Edelman is seeking a savvy Senior Account Executive to join our Brand practice in the Portland office. As part of our dynamic team, you’ll contribute to the success of national, marquee clients and work with some of Edelman’s high-profile brand leaders spanning PR, social, creative, planning and research. If you’re a rising earned media professional with a passion for storytelling and experience successfully pitching consumer, lifestyle and technology media, along with experience in working across social, creative, planning, project management, influencer and paid media, this is the role for you!
A senior account executive is responsible for the execution and supervision of account work performed by more junior staff, and working closely with senior staff to manage and deliver on projects. Expected competencies include, but are not limited to:
Demonstrate understanding of key client information, including general business strategy, industry trends and issues, products/ services, key opinion leaders, customers and competitors
Contribute to and oversee creation of communications plans to meet client objectives
Manage multiple projects for multiple clients from concept to completion by anticipating challenges, troubleshooting problems, proposing solutions, offering client counsel, overseeing quality, and ensuring deadline and budget adherence
Contribute to and review client correspondence (i.e., daily updates, activity reports, etc.)
Play key role in developing key messages in keeping with clients’ objectives
Understand the differences in writing styles depending on the outlet, channel and audience (online, social network, traditional media, etc.)
Conduct research to support client programs and to assist with various Edelman consulting processes, including analysis of media coverage and online conversation (volume and tone), and identification and categorization of various stakeholders, including organizations and individuals to be engaged by clients
Coordinate and help plan media outreach programs including tours, events, conferences, VNR/B-roll, interviews and new media outreach
Understand visual communications, desktop multimedia, social media and the digital landscape and how to incorporate these into client programs
Communicate effectively with team members
Oversee work products of junior staff to ensure quality and consistency, and provide constructive feedback on a regular basis
Work closely with senior staff for project management and delivery
Take responsibility for personal tactical growth and development using available resources such as Edelman University, on-the-job training and mentoring
Participate in new business processes, including research, audits, idea contribution and proposal preparation
Assist project managers on tracking and monitoring financials (e.g. budget vs. actual)
Learn about Edelman’s various capabilities and intellectual property and contribute ideas about how to improve current capabilities and develop new ones
Stay up to date with emerging technologies and trends and demonstrate understanding of how they integrate into communications programs
Demonstrate behaviors consistent with Edelman’s values (Quality, Integrity, Respect, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Mutual Benefits) and Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
Live “in color” – and encourage junior staff to do so – by exploring and being active in the world outside of work, including the arts, culture, politics, literature, charitable organizations and/or other personal passions
The senior account executive must have a bachelor’s degree and at least 3-5 years of relevant experience in communications marketing and/or related fields including public relations, research, advertising, management consulting, media and publishing
S/he will have a proven ability to lead and manage multiple small or medium-sized projects simultaneously
S/he will have demonstrated ability to help develop communications plans, implement public relations tactics and impart knowledge to junior account team members
S/he will be able to perform well under pressure and be a team player
S/he will have good research, writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to interact with clients professionally and maintain relationships with media contacts
Previous agency or consulting experience is highly preferred and will be prioritized
Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman was awarded the Grand Prix Cannes Lion for PR in 2014; six Cannes Lions in 2015; and the Grand Prix in the Titanium category in 2016. The firm was named “2016 Global Agency of the Year” by the Holmes Report, and one of Advertising Age’s “Agencies to Watch” in 2014. In 2015, Edelman was among Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” for the fifth time. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, experiential), a joint venture with United Talent Agency. Visit http://www.edelman.com for more information.
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