Edelman has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Account Executive in our Portland office! This vital position will support a variety of clients working on a diverse range of industries and initiatives. Previous experience and an interest in sustainability and social impact is a plus. This is a great opportunity to bring your experience in public relations and writing and your understanding of thought leadership planning, project management, insights and research skills, employee communications, content development and media and influencer relations to Edelman. Not to mention, you’ll be surrounded by really smart (and fun) people, work in a vibrant downtown office, and keep caffeinated with free Starbucks coffee and hydrated with an assortment of beverages.
A senior account executive is responsible for the execution and supervision of account work performed by junior staff. You will demonstrate the ability to manage up as well as manage across your peers and mentor account team members. 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 creation of communications plans to meet client objectives
Demonstrate the ability to write, edit and proofread to create high quality internal and external communications content
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 client correspondence (i.e., daily updates, activity reports, etc.)
Play key role in developing key messages in keeping with clients’ objectives
Demonstrate an understanding of the differences in writing styles depending on the outlet, channel and audience (online, social network, traditional media, etc.)
Coordinate and help plan media outreach programs including tours, events, conferences, VNR/B-roll, interviews and new media outreach
Demonstrate practical understanding of visual communications, desktop multimedia, social media and the digital landscape and how to incorporate these into client programs
Demonstrate an understanding of research techniques, 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
Oversee work products of more junior staff and provide ongoing, constructive feedback
Participate in new business process, including research, audits, idea contribution and proposal preparation
Participate in cross-practice and cross-geographical teams to provide clients and prospects with the most compelling team and proposal
Demonstrate behaviors consistent with Edelman’s values (Quality, Integrity, Respect, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Mutual Benefits) and Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
Commit to continuous learning and improvement of your technical and leadership skills
Set and pursue challenging stretch goals for yourself
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 at least 2-3 years of relevant experience in public relations and/or related fields including 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 good research, writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to interact with clients professionally and maintain relationships with media members
S/he will have a clear understanding of her/his clients’ businesses and their missions, as well as their key stakeholders: consumers, employees, investors, regulators, media, vendors, partners and other businesses/organizations, etc.
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 should be able to perform well under pressure and be a team player
Previous agency experience is highly preferred, and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required
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