Account Executive

Job ID
9859
Job Location
US-WA-Bellevue | US-OR-Portland | US-CA-San Francisco
Location
United States-WA-Seattle
Category
Public Relations

Overview

WE Communications is an independent, integrated agency with a strong Tech PR practice. Our Microsoft Commercial team is looking for an Account Executive to join the team.

 

We are looking for a PR pro who enjoys crafting stories and managing day-to-day client and agency requests in a dynamic team environment. This position on our Microsoft account is focused on cloud computing and will drive Tech and Business communications campaigns, product launches, and engagement with media and influencers. The Account Executive will partner with our clients to drive brand recognition, relevance, and resonance on a global scale. Two things to know about us – 1) we believe that working together as a team begets individual and agency success and 2) we like to have fun and bring new approaches to all we do.

 

The Account Executive position is based out of our WE Communication’s Portland, OR, Bellevue, WA, or San Francisco, CA, offices and will work remotely until our physical offices reopen.

Responsibilities

Job Functions:

  • Lead news cycles on product news and feature stories about how Microsoft customers and partners are using its technologies.
  • Grow, manage, and maintain relationships with media and technology industry influencers.
  • Provide strategic and tactical counsel to clients for interviews and storytelling.
  • Develop and pitch stories.
  • Write soundbites, statements, and social copy.
  • Collaborate with the agency team and clients.

 

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:

  • Understand the role of the 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.  Job pressure may exist from requirement of handling multiple tasks
  • Experience working 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

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 or expression, 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 identity or expression, age, lifestyle, ethnic background and sexual orientation as well as differences in experiences and ideas.

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