Account Executive

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AU-NSW-Sydney | AU-VI-South Melbourne


Sydney or Melbourne

Full-Time, Permanent


  • Mumbrella CommCon’s PR Employer of the Year 2020
  • A global firm that puts people and purpose first
  • Join a friendly team with flexible working arrangements and career development opportunities

We find compelling stories and set them in motion. We give head-turning innovations a place on the world stage. We help brands understand their purpose in an ever-changing world, and use communications to move people to positive action. Our work propels outcomes across our sectors of health and technology. Public relations is just the beginning — WE delivers digital storytelling, integrated marketing communications and campaigns that drive results for our clients and for the world.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a candidate with a passion for health and science to join our team of health communications sector specialists.


At a time where we are seeing unprecedented impacts of the pandemic on the health landscape, there has never been a more interesting time to work in health communications. Over 40% of the work WE Communications do is in the health space and this is continuing to rise. We are therefore looking to grow our team with someone who is enthusiastic about working in health communications.  


We are looking for someone to join a very close team who value the personal, as well as professional, relationships we have with each other and shares the great pride in the work we do in the health space.

What we offer

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best.  We believe in giving people flexibility so they can be great at work, and at home.

WE employees have access to generous employee benefits including long-term annual leave bonus, paid parental leave scheme, health and well-being services, mobile phone allowance, great training and professional development opportunities AND a Global Exchange Program (offered when international travel is possible again!).  All WE employees can work flexibly under our hybrid home-and-office working model.

The position

The full time, permanent position is primarily located at either Level 8/52 Phillip Street, Sydney CBD or Level 3/132-136 Albert Road, South Melbourne, with the option of working from home up to two days per week.

The position will be responsible for working alongside the team to create, manage and execute campaigns across the entire communication ecosystem. The key purpose of the position is to support the team to create and maintain strong relationships with clients in the bio-pharmaceutical, medical technology, digital health, health service and consumer health space. The role will also involve developing engaging content (potentially scientific in nature), having a good understanding of the health (and health media) environment, and supporting execution of product launch, disease awareness and corporate reputation campaigns.


A day in the life of this position could include:

  • Helping to keep the team up to date with the latest health news across mainstream, medical and trade media.
  • Working across a diverse and interesting range of disease areas and health sectors.
  • Maintaining the everyday running of client accounts and engaging with clients.
  • Speaking directly with stakeholders including patients, patient advocacy groups, healthcare professionals and helping them to communicate their unique stories and opinions.  
  • Supporting the development of communication materials including press materials, briefing documents, research reports, pitch points and case study write ups.


Why apply?

Are you passionate about health and communications that drive real change in health outcomes? Are you good at developing strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders? Do you have strong media relations skills? Would you like to work for a global brand with a fun, small agency feel? Do you want to work for a health comms team that highly trusts and values you? Are you looking for a role that will foster career progression?  If you answered yes to these questions, then we would love to hear from you!


More information


The full position description can be found below.  


Applications close at 9am Monday 2 August 2021 however applications will be reviewed upon receipt so the role may close earlier if the position is filled. Please remember to include your CV and a cover letter detailing why you’d be great for the role, based on the selection criteria. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified but you still think you can rock the role, we’d love you to let us know why in your cover letter.


If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Emma David - Director, Health via  or 0448 634 945.


Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Maintaining and growing relationships with key, senior level influencers
  • Identifying communication trends and educating/informing clients and agency colleagues and partners on changes and trends;
  • Monitoring, reporting and providing insight on competitor and issue-specific social media activities, as well as unique and creative uses of social campaigns or emerging culture themes;
  • Leveraging clients extensive data to conceive and drive stories apart from traditional news milestones;
  • Modeling agency values, mentor and coach colleagues and junior employees on agency “best practices” and successful engagement with influencers;
  • Overseeing and reinforcing consistent adherence to media management processes: media lists, coverage monitoring and industry coverage trends;
  • Maintaining and growing client relationships by contributing to the development and implementation of communication strategies, executing on projects (leading where appropriate);
  • Identifying opportunities to grow and diversify current accounts and new business efforts to include sourcing and gathering audience, industry or competitor market data; and
  • Negotiating and managing client expectations and satisfaction, ensuring internal and external stakeholders are aligned.


Key Selection Criteria

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English, Science or related field, or equivalent experience.
  2. 1-2 years of experience in Public Relations, preferably in an agency setting.
  3. Strong analytical writing, verbal communication, presentation and consulting skills.
  4. Experience with writing and developing materials, including integrated communication plans, press releases, pitches, and social media content.
  5. Working knowledge of, and a strong interest in further developing, integrated communications principles incorporating traditional and digital and social media.
  6. Ability to work with a high level of initiative.
  7. Experience working with colleagues in multiple locations, with strong client service skills.
  8. Comfortable in a fast-paced team environment with frequent tight deadlines and multitasking multiple priorities.
  9. Understanding of the health landscape and the regulations / codes of conduct that govern health communications.

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.


WE are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for individuals participating in the application and interview process, and while performing job functions. You may request reasonable adjustments at any stage of the recruitment and section process by contacting Klara Hudeckova via


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