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Account Director - WE

Seattle

Executive, Corporate, Financial Communications

Overview

The Account Director or Vice President will create, manage, and execute corporate communications campaigns for executive platforms and issue-based programs, working closely with media. This position will be responsible for a dynamic set of client work, driving storytelling efforts and crisis communications across several important issues related to company culture and business momentum, leading a team and communications program targeting influential audiences. Expertise in financial communications is encouraged.

 

The AD/VP is responsible for day-to-day client management and satisfaction, serving as the point of strategic integration and counsel for the team. This position will manage, plan, and execute on earned and owned media programs and consulting on internal communications.

Responsibilities

Job Functions:

  • Lead/own projects that demonstrate strategic planning and creative thinking as well as drive news for program initiatives or events
  • Develop messages, communications plans and media pitches
  • Pursue and coordinate cross-account/practice and global business opportunities
  • Grow, manage, and maintain client relationships with key, senior level media/influencers; proactively engage on issues
  • Solicit and share feedback/perception from media and influencers regarding client(s) competition and position in the industry
  • Lead engagement with executives and support of their individual social media platforms
  • Provide strategic and tactical counsel to executive level clients
  • Establish social media objectives and goals across the account(s)
  • Partner with clients to establish the strategic direction for social media engagements
  • Lead preparation and delivery of organic growth or new business proposal content and in person pitch meetings
  • Contribute to agency strategic planning initiatives
  • Develop, review, and pitch stories/content
  • Develop budget/utilization management and resourcing skills
  • Oversee resource allocation across team including staffing, hiring, and onboarding new talent
  • Manage career development and performance of direct reports, managing up to senior staff on crisis issues, and client/team satisfaction while holding the team accountable to demonstrating agency values
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Minimum/Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or related field is preferred, or the equivalent knowledge and/or experience. Master’s degree preferred. 

  • 5-7 + years of experience in  in integrated communications or PR, preferably in an agency setting and/or within an applicable industry; 4 + years of management experience required

  • Professional certifications in one or more of the flowing is desired:  MCSE, CCNA, CCNP, CISM, CISA, CISSP

  • Global network experience preferred.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (particularly Outlook, Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint and Excel)

 

Additional Requirements:

  • High level of analysis and strategic recommendations based on industry knowledge

  • High level of initiative; take accountability for role on projects

  • Demonstrated creative and strategic mindset

  • Has established editor and/or analyst relationships and has proactively placed stories

  • Made presentations to groups of all sizes; pitched new business

  • Experience developing a team from the ground up

  • Client and business environment:  Customer service orientation is a must.  Job pressure may exist from requirement of handling multiple tasks

  • Experience working globally or 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

  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

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

 


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29/05/2020