• Account Executive

    Job ID
    8413
    Job Location
    US-NY-New York
    Location
    United States-NY-New York City
    Category
    Public Relations
  • Overview

    WE’s Technology Practice is seeking a strategic, creative Account Executive who is a media maven ready to balance across consumer tech, lifestyle, B2B/trade, and even high-tech topics. Think smart living, gadgets, security, and more. You’ll work with team members in NYC, the West Coast, and even across other WE office, helping create and execute on campaigns and news cycles. This will include support of new product launches, reviews management, executive thought leadership, proactive storytelling, and client relations. Interested? Let’s talk!

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for maintenance and growth of relationships with key, senior-level technology, consumer, B2B/trade, and also social media influencers
    • Identify communication trends and educate/inform clients, agency colleagues and partners on changes
    • Monitor, report and provide insight on client, competitor, and broader industry news and how it relates to (and may affect) campaign strategy
    • Leverage clients’ extensive data to conceive and drive stories apart from traditional news milestones
    • Model agency values, mentor and coach colleagues and junior staff on agency “best practices” and successful engagement with influencers
    • Maintain and grow client relationships by contributing to the development and implementation of communication strategies, executing on projects (leading where appropriate)
    • Identify opportunities to grow and diversify current accounts and new business efforts to include sourcing and gathering audience, industry or competitor market data
    • Negotiate and manage client expectations and satisfaction, helping to ensure internal and external stakeholders are aligned

     

     

    Qualifications

     

    Qualifications – Minimum / Preferred Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or related field is preferred, or the equivalent knowledge and/or experience
    • 2-3 years of experience in PR, preferably in an agency setting and/or within the high tech industry
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (particularly Outlook, Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint and Excel)
    • Strong analytical writing skills
    • Experience with written and developed materials, including integrated communication plans, press releases, pitches, and social media content highly desirable.

     

    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
    • Desire to be an engaged, accessible member of a dynamic office and broader global agency community
    • Client and business environment: Customer service orientation is a must, and 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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