Account Executive - Consumer
Weber Shandwick 24 reviews - New York, NY

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POSITION PROFILE

Account Executives provide support to multiple account teams and efficiently service each of these accounts simultaneously. They study the client’s business and industry and seek out knowledge of the media that cover the client’s products or services. Account Executives manage implementation of core public relations program assignments, including research, writing/editing, special events, media relations, budgeting and account administration processes. Account Executives play an active role in setting the standard for quality control, creativity and excellence in execution within the agency.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Performance Leadership

Develop and maintain systems for keeping accurate account of client supplies and resources

Prepare/review client updates; provide for supervisors for distribution to client

Participate in client meetings as needed

Prepare/review conference call or client meeting recap reports

Draft media materials that follow AP style and are aligned with program strategy set by the senior leadership team

Secure national and local media placements; actively involved in media pitching and research

Understand clients' top-tier media and be able to identify trade and business reporters

Manage external vendors for projects up to $20,000

Research industry or program-relevant topics efficiently

Liaise with spokespeople or speakers bureau candidates within a fee range of under $15,000

Begin to manage the development of materials, special event logistics and other relevant programming; draft event flow documents, surveys, radio promotions and other materials

Manage time and juggle multiple account deadlines

Provide regular proactive updates to supervisors on projects and responsibilities

Proactively consume a minimum of two (2) media outlets per month of relevance to client

Workplace Leadership

Serve as a role model within the agency to other team members

Serve on at least one (1) internal agency committee or pro bono project each year

Attend at least two (2) Learning Navigator courses per year

Assist in identifying new agency interns by reviewing resumes, interviewing candidates and providing timely (within two days of interviewing) feedback on intern candidates

Attend agency staff and group meetings

Participate in colleague feedback review process by providing specific, constructive input on experiences with supervisors or colleagues as relevant for each account team

Adhere to Weber Shandwick code of conduct in all business interactions within and outside the agency

Train interns on administrative processes and procedures

Market Leadership

Participate in at least two (2) new business teams, volunteering to assist with program research or budget development

Participate in five (5) brainstorm or e-brainstorm sessions with agency/team staff

Operational Leadership

Understand and facilitate purchase order process; initiate and track vendor billing accurately

Track/enter time with precision on a day-to-day basis and enter expense reports in a timely fashion

Assist in monthly client invoice preparation

Perform other administrative tasks as assign

Maintain out-of-pocket expense trackers for accounts; manage monthly expense reconciliation and inform supervisors of expense status

Strategic Leadership

Maintain and suggest operational leadership, suggesting process improvements to senior team leadership as necessary

Promote and endorse organizational change efforts through own words, actions, and priorities

Work effectively with agency’s different business units and foster solid intra-company relations as relevant

Education

Bachelor's Degree

Professional Experience

1 - 5 years related professional experience

About this company
24 reviews
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