Sr. Account Executive/Account Supervisor – Corporate Communications

Corporate Communications
San Francisco, CA or Remote West Coast - Full Time

Our client is a global communications and business strategy agency, privately held, with over 30 years in the industry. They work with well-known brands and companies with an immediate opening for a Sr. AE or Account Supervisor level communications professional to join their West Coast team. This is an entrepreneurial, collaborative, diverse and curious agency whose clients come to them to help solve challenging problems, create new ideas and campaigns, and move their businesses forward.

You’ll have the opportunity to work across disciplines, including corporate communications, sustainability and corporate responsibility. The clients are mainly in the tech, healthcare, sustainability, and nonprofit sectors.

Responsibilities

  • Independently manages several small accounts or projects for large accounts, serving as account lead and/or primary point of client contact with support, as needed
  • Develops and manages project programming, including implementation plans, staffing plans, budgets, timelines and measurement/evaluation
  • Lead client media relations efforts, including both strategy and execution
  • Creates key messages and themes to best tell client stories and support client marketing and business plans
  • Manages press inquiries and interview requests, draft company responses in conjunction with company leadership, and conduct pitch calls
  • Integrates digital and social media tactics with overall communications strategy
  • Manages client expectations, earning clients’ respect, trust and confidence
  • Identify and monitor any emerging or current communications or reputational issues and manage company response in conjunction with company leadership
  • Keeps team appropriately informed and involved in projects; ensure projects run smoothly, and help team members feel empowered, respected, and educated
  • Identifies and secures assistance with emerging account challenges
  • Supports new business development

Qualifications

  • At least 3-6 years of corporate communications/PR experience/digital expertise; agency experience a big plus
  • Media relations experience developing and executing both traditional and digital media strategies, including media pitching, and analysis
  • Strong relationships with technology, business and healthcare reporters at top-tier media outlets
  • Superior writing skills with experience developing press releases, op-eds and other external communications
  • Excellent client and interpersonal skills; ability to manage independent client relationships and communicate effectively
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit, a solution-oriented attitude and a growth mindset
  • Well-versed in current events and headline news at local, national, and international levels
  • Exemplary research, organizational, and communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and junior team members, as well as prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft and Adobe applications, media databases and social media networks
  • Strong presentation skills

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