like your dream job? Come join the family. Our mission is a big one and we’re looking for the very best!  And WE have fun while WE do it!


    Influencer Engagement:

    • Build & grow relationships with key, senior-level media/influencers

    • Conceive & tell strategic stories apart from client business milestones

    • Serve as day-to-day contact for media/influencers; share knowledge

    • Conduct outreach relevant to integrated marketing or other campaign tactics

    • Oversee management of reactive requests; proactively influence & garner coverage

    • Contribute to brainstorms & strategic campaign development

    • Provide timely and in-depth analysis of coverage results & trends

    Digital & Social Media Acumen:

    • Monitor social media activity and provide strategic media recommendations relevant to business

    • Familiarity of social media best practices around reputation management for client brand and voice

    Client Engagement:

    • Serve as primary day-to-day contact with clients; proactively engage on issues

    • Anticipate client communication challenges & develop recommendations

    • Consistently provide strategic & tactical counsel that maps to client’s business problem

    • Manage projects and news announcements with little guidance

    • Report issues with scope of work to leads & make recommendations on ways to resolve

    Business Acumen & Strategic Thinking:

    • Develop and contribute to integrated communications plans

    • Drive cross-team integration/collaboration

    • Build awareness & showcase capabilities, talent & results internally & externally

    New Business Development:

    • Proactively assist team leadership in growing & diversifying existing account beyond current scope

    • Identify & create relationships that are mutually beneficial for the agency & clients

    • Participate in preparation & delivery of organic growth or new business proposal content & in-person pitch meetings

    People Leadership:

    • Begin gaining management skills by mentoring junior level staff

    • Be a peer resource to staff, interns & new hires

    • Manage up to senior staff


    • Typically at least 3-4 years’ experience in communications, preferably in an agency setting &/or within applicable industry

    • Ability to drive client relationships, providing strategic & tactical advice, drafting/executing plans, providing thoughtful analysis, identifying proactive opportunities, crafting materials, tracking coverage

    • Has established influential relationships & proactively placed stories

    • Demonstrated ability to establish strong client relationships

    • Strong organizational skills & ability to multi-task, work in a team environment, and meet deadlines

    • Proficiency in computers & standard office applications (Microsoft Office is preferred)

    • Bachelor’s degree or above preferred in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or related field




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