Account Executive - Technology PR

Job ID
9963
Job Location
US-WA-Bellevue | US-CA-San Francisco
Location
United States-WA-Seattle
Category
Public Relations

What We Need

WE is on the search for an Account Executive to join our Microsoft Commercial Team!

 

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated and curious individual who will be responsible for helping create and execute PR campaigns and news cycles involving influential press within the cloud and tech industry. This position will be responsible for a component of the communications program for a major cloud provider client, specifically news moments, campaign development and media relations, industry listening and research, and storytelling.

 

What you'll be doing at WE

What you’ll be doing at WE:

  • Maintaining and growing relationships with key, senior level influencers in consumer, technology and social media.
  • 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, 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, mentoring and coaching colleagues and junior staff on agency “best practices” and successful engagement with your 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.
  • Negotiating and managing client expectations and satisfaction; Assuring internal and external stakeholders are aligned. 

What you've been able to accomplish

What you’ve been able to accomplish:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or related field, or the equivalent knowledge and/or experience
  • 2 years of experience in PR, preferably in an agency setting
  • 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

About Us

WE Communications:

WE is one of the largest communications and integrated marketing agencies in the world. We’re independent, we’re all about our people — both our clients and our employees — and we believe in the power of communications to move audiences to positive action. 

 

For more than 30 years, we have been helping translate complex innovations into powerful, persuasive stories. Our sector expertise across key verticals — including technology, healthcare, consumer, and brand purpose — translates into insights and strategies that are informed, current and credible.

 

We work with companies that are embracing the ever-evolving digital world to reinvent themselves, to deliver new value to their customers or reach them in new ways and ultimately improve people’s lives.

 

 

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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