Assistant Account Executive - Healthcare
Weber Shandwick - New York, NY

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POSITION PROFILE

Assistant Account Executives service multiple accounts, handling core public relations tasks ranging from building media relationships to conducting industry research to writing and developing client updates and drafting media materials. In this position, employees demonstrate strong communication and time management skills, show initiative and an ability to consistently manage deadlines. They learn the business of the agency, its clients and its internal processes and procedures. Assistant Account Executives are resourceful task managers who are counted on for tactical program execution for our clients.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Performance Leadership

Manage client supplies, publications and resource materials

Prepare initial drafts of client updates (as needed and requested)

Prepare meeting or call recap reports for internal Weber Shandwick teams

Demonstrate working knowledge of AP-writing and editing style

Write draft media materials based on outline or direction from supervisors

Secure media placements and actively pitch media about client news

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

Monitor media outlets for coverage of client news and competitor developments

Manage external vendors for projects up to $10,000

Research industry or program-relevant topics efficiently

Research spokesperson and speakers bureau candidates

Assist in special event planning

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

Attend at least four (4) 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 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

Market Leadership

Participate in one to two (1-2) new business teams, volunteering to assist with program research or budget development

Participate in three (3) 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 prepare expense reports on a timely basis

Assist in monthly client invoice preparation; including creating client account activity reports

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

Perform other administrative tasks as assigned

Strategic Leadership

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

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Bachelor's Degree

Professional Experience

3 months - 2 years related professional experience

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