• Sr Account Executive

    Job ID
    8443
    Job Location
    US-WA-Bellevue
    Location
    United States-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Public Relations
  • Overview

    Does finding purpose and doing good drive you? Are you passionate about using communications to help companies and brands discover and share their social impact? Do you lead impactful campaigns that help people make an impact on the world?

     

    WE’s Brand Purpose & Reputation team is looking for a Senior Account Executive who can help develop and execute integrated, purpose-oriented campaigns. This SAE will work closely with team leadership and clients on all aspects of campaign development and execution, including creating strategic communications plans, responding to internal and external feedback, and engaging media.

     

    The ideal candidate is: An enthusiastic client counselor who can execute strategic campaigns, understands what makes news (and what doesn’t) and navigate a multi-stakeholder environment.

     

    We’re ready to create a more purposeful world – are you?

    Responsibilities

    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
    • 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
    • Research and share industry insights, shifts and opportunities in the landscape of corporate citizenship and public affairs.
    • 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).
    • Identifies, follows, and creates new opportunities to grow and diversify current accounts and drive new business efforts including sourcing and gathering audience, industry or competitor market data.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

     

    Qualifications

     

    Minimum/Preferred Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or a related field is preferred. Or the equivalent knowledge and/or experience
    • 3-5 years of experience in integrated communications/PR, preferably in an agency setting and/or within an applicable industry.
    • 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; takes accountability for role on projects
    • Demonstrated ability to establish strong client relationships
    • Has established editor and/or analyst 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
    • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

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