Senior Account Executive - Digital (Crisis) - PR
Edelman - Washington, DC

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You thrive on challenges.

You are a proven leader, a strategist and a professional communicator. You also have a passion for new media, client management and the pursuit of excellence.

You are interested in the best of social media – yesterday, today and especially tomorrow. You can think fast and keep your calm in fast-moving situations.

You want to be part of the best team in the industry. Second place doesn’t interest you.

If this describes you, you’re in good company and we need to talk.

Edelman Washington, D.C. seeks dynamic Senior Account Executive to join the Digital Crisis team within its pioneering Digital Public Affairs team. We deliver integrated online communications solutions to a wide variety of clients spanning energy, healthcare, international, corporate and non-profit. We have deep expertise in online campaigns, strategic online monitoring, blogger relations, grassroots advocacy and smart Web site build and launch strategies.

In this position on Edelman D.C.’s fastest growing practice you will work with Fortune 100 companies to manage an array of crises affecting their reputations online and craft and execute creative, effective online strategy. You will also deliver world-class client service in a fast-moving environment that requires flexibility, stamina and good humor.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: The Senior Account Executive must have at least two years of relevant experience in public relations and/or related fields including research, advertising, management consulting, media and publishing.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Senior Account Executive should have a bachelor’s degree, a solid grasp of public relations and Web 2+ tools, and superior research, writing and editing skills. S/he should have the ability to work effectively team members and clients. Experience managing social media issues and reputational hazards is highly preferred. S/he must be highly organized with the ability to manage multiple project deadlines efficiently. Basic understanding of litigation and legal issues a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participate in client meetings and conference calls

Manage projects working with staff and vendors to ensure superior quality standards are met

Conduct monthly activity reporting

Research, write and edit materials

Conduct strategic media relations that create favorable coverage, incorporating clients' key messages

Contribute to the research, development and writing of digital program plans

Compile media results for clients

Keep account team abreast of timelines and deadlines

OTHER INFORMATION: Before you apply you should know some things about working on this team:

We are committed to our work, and passionate about what we do.

You will work on campaign-style projects, and with high-visibility clients.

You are joining a highly-respected, top-rank firm. This is a singular opportunity.

Your range of skills will grow with your interests and ability.

We understand that flexibility is essential to success at work, and recognize the need to have a life outside of work.

We are a bipartisan team, and we respect Red State and Blue State inclinations. If you’re not political, that’s fine too.

About Edelman:
Edelman is the world’s largest public relations firm, with 63 offices and more than 4,200 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in more than 30 cities. Edelman was named Advertising Age’s top-ranked PR firm of the decade in 2009 and one of its “A-List Agencies” in both 2010 and 2011; Adweek’s “2011 PR Agency of the Year;” PRWeek’s “2011 Large PR Agency of the Year;” and The Holmes Report’s “2011 Global Agency of the Year.” Edelman was named one of the “Best Places to Work” by Advertising Age in 2010 and among Glassdoor’s top five “2011 Best Places to Work.” Edelman owns specialty firms Blue (advertising), StrategyOne (research), Ruth (brands + experiences), DJE Science (medical education/publishing and science communications), MATTER (sports, sponsorship, and entertainment), and Edelman Consulting. Visit http://www.edelman.com for more information. Edelman is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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