• Account Executive

    Job ID
    8596
    Job Location
    US-WA-Bellevue
    Location
    United States-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Public Relations
  • Overview

    This Account Executive position supports WE's Issues Management business. From high-profile corporate controversies to wide-reaching cybersecurity issues, this team helps manage potentially brand-damaging news cycles for a Fortune 100 client. The Account Executive should be someone who is eager to roll up their sleeves and work directly with both reporters and clients on emerging issues. This position is for someone who loves fast-paced work, but keeps calm in pressure situations. The right candidate will be a news junkie who thinks strategically, multitasks effectively, communicates clearly and works collaboratively.

    Responsibilities

    Job Functions:

    • Responsible for maintenance and growth of relationships with key, senior level influencers in both consumer, technology and social media
    • Identify communication trends and educate/inform clients and agency colleagues and partners on changes and trends.
    • Monitor, report and provide insight on competitor and issue-specific activities
    • Model agency values, mentor and coach colleagues and junior staff on agency “best practices” and successful engagement with your influencers.
    • Oversee and reinforce consistent adherence to media management processes: media lists, coverage monitoring and industry coverage trends.
    • 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; Assure internal and external stakeholders are aligned

     

     

    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:

    • Self-starter with high level of initiative and bar for quality
    • Comfortable with integrated communication principles
    • Understand the role of the media
    • Interest in developing integrated communications skills incorporating digital and social media
    • 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. 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.

    Equal Opportunity: WE provides equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or other legally protected class status.

     

    Diversity and Inclusion: WE values a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to creating a workplace where everyone thrives. We promote an atmosphere in which diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and valued. Diversity includes differences in race, religion, gender, age, lifestyle, ethnic background and sexual orientation as well as differences in experiences and ideas.

     

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