• Sr Account Executive - Analyst Relations

    Job ID
    8967
    Job Location
    US-WA-Bellevue | US-OR-Portland | US-CA-San Francisco
    Location
    United States-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Public Relations
  • Overview

    WE Communications is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, personable, and detail-oriented Senior Account Executive to collaborate with our Microsoft clients on communicating Microsoft’s vision and roadmap to the global industry analyst relations community.

     

    You will influence how analysts think about Microsoft’s initiatives, products and services, ultimately articulating the value and differentiation to customers and prospects. You will lead research with top firms including Gartner and Forrester as well as non-traditional analyst influencers. You’ll collaborate with public relations, marketing and customer teams. This position offers the opportunity to blend critical thinking with more tactical activities. You’ll help shape strategy and make sure it’s executed flawlessly.

     

    If you have a successful track record building client and influencer relationships, delivering on projects across large cross-functional teams, and helping to lead and execute influencer engagement programs that infuse thought leadership and creativity, this role is for you.

    Responsibilities

    Job Functions:

    • 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
    • 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.

    Equal Opportunity Statement

    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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