Senior Account Executive for Issues Management

Job ID
9366
Job Location
US-WA-Bellevue
Location
United States-WA-Seattle
Category
Public Relations

Overview

The Senior Account Executive will specialize in brand reputation management. This person will be in the trenches managing high-stakes and high-complexity stories and issues alongside an energetic and collaborative team. In this capacity, the Senior Account Executive will work across a broad group of diverse stakeholders, driving consensus on strategy and approach. With frequent verbal and written client communications, this person's sharp analytical skills will be on display every single day.

Responsibilities

What you’ll be doing at WE: 

  • Managing significant cycles of media inquiries as well as proactive relationships with key national media/influencers 
  • Identifying, creating, and growing relationships with target media/influencers to appropriately engage, pitch, and build news stories 
  • Serving as day to day counsel to clients and agency stakeholders, managing high-profile campaigns across diverse teams, providing key and tactical recommendations and anticipating needs 
  • Developing and leading brainstorming and execution of integrated communications plans aimed at changing perceptions and achieving specific business goals 
  • Contributing to the development and execution of integrated digital/social/broadcast campaigns 
  • Negotiating and managing client expectations and satisfaction; Assuring internal and external stakeholders are aligned 
  • Maintaining and growing client relationships by contributing to the development and implementation of communication strategies, executing on projects (leading where appropriate). 

Qualifications

What you’ve been able to accomplish: 

  • Achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or a related field is preferred. Or the equivalent knowledge and/or experience. 
  • In a 3 year span, have developed your integrated communications/PR experience, preferably in an agency setting and/or within an applicable industry. 
  • Established an exceptional media relations background with a demonstrated capacity of working with global business and policy press to manage story development. 
  • Through daily use, developed high proficiencies with the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Outlook, Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint and Excel). 

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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